HOLLYWOOD—This is becoming a very interesting awards season in my opinion because if you were to ask me personally if there is a front-runner in the cinematic arena I absolutely could not give you one. On Monday, December 10, the critics decided to allow their voices to be heard with the Critic’s Choice nominations being unveiled.

Leading the pack of all contenders is the dramedy “The Favorite” with a total of 14 nominations including Best Picture. Followed close behind was “Black Panther” with 12 nominations followed by “First Man” with 10 nominations. I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t surprised by the inclusion of “First Man” which has been virtually ignored at this point, the Screen Actors Guild nominations will be telling in my opinion on what flicks have caught the attention of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

A partial list of this year’s nominees can be seen below:

Best Picture

-“The Favourite”

-“Black Panther”

-“First Man”

-“A Star is Born”

-“Green Book”

-“If Beale Street Could Talk”



-“Mary Poppins Returns”


Best Director

-Bradley Cooper “A Star is Born”

-Alfonso Cuaron “Roma”

-Adam McKay “Vice”

-Damien Chazelle “First Man”

-Peter Farrelly “Green Book”

-Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman”

-Yorgos Lanthimos “The Favourite

Best Actor

-Christian Bale “Vice”

-Bradley Cooper “A Star is Born”

-Viggo Mortensen “Green Book”

-Ethan Hawke “First Reformed”

-Ryan Gosling “First Man”

-Rami Malek “Bohemian Rhapsody”

-Willen Dafoe “At Eternity’s Gate”

Best Actress

-Lady Gaga “A Star is Born”

-Melissa McCartney “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

-Olivia Colman “The Favourite”

-Emily Blunt “Mary Poppins Returns”

-Glenn Close “The Wife”

-Toni Collette “Hereditary”

-Yalitza Aparicio “Roma”

Best Supporting Actor

-Timothee Chalamet “Beautiful Boy”

-Mahershala Ali “Green Book”

-Adam Driver “BlacKkKlansman”

-Richard E. Grant “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

-Michael B. Jordan “Black Panther”

-Sam Elliott “A Star is Born”

Best Supporting Actress

-Amy Adams “Vice”

-Regina King “If Beale Street Could Talk”

-Claire Foy “First Man”

-Nicole Kidman “Boy Erased”

-Emma Stone “The Favourite”

-Rachel Weisz “The Favourite”

Best Young Actor/Actress

-Elsie Fisher “Eighth Grade”

-Amandla Stenberg “The Hate U Give”

-Thomasin McKenzie “Leave No Trace”

-Sunny Suljic “Mid90s”

-Millicent Simmonds “A Quiet Place”

-Ed Oxenbould “Wildlife”

Best Original Screenplay

-Alfonso Cuaron “Roma”

-Bo Burnham “Eighth Grade”

-Adam McKay “Vice”

-Paul Schrader “First Reformed”

-Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly “Green Book”

-Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski “A Quiet Place”

-Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara “The Favourite”

Best Adapted Screenplay

-Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters “A Star is Born

-Barry Jenkins “If Beale Street Could Talk”

-Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole “Black Panther”

-Josh Singer “First Man”

-Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmont and Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman”

-Jeff Whitty and Nicole Holofcener “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Acting Ensemble

-“Crazy Rich Asians”

-“Black Panther”


-“The Favourite”


The 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony will be handed out on Sunday, January 13 and will be broadcast live on the CW network at 7 p.m. EST.