Critics Choice Awards Nominees Include ‘Sicario’, ‘Ex Machina’, and Jason Statham

     December 14, 2015

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Nominations for the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards have been announced, and they’re a delightful bunch. Voted on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the Critics’ Choice Awards are neat in that they single out separate categories for action, comedy, and sci-fi/horror, spreading the love during an awards season that usually starts to feel a little familiar around this time of year. The Best Picture and other major categories are made up of the usual suspects, though I’m thrilled to see Sicario get a Best Picture nod. Indeed, with maybe one or two exceptions, this could very well be close to our eventual Oscar lineup.

In the more specific categories, Spy co-star Jason Statham lands a Best Actor in a Comedy nomination in what is perhaps the most deserving honor of the year. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Jurassic World rule the Action Movie nods, while the love for Ex Machina is spread around over a number of categories, including Best Original Screenplay. And what a delight to see Charlize Theron nab a Best Actress nomination for Mad Max: Fury Road.


Take a look at the full, lengthy nominations list below. The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will be held on January 17th.

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Best Picture
“The Big Short”
“Bridge of Spies”
“Brooklyn”
“Carol”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Sicario”
“Spotlight”

Best Director
Todd Haynes, “Carol”
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “The Revenant”
Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”
George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Ridley Scott, “The Martian”
Steven Spielberg, “Bridge of Spies”

Best Actor
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Johnny Depp, “Black Mass”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Charlotte Rampling, “45 Years”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

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Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dano, “Love and Mercy”
Tom Hardy, “The Revenant”
Mark Ruffalo, “Spotlight”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

Best Supporting Actress
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Rachel McAdams, “Spotlight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Best Original Screenplay
“Bridge of Spies”
“Ex Machina”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Inside Out”
“Spotlight”

Best Adapted Screenplay
“The Big Short”
“Brooklyn”
“The Martian”
“Room”
“Steve Jobs”

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Best Animated Feature
“Anomalisa”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Assassin”
“Goodnight Mommy”
“Mustang”
“The Second Mother”
“Son of Saul”


Best Documentary Feature
“Amy”
“Cartel Land”
“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”
“He Named Me Malala”
“The Look of Silence”
“Where to Invade Next”

Best Cinematography
“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”

Best Costume Design
“Brooklyn”
“Carol”
“Cinderella”
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”

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Best Film Editing
“The Big Short”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“Spotlight”

Best Hair & Makeup
“Black Mass”
“Carol”
“The Danish Girl”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”

Best Production Design
“Bridge of Spies”
“Brooklyn”
“Carol”
“The Danish Girl”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”


Best Song
“Fifty Shades of Grey” – “Love Me Like You Do”
“Furious 7″ – “See You Again”
“The Hunting Ground” – “Til it Happens to You”
“Love and Mercy” – “One Kind of Love”
“Spectre” – “Writing’s on the Wall”
“Youth” – “Simple Song #3″

Best Score
“Carol”
“The Hateful Eight”
“The Revenant”
“Sicario”
“Spotlight”

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Best Visual Effects
“Ex Machina”
“Jurassic World”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”
“The Revenant”
“The Walk”

Best Ensemble
“The Big Short”
“The Hateful Eight”
“Spotlight”
“Straight Outta Compton”
“Trumbo”

Best Young Actor/Actress
Abraham Attah, “Beasts of No Nation”
R.J. Cyler, “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”
Shameik Moore, “Dope”
Milo Parker, “Mr. Holmes”
Jacob Tremblay, “Room”


Best Action Movie
“Furious 7″
“Jurassic World”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
“Sicario”

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Daniel Craig, “Spectre”
Tom Cruise, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
Tom Hardy, “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Chris Pratt, “Jurassic Park”
Paul Rudd, “Ant-Man”

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Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt, “Sicario”
Rebecca Ferguson, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”
Bryce Dallas Howard, “Jurassic World”
Jennifer Lawrence, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2″
Charlize Theron, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Best Comedy
“The Big Short”
“Inside Out”
“Joy”
“Sisters”
“Spy”
“Trainwreck”

Best Actor in a Comedy
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Robert De Niro, “The Intern”
Bill Hader, “Trainwreck”
Jason Statham, “Spy”


Best Actress in a Comedy
Tina Fey, “Sisters”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie
“Ex Machina”
“It Follows”
“Jurassic World”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Martian”

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