Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Favourite' Leads With 14 Nominations

6:52 AM 12/10/2018

by Kimberly Nordyke

'Black Panther,' 'First Man,' 'Mary Poppins Returns,' 'A Star Is Born' and 'Vice' also earn multiple noms, while 'Americans,' 'Assassination of Gianni Versace' and 'Escape at Dannemora' top the TV categories with five noms each.

The Favourite leads this year's Critics' Choice Awards nominations with a total of 14, including best picture, best acting ensemble and best director for Yorgos Lanthimos.

In addition, stars Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz all scored acting noms, while Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara are up for best original screenplay.

Black Panther landed the second-most nominations with a total of 12, including best picture, best acting ensemble, best adapted screenplay for Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole and best supporting actor for Michael B. Jordan.

First Man scored 10 noms, while Mary Poppins Returns, A Star Is Born and Vice earned nine nominations each. Roma — named best picture of the year by the L.A. Film Critics Association on Sunday — has eight noms, while Green Book has seven. All of those films also will compete for best picture, along with BlacKkKlansman and If Beale Street Could Talk.

In addition to The Favourite and Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians, Vice and Widows also are nominated for best acting ensemble.

Meanwhile, several nominees could walk home with more than one statuette. Alfonso Cuaron was cited in four categories for his work on Roma, including best director, original screenplay, cinematography and editing.

Bradley Cooper is nominated for his direction of A Star Is Born, along with nods for best actor and best adapted screenplay. Spike Lee is also up for best director and adapted screenplay for BlacKkKlansman, while Adam McKay is nominated for best director and original screenplay for Vice.

Christian Bale (Vice), Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns), Olivia Colman (The Favourite) and Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) also are nominated for multiple awards. Meanwhile, costume designer Sandy Powell is nominated for her work on The Favourite and Mary Poppins Returns.    

Meanwhile, the best director field is comprised entirely of males: In addition to Cooper, Cuaron, Lanthimos, Lee and McKay, the nominees include Damien Chazelle for First Man and Peter Farrelly for Green Book.

Like the Golden Globes, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association hand out awards in both TV and film categories in one ceremony. On the TV side, HBO and Netflix tie for most nominations with 20 apiece, followed by FX with 16, Amazon with 12 and NBC with 11.

FX's The Americans and The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story and Showtime's Escape at Dannemora lead all TV series with five noms each. Americans is up for best drama series and four acting awards (Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Noah Emmerich and Holly Taylor), while Versace is up for best limited series and four acting awards (Darren Criss, Finn Wittrock, Penelope Cruz and Judith Light).

Escape also will vie for best limited series and four acting prizes (Paul Dano, Benicio Del Toro, Patricia Arquette and Eric Lange).

The Americans will vie for best drama series with Better Call Saul, The Good Fight, Homecoming, Killing Eve, My Brilliant Friend, Pose and Succession.

For best comedy series, shows nominated are Atlanta, Barry, The Good Place, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Middle, One Day at a Time and Schitt’s Creek.

In the limited series category, Versace and Escape will compete alongside A Very English Scandal, American Vandal, Genius: Picasso and Sharp Objects.

Elsewhere, This Is Us was left out of the best drama series category, with only Milo Ventimiglia and Justin Hartley scoring acting noms out of the ensemble cast. The show was shut out of the Golden Globe noms, announced last week, as was Better Call Saul, which earned three Critics' Choice noms, including best drama series and acting mentions for Bob Odenkirk and Rhea Seehorn.

Also snubbed in the drama series category was The Handmaid's Tale, with Elisabeth Moss and Yvonne Strahovski singled out for acting noms.

GLOW landed only one acting nom, for co-star Betty Gilpin, and was shut out of best comedy series.

Meanwhile, The Good Fight landed a best drama series nom, but failed to land any acting nominations.

Pose, featuring a mostly trans cast, earned a nom for best drama series as well as recognition for star Billy Porter. Meanwhile, Facebook Watch scored a nom for best actress for Sorry for Your Loss star Elizabeth Olsen.

Julia Garner is nominated for her roles in both Dirty John and Ozark. Along with her nom for Vice, Amy Adams is also nominated for Sharp Objects.

Westworld earned a single nom, for best supporting actress in a drama series.

The winners will be revealed at the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live on the CW on Sunday, January 13, from 7-10 p.m. ET (delayed PT). Organizers say that the Critics' Choice Awards are historically the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations. The awards show will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. 

A full list of nominations follows.

  • Best Picture

    Roma (WINNER)
    Black Panther
    The Favourite
    First Man
    Green Book
    If Beale Street Could Talk
    Mary Poppins Returns
    A Star Is Born

  • Best Actor

    Christian Bale – Vice (WINNER)
    Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
    Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
    Ryan Gosling – First Man
    Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
    Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

  • Best Actress

    Glenn Close – The Wife (WINNER - TIE)
    Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born (WINNER - TIE)

    Yalitza Aparicio – Roma 
    Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
    Toni Collette – Hereditary
    Olivia Colman – The Favourite
    Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • Best Supporting Actor

    Mahershala Ali – Green Book (WINNER)
    Timothée Chalamet – Beautiful Boy
    Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
    Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
    Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

  • Best Supporting Actress

    Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk (WINNER)
    Amy Adams – Vice
    Claire Foy – First Man
    Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased
    Emma Stone – The Favourite
    Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

  • Best Young Actor/Actress

    Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade (WINNER)
    Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
    Ed Oxenbould – Wildlife
    Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place
    Amandla Stenberg – The Hate U Give
    Sunny Suljic – Mid90s

  • Best Acting Ensemble

    The Favourite (WINNER)
    Black Panther
    Crazy Rich Asians

  • Best Director

    Alfonso Cuarón – Roma (WINNER)
    Damien Chazelle – First Man
    Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
    Peter Farrelly – Green Book
    Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
    Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
    Adam McKay – Vice

  • Best Original Screenplay

    Paul Schrader – First Reformed (WINNER)
    Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
    Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
    Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – The Favourite
    Adam McKay – Vice

    Green Book
    Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski – A Quiet Place

  • Best Adapted Screenplay

    Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk (WINNER)
    Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – Black Panther
    Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
    Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters – A Star Is Born
    Josh Singer – First Man
    Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

  • Best Cinematography

    Alfonso Cuarón – Roma (WINNER)
    James Laxton – If Beale Street Could Talk
    Matthew Libatique – A Star Is Born
    Rachel Morrison – Black Panther
    Robbie Ryan – The Favourite
    Linus Sandgren – First Man

  • Best Production Design

    Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – Black Panther (WINNER)
    Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez – Roma
    Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman – Crazy Rich Asians
    Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton – The Favourite
    Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas – First Man
    John Myhre, Gordon Sim – Mary Poppins Returns

  • Best Editing

    Tom Cross – First Man (WINNER)
    Jay Cassidy – A Star Is Born
    Hank Corwin – Vice
    Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough – Roma
    Yorgos Mavropsaridis – The Favourite
    Joe Walker – Widows

  • Best Costume Design

    Ruth Carter – Black Panther (WINNER)
    Alexandra Byrne – Mary Queen of Scots
    Julian Day – Bohemian Rhapsody
    Sandy Powell – The Favourite
    Sandy Powell – Mary Poppins Returns

  • Best Hair and Makeup

    Vice (WINNER)
    Black Panther
    Bohemian Rhapsody
    The Favourite
    Mary Queen of Scots

  • Best Visual Effects

    Black Panther (WINNER)
    Avengers: Infinity War
    First Man
    Mary Poppins Returns
    Mission: Impossible – Fallout
    Ready Player One

  • Best Animated Feature

    Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (WINNER)
    The Grinch
    Incredibles 2
    Isle of Dogs
    Ralph Breaks the Internet

  • Best Action Movie

    Mission: Impossible – Fallout (WINNER)
    Avengers: Infinity War
    Black Panther
    Deadpool 2
    Ready Player One

  • Best Comedy

    Crazy Rich Asians (WINNER)
    Deadpool 2
    The Death of Stalin
    The Favourite
    Game Night
    Sorry to Bother You

  • Best Actor in a Comedy

    Christian Bale – Vice (WINNER)
    Jason Bateman – Game Night
    Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
    John C. Reilly – Stan & Ollie
    Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool 2
    Lakeith Stanfield – Sorry to Bother You

  • Best Actress in a Comedy

    Olivia Colman – The Favourite (WINNER)
    Emily Blunt – Mary Poppins Returns
    Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
    Rachel McAdams – Game Night
    Charlize Theron – Tully
    Constance Wu – Crazy Rich Asians

  • Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

    A Quiet Place (WINNER)

  • Best Foreign-Language Film

    Roma (WINNER)
    Cold War

  • Best Song

    "Shallow" – A Star Is Born (WINNER)
    "All the Stars" – Black Panther
    "Girl in the Movies" – Dumplin’
    "I’ll Fight" – RBG
    "The Place Where Lost Things Go" – Mary Poppins Returns
    "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" – Mary Poppins Returns

  • Best Score

    Justin Hurwitz – First Man (WINNER)
    Kris Bowers – Green Book
    Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk
    Alexandre Desplat – Isle of Dogs
    Ludwig Göransson – Black Panther
    Marc Shaiman – Mary Poppins Returns

  • Best Drama Series

    The Americans (FX) (WINNER)
    Better Call Saul (AMC)
    The Good Fight (CBS All Access)
    Homecoming (Amazon)
    Killing Eve (BBC America)
    My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
    Pose (FX)
    Succession (HBO)

  • Best Actor in a Drama Series

    Matthew Rhys – The Americans (FX) (WINNER)
    Freddie Highmore – The Good Doctor (ABC)
    Diego Luna – Narcos: Mexico (Netflix)
    Richard Madden – Bodyguard (Netflix)
    Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)
    Billy Porter – Pose (FX)
    Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us (NBC)

  • Best Actress in a Drama Series

    Sandra Oh – Killing Eve (BBC America) (WINNER)
    Jodie Comer – Killing Eve (BBC America)
    Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Deuce (HBO)
    Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
    Elizabeth Olsen – Sorry for Your Loss (Facebook Watch)
    Julia Roberts – Homecoming (Amazon)
    Keri Russell – The Americans (FX)

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

    Noah Emmerich – The Americans (FX) (WINNER)
    Richard Cabral – Mayans M.C. (FX)
    Asia Kate Dillon – Billions (Showtime)
    Justin Hartley – This Is Us (NBC)
    Matthew Macfadyen – Succession (HBO)
    Richard Schiff – The Good Doctor (ABC)
    Shea Whigham – Homecoming (Amazon)

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

    Thandie Newton – Westworld (HBO) (WINNER)
    Dina Shihabi – Jack Ryan (Amazon)
    Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix)
    Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)
    Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
    Holly Taylor – The Americans (FX)

  • Best Comedy Series

    The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) (WINNER)
    Atlanta (FX)
    Barry (HBO)
    The Good Place (NBC)
    The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
    The Middle (ABC)
    One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Schitt’s Creek (Pop)

  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series

    Bill Hader – Barry (HBO) (WINNER)
    Hank Azaria – Brockmire (IFC)
    Ted Danson – The Good Place (NBC)
    Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method (Netflix)
    Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)
    Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    Andy Samberg – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)

  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series

    Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) (WINNER)
    Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
    Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
    Justina Machado – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Debra Messing – Will & Grace (NBC)
    Issa Rae – Insecure (HBO)

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO) (WINNER)
    William Jackson Harper – The Good Place (NBC)
    Sean Hayes – Will & Grace (NBC)
    Brian Tyree Henry – Atlanta (FX)
    Nico Santos – Superstore (NBC)
    Tony Shalhoub – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) (WINNER)
    Betty Gilpin – GLOW (Netflix)
    Laurie Metcalf – The Conners (ABC)
    Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time (Netflix)
    Zoe Perry – Young Sheldon (CBS)
    Annie Potts – Young Sheldon (CBS)
    Miriam Shor – Younger (TV Land)

  • Best Limited Series

    The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) (WINNER)
    A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
    American Vandal (Netflix)
    Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
    Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    Sharp Objects (HBO)

  • Best Movie Made for TV

    Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC) (WINNER)
    Icebox (HBO)
    King Lear (Amazon)
    My Dinner With Hervé (HBO)
    Notes From the Field (HBO)
    The Tale (HBO)

  • Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

    Darren Criss – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX) (WINNER)
    Antonio Banderas – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    Paul Dano – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
    Benicio Del Toro – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
    Hugh Grant – A Very English Scandal (Amazon)
    John Legend – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)

  • Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

    Amy Adams – Sharp Objects (HBO) (WINNER - TIE)
    Patricia Arquette – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime) (WINNER - TIE)

    Connie Britton – Dirty John (Bravo)
    Carrie Coon – The Sinner (USA Network)
    Laura Dern – The Tale (HBO)
    Anna Deavere Smith – Notes From the Field (HBO)

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

    Ben Whishaw – A Very English Scandal (Amazon) (WINNER)
    Brandon Victor Dixon – Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (NBC)
    Eric Lange – Escape at Dannemora (Showtime)
    Alex Rich – Genius: Picasso (National Geographic)
    Peter Sarsgaard – The Looming Tower (Hulu)
    Finn Wittrock – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

    Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects (HBO) (WINNER)
    Ellen Burstyn – The Tale (HBO)
    Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Julia Garner – Dirty John (Bravo)
    Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
    Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects (HBO)

  • Best Animated Series

    BoJack Horseman (Netflix) (WINNER)
    Adventure Time (Cartoon Network)
    Archer (FXX)
    Bob’s Burgers (Fox)
    The Simpsons (Fox)
    South Park (Comedy Central)