The 27th Annual Critics Choice Award nominations announced

By Tribute on December 13, 2021 | 1 Comment

Critics Choice Awards

The critics have spoken and the top films of the year have received nominations!

On Monday morning, the nominees for the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards were announced, with Focus Feature’s historical drama Belfast and 20th Century Studio’s musical film West Side Story leading with 11 nominations each. Dune and The Power of the Dog tied for second place with 10 nods each. Licorice Pizza and Nightmare Alley each earned eight nominations, followed by the biopic King Richard and the comedy Don’t Look Up receiving six nominations.

The Critics Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, will air on Sunday, January 9, 2022 at 7 p.m. ET on CW and TBS — the same day as the Golden Globe Awards, which will not be broadcast on television this year. ~Manal Amir

Check out the Full List of Nominations:

Best Picture 

Don’t Look Up
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
Nightmare Alley
The Power of the Dog
tick, tick… Boom!
West Side Story

Best Actor
Nicolas Cage — Pig
Benedict Cumberbatch — The Power of the Dog
Peter Dinklage — Cyrano
Andrew Garfield — tick, tick… Boom!
Will Smith — King Richard
Denzel Washington — The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain — The Eyes of Tammy Faye 
Olivia Colman — The Lost Daughter 
Lady Gaga — House of Gucci 
Alana Haim — Licorice Pizza 
Nicole Kidman — Being the Ricardos 
Kristen Stewart — Spencer 

Best Supporting Actor
Jamie Dornan — Belfast
Ciaràn Hinds — Belfast
Troy Kotsur — CODA
Jared Leto — House of Gucci 
J.K. Simmons — Being the Ricardos
Kodi Smit-Mcphee — The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress 
Caitriona Balfe — Belfast
Ariana DeBose — West Side Story 
Ann Dowd — Mass
Kirsten Dunst — The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis — King Richard 
Rita Moreno — West Side Story 

Best Young Actor/Actress
Jude Hill — Belfast
Cooper Hoffman — Licorice Pizza 
Emilia Jones — CODA
Woody Norman — C’mon C’mon 
Saniyya Sidney — King Richard 
Rachel Zegler — West Side Story

Best Acting Ensemble
Don’t Look Up
The Harder They Fall
Licorice Pizza
The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

Best Director 
Paul Thomas Anderson — Licorice Pizza 
Kenneth Branagh — Belfast 
Jane Campion — The Power of the Dog 
Guillermo del Toro — Nightmare Alley 
Steven Spielberg — West Side Story 
Denis Villeneuve — Dune

Best Original Screenplay 
Paul Thomas Anderson — Licorice Pizza 
Zach Baylin — King Richard 
Kenneth Branagh — Belfast 
Adam McKay, David Sirota — Don’t Look Up 
Aaron Sorkin — Being the Ricardos 

Best Adapted Screenplay 
Jane Campion — The Power of the Dog 
Maggie Gyllenhaal — The Lost Daughter 
Siân Heder — CODA
Tony Kushner — West Side Story 
Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth — Dune 

Best Cinematography 
Bruno Delbonnel — The Tragedy of Macbeth 
Greig Fraser — Dune 
Janusz Kaminski — West Side Story 
Dan Laustsen — Nightmare Alley 
Ari Wegner — The Power of the Dog 
Haris Zambarloukos — Belfast

Best Production Design 
Jim Clay, Claire Nia Richards — Belfast 
Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau — Nightmare Alley 
Adam Stockhausen, Rene DeAngelo — The French Dispatch 
Adam Stockhausen, Rene DeAngelo — West Side Story 
Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos — Dune

Best Editing 
Sarah Brosher and Michael Kahn — West Side Story
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle — Belfast
Andy Jurgensen — Licorice Pizza
Peter Scilberras — The Power of the Dog
Joe Walker — Dune

Best Costume Design 
Jenny Beavan — Cruella
Luis Sequeira — Nightmare Alley 
Paul Tazewell — West Side Story 
Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan — Dune 
Janty Yates — House of Gucci

Best Hair & Makeup 
The Eyes of Tammy Faye 
House of Gucci 
Nightmare Alley 

Best Visual Effects 
The Matrix Resurrections 
Nightmare Alley 
No Time to Die 
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings 

Best Comedy 
Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar
Don’t Look Up
Free Guy
The French Dispatch
Licorice Pizza

Best Animated Feature 
The Mitchells vs the Machines
Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Foreign Language Film 
A Hero
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
The Worst Person in the World

Best Song
“Be Alive” — King Richard
“Dos Oruguitas” — Encanto 
“Guns Go Bang ” — The Harder They Fall 
“Just Look Up” — Don’t Look Up
“No Time to Die” — No Time to Die 

Best Score
Nicholas Britell — Don’t Look Up 
Jonny Greenwood — The Power of the Dog 
Jonny Greenwood — Spencer 
Nathan Johnson — Nightmare Alley
Hans Zimmer — Dune

Comments & Discussion

  1. Jane • January 10, 2022 @ 2:34 PM

    Maybe people will pay more attention to these awards now that we know how corrupt the Golden globes are.

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