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‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Leads 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Leads 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations


Mad Max: Fury Road is leading the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards nominations with an impressive 13 nominations.

George Miller’s post-apocalyptic flick has already landed Golden Globe and SAG nods, and is now up for awards such as best picture, best action movie and best sci-fi/horror film at next year’s (16) Critics’ Choice ceremony. In the best picture category it faces competition from the likes of Spotlight, Carol and Room, while frontman Tom Hardy is in the running for actor in an action film. He’ll be battling it out against Daniel Craig in Spectre, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation‘s Tom Cruise, Chris Pratt for Jurassic World and Ant-Man hero Paul Rudd.

In the best actor film category, Eddie Redmayne has received another nod for his portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Also in the running is Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Johnny Depp.

The best actress category features Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan and Charlize Theron, who scored one of the nods for Mad Max: Fury Road.

The TV nominations are just as impressive, with FX show Fargo scoring eight nods. These include best movie made for TV or limited series, Patrick Wilson in the best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series and Kirsten Dunst in the actress counterpart.

Empire, The Leftovers and Mr. Robot are just three of the programs that received nods in best drama series, while best comedy series contenders included the likes of Catastrophe, Jane the Virgin and Black-ish.

The annual ceremony will take place on Sunday January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant

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

Best Supporting Actor
Paul Dano – Love & 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 Young Actor/Actress

Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Shameik Moore – Dope
Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
Jacob Tremblay – Room

Best Acting Ensemble
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Straight Outta Compton

Best Director
Todd Haynes – Carol
Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

Best Original Screenplay
Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out
Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Emma Donoghue – Room
Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

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

Best Action Movie
Furious 7
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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

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

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

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 & Mercy – One Kind of Love
Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
Youth – Simple Song #3

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC
Aziz Ansari – Master of None – Netflix
Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth – Fox
Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC
Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC
Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA
Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax
Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime
Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO
Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance

Best Actor in a Movie made for TV
Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX
Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS
Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America
Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO
Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel
Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW
Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FXX
Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW
Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC
Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime
Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO
Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder – ABC
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime
Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox
Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix

Best Actress in a Movie made for TV
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX
Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX
Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone – Starz
Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors – NBC
Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO
Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Best Comedy Series
Black-ish – ABC
Catastrophe – Amazon
Jane the Virgin – The CW
Master of None – Netflix
The Last Man on Earth – Fox
Transparent – Amazon
You’re the Worst – FXX

Best Drama Series
Empire – Fox
Mr. Robot – USA
Penny Dreadful – Showtime
Rectify – Sundance
The Knick – Cinemax
The Leftovers – HBO
UnREAL – Lifetime

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Emma Loggins Emma Loggins is the Editor in Chief of FanBolt. She updates daily on the latest entertainment news, her opinions on current happenings in the media, screening/filming opportunities, inside scoops and more.  She’s been writing on the world of geekdom and pop culture since 2002!


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