Another year, another wacky and uncertain awards season. Monday morning brought the 2017 Golden Globe nominations, including a handful of odd choices and snubs. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was more wooed by Andrew Garfield’s performance in Hacksaw Ridge than Silence, giving the Mel Gibson war drama three nods and Martin Scorsese’s religious period piece zero. Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals got three nods (not including one for Michael Shannon’s critically praised performance), and Deadpool earned for Best Picture Comedy/Musical and Best Actor nominations. It will be a weird awards season indeed.
Critics Choice Awards
There’s no such thing as certainty in awards season, and yet something tells me that at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, Margot Robbie won what will be her only decoration for assaying the role of Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad.
Today marks the first day of December, the month in which movie obsessives must succumb to awards-season fever and meticulously keep track of which nomination went to who, which organization snubbed which movie, and what the difference between AMPAS and HFPA is. As the New York Film Critics’ Circle deliberates on their picks for the year’s slate of awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association has unveiled their full list of nominees for the Critics’ Choice Awards and kicked the festivities off. The Critics’ Choice Awards has historically held a fraction of the Oscars‘ or Golden Globes‘ prestige, but compensated with a more eclectic lineup of nominated films that adds a most welcome element of surprise. This year’s no different, mixing some unanticipated contenders with the usual heavyweights.
The 2013 Critics Choice Awards winners were announced Thursday night, just off the heels of the 2013 Oscar nominations, which were revealed earlier that morning. Ben Affleck's 'Argo' certainly had much to celebrate (and not just because it's a fav of Roger Ebert's) -- aside from being nominated in the Academy Awards' categories for Best Picture and Best Director, 'Argo' also took home the titles for both those categories in the Critics Choice Awards.