la la land, ryan gosling, emma stone, critics' choice awards"La La Land" is having a good week: After scooping up the best film prize from the New York Film Critics Circle, the musical has also landed a whopping 12 nominations from the Critics' Choice Awards.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association, which hands out the Critics' Choice Awards, released its nomination slate hailing the best films of 2016, and like the NYFCC, it also shared the love among a large number of movies -- many of them from wildly different genres. While other recently-hailed critical favorites like "Moonlight" (which came in second to "La La Land" with 10 Critics' Choice nominations) were well-represented, recognition was also given to flicks like "Deadpool," "Captain America: Civil War," "Suicide Squad," and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice."

According to Variety, the genre categories (comedy, action, and sci-fi/horror), which were added several years ago, are intended to amp up the awards' star power. With actors like Meryl Streep, Scarlett Johansson, Matt Damon, Dwayne Johnson, and Margot Robbie all represented this year, it certainly appears that that aim has been met.

The full list of nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards movie categories is below. (The television nominees were announced last month.) The awards will be handed out during a televised ceremony on December 11.

Best Picture

  • "Arrival"
  • "Fences"
  • "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • "Hell or High Water"
  • "La La Land"
  • "Lion"
  • "Loving"
  • "Manchester by the Sea"
  • "Moonlight"
  • "Sully"

Best Director

  • Damien Chazelle ("La La Land")
  • Mel Gibson ("Hacksaw Ridge")
  • Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight")
  • Kenneth Lonergan ("Manchester by the Sea")
  • David Mackenzie ("Hell or High Water")
  • Denis Villeneuve ("Arrival")
  • Denzel Washington ("Fences")

Best Actor

  • Casey Affleck ("Manchester by the Sea")
  • Joel Edgerton ("Loving")
  • Andrew Garfield ("Hacksaw Ridge")
  • Ryan Gosling ("La La Land")
  • Tom Hanks ("Sully")
  • Denzel Washington ("Fences")

Best Actress

  • Amy Adams ("Arrival")
  • Annette Bening ("20th Century Women")
  • Isabelle Huppert ("Elle")
  • Ruth Negga ("Loving")
  • Natalie Portman ("Jackie")
  • Emma Stone ("La La Land")

Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali ("Moonlight")
  • Jeff Bridges ("Hell or High Water")
  • Ben Foster ("Hell or High Water")
  • Lucas Hedges ("Manchester by the Sea")
  • Dev Patel ("Lion")
  • Michael Shannon ("Nocturnal Animals")

Best Supporting Actress

  • Viola Davis ("Fences")
  • Greta Gerwig ("20th Century Women")
  • Naomie Harris ("Moonlight")
  • Nicole Kidman ("Lion
  • Janelle Monáe ("Hidden Figures")
  • Michelle Williams ("Manchester by the Sea")

Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Lucas Hedges ("Manchester by the Sea")
  • Alex R. Hibbert ("Moonlight")
  • Lewis MacDougall ("A Monster Calls")
  • Madina Nalwanga ("Queen of Katwe")
  • Sunny Pawar ("Lion")
  • Hailee Steinfeld ("The Edge of Seventeen")

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Luke Davies ("Lion")
  • Tom Ford ("Nocturnal Animals")
  • Eric Heisserer ("Arrival")
  • Todd Komarnicki ("Sully")
  • Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi ("Hidden Figures")
  • August Wilson ("Fences")

Best Original Screenplay

  • Damien Chazelle ("La La Land")
  • Barry Jenkins ("Moonlight")
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthimis Filippou ("The Lobster")
  • Kenneth Lonergan ("Manchester by the Sea ")
  • Jeff Nichols ("Loving")
  • Taylor Sheridan ("Hell or High Water")

Best Cinematography

  • "Arrival" (Bradford Young)
  • "Jackie" (Stéphane Fontaine)
  • "La La Land" (Linus Sandgren)
  • "Moonlight" (James Laxton)
  • "Nocturnal Animals" (Seamus McGarvey)

Best Costume Design

  • "Allied" (Joanna Johnston)
  • "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (Colleen Atwood)
  • "Florence Foster Jenkins" (Consolata Boyle)
  • "Jackie" (Madeline Fontaine)
  • "La La Land" (Mary Zophres)
  • "Love & Friendship" (Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh)

Best Editing

  • "Arrival" (Joe Walker)
  • "Hacksaw Ridge" (John Gilbert)
  • "La La Land" (Tom Cross)
  • "Moonlight" (Nat Sanders, Joi McMillon)
  • "Sully" (Blu Murray)

Best Hair & Makeup

  • "Doctor Strange"
  • "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
  • "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • "Jackie"
  • "Star Trek Beyond"

Best Production Design

  • "Arrival" (Patrice Vermette; Paul Hotte, André Valade)
  • "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" (Stuart Craig; James Hambidge, Anna Pinnock)
  • "Jackie" (Jean Rabasse; Véronique Melery)
  • "La La Land" (David Wasco; Sandy Reynolds-Wasco)
  • "Live By Night" (Jess Gonchor; Nancy Haigh)

Best Score

  • "Arrival" (Jóhann Jóhannsson)
  • "Jackie" (Mica Levi)
  • "La La Land" (Justin Hurwitz)
  • "Moonlight" (Nicholas Britell)
  • "Lion" (Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka)

Best Song

  • "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" from "La La Land"
  • "City of Stars" from "La La Land"
  • "How Far I'll Go" from "Moana"
  • "Can't Stop the Feeling!" from "Trolls"
  • "The Rules Don't Apply" from "Rules Don't Apply"
  • "Drive It Like You Stole It" from "Sing Street"

Best Visual Effects

  • "Arrival"
  • "Doctor Strange"
  • "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them"
  • "The Jungle Book"
  • "A Monster Calls"

Best Animated Feature

  • "Finding Dory"
  • "Kubo and the Two Strings"
  • "Moana"
  • "The Red Turtle"
  • "Trolls"
  • "Zootopia"

Best Foreign Language Film

  • "Elle"
  • "The Handmaiden"
  • "Julieta"
  • "Neruda"
  • "The Salesman"
  • "Toni Erdmann"

Best Acting Ensemble

  • "Fences"
  • "Hell or High Water"
  • "Hidden Figures"
  • "Manchester by the Sea"
  • "Moonlight"
  • "20th Century Women"

Best Action Movie

  • "Captain America: Civil War"
  • "Deadpool"
  • "Doctor Strange"
  • "Hacksaw Ridge"
  • "Jason Bourne"

Best Actor in an Action Movie

  • Benedict Cumberbatch ("Doctor Strange")
  • Matt Damon ("Jason Bourne")
  • Chris Evans ("Captain America: Civil War")
  • Andrew Garfield ("Hacksaw Ridge")
  • Ryan Reynolds ("Deadpool")

Best Actress in an Action Movie

  • Gal Gadot ("Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice")
  • Scarlett Johansson ("Captain America: Civil War")
  • Margot Robbie ("Suicide Squad")
  • Tilda Swinton ("Doctor Strange")

Best Comedy

  • "Central Intelligence"
  • "Deadpool"
  • "Don't Think Twice"
  • "The Edge of Seventeen"
  • "Hail, Caesar!"
  • "The Nice Guys"

Best Actor in a Comedy

  • Ryan Gosling ("The Nice Guys")
  • Hugh Grant ("Florence Foster Jenkins")
  • Dwayne Johnson ("Central Intelligence")
  • Viggo Mortensen ("Captain Fantastic")
  • Ryan Reynolds ("Deadpool")

Best Actress in a Comedy

  • Kate Beckinsale ("Love & Friendship")
  • Sally Field ("Hello, My Name Iis Doris")
  • Kate McKinnon ("Ghostbusters")
  • Hailee Steinfeld ("The Edge of Seventeen")
  • Meryl Streep ("Florence Foster Jenkins")

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

  • "Arrival"
  • "Doctor Strange"
  • "Don't Breathe"
  • "Star Trek Beyond"
  • "10 Cloverfield Lane"
  • "The Witch"

[via: Variety]

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