The nominees for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Movie & Television Awards have been announced, with Fox Searchlight’s historical piece The Favourite leading with 14 nods, followed by Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther with 12, First Man with 10, Mary Poppins Returns, A Star Is Born and Vice with nine — all of which are up for Best Picture, along with Roma (eight nominations), Green Book (seven), If Beale Street Could Talk (five) and BlacKkKlansman (four). Disney was the distributor with the most recognition with 25 nominations.
The Critics’ Choice Awards gala will broadcast live January 13 on the CW at 7 PM ET/PT.
The Best Animated Feature contenders are The Grinch (Universal-Illumination), Incredibles 2 (Disney-Pixar), Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight), Mirai (GKIDS/Studio Chizu), Ralph Breaks the Internet (Disney) and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony).
Isle of Dogs is nominated for Best Score (Alexandre Desplat), as is Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson), First Man (Justin Hurwitz), Green Book (Kris Bowers), If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell), and Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman). Mary Poppins Returns also has two slots in the Best Song race for “The Place Where Lost Things Go” and “Trip the Light Fantastic”; Black Panther is up for “All the Stars.”
The Best Visual Effects nominees are Avengers: Infinity War (Disney-Marvel), Black Panther (Disney-Marvel), First Man (Universal), Mary Poppins Returns (Disney), Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount) and Ready Player One (Warner Bros.); Infinity War, Black Panther, Fallout and Ready Player One are also up for Best Action Movie, along with Deadpool 2 (also Best Comedy) and Widows.
The TV categories are lead by The Americans, Escape at Dannemora and The Assassination of Gianni Versace with five nominations each; HBO and Netflix had the most nominations with 20 each.
The nominees for Best Animated Series are Adventure Time (Cartoon Network), Archer (FX), Bob’s Burgers (Fox), BoJack Horseman (Netflix), The Simpsons (Fox) and South Park (Comedy Central).
The 2018 Critics Choice honors for animation/vfx went to Coco (Pixar), Rick and Morty (Adult Swim) and War for the Planet of the Apes (20th Century Fox).