‘Mad Max,’ ‘Inside Out’ Top Critics’ Toon and VFX Choices

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The nominees have been set for an extensive range of categories in the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

On the movie side, Pixar’s Inside Out was the top animated feature with a nomination for Best Original Screenplay as well as for Best Animated Feature and Best Comedy.

Of the live-action movies, the VFX heavy Mad Max: Fury Road led the entire awards with 13 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie and Best Sci-Fi Horror movie.

On the television side, there was only one category for animation, which is Best Animated Series.

The winners will be revealed live at the Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by comedian T.J. Miller and broadcast Jan. 17 from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime and LMN.

The relevant categories are listed below.

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 Visual Effects

  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Walk

Best Animated Feature

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

  • Ex Machina
  • It Follows
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian

Best Animation Television Series

  • Bob’s Burgers – Fox
  • BoJack Horseman – Netflix
  • South Park – Comedy Central
  • Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD
  • The Simpsons – Fox

The full list of movie nominees can be found here, while TV nominees are here.

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