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Big Studio Toons & VFX Blockbusters Lead Critics Choice Nominations

Clockwise from top left: Flee, The Mitchells vs. the Machines, Raya and the Last Dragon, Encanto, Luca
27th Annual Critics Choice Awards


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Big Studio Toons & VFX Blockbusters Lead Critics Choice Nominations

The Critics Choice Association (CCA) ) announced today the film category nominees for the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards. The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics Choice Awards gala hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, which will broadcast Live on The CW and TBS on Sunday, January 9 from 7-10 p.m. ET (delayed PT – check local listings). Belfast and West Side Story lead this year’s film contenders, earning 11 nominations each.

In the animated feature race, major studios scored four out of the five slots. The CCA picks largely agree with the Golden Globes nominations, also announced today.

Best Animated Feature

Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated documentary Flee is also nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, while Disney’s magical Colombian family adventure Encanto is up in the Best Song category with “Dos Oruguitas.”

Best Visual Effects

  • Dune 
  • The Matrix Resurrections 
  • Nightmare Alley 
  • No Time to Die 
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

The feature film nominees follow the CCA’s television nominations announcement last week. The contenders for Best Animated Series are:


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