HOLLYWOOD—Start making your predictions, because the movies that will be contenders this awards season. The 2017 Critic’s Choice nominations were unveiled on Thursday, December 1 and the musical “La La Land” lead the pack with 12 nominations including Best Picture. Followed close behind were the films “Arrival” and “Moonlight” with a total of 10 nominations. A list of nominees can be seen below:

Best Picture


-“La La Land”


-“Hell or High Water”

-“Hacksaw Ridge”




-“Manchester by the Sea”


Best Director

-Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

-Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”

-David Mackenzie “Hell or High Water”

-Denzel Washington “Fences”

-Mel Gibson “Hacksaw Ridge”

-Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea”

-Denis Villeneuve “Arrival”

Best Actor

-Denzel Washington “Fences”

-Tom Hanks “Sully”

-Casey Affleck “Manchester by the Sea”

-Joel Edgerton “Loving”

-Andrew Garfield “Hacksaw Ridge”

-Ryan Gosling “La La Land”

Best Actress

-Natalie Portman “Jackie”

-Emma Stone “La La Land”

-Ruth Negga “Loving”

-Annette Bening “20th Century Women”

-Amy Adams “Arrival”

-Isabelle Huppert “Elle”

Best Supporting Actress

-Viola Davis “Fences”

-Naomie Harris “Moonlight”

-Nicole Kidman “Lion”

-Janelle Monae “Hidden Figures”

-Michelle Williams “Manchester  by the Sea”

-Greta Grewig “20th Century Women”

Best Supporting Actor

-Dev Patel “Lion”

-Mahershala Ali “Moonlight”

-Jeff Bridges “Hell or High Water”

-Ben Forster “Hell or High Water”

-Lucas Hedges “Manchester by the Sea”

-Michael Shannon “Nocturnal Animals”

Best Acting Ensemble

-“Hidden Figures”


-“Hell or High Water”

-“Manchester by the Sea”


-“20th Century Women”

Best Original Screenplay

-Barry Jenkins “Moonlight”

-Damien Chazelle “La La Land”

-Jeff Nichols “Loving”

-Taylor Sheridan “Hell or High Water”

-Kenneth Lonergan “Manchester by the Sea”

-Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou “The Lobster”

Best Adapted Screenplay

-Luke Davies “Lion”

-August Wilson “Fences”

-Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi “Hidden Figures”

-Todd Komarnicki “Sully”

-Tom Ford “Nocturnal Animals”

-Eric Heisserer “Arrival”

The ceremony will be held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on Sunday, December 11. Wow, that is indeed a quick turnaround from nominations to announcing the winners people! The ceremony will be hosted by comedian T.J. Miller.