HOLLYWOOD—The contenders for the 2018 Critics Choice Awards were released on Wednesday, December 6 and leading all nominees is Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” with a total of 14 nominations including Best Picture. The films “Lady Bird,” “Call Me by Your Name” and “The Post” each picked up 8 nominations apiece. The ceremony which has now meshed with TV, saw “Feud: Bette and Joan” pick up a total of 6 nominations including Best Limited Series.

While I don’t rely much on the Critic’s Choice Awards as a precursor to the Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and Oscars, I will note Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” is garnering major attention people. A partial list of this year’s nominees can be viewed below:

Best Picture

-“The Big Sick”

-“Call Me By Your Name”

-“Darkest Hour”


-“The Florida Project”

-“Get Out”

-“Lady Bird”

-“The Post”

-“The Shape of Water”

-“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Actress

-Margot Robbie “I, Tonya”

-Sally Hawkins “The Shape of Water”

-Meryl Streep “The Post”

-Saoirse Ronan “Lady Bird”

-Frances McDormand “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Jessica Chastain “Molly’s Game”

Best Actor

-Timothee Chalamet “Call Me by Your Name”

-James Franco “The Disaster Artist”

-Tom Hanks “The Post”

-Daniel Kaluuya “Get Out”

-Gary Oldman “Darkest Hour”

-Daniel Day-Lewis “Phantom Thread”

-Jake Gyllenhaal “Stronger”

Best Supporting Actor

-William Dafoe “The Florida Project”

-Sam Rockwell “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Armie Hammer “Call Me by Your Name”

-Michael Stuhlarg “Call Me by Your Name”

-Patrick Stewart “Logan”

-Richard Jenkins “The Shape of Water”

Best Supporting Actress

-Octavia Spencer “The Shape of Water”

-Laurie Metcalf “Lady Bird”

-Allison Janney “I, Tonya”

-Holly Hunter “The Big Sick”

-Tiffany Haddish “Girls Trip”

-Mary J. Blige “Mudbound”

-Hong Chau “Downsizing”

Best Director

-Jordan Peele “Get Out”

-Guillermo del Toro “The Shape of Water”

-Greta Gerwig “Lady Bird”

-Steven Spielberg “The Post”

-Luca Guadagnino “Call Me by Your Name”

-Christopher Nolan “Dunkirk”

-Martin McDonagh “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Original Screenplay

-Jordan Peele “Get Out”

-Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor “The Shape of Water”

-Liz Hannah  and Josh Singer “The Post”

-Emily V. Gordon  and Kumil Nanjiani “The Big Sick”

-Martin McDonagh “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

-Greta Gerwig “Lady Bird”

Best Adapted Screenplay

-Aaron Sorkin “Molly’s Game”

-Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad and Stephen Chbosky “Wonder”

-Virgil Williams and Dee Rees “Mudbound”

-Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber “The Disaster Artist”

-James Ivory “Call Me by Your Name”

Best Drama Series

-“This Is Us”

-“American Gods”

-“Game of Thrones”

-“Stranger Things”

-“The Handmaid’s Tale”

-“The Crown”

Best Comedy Series




-“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

-“Modern Family”

-“The Big Bang Theory”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

-Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul”

-Sterling K. Brown “This is Us”

-Paul Giamatti “Billions”

-Freddie Highmore “Bates Motel”

-Ian McShane “American Gods”

-Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

-Christine Baranski “The Good Fight”

-Claire Foy “The Crown”

-Tatiana Maslany “Orphan Black”

-Robin Wright “House of Cards”

-Elisabeth Moss “The Handmaid’s Tale”

-Caitriona Balfe “Outlander”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

-Asia Kate Dillion “Billions”

-Michael McKean “Better Call Saul”

-Bobby Cannavale “Mr. Robot”

-David Harbour “Stranger Things”

-Delroy Lindo “The Good Fight”

-Peter Dinklage “Game of Thrones”

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

-Ann Dowd “The Handmaid’s Tale”

-Gillian Anderson “American Gods”

-Emilia Clarke “Game of Thrones”

-Cush Jumbo “The Good Fight”

-Chrissy Metz “This is Us”

-Margo Martindale “Sneaky Pete”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

-Alison Brie “GLOW”

-Kristen Bell “The Good Place”

-Constance Wu “Fresh Off the Boat”

-Ellie Kemper “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

-Sutton Foster “Younger”

-Rachel Brosnahan “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

-Anthony Anderson “Black-ish”

-Hank Azaria “Brockmire”

-Aziz Ansari “Master of None”

-Ted Danson “The Good Place”

-Randall Park “Fresh Off the Boat”

-Thomas Middleditch “Silicon Valley”

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

-Jenifer Lewis “Black-ish”

-Mayim Bialik “The Big Bang Theory”

-Alex Borstein “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

-Rita Moreno “One Day at a Time”

-Alessandra Mastronardi “Master of None”

-Betty Gilpin “GLOW”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

-Ed O’Neil “Modern Family”

-Titus Burgess “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

-Kumail Nanjiani “Silicon Valley”

-Walton Goggins “Vice Principals”

-Sean Hayes “Will & Grace”

-Marc Maron “GLOW”

Best Limited Series

-“Big Little Lies”


-“Feud: Bette and Joan”

-“American Vandal”


-“The Long Road Home”

The 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards will be handed out on January 11, 2018 and will air live on The CW Network at 8 p.m. EST.