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Critics' Choice Nominations: La La Land Dominates, Remains Oscar Frontrunner

La La Land

I have been raving about Damien Chazelle's La La Land for some time now, calling it the Oscar frontrunner ever since... well, ever since I first was lucky enough to screen it at the Toronto International Film Festival. This morning, a bunch of other film critics hopped on the bandwagon.

Damien Chazelle's magical musical La La Land leads all nominees for the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards with 12 nominations including Best Picture, Ryan Gosling for Best Actor, Emma Stone for Best Actress, Damien Chazelle for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, Linus Sandgren for Best Cinematography, David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco for Best Production Design, Tom Cross for Best Editing, Mary Zophres for Best Costume Design, Two Best Song Nominations for "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars," and Justin Hurwitz for Best Score.

Moonlight and Arrival each earned 10 nominations, making them the second-highest nomination getters in this year's crop. Manchester by the Sea earned eight nominations, followed by Hacksaw Ridge with seven, and Doctor Strange, Fences, Hell or High Water, Jackie, and Lion all with six. The full list of nominees, announced this morning, is below.

BEST PICTUREArrivalFencesHacksaw RidgeHell or High WaterLa La LandLionLovingManchester by the SeaMoonlightSullyBEST ACTORCasey Affleck -- Manchester by the SeaJoel Edgerton -- LovingAndrew Garfield -- Hacksaw RidgeRyan Gosling -- La La LandTom Hanks -- SullyDenzel Washington -- FencesBEST ACTRESSAmy Adams -- ArrivalAnnette Bening -- 20th Century WomenIsabelle Huppert -- ElleRuth Negga -- LovingNatalie Portman -- JackieEmma Stone -- La La LandBEST SUPPORTING ACTORMahershala Ali -- MoonlightJeff Bridges -- Hell or High WaterBen Foster -- Hell or High WaterLucas Hedges -- Manchester by the SeaDev Patel -- LionMichael Shannon -- Nocturnal AnimalsBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSViola Davis -- FencesGreta Gerwig -- 20th Century WomenNaomie Harris -- MoonlightNicole Kidman -- LionJanelle Monáe -- Hidden FiguresMichelle Williams -- Manchester by the SeaBEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESSLucas Hedges -- Manchester by the SeaAlex R. Hibbert -- MoonlightLewis MacDougall -- A Monster CallsMadina Nalwanga -- Queen of KatweSunny Pawar - LionHailee Steinfeld -- The Edge of SeventeenBEST ACTING ENSEMBLE20th Century WomenFencesHell or High WaterHidden FiguresManchester by the SeaMoonlightBEST DIRECTORDamien Chazelle -- La La LandMel Gibson -- Hacksaw RidgeBarry Jenkins -- MoonlightKenneth Lonergan -- Manchester by the SeaDavid Mackenzie -- Hell or High WaterDenis Villeneuve -- ArrivalDenzel Washington -- FencesBEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYDamien Chazelle -- La La LandBarry Jenkins - MoonlightYorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou -- The LobsterKenneth Lonergan -- Manchester by the SeaJeff Nichols -- LovingTaylor Sheridan -- Hell or High WaterBEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAYLuke Davies -- LionTom Ford -- Nocturnal AnimalsEric Heisserer -- ArrivalTodd Komarnicki -- SullyAllison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi -- Hidden FiguresAugust Wilson -- FencesBEST CINEMATOGRAPHYStéphane Fontaine -- JackieJames Laxton -- MoonlightSeamus McGarvey -- Nocturnal AnimalsLinus Sandgren -- La La LandBradford Young -- ArrivalBEST PRODUCTION DESIGNArrival -- Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André ValadeFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them -- Stuart Craig/James Hambidge, Anna PinnockJackie -- Jean Rabasse, Véronique MeleryLa La Land -- David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-WascoLive by Night -- Jess Gonchor, Nancy HaighBEST EDITINGTom Cross -- La La LandJohn Gilbert -- Hacksaw RidgeBlu Murray -- SullyNat Sanders/Joi McMillon - MoonlightJoe Walker -- ArrivalBEST COSTUME DESIGNColleen Atwood -- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemConsolata Boyle -- Florence Foster JenkinsMadeline Fontaine -- JackieJoanna Johnston -- AlliedEimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh -- Love & FriendshipMary Zophres -- La La LandBEST HAIR & MAKEUPDoctor StrangeFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemHacksaw RidgeJackieStar Trek BeyondBEST VISUAL EFFECTSA Monster CallsArrivalDoctor StrangeFantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemThe Jungle BookBEST ANIMATED FEATUREFinding DoryKubo and the Two StringsMoanaThe Red TurtleTrollsZootopiaBEST ACTION MOVIECaptain America: Civil WarDeadpoolDoctor StrangeHacksaw RidgeJason BourneBEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIEBenedict Cumberbatch -- Doctor StrangeMatt Damon -- Jason BourneChris Evans -- Captain America: Civil WarAndrew Garfield -- Hacksaw RidgeRyan Reynolds -- DeadpoolBEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIEGal Gadot -- Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeScarlett Johansson -- Captain America: Civil WarMargot Robbie -- Suicide SquadTilda Swinton -- Doctor StrangeBEST COMEDYCentral IntelligenceDeadpoolDon't Think TwiceThe Edge of SeventeenHail, Caesar!The Nice GuysBEST ACTOR IN A COMEDYRyan Gosling -- The Nice GuysHugh Grant -- Florence Foster JenkinsDwayne Johnson -- Central IntelligenceViggo Mortensen -- Captain FantasticRyan Reynolds -- DeadpoolBEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDYKate Beckinsale -- Love & FriendshipSally Field -- Hello, My Name Is DorisKate McKinnon -- GhostbustersHailee Steinfeld -- The Edge of SeventeenMeryl Streep -- Florence Foster JenkinsBEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE10 Cloverfield LaneArrivalDoctor StrangeDon't BreatheStar Trek BeyondThe WitchBEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMElleThe HandmaidenJulietaNerudaThe SalesmanToni ErdmannBEST SONGAudition (The Fools Who Dream) -- La La LandCan't Stop the Feeling -- TrollsCity of Stars -- La La LandDrive It Like You Stole It -- Sing StreetHow Far I'll Go - MoanaThe Rules Don't Apply -- Rules Don't ApplyBEST SCORENicholas Britell -- MoonlightJóhann Jóhannsson -- ArrivalJustin Hurwitz -- La La LandMicachu -- JackieDustin O'Halloran, Hauschka -- Lion

The winners will be revealed live at the Critics' Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E on Sunday, December 11 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT. The awards broadcast will immediately follow the "Critics' Choice Red Carpet Live" on A&E. As previously announced, actor and comedian T.J. Miller will return as the show's host.

Sean O'Connell

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