The National Board of Review has announced the nominees for the 2020 Critics' Choice Awards. The Critics' Choice Awards ceremony is held annually in January and considered to be the rehearsal of Academy Award nominations. Therefore, according to the nominees and laureates of this award, we can make predictions as to who will get the Best Picture award.
Martin Scorsese’s crime drama The Irishman leads all films this year with 14 nominations including Best Picture, Robert De Niro for Best Actor, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci for Best Supporting Actor, Martin Scorsese for Best Director, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, and Best Score. Quentin Tarantino’s
Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood impressed with 12 nominations, followed by Little Women (9 nods), Marriage Story (8 nods). The most discussed film of the year Joker can get 7 statuettes.
In the nomination Best Picture ten films are presented, including The Irishman, Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood, Joker, Little Women, 1917, Jojo Rabbit, Marriage Story, Parasite, Ford v Ferrari and Uncut Gemes.
Antonio Banderas, Robert De Niro, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix will fight for the right to be called the Best Actor. The Universal’s favorite actor Leonardo DiCaprio is also nominated. The unexpected but pleasant news was that comedians Adam Sandler and Eddie Murphy, who, as usual, don’t receive the recognition from film critics, claim for this award too.
Aquafina, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita Nyongo, Saoirse Ronan and Charlize Theron are nominated for the Best Actress of the year. Expectedly, Renée Zellweger also claims for the award for her role in the Judy biopic, while Scarlett Johansson claims the award not only in this nomination, but also in the category "Best Supporting Actress".
Among the contenders for the title of Best Supporting Actor are Willem Dafoe, Tom Hanks, Joe Pesci, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino and Brad Pitt. In addition to Scarlett Johansson, Laura Dern, Margot Robbie, Florence Pugh and Zhao Shuzhen also appeared in the list of potential winners of the Best Supporting Actress Award. The jury also couldn’t ignore Jennifer Lopez’s role of in Hustler.
This year's nominees for the Best Director category are Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese, as well as Greta Gerwig, Bong Joon Ho, Noah Baumbach, Sam Mendes and the creative duo of Benny and Josh Safdie.
The acclaimed Game of Thrones (HBO) and Crown (Netflix), as well as such projects as David Makes Man (OWN), The Good Fight (CBS All Access), Pose (FX), Succession (HBO), This Is Us (NBC) and Watchmen (HBO) are awarded as the Best Drama Series of the year. While, the main contenders for the award in the category Best Comedy Series are Fleabag (Amazon) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon).
The Best Animated Feature category includes Abominable, Frozen II, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, I Lost My Body, Missing Link and Toy Story 4.
The award ceremony will take place on January, 12.