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Max Max: Fury Road
Max Max: Fury Road

Almost every year, there’s a couple of big award-bait movies that most people agree are really good, even though their lack of explosions make them a little boring. As nobody could’ve possibly predicted, that movie this year is Mad Max: Fury Road, even though instead of most people agreeing that it’s “really good,” everyone agrees that it’s “super kickass.” Also, instead of being dragged down by its lack of explosions, it has a healthy amount of explosions. Other than that, though, it’s basically Boyhood.


Now, The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association have announced the nominees for their Critics’ Choice Awards, and it looks like they were sufficiently impressed with Fury Road’s number of explosions, giving it 13 nominations—including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie, and Best Action Movie. The Revenant, The Martian, and Carol each received eight nominations, and they all join The Big Short, Bridge Of Spies, Brooklyn, Room, Sicario, and Spotlight in the Best Picture category.

On the TV side, Fargo received eight nominations (a ton of which were for acting), The Leftovers and Transparent got six, and NBC’s recent live presentation of The Wiz! managed to get four.


You can see the full list of nominees below.

Movie Awards

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge Of Spies



Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant




Best Actor

Bryan Cranston—Trumbo

Matt Damon—The Martian

Johnny Depp—Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio—The Revenant

Michael Fassbender—Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne—The Danish Girl

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett—Carol

Brie Larson—Room

Jennifer Lawrence—Joy

Charlotte Rampling—45 Years

Saoirse Ronan—Brooklyn

Charlize Theron—Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano—Love & Mercy

Tom Hardy—The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo—Spotlight

Mark Rylance—Bridge Of Spies

Michael Shannon—99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone—Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh—The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara—Carol

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Young Actor/Actress

Abraham Attah – Beasts Of No Nation

RJ Cyler – Me And Earl And The Dying Girl

Shameik Moore – Dope

Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes

Jacob Tremblay – Room

Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight


Straight Outta Compton


Best Director

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Steven Spielberg – Bridge Of Spies

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen – Bridge Of Spies

Alex Garland – Ex Machina

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn

Drew Goddard – The Martian

Emma Donoghue – Room

Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Best Cinematography

Carol – Ed Lachman

The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale

The Martian – Dariusz Wolski

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Sicario – Roger Deakins

Best Production Design

Bridge Of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay

Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler

The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish

Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson

The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

Best Editing

The Big Short – Hank Corwin

Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

The Martian – Pietro Scalia

The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione

Spotlight – Tom McArdle

Best Costume Design

Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Carol – Sandy Powell

Cinderella – Sandy Powell

The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado

Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

Best Hair And Makeup

Black Mass


The Danish Girl

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

The Walk

Best Animated Feature


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun The Sheep Movie

Best Action Movie

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


Best Actor In An Action Movie

Daniel Craig – Spectre

Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road

Chris Pratt – Jurassic World

Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

Best Actress In An Action Movie

Emily Blunt – Sicario

Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Comedy

The Big Short

Inside Out





Best Actor In A Comedy

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Robert De Niro – The Intern

Bill Hader – Trainwreck

Jason Statham – Spy

Best Actress In A Comedy

Tina Fey – Sisters

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Ex Machina

It Follows

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Best Foreign Language Film

The Assassin

Goodnight Mommy


The Second Mother

Son Of Saul

Best Documentary


Cartel Land

Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison of Belief

He Named Me Malala

The Look Of Silence

Where To Invade Next

Best Song

Fifty Shades oO Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”

Furious 7 – “See You Again”

The Hunting Ground – “Til It Happens To You”

Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”

Spectre – “Writing’s on the Wall”

Youth – “Simple Song #3”

Best Score

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Sicario – Johann Johannsson

Spotlight – Howard Shore

Television Awards

Best Actor In A Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC

Aziz Ansari – Master Of None – Netflix

Will Forte – The Last Man On Earth – Fox

Randall Park – Fresh Off The Boat – ABC

Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA

Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime

Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO

Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance

Best Actor In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Oscar Isaac – Show Me A Hero – HBO

Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX

Best Actress In A Comedy Series

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW

Aya Cash – You’re The Worst – FXX

Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC

Gina Rodriguez – Jane The Virgin – The CW

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC

Constance Wu – Fresh Off The Boat – ABC

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime

Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO

Viola Davis – How To Get Away With Murder – ABC

Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox

Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix

Best Actress In A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX

Sarah Hay – Flesh And Bone – Starz

Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors – NBC

Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO

Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Best Comedy Series

Black-ish – ABC

Catastrophe – Amazon

Jane The Virgin – The CW

Master Of None – Netflix

The Last Man On Earth – Fox

Transparent – Amazon

You’re The Worst – FXX

Best Drama Series

Empire – Fox

Mr. Robot – USA

Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Rectify – Sundance

The Knick – Cinemax

The Leftovers – HBO

UnREAL – Lifetime

Best Guest Actor/Actress In A Comedy

Ellen Burstyn – Mom – CBS

Anjelica Huston – Transparent – Amazon

Cherry Jones – Transparent – Amazon

Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish – ABC

Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder – Fox

John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp – Netflix

Best Guest Actor/Actress In A Drama

Richard Armitage – Hannibal – NBC

Justin Kirk – Manhattan – WGN America

Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS

Marisa Tomei – Empire – Fox

B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot – USA

Best Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series

Childhood’s End – Syfy

Fargo – FX

Luther – BBC America

Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Show Me AHero – HBO

The Wiz Live! – NBC

Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox

Jaime Camil – Jane The Virgin – The CW

Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon

Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC

Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA

Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama

Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance

Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO

Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax

Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC

Rufus Sewell – The Man In The High Castle – Amazon

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA

Best Supporting Actor In A Movie Made For TV Or Limited Series

David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Nick Offerman – Fargo – FX

Jesse Plemons – Fargo – FX

Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo – FX

Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Kether Donohue – You’re The Worst – FXX

Allison Janney – Mom – CBS

Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon

Niecy Nash – Getting On – HBO

Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC

Best Supporting Actress In A Drama

Ann Dowd – The Leftovers – HBO

Regina King – The Leftovers – HBO

Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Hayden Panettiere – Nashville – ABC

Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime

Best Supporting Actress In A Movie Made For TV Or Limited Series

Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Laura Haddock – Luther – BBC America

Cristin Milioti – Fargo – FX

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Winona Ryder – Show Me A Hero – HBO

Jean Smart – Fargo – FX

Best Animation Series

Bob’s Burgers - Fox

BoJack Horseman - Netflix

South Park - Comedy Central

Star Wars Rebels - Disney XD

The Simpsons - Fox

Best Reality Show Competition

Chopped - Food Network

Face Off - Syfy

MasterChef Junior - Fox

Survivor - CBS

The Amazing Race - CBS

The Voice - NBC

Best Reality Show Host

Ted Allen - Chopped - Food Network

Phil Keoghan - The Amazing Race - CBS

James Lipton - Inside The Actors Studio - Bravo

Jane Lynch - Hollywood Game Night - NBC

Jeff Probst - Survivor - CBS

Gordon Ramsay - Hell’s Kitchen - Fox

Best Structured Reality Show

Antiques Roadshow - PBS

Inside The Actors Studio - Bravo

MythBusters - Discovery

Project Greenlight - HBO

Shark Tank - ABC

Undercover Boss - CBS

Best Talk Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live! - ABC

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver - HBO

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart - Comedy Central

The Graham Norton Show - BBC America

The Late Late Show With James Corden - CBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon - NBC

Best Unstructured Reality Show

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown - CNN

Cops - Spike

Deadliest Catch - Discovery

Intervention - A&E

Naked And Afraid - Discovery

Pawn Stars - History

[via The Hollywood Reporter]


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