Mad Max leads Critics’ Choice nominations

Mad Max: Fury Road is leading the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 nominations with an impressive 13 nominations.

George Miller’s post-apocalyptic flick has already landed Golden Globe and SAG nods, and is now up for awards such as best picture, best action movie and best sci-fi/horror film at next year’s (16) Critics’ Choice ceremony. In the best picture category it faces competition from the likes of Spotlight, Carol and Room, while frontman Tom Hardy is in the running for actor in an action film. He’ll be battling it out against Daniel Craig in Spectre, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s Tom Cruise, Chris Pratt for Jurassic World and Ant-Man hero Paul Rudd.

In the best actor film category, Eddie Redmayne has received another nod for his portrayal of transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl. Also in the running is Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Fassbender and Johnny Depp.

The best actress category features Cate Blanchett, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte Rampling, Saoirse Ronan and Charlize Theron, who scored one of the nods for Mad Max: Fury Road.

The TV nominations are just as impressive, with FX show Fargo scoring eight nods. These include best movie made for TV or limited series, Patrick Wilson in the best actor in a movie made for TV or limited series and Kirsten Dunst in the actress counterpart.

Empire, The Leftovers and Mr. Robot are just three of the programmes that received nods in best drama series, while best comedy series contenders included the likes of Catastrophe, Jane the Virgin and Black-ish.

The annual ceremony will take place on Sunday 17 January 2016 in Santa Monica, California.

2016 Critics’ Choice nominees

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 and 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 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 Song

Fifty Shades of 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 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 TV

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 TV

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

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