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Tiffany Haddish, Jordan Peele and Mary J. Blige Nab Critic’s Choice Nominations

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Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” led the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.’s Critics’ Choice Movie Award nominations with 14, including best picture, best director, best actress (Sally Hawkins) and best sci-fi/horror film.

The film, which opened in limited release last weekend, was far and away the leader with “Call Me by Your Name,” “Dunkirk,” “Lady Bird” and “The Post” a distant second with eight nominations apiece. They are joined by “The Big Sick,” “Darkest Hour,” “The Florida Project,” “Get Out” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” in the best picture category.

“The Big Sick” scribe and star Kumail Nanjiani picked up two nominations himself, for best actor in a comedy and best adapted screenplay. But he was also nominated by the BFCA’s sister organization, the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn., for his work on HBO’s “Silicon Valey,” making him the overall nominations champ between the two groups.

Other double-dipping BFCA nominees include “Lady Bird” writer-director Greta Gerwig, “The Disaster Artist” director and star James Franco, New York Film Critics supporting actress champ Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip”), “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” writer-director Martin McDonagh, and “Shape” writer-director Guillermo del Toro.

Last year’s BFCA best picture champ was “La La Land.”

Full list of nominations below. The 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air live on The CW network on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

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 Director

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”

Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Steven Spielberg, “The Post”

Best Actor

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Stronger”

Tom Hanks, “The Post”

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

Meryl Streep, “The Post”

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Patrick Stewart, “Logan”

Michael Stuhlbarg, “Call Me by Your Name”

Best Supporting Actress

Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”

Hong Chau, “Downsizing”

Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”

Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Best Young Actor/Actress

Mckenna Grace, “Gifted”

Dafne Keen, “Logan”

Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”

Millicent Simmonds, “Wonderstruck”

Jacob Tremblay, “Wonder”

Best Acting Ensemble


“Lady Bird”


“The Post”

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“Call Me by Your Name” (James Ivory)

“The Disaster Artist” (Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber)

“Mudbound” (Dee Rees, Virgil Williams)

“Molly’s Game” (Aaron Sorkin)

“Wonder” (Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky)

Best Original Screenplay

“The Big Sick” (Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani)

“Get Out” (Jordan Peele)

“Lady Bird” (Greta Gerwig)

“The Post” (Liz Hannah, Josh Singer)

“The Shape of Water” (Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Martin McDonagh)

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