The Favourite leads the nominations for next year’s Critics’ Choice Awards in the US.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association announced its nominations today. The Favourite, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, is up for 14 awards. The Fox Searchlight movie is set in the court of Queen Anne (played Olivia Colman). Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz play ladies in waiting competing for the queen’s attention. It includes a same-sex sex scene between Colman and Stone.
All the three lead actors are up for awards, as well as director Lanthimos. The film is also up for Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Screenplay and several craft categories.
Fox Searchlight will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s success. At the 2018 awards, its The Shape of Water (directed by Guillermo del Toro) also received 14 nominations. It went on to win four and then repeated the trick at the Oscars.
A Star Is Born also highly nominated
Behind The Favourite’s 14 nominations is Black Panther with 12 nominations. First Man gets 10 nominations, while A Star Is Born, Mary Poppins Returns and Vice each get nine. Lady Gaga gets a nomination for Best Actress for A Star Is Born.
The full list of Best Picture nominees is as follows.
- Black Panther
- The Favourite
- First Man
- Green Book
- If Beale Street Could Talk
- Mary Poppins Returns
- A Star Is Born
In the Critics Choice TV categories, FX drama Pose, set in the NYC ballroom scene of the 1980s, is up for Best Drama Series. Billy Porter from Pose receives a nomination for Best Actor.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, received five nominations, including Best Limited Series and Best Actor in a Limited Series (Darren Criss). The BBC’s A Very English Scandal, starring Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, was also nominated in the Best Limited Series category.
The 24th awards Critics Choice gala takes place on Sunday 13 January 2019.