Critics Choice Awards 2021: The Complete List of Film Nominees

The press has spoken, or the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, at least, with this year’s Golden Globe nominations, and so have the actors. (See: SAG Award Nominations). Now, it is the critics’ turn to comment.

On Monday, the Critics Choice Association announced the films nominated for the 26th Critics Choice Awards. (Nominations for TV were announced previously, with The crown Y Ozark as the most nominated series of the year).

Mank is the most nominated film of the year, with 12 nominations, followed by Minari with 10 nominations and Ma Rainey’s black ass with eight. Olivia Colman, meanwhile, is the only actress recognized by both films (The father) and TV (The crown).

Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 7, and Taye Diggs will return as host. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the show will be an “in-person / virtual hybrid” with Diggs hosting Los Angeles and the nominees will appear remotely, airing on The CW.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Better picture

Give 5 Bloods
Ma Rainey’s black ass
Mank
Minari
World News
Nomadland
One night in Miami
Promising young woman
Metal Sound
The Chicago 7 trial

best Actor

Ben Affleck, The way back

Riz Ahmed, Metal Sound

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s black ass

Tom Hanks, World News

Anthony Hopkins, The father

Delroy Lindo, Give 5 Bloods

Old Gary, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

Best actress

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s black ass

Andra Day, United States vs. Billie Holiday

Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising young woman

Zendaya, Malcolm and Marie

Best Supporting Actor

Chadwick Boseman, Give 5 Bloods

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Chicago 7 trial

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Bill Murray, On the rocks

Leslie Odom, Jr., One night in Miami

Paul Raci, Metal Sound

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova, Borat Post Movie

Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a woman

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The father

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Young Actor or Actress

Ryder Allen, Palmero

Ibrahima Gueye, The life ahead

Alan Kim, Minari

Talia Ryder, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Caoilinn Springall, The midnight sky

Helena Zengel, World News

Best Ensemble Acting

Give 5 Bloods
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s black ass
Minari
One night in Miami
The Chicago 7 trial

Best director

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Fennell emerald, Promising young woman

David Fincher, Mank

Spike Lee, Give 5 Bloods

Regina King, One night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin, The Chicago 7 trial

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Original Screenplay

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Fennell emerald, Promising young woman

Jack Fincher, Mank

Eliza Hittman, Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Darius Marder and Abraham Marder, Metal Sound

Aaron Sorkin, The Chicago 7 trial

Best Adapted Screenplay

Paul Greengrass and Luke Davies, World News

Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The father

Kemp Powers, One night in Miami

Jon Raymond and Kelly Reichardt, First cow

Rubén Santiago-Hudson, Ma Rainey’s black ass

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Cinematography

Christopher Blauvelt, First cow

Erik Messerschmidt, Mank

Lachlan Milne, Minari

Joshua James Richards, Nomadland

Newton Thomas Sigel, Give 5 Bloods

Hoyte Van Hoytema, Beginning

Dariusz Wolski, World News

Best Production Design

Cristina Casali, Charlotte Dirickx, The personal story of David Copperfield

David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan, World News

Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas, Beginning

Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale, Mank

Kave Quinn, Stella Fox, Emma

Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton, Ma Rainey’s black ass

Best Editing

Alan Baumgarten, The Chicago 7 trial

Kirk Baxter, Mank

Jennifer Lame, Beginning

Yorgos Lamprinos, The father

Mikkel EG Nielsen, Metal Sound

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Costume Design

Alexandra Byrne, Emma

Bina Daigeler, Mulan

Suzie Harman and Robert Worley, The personal story of David Copperfield

Ann Roth, Ma Rainey’s black ass

Nancy Steiner, Promising young woman

Trish Summerville, Mank

Best hairstyle and makeup

Emma
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s black ass
Mank
Promising young woman
United States vs. Billie Holiday

Better visual effects

Greyhound
The invisible man
Mank
The midnight sky
Mulan
Beginning
Wonder Woman 1984

Best comedy

Borat Post Movie
The Forty Year Old Version
The King of Staten Island
On the rocks
Palm springs
The prom

Best Foreign Language Film

Another round
Collective
The weeping woman
The life ahead
Minari
Both of us

Best song

“Everybody cries” – The outpost

“Fight for you” – Judas and the Black Messiah

“Husavik (my hometown)” – Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire saga

“Io sì (seen)” – The life ahead

“Speak Now” – One night in Miami

“Tigress and Tweed” – United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best score

Alexandre Desplat, The midnight sky

Ludwig Göransson, Beginning

James Newton Howard, World News

Emile Mosseri, Minari

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, soul


The 2021 Critics Choice Awards will air on Sunday, March 7 at 7 pm ET / PT on The CW. Until then, stay tuned to ETonline.com for full coverage of the Critics Choice Awards.

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