Black Panther Nominated For Best Picture At Critics’ Choice Awards

The road to the Oscars has only begun.

The road to the Oscars is picking up steam as awards season is now underway with the Golden Globe nominations announced a while back along with the winners of the LA Film Critics Association Awards. We’re getting a relatively diverse array of nominees this time around during awards season from smaller dramas to big budget blockbusters. With Black Panther getting a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Drama category, it looks like other ceremonies may be doing the same with the latest being the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards.

Yes, you heard it! The MCU’s very own Black Panther is nominated for Best Picture at the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards. It is now the first superhero film since The Dark Knight way back in 2008 to get nominated in the Best Picture category. With this amount of recognition being showered on the film from awards ceremonies, it almost seems certain that the MCU flick would be getting a Best Picture nomination at the Oscars. Then again, we thought the same for The Dark Knight and that didn’t happen.

The film has a total of 12 nominations behind the period comedy The Favourite which is earning rave reviews. Black Panther‘s 12 nominations is followed by First Man‘s 10 nominations which despite not being all that great and not earning that much at the box-office is still getting some recognition. A Star is Born and Mary Poppins Returns follows suit each with 9 nominations and then comes Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma with 8 nominations. All of the films mentioned above are nominated for Best Picture.

The Critics Choice Awards are a unique bunch but in a good way as the manage to separate the whole genre/category nominations right unlike the Golden Globes. Along with the usual Best Picture, Director, Actor fare, we also have the Best Action, Comedy, Horror, etc. categories. The following are the list of the nominees for each category in film as reported by Variety:


Best Picture

Black Panther


The Favourite

First Man

Green Book

If Beale Street Could Talk

Mary Poppins Returns


A Star Is Born


Best Actor

Christian Bale, Vice

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate

Ryan Gosling, First Man

Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book


Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Glenn Close, The Wife

Toni Collette, Hereditary

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?


Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy

Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman

Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born

Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther


Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice

Claire Foy, First Man

Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Young Actor/Actress

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace

Ed Oxenbould, Wildlife

Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place

Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give

Sunny Suljic, Mid90s


Best Acting Ensemble

Black Panther

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite




Best Director

Damien Chazelle, First Man

Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Adam McKay, Vice


Best Animated Feature

The Grinch

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 

Best Action Movie

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

Deadpool 2

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Ready Player One



Best Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

Deadpool 2

The Death of Stalin

The Favourite

Game Night

Sorry to Bother You


Best Actor in a Comedy

Christian Bale, Vice

Jason Bateman, Game Night

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2

Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You 


Best Actress in a Comedy

Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Rachel McAdams, Game Night

Charlize Theron, Tully

Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie




A Quiet Place



Best Foreign Language Film



Cold War




Best Original Screenplay

Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Adam McKay, Vice

Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Bryan Woods, Scott Beck and John Krasinski, A Quiet Place


Best Adapted Screenplay

Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters, A Star Is Born

Josh Singer, First Man

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk

Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born

Rachel Morrison, Black Panther

Robbie Ryan, The Favourite

Linus Sandgren, First Man


Best Production Design

Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart, Black Panther

Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez, Roma

Nelson Coates and Andrew Baseman, Crazy Rich Asians

Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton, The Favourite

Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas, First Man

John Myhre and Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns


Best Editing

Jay Cassidy, A Star Is Born

Hank Corwin, Vice

Tom Cross, First Man

Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, Roma

Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite

Joe Walker, Widows


Best Costume Design

Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

Ruth Carter, Black Panther

Julian Day, Bohemian Rhapsody

Sandy Powell, The Favourite

Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns

Best Hair and Makeup

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots




Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Ready Player One


Best Song

“All the Stars,” Black Panther

“Girl in the Movies,” Dumplin’

“I’ll Fight,” RBG

“The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns

“Shallow,” A Star Is Born

“Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” Mary Poppins Returns


Best Score

Kris Bowers, Green Book

Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs

Ludwig Göransson, Black Panther

Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Everything looks to be in order for the nominations in film except maybe a couple of minor hiccups such as the lack of horror films in the Best Picture category. Come on, horror films are making a huge splash these days and 2018 has provided two gems with the likes of Hereditary and A Quiet Place. I’m not saying that none of those films deserve a spot there, but it would be nice if the Best Picture category recognized the art-form of horror (I know they have their own category but still…). Anyway, the Critics Choice Awards honors television as well. Here are the list of nominees for television:

Best Comedy Series



The Good Place

The Kominsky Method

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Middle

One Day at a Time

Schitt’s Creek


Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Hank Azaria, Brockmire

Ted Danson, The Good Place

Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Allison Janney, Mom

Justina Machado, One Day at a Time

Debra Messing, Will & Grace

Issa Rae, Insecure

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

William Jackson Harper, The Good Place

Sean Hayes, Will & Grace

Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta

Nico Santos, Superstore

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Henry Winkler, Barry


Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Betty Gilpin, GLOW

Laurie Metcalf, The Conners

Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time

Zoe Perry, Young Sheldon

Annie Potts, Young Sheldon

Miriam Shor, Younger


Best Drama Series

The Americans

Better Call Saul

The Good Fight


Killing Eve

My Brilliant Friend



Best Actor in a Drama Series

Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor

Diego Luna, Narcos: Mexico

Richard Madden, Bodyguard

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Billy Porter, Pose

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us


Best Actress in a Drama Series

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Elizabeth Olsen, Sorry for Your Loss

Julia Roberts, Homecoming

Keri Russell, The Americans


Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Richard Cabral, Mayans M.C.

Asia Kate Dillon, Billions

Noah Emmerich, The Americans

Justin Hartley, This Is Us

Matthew Macfadyen, Succession

Richard Schiff, The Good Doctor

Shea Whigham, Homecoming

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Dina Shihabi, Jack Ryan

Julia Garner, Ozark

Thandie Newton, Westworld

Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul

Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale

Holly Taylor, The Americans


Best Limited Series

A Very English Scandal

American Vandal

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Escape at Dannemora

Genius: Picasso

Sharp Objects

Best Movie Made for TV


Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

King Lear

My Dinner With Hervé

Notes From the Field

The Tale

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Antonio Banderas, Genius: Picasso

Darren Criss, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Paul Dano, Escape at Dannemora

Benicio Del Toro, Escape at Dannemora

Hugh Grant, A Very English Scandal

John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert


Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Amy Adams, Sharp Objects

Patricia Arquette, Escape at Dannemora

Connie Britton, Dirty John

Carrie Coon, The Sinner

Laura Dern, The Tale

Anna Deavere Smith, Notes From the Field


Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Brandon Victor Dixon, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

Eric Lange, Escape at Dannemora

Alex Rich, Genius: Picasso

Peter Sarsgaard, The Looming Tower

Finn Wittrock, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal 


Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series

Ellen Burstyn, The Tale

Patricia Clarkson, Sharp Objects

Penelope Cruz, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Julia Garner, Dirty John

Judith Light, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Elizabeth Perkins, Sharp Objects


Best Animated Series

Adventure Time


Bob’s Burgers

BoJack Horseman

The Simpsons

South Park

Those are the nominees for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards that will be held on January 14, 2019. Stay tuned for more awards show buzz people cause the road to the Oscars has only begun.


Source: Variety