David Fincher’s Mank, Steven Yeun-starrer Minari lead Critics Choice Awards nominations

David Fincher’s Mank and Steven Yeun-starrer Minari led the nominations for the twenty sixth Critics Choice Awards that noticed streamer Netflix conquer conventional Hollywood studios.

4 motion pictures from Netflix — Mank, Ma Rainey’s Black Backside, Da 5 Bloods and The Trial of Chicago 7 — are main the coveted greatest image race.

Mank, a black and white drama about Citizen Kane author Herman Mankiewicz, bagged 12 nominations, together with nods for Fincher, lead actor Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried in supporting actress class.

George C Wolfe-directed Ma Rainey’s Black Backside, concerning the eponymous influential blues singer, and filmmaker Spike Lee’s warfare drama Da 5 Bloods, each starring late actor Chadwick Boseman, amassed eight and 6 nominations every.

Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom characteristic The Trial of Chicago 7, which was one other critically-acclaimed film from Netflix steady, bagged six nods, together with greatest director and screenplay for the filmmaker and greatest supporting actor for Sacha Baron Cohen.

These 4 motion pictures will compete in the very best image race alongside Minari, Information of the World, Nomadland, One Night time in Miami, Promising Younger Girl and Sound of Metallic.

For each Mank and The Trial of Chicago 7, it was a repeat of their efficiency on the nominations for the Golden Globes the place the 2 motion pictures lead in main classes.

Minari, the semi-autobiographical story of a Korean household shifting to Arkansas within the Nineteen Eighties, was majorly snubbed for Globes, however bounced again within the award season race with 10 nominations at Critics Choice Awards, introduced Monday.

Filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung acquired two nods for greatest director and authentic screenplay, whereas the movie’s lead star Steven Yeun options in the very best actor race.

The movie can be nominated for the very best supporting actress (Yuh-Jung Youn), greatest younger actor/actress (Alan Kim), greatest appearing ensemble, greatest cinematography, greatest overseas language movie and greatest rating for Emile Mosseri.

Boseman, who died in August final yr after a secretive battle with most cancers, grew to become the primary actor to obtain two posthumous nominations in the identical yr for his work in Da 5 Bloods (greatest supporting actor) and Ma Rainey’s Black Backside (greatest actor).

In the very best actor race, the opposite outstanding contenders are Ben Affleck (The Means Again), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metallic), Tom Hanks (Information of the World), Anthony Hopkins (The Father) and Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods).

The very best director race options three feminine filmmakers — Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Younger Girl) and Regina King (One Night time in Miami).

Carey Mulligan, the star of #MeToo drama Promising Younger Girl, will face powerful competitors in the very best actress class with the presence of Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Backside), Vanessa Kirby (Items of a Girl), Frances McDormand (Nomadland) and Zendaya (Malcolm & Marie).

The twenty sixth version of the Critics Choice Awards will likely be hosted by Taye Diggs for a 3rd consecutive time on March 7.

As a result of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the award ceremony will likely be an in-person/digital hybrid present with Diggs and among the presenters filming from a stage in Los Angeles. The nominees will seem remotely from numerous places around the globe.

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