AceShowbiz - Period comedy "The Favourite" looks set to dominate at the Broadcast Film Critics Association's 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards after landing 14 nominations.
The haul is a good Oscars omen for bosses at distributor Fox Searchlight, who landed 14 nominations for "The Shape of Water" last year. Guillermo del Toro's film went on to mirror its Critics Choice wins by picking up four Academy Awards in 2018, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Deadline editors point out the prizes handed out at the 2018 Critics' Choice Awards were almost identical to those presented at the Oscars, with 17 of 19 major categories matching up at both ceremonies.
"Black Panther" is also a major Critics' Choice nominee with 12 mentions, ahead of Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling's "First Man" with 10 and "Mary Poppins Returns", "A Star Is Born", and "Vice" all with nine nods apiece.
Meanwhile "Roma''s Alfonso Cuaron, Bradley Cooper, "Green Book"'s Peter Farrelly, Adam McKay, Spike Lee and "Mary Poppins Returns" composer Marc Shaiman have each landed multiple nominations for directing, screenwriting, and in Cooper's case acting.
Meanwhile, "The Americans", "Escape at Dannemora, and "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" each score five nominations in the TV categories, while Amy Adams becomes a double acting nominee on the big and small screen, picking up a nod for HBO's limited series "Sharp Objects" as well as a Supporting Actress mention for Dick Cheney biopic "Vice", making her the key crossover this year on both sides of the aisle.
The Critics' Choice Awards will take place on 13 January (19).
The complete list of nominees is:
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ACTION MOVIE
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST DRAMA SERIES
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
BEST COMEDY SERIES
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
BEST LIMITED SERIES
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST ANIMATED SERIES