'Barbie' leads the nominations for the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards with 18, far outpacing all other films, as Warner Bros.' dominates the list with mentions for Best Film, Director, Screenplay and five acting mentions, including stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling who received 2 each.

POOR THINGS

Following its stellar showing at Monday's Golden Globe nominations, where it received a record 9 nominations, the Mattel phenomenon doubled its total with the Critics Choice Association and left all other contenders in the dust. Still, the other half of the “Barbenheimer” summer dynamic duo, Christopher Nolan Oppenheimer scored an impressive 13 nominations, the same number given to Searchlight's Poor things, with both solidly in the running for Best Picture from the group that has shown an incredible ability in recent years to be a strong predictor of Oscar glory. Just a step behind was Martin Scorsese's Flower Moon Assassins which racked up 12 nominations, continuing its impressive showing on the critics awards circuit this season.

From left to right: Cillian Murphy (as J. Robert Oppenheimer) and writer, director and producer Christopher Nolan on the set of 'Oppenheimer'.

Oppenheimer

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In addition to the four films above, other nominees for Best Picture are American Fiction, The Color Purple, The Remnants, Maestro, Past Lives, It is Salt burn. The acting nominees largely mirrored those found on the Globes list, which divides candidates into drama and comedy/musical categories. As the season gains hurricane strength, it appears the same group of films are rising to the top and showing strength as all signs point to the Oscars. In other words, there is a lot of agreement.

THE RETENTIONS

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The CCAs, however, gave a boost to The color purple with 5 general nominations, and from Amazon Salt burning, nor getting the Globes cut in the Best Picture categories. With a bit of surprise, critics and Cannes darlings Anatomy of a fall It is The area of ​​interest, both competing in the Globe's Best Dramatic Film and Foreign Film races were relegated by the CCA to just the Best Foreign Film category, getting just 4 nominations between them. Focus Features' The remnants had a particularly strong showing with nominations in the main acting categories, Director, Screenplay and Film, securing 8 mentions on the list.

Flower Moon Assassins

Flower Moon Assassins

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“We are so excited to celebrate this year’s remarkable projects, performances, and the people who made it all possible at the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards,” said CCA CEO Joey Berlin. “This year we saw an incredible number of blockbusters and beautiful stories brought to life in these exceptional films.”

The 29th The annual Critics Choice Awards will air live on Sunday, January 14, 2024, on The CW from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT, check local listings). Chelsea Handler will return for the second consecutive year as host of the awards given annually to honor the best film and television performances. As previously announced, The morning show leads television competitors with 6 nominations, including Best Drama Series. The Critics Choice Awards show will be executive produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

Here are the film's directions:

BEST PHOTO

American Fiction

Barbie

The color purple

The remnants

Flower Moon Assassins

Conductor

Oppenheimer

Past lives

Poor things

Salt burn

BEST ACTOR

Bradley Cooper – Conductor

Leonardo DiCaprio – Killers of the Flower Moon

Colman Domingo-Rustin

Paul Giamatti – The Remnants

Cillian Murphy-Oppenheimer

Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction

BEST ACTRESS

Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon

Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall

Greta Lee – Past Lives

Carey Mulligan – Conductor

Margot Robbie – Barbie

Emma Stone – Poor things

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction

Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon

Robert Downey Jr.

Ryan Gosling-Barbie

Charles Melton – May December

Mark Ruffalo – Poor Things

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Emily Blunt-Oppenheimer

Danielle Brooks – The color purple

America Ferrera – Barbie

Jodie Foster – Nyad

Julianne Moore – May December

Da'Vine Joy Randolph – The Remnants

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Abby Ryder Fortson – Are you there, God? It's me, Margarida.

Ariana Greenblatt – Barbie

Calah Lane-Wonka

Milo Machado Graner – Anatomy of a Fall

Dominic Sessa – The Remnants

Madeleine Yuna Voyles – The Creator

BEST ACTING SET

Air

Barbie

The color purple

The remnants

Flower Moon Assassins

Oppenheimer

BEST DIRECTOR

Bradley Cooper – Conductor

Greta Gerwig – Barbie

Yorgos Lanthimos – Poor Things

Christopher Nolan-Oppenheimer

Alexander Payne – The Remnants

Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Samy Burch – May December

Alex Convery – Aerial

Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer – Conductor

Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach – Barbie

David Hemingson – The Remnants

Celine Song – Past Lives

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Kelly Fremon Craig – Are you there, God? It's me, Margarida.

Andrew Haigh – All of Us Strangers

Cord Jefferson – American Fiction

Tony McNamara – Poor things

Christopher Nolan-Oppenheimer

Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Mateus Libatique – Conductor

Rodrigo Prieto – Barbie

Rodrigo Prieto – Assassins of the Flower Moon

Robbie Ryan – Poor things

Linus Sandgren – Saltburn

Hoyte van Hoytema-Oppenheimer

BEST PRODUCTION PROJECT

Suzie Davies, Charlotte Dirickx – Saltburn

Ruth De Jong, Claire Kaufman – Oppenheimer

Jack Fisk, Adam Willis – Killers of the Flower Moon

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Barbie

James Price, Shona Heath, Szusza Mihalek – Poor Things

Adam Stockhausen, Kris Moran – Asteroid City

BEST EDITION

William Goldenberg – Air

Nick Houy – Barbie

Jennifer Lame – Oppenheimer

Yorgos Mavropsaridis – Poor things

Thelma Schoonmaker – Killers of the Flower Moon

Michelle Tesoro – Conductor

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Jacqueline Durran – Barbie

Lindy Hemming-Wonka

Francine Jamison-Tanchuck – The color purple

Holly Waddington – Poor Things

Jacqueline West – Killers of the Flower Moon

Janty Yates, David Crossman – Napoleon

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

Barbie

The color purple

Conductor

Oppenheimer

Poor things

Priscilla

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

The creator

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Oppenheimer

Poor things

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

BEST COMEDY

American Fiction

Barbie

Lower parts

The remnants

No hard feelings

Poor things

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Boy and the Crane

Elementary

Nimona

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

To wish

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Anatomy of a Fall

Godzilla minus one

Perfect Days

Snow Society

The flavor of things

The zone of interest

BEST MUSIC

“Dance the Night” – Barbie

“I’m just Ken” – Barbie

“Peaches” – The Super Mario Bros. movie.

“Path to Freedom” – Rustin

“This Desire” – Desire

“What I was made for” – Barbie

BEST SCORE

Jerskin Fendrix – Poor Things

Michael Giacchino – Snow Society

Ludwig Göransson – Oppenheimer

Daniel Pemberton – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Robbie Robertson – Killers of the Flower Moon

Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt – Barbie

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am a voting member of the Critics Choice Association and serve as President of the Film Branch.

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