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Horror Scores Tons of Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations!

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association have announced the full list of nominees for the 23rd Critics’ Choice Awards.

Not surprisingly, given the great year horror has had in 2017, the genre scored a handful of nominations this year, which is rare given how often awards shows snub horror.

Here’s the impressively large list of genre film/TV nominees:

  • Best Picture – Get Out
  • Best Picture – The Shape of Water
  • Best Actor – Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Best Actress – Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Best Supporting Actor – Richard Jenkins, The Shape of Water
  • Best Supporting Actress – Octavia Spencer, The Shape of Water
  • Best Director – Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
  • Best Director – Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Best Original Screenplay – Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor, The Shape of Water
  • Best Original Screenplay – Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Best Cinematography – Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water
  • Best Production Design – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water
  • Best Editing – Luis Sequeira, The Shape of Water
  • Best Hair & Makeup – The Shape of Water
  • Best Visual Effects – The Shape of Water
  • Best Sci-fi or Horror Movie – Blade Runner 2049, Get Out, IT, The Shape of Water
  • Best Score – Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • Best Drama Series – “Stranger Things”
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series – Freddie Highmore, “Bates Motel”
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – David Harbour, “Stranger Things”
  • Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Evan Peters, “American Horror Story: Cult”

The awards will air on The CW on January 11, 2018 at 8pm EST.



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  • I was expecting more nominations for IT, because is one of the best films of 2017. Bill Skarsgård also deserve a nomination, his character is one of the best and most charismatic villains of this century.

    By the way, anyone else liked this season of American Horror Story?
    Despite the weak ending, Cult was for me the second best season.

    • jacobia

      Good call for Bill Skarsgård! Yeah, I liked Cult, and I know what you mean about it’s ending. At first, I missed there not being a supernatural element to Cult, but I did enjoy it…though I preferred Hotel.

      • The ending was so much better than Roanoke (it has the worst ending of all seasons) but it’s full of plot holes, as:

        First, why Ally killed Speedwagon? They were on the same team

        Second, how she went away with some murders? Speedwagon, Ivy, and the feminist woman from the 10th episode?

        I liked the concept about her being now a SCUM member (that extremist cult created by Valerie Solanas) but would be so much better if we see her creating a extreme feminist cult during the last 15 minutes, attacking a couple like Kai used to do in the beginning of the season, after that scene the wife of the victimized couple reveals to be one member of Ally’s cult.

        And then we notice it’s all a cycle. The power is able to change a person in a bad way.

  • jacobia

    Best Actor in a Drama Series – Freddie Highmore, “Bates Motel” – a well deserved nomination, in my opinion.

    • Necro

      Absolutely! 1000% agree!

      • jacobia

        Hell yes, he completely owned that part. It’s just magic when all the right ingredients come together for a show like Bates Motel (or any show for that matter). In no particular order: the cast, director, cinematography, writers, special effects team, music score, etc all made a gripping series that took it’s time in developing characters and their relationships, building to an awesome final season. Loved it!

      • jacobia

        Hell yes, he completely owned that part. It’s just magic when all the right ingredients come together for a show like Bates Motel (or any show for that matter). In no particular order: the cast, director, cinematography, writers, special effects team, music score, etc all made a gripping series that took it’s time in developing characters and their relationships, building to an awesome final season. Loved it!

      • jacobia

        Hell yes, he completely owned that part. It’s just magic when all the right ingredients come together for a show like Bates Motel (or any show for that matter). In no particular order: the cast, director, cinematography, writers, special effects team, music score, etc all made a gripping series that took it’s time in developing characters and their relationships, building to an awesome final season. Loved it!

  • Saturn

    I know the new Day Of The Dead isn’t out yet, but surely it should be nominated for at least 5 awards – the obvious being Schaech for best actor.

  • Basically all about Shape of Water and Get Out.

  • Necro

    So it’s pretty much just ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Get Out’? Not that I don’t like seeing this for the genre, but there was plenty more than just these two films this year. Also didn’t ‘The Shape of Water’ just come out? I know it’s a 2017 film but for only being a few weeks old it sure seems to be cleaning up with 13 nominations! At least for this awards show anyway.

  • kieron callaghan

    I really had hoped that ‘The Exorcist’ would have had a few nominations for Best Drama Series and definitely Best Actor nods for both Alfonso Herrera and Ben Daniels especially as it seemed to be embraced by a lot of critics.

  • sedoi

    I knew Get Out be here, but Shape of water killing it. Also, sorry, but Evan Peters role in Cult was one of his weakest roles on AHS

    • Simon Allen

      I agree …..he did way too much scenery chewing .

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