Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Critics Choice Sets the Stage for the Oscars with “Roma” Win, Or Does It? The Mystery Grows Deeper


Last night’s Critics Choice Awards may have set the stage for the Oscars.Or did they? “Roma” won Best Picture,but don’t count out “Green Book” or “A Star is Born.” They are still in the running.

The tie between Glenn Close and Lady Gaga was a win win for everyone. But I do think the Academy will pick Close, for so many reasons. One, she deserves it. And two, she’s waited 30 years. Lady Gaga’s amazing debut is the start of an incredible career. She will win lots of awards. She knows it, too. She just has choose wisely now.

Is Christian Bale a slam dunk for Best Actor? It seems like it. His two wins and ingratiating speeches probably foreshadow Oscar night.

Mahershala Ali and Regina King look locked and loaded for Best Supporting. Alfonso Cuaron will receive Best Director whether or not “Roma” wins Best Picture.

I’ll have more notes tomorrow from the Critics Choice soiree. Joey Berlin and co. did a swell job. I don’t know how it looked on TV but the room was a blast. Plenty of stories and good gossip!

My favorite on stage moment: Amy Adams and Patricia Arquette were so funny and warm and real. In the audience: I met Asia Kate Dillon from “Billions,” who really is a superstar! And my tablemates were Viola Davis and her husband Julius Tennon, old friends. It doesn’t get better!


Best Picture
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“First Man”
“Green Book”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Roma” *WINNER
“A Star Is Born”

Best Actor
Christian Bale, “Vice” *WINNER
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 (TIE) *WINNER
Toni Collette, “Hereditary”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born” (TIE) *WINNER
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Best Young Actor/Actress
Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade” *WINNER
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” *WINNER

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, “First Man”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” *WINNER
Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Spike Lee ,”BlacKkKlansman”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Best Original Screenplay
Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”
Adam McKay, “Vice”
Paul Schrader, “First Reformed” *WINNER
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, “Green Book”
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski, “A Quiet Place”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, “Black Panther”
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk” *WINNER
Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, “A Star Is Born”
Josh Singer, “First Man”
Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, “”BlacKkKlansman””

Best Cinematography
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” *WINNER
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, Jay Hart, “Black Panther” *WINNER
Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez, “Roma”
Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman, “Crazy Rich Asians”
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton, “The Favourite”
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas, “First Man”
John Myhre, Gordon Sim, “Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Editing
Jay Cassidy, “A Star Is Born”
Hank Corwin, “Vice”
Tom Cross, “First Man” *WINNER
Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough, “Roma”
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, “The Favourite”
Joe Walker, “Widows”

Best Costume Design
Alexandra Byrne, “Mary Queen of Scots”
Ruth Carter, “Black Panther” *WINNER
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”
“Vice” *WINNER

Best Visual Effects
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Black Panther” *WINNER
“First Man”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
“Ready Player One”

Best Animated Feature
“The Grinch”
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” *WINNER

Best Action Movie
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Black Panther”
“Deadpool 2”
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout” *WINNER
“Ready Player One”

Best Comedy
“Crazy Rich Asians” *WINNER
“Deadpool 2”
“The Death of Stalin”
“The Favourite”
“Game Night”
“Sorry to Bother You”

Best Actor in a Comedy
Christian Bale, “Vice” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
Elsie Fisher, “”Eighth Grade””
Rachel McAdams, “Game Night”
Charlize Theron, “Tully”
Constance Wu, “Crazy Rich Asians”

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie
“A Quiet Place” *WINNER

Best Foreign Language Film
“Cold War”
“Roma” *WINNER

Best Song
“All the Stars” from “Black Panther”
“Girl in the Movies” from “Dumplin’”
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG”
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” *WINNER
“Trip a Little Light Fantastic” from “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” *WINNER
Marc Shaiman, “Mary Poppins Returns”


Best Drama Series
“The Americans” *WINNER
“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” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
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 *WINNER
Rhea Seehorn, “Better Call Saul”
Yvonne Strahovski, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Holly Taylor, “The Americans”

Best Comedy Series
“The Good Place”
“The Kominsky Method”
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” *WINNER
“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” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
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” *WINNER

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” *WINNER
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 Limited Series
“A Very English Scandal”
“American Vandal”
“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” *WINNER
“Escape at Dannemora”
“Genius: Picasso”
“Sharp Objects”

Best Movie Made for Television
“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” *WINNER
“King Lear”
“My Dinner with Hervé”
“Notes from the Field”
“The Tale”

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Antonio Banderas, “Genius: Picasso”
Darren Criss, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” *WINNER
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 Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects” (TIE) *WINNER
Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora” (TIE) *WINNER
Connie Britton, “Dirty John”
Carrie Coon, “The Sinner”
Laura Dern, “The Tale”
Anna Deavere Smith, “Notes From the Field”

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
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” *WINNER

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Ellen Burstyn, “The Tale”
Patricia Clarkson, “Sharp Objects” *WINNER
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” *WINNER
“The Simpsons”
“South Park”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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