LOS ANGELES “(CNS) – In what was a banner year for Netflix, the streaming service’s film Mank will carry 12 nominations at Sunday’s 26th annual Critics Choice Awards, while its shows Ozark and The crown topped the TV hopes with six nods each.
Mank, a vintage black and white Hollywood tale focused on Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, is one of four Netflix nominated films for Best Picture, with Da 5 bloods, Ma Rainey’s black background and The Chicago 7 trial. The other films nominated for the first prize are Minari, World news, Nomadland, One night in Miami, Promising young woman, and Sound of metal.
The late Chadwick Boseman has a pair of nods – best actor for Ma Rainey’s black background and supporting actor for Da 5 bloods. He won a Golden Globe Award last week for My Rainey.
Mank’s Gary Oldman is also nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Mankiewicz. Ben Affleck to complete the pitch The way back, Riz Ahmed for Sound of metal, Tom Hanks for World news, Delroy Lindo for Da 5 bloods and Steven Yeun for Minari.
Boseman My Rainey co-star, Viola Davis, is nominated for Best Actress, as is Andra Day for The United States vs. Billie Holiday, Sidney Flanigan for Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a woman, Frances McDormand for Nomadland, Carey Mulligan for Promising young woman and Zendaya for Malcolm and Marie.
The Critics Choice Awards also feature an honor for Best Set of Actors in a Motion Picture, with nominations going to Da 5 bloods, Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s black background, Minari, One night in Miami and The Chicago 7 trial.
David Fincher has a nomination for best director for the bar Mank, which also earned a screenwriting nomination from her father, Jack Fincher, who died in 2003 at the age of 72. The movie was supposed to be shot in the 1990s, but didn’t come to fruition through young Fincher’s insistence on filming it. in black and white.
Lee Isaac Chung is also nominated for Best Director for Minari, Emerald Fennell for Promising young woman, Spike Lee for Da 5 bloods, Regina King for One night in Miami, Aaron Sorkin for The Chicago 7 trial and Golden Globe winner Chloe Zhao for Nomadland.
Between film and television nominations, Netflix has a collective of 72 Critics Choice Award nominations, triple the number of its closest competitor, HBO / HBO Max, at 24.
On the television side of the awards, Ozark and The crown will compete for the best drama series with AMC You better call Saul, CBS All Access’ The good fight, Disney + The Mandalorian, NBC It’s us and HBO Lovecraft Country and Perry mason.
Lovecraft Country has five nominations in total, just like FX Mrs. America and What we do in the shadows and PopTV’s Schitt Creek, which swept all comedy honors at the September Emmy Awards.
Schitt Creek and What we do in the shadows are both nominated for Best Comedy Series, along with FX Better things, HBO Max’s The stewardess, CBS ‘ Mom, Apple TV + Ted lasso and Hulu’s PEN15 and Ramy.
HBO has three nominees in the Best Limited Series category – I can destroy you, The plot against America and Cancellation. Netflix ratings hit The queen’s gambit is also nominated, along with the streaming service Unorthodox. Also called FX’s Mrs. America, From Hulu Normal people and Amazon Small ax.
The awards will be presented virtually, with a show originating in Los Angeles and broadcast live on the East Coast on The CW, hosted by Taye Diggs. According to the Critics Choice Association, the show will be “an in-person / virtual hybrid, with Diggs and some of the evening’s presenters filming from a stage in Los Angeles, and the nominees appearing remotely from various locations around the world.”
During the ceremony, actress and activist Zendaya will receive the fifth annual SeeHer Award, honoring her role in strengthening the role of women in the entertainment industry.
The SeeHer Award honors a woman who works “to push boundaries, challenge stereotypes and recognize the importance of authentic portrayals of women in the entertainment landscape,” according to the Critics Choice Association.
Previous recipients of the award are Kristen Bell, Viola Davis, Claire Foy and Gal Gadot.