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Predictions for Critics’ Choice Awards 2016

Nominations for the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced this past Monday. Let’s break down the snubs and surprises, and take a closer look at which nominees will (probably?) win!

Story by Shadan Larki

FILM:

There aren’t many clear Oscar favorites as of now and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) likes to make picks they think will influence the Oscar race, so a few unlikely winners might be in store.

"Mad Max Fury Road" / Warner Bros.
“Mad Max: Fury Road” / Warner Bros.

BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Sicario
  • Spotlight

My Pick: “Spotlight”/“Mad Max: Fury Road”

I cheated-I know. But, while many are predicting “Spotlight,” a traditional Best Picture favorite, “Mad Max” leads all other films with 14 nominations. The BFCA could give the Sci-Fi smash-hit a win here to boost its Oscar chances.

ACTOR

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

My Pick: Leonardo DiCaprio

Remember when I said there weren’t any clear favorites this year? That wisdom doesn’t apply here. Leo should get his speech(es) ready.

Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in "Room." / A24
Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay in “Room.” / A24

ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: Brie Larson

“Room” is this year’s little-Indie-that-could. Critics loved it-and they loved Larson too. She’s everyone’s current favorite, including mine.

SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
  • Tom Hardy – The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

My Pick: Sylvester Stallone

This category is a toss-up. I think Stallone has the edge here for bringing back Rocky in what critics (AKA the people voting) are calling the best performance of his career. But, Rylance is getting a lot of (much-deserved) attention for “Bridge of Spies.”

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

My Pick: Rooney Mara

This category is another major toss-up. The (American-version) Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Mara is favored to become the Girl With The Statue. But, the critics also love it-girl Vikander. “The Hateful Eight’s” Leigh could also be a factor. This race is one to watch.

YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
  • RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Shameik Moore – Dope
  • Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

My Pick: Jacob Tremblay

I’d bet money on this. Young Tremblay’s performance is the heart of much-beloved “Room.

ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • The Big Short
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

My Pick: Spotlight

“Spotlight” is very much an ensemble (a must-see for my fellow lovers of journalism dramas), I’m predicting Keaton and Co. will pick up a win here.

DIRECTOR

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

My Pick: George Miller

This category boils down to two longtime Hollywood heavyweights, 78-year-old Scott and 70-year old Miller. If more nominations means more love for a film, then “Mad Max” gives Miller an edge.

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Matt Charman, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland – Ex Machina
  • Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve & Josh Cooley – Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

My Pick: “Spotlight”

The script is “Spotlight’s” strongest technical feature and the BFCA could make up for not giving it a Best Picture win with a win here. But, never rule out Tarantino in screenplay categories. Tarantino won this award for his last two films.

"The Big Short" / Plan B Entertainment
“The Big Short” / Plan B Entertainment

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
  • Drew Goddard – The Martian
  • Emma Donoghue – Room
  • Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

My Pick: “The Big Short”

The critics will want to award “The Big Short” somewhere and this category is the safest bet. But, don’t rule underestimate critic-favorite Sorkin. He won back-to-back Screenplay trophies for “The Social Network” and “Moneyball.”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Ed Lachman – Carol 
  • Robert Richardson – The Hateful Eight
  • John Seale – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Dariusz Wolski – The Martian
  • Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant
  • Roger Deakins – Sicario

My Pick: Emmanuel Lubezki

Lubezki won this category last year for “Birdman” (another Alejandro González Iñárritu film). He is expected to repeat.

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Adam Stockhausen & Rena DeAngelo – Bridge of Spies
  • François Séguin, Jennifer Oman & Louise Tremblay – Brooklyn
  • Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler – Carol
  • Eve Stewart & Michael Standish – The Danish Girl
  • Colin Gibson – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Arthur Max & Celia Bobak – The Martian 

My Pick: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

The BCFA really loved “Mad Max.” The film is expected to do very well in the technical categories.

EDITING

  • Hank Corwin – The Big Short
  • Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Pietro Scalia – The Martian
  • Stephen Mirrione – The Revenant
  • Tom McArdle – Spotlight

My Pick: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

See above. (But look out for “The Big Short” to possibly steal).

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Odile Dicks-Mireaux – Brooklyn
  • Sandy Powell – Carol
  • Sandy Powell – Cinderella
  • Paco Delgado – The Danish Girl
  • Jenny Beavan – Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: Sandy Powell

Powell will win this one. She has THREE Costume Design Oscars and several BFCA wins. Her only competition is herself. She’ll likely win for “Carol” because it is so loved by critics, even though “Cinderella” featured flashier costumes.

HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

My Pick: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

A well-deserved win for the visually-stunning picture.

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Walk

My Pick: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Again. See above.

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ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

My Pick: “Inside Out”

There’s two things you should know about “Inside Out” that make a win here easy to predict: 1) It’s Pixar 2) It’s AMAZING!

ACTION MOVIE

  • Furious 7
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Sicario

My Pick: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

They could give it to “Sicario” to show it some love. Or to “Jurassic World” to show that they’re paying attention to what audiences are watching. Or “Mad Max” could just keep on winning.

ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Daniel Craig – Spectre
  • Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
  • Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

My Pick: Tom Hardy

They’ll likely give Hardy a win to make up for not awarding him for “The Revenant” or “Black Mass.” Pratt could sneak in here, but I wouldn’t bet on it.

ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Emily Blunt – Sicario
  • Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

My Pick: Charlize Theron

Theron’s Best Actress nomination shows just how much the critics loved her performance. But, since she probably won’t win the general category, I think she’ll get a statue here. Blunt could be a spoiler, but again, don’t bet on it.

COMEDY

  • The Big Short
  • Inside Out
  • Joy
  • Sisters
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

My Pick: “The Big Short”

“The Big Short” leads all other movies in this category in nominations so it seems like a safe bet here (especially since it’s not expected to do well in the general categories), but don’t rule out “Spy” or “Trainwreck.”

ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Steve Carell – The Big Short
  • Robert De Niro – The Intern
  • Bill Hader – Trainwreck
  • Jason Statham – Spy

My Pick: Christian Bale

Personally, I’d give this one to Statham, but the BFCA will probably give “The Big Short” another win here to raise its profile.

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Tina Fey – Sisters
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy
  • Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • Lily Tomlin – Grandma

My Pick: Amy Schumer

Lawrence is a critical favorite and the BFCA might give the award to Tomlin to boost her Oscar chances. But, 2015 has been Schumer’s year and I don’t think the critics will miss the chance to recognize that.

SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • Ex Machina
  • It Follows
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian

My Pick: “Mad Max: Fury Road”

The BFCA has Mad Max nominated in both the action and sci-fi categories. It might win both. Or the critics could use this category to award “Ex Machina.”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Assassin
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Mustang
  • The Second Mother
  • Son of Saul

My Pick: “Son Of Saul”

Hungary’s “Son Of Saul” is already a critical favorite. It’s also a World War II drama and those tend to do well.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • The Look of Silence
  • Where to Invade Next

My Pick: “He Named Me Malala”

This category could really go several ways. “He Named Me Malala,” about Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner, seems to have the most critical and sentimental support.

SONG

  • Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do
  • Furious 7 – See You Again
  • The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
  • Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love
  • Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
  • Youth – Simple Song #3

My Pick: “One Kind of Love”

“Love & Mercy’s” “One Kind of Love” is expected to win, but don’t rule out mega-hit “See You Again.”

SCORE

  • Carter Burwell – Carol
  • Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – The Revenant
  • Johann Johannsson – Sicario
  • Howard Shore – Spotlight

My Pick: “Carol”

“Carol” is expected to pick up a statue here, but keep an eye on “The Hateful Eight.”

TELEVISION:

Wondering why the critics showered newer TV shows with so much love this year? The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), the critics group behind the TV nominations only granted eligibility to shows airing primarily between June 1 and Dec. 31, 2015, so don’t be surprised if these new shows sweep the TV categories come awards night.

"Transparent" / Amazon
“Transparent” / Amazon

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Anthony Anderson – Black-ish (ABC)
  • Aziz Ansari – Master of None (Netflix)
  • Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth (Fox)
  • Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)
  • Fred Savage – The Grinder (Fox)
  • Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent (Amazon)

My Pick: Jeffrey Tambor

As much as I want to give Savage this one, (Stop what you’re doing and go watch the comedy gold that is “The Grinder.” You can thank me later.) Tambor is predicted to win for his touching, headline-grabbing turn in “Transparent.” But, be aware, Ansari might spoil this one.

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Hugh Dancy – Hannibal (NBC)
  • Rami Malek – Mr. Robot (USA)
  • Clive Owen – The Knick (Cinemax)
  • Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan (Showtime)
  • Justin Theroux – The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Aden Young – Rectify (Sundance)

My Pick: Rami Malek

Remember how much critics love the new stuff? That’ll likely carry over to a win for “Mr. Robot’s” Malek.

ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

  • Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
  • Martin Clunes – Arthur & George (PBS)
  • Idris Elba – Luther (BBC America)
  • Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero (HBO(
  • Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers (National Geographic Channel)
  • Patrick Wilson – Fargo (FX)

My Pick: Oscar Isaac

Isaac is a rising star (he’s in the new “Star Wars,” a movie critics are already drooling over), so the BTJA will want to have him on the winners list. Spoiler? Isaac might want to watch out for another movie star, Elba, who might take a win for “Luther.”

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
  • Aya Cash – You’re the Worst (FXX)
  • Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs (ABC)
  • Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish (ABC)
  • Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat (ABC)

My Pick: Gina Rodriguez

The critics love Rodriguez and “Jane The Virgin,” (the buzz over the show saved it from getting canceled) so don’t be surprised if Rodriguez wins. But, the “Fresh Off the Boat” matriarch  Wu has really been noticed this year, so a win for her wouldn’t be a huge shock either.

"How to Get Away with Murder" / ABC
“How to Get Away with Murder” / ABC

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Shiri Appleby – UnREAL (Lifetime)
  • Carrie Coon – The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • Eva Green – Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
  • Taraji P. Henson – Empire (Fox)
  • Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones (Netflix)

My Pick: Viola Davis

Davis is expected to follow her Emmy win with a victory here, but “The Leftovers” is one of this year’s most nominated shows which could lead to a prize for Coon.

ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

  • Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
  • Kirsten Dunst – Fargo (FX)
  • Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone (Starz)
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors (NBC)
  • Rachel McAdams – True Detective (HBO)
  • Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! (NBC)

My Pick: Kirsten Dunst

Fargo got more nominations than any other show this year (8 total) so expect a win for leading lady, Dunst.

COMEDY SERIES

  • Black-ish – ABC
  • Catastrophe – Amazon
  • Jane the Virgin – The CW
  • Master of None – Netflix
  • The Last Man on Earth – Fox
  • Transparent – Amazon
  • You’re the Worst – FXX

My Pick: “Transparent”

“Transparent” was a major player in 2015 so a win here is likely. But, the critics like to highlight new, lesser-known shows in an attempt to influence the Emmy’s and audience viewership. They might chose to embrace newbie “Master of None” instead.

DRAMA SERIES

  • Empire – Fox
  • Mr. Robot – USA
  • Penny Dreadful – Showtime
  • Rectify – Sundance
  • The Knick – Cinemax
  • The Leftovers – HBO
  • UnREAL – Lifetime

My Pick: “Mr. Robot”

USA’s “Mr. Robot” has had a great awards season so far (see my Golden Globes predictions for further proof), so a win is likely. Spoiler? “The Leftovers” could do well here.

GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Ellen Burstyn – Mom (CBS)
  • Anjelica Huston – Transparent (Amazon)
  • Cherry Jones – Transparent (Amazon)
  • Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish (ABC)
  • Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder (Fox)
  • John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (Netflix)

My Pick: Anjelica Huston

“Transparent” did well in the guest categories last year so Huston is a safe pick (she’s got movie icon status and an Oscar too). Hey Olyphant … (Friendly reminder to watch “The Grinder.” I’ll wait).

B.D. Wong in "Mr. Robot" / USA
B.D. Wong in “Mr. Robot” / USA

GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Richard Armitage – Hannibal (NBC)
  • Justin Kirk – Manhattan (WGN America)
  • Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
  • Margo Martindale – The Good Wife (CBS)
  • Marisa Tomei – Empire (Fox)
  • B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot (USA)

My Pick: B.D. Wong

Look for “Mr. Robot” to pick up another statue here.

MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

  • Childhood’s End – Syfy
  • Fargo – FX
  • Luther – BBC America
  • Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel
  • Show Me a Hero – HBO
  • The Wiz Live! – NBC

My Pick: “Fargo”

Remember that factoid about Fargo leading the nominations? I’d put money on this one.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
  • Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • Jay Duplass – Transparent (Amazon)
  • Neil Flynn – The Middle (ABC)
  • Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House (USA)
  • Mel Rodriguez – Getting On (HBO)

My Pick: Jaime Camil

Acting as Jane’s padre, Camil is a critics’ favorite. Camil was nominated last year and I think he’ll win this time around. Key or another one of these gentlemen might steal the spotlight, however.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Clayne Crawford – Rectify (Sundance)
  • Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Andre Holland – The Knick (Cinemax)
  • Jonathan Jackson – Nashville (ABC)
  • Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
  • Christian Slater – Mr. Robot (USA)

My Pick: Christian Slater

“Mr. Robot’s” newbie status and Slater’s own reputation will lead to a winning combo.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

  • David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live! (NBC)
  • Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live! (NBC)
  • Nick Offerman – Fargo (FX)
  • Jesse Plemons – Fargo (FX)
  • Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers (National Geographic Channel)
  • Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo (FX)

My Pick: Jesse Plemons

One of three Fargo actors nominated in this category WILL win. The question is who? I’m going with Plemons. He has delivered a number of really great (and much loved) supporting performances in movies and TV (remember him in “Friday Night Lights?”) that might give him an edge.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

  • Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst (FXX)
  • Allison Janney – Mom (CBS)
  • Judith Light – Transparent (Amazon)
  • Niecy Nash – Getting On (HBO)
  • Eden Sher – The Middle (ABC)

My Pick: Niecy Nash

Broadway icon Light might win here, but I think critics might chose to show Nash some love for her freshman series “Getting On. She was awesome in “Scream Queens” too, which might work in her favor.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

  • Ann Dowd – The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Regina King – The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful (Showtime)
  • Hayden Panettiere – Nashville (ABC)
  • Maura Tierney – The Affair (Showtime)
  • Constance Zimmer – UnREAL (Lifetime)

My Pick: Ann Dowd

Leftover love for “The Leftovers” should lead to a win for Dowd. But, King (her co-star) or Zimmer could sneak in here.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

  • Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live! (NBC)
  • Laura Haddock – Luther (BBC America)
  • Cristin Milioti – Fargo (FX)
  • Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
  • Winona Ryder – Show Me a Hero (HBO)
  • Jean Smart – Fargo (FX)

My Pick: Jean Smart

The BTJA will likely use this category to give “Fargo” another win.

ANIMATION SERIES

  • Bob’s Burgers – Fox
  • BoJack Horseman – Netflix
  • South Park – Comedy Central
  • Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD
  • The Simpsons – Fox

My Pick: “BoJack Horseman”

“BoJack Horseman” is another new series with a lot of buzz and love behind it. Easy win.

REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION

  • Chopped – Food Network
  • Face Off – Syfy
  • MasterChef Junior – Fox
  • Survivor – CBS
  • The Amazing Race – CBS
  • The Voice – NBC

My Pick: “The Voice”

“The Voice” has been all over the headlines this year. The BTJA won’t pass up the chance to have tabloid-golden-couple Gwen and Blake on stage.

REALITY SHOW HOST

  • Ted Allen – Chopped (Food Network)
  • Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • James Lipton – Inside the Actor’s Studio (Bravo)
  • Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night (NBC)
  • Jeff Probst – Survivor (CBS)
  • Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen (Fox)

My Pick: Jane Lynch

Lynch is a critic favorite, but longtime “Inside the Actor’s Studio” host  Lipton could be a surprise.

STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW

  • Antiques Roadshow – PBS
  • Inside The Actors Studio – Bravo
  • MythBusters – Discovery
  • Project Greenlight – HBO
  • Shark Tank – ABC
  • Undercover Boss – CBS

My Pick: “Shark Tank”

“Shark Tank” is an audience favorite, so the critics could choose to give it a win. But, “Project Greenlight’s” got Affleck and Damon giving it a major boost. This could really go either way.

TALK SHOW

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
  • The Graham Norton Show – BBC America
  • The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

My Pick: “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart”

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” is no longer on the air (RIP), so the critics will take this opportunity to give the iconic show one last win. Oliver has had a great year, so it’s possible the one-time “Daily Show” correspondent also could win.

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW

  • Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN
  • Cops – Spike
  • Deadliest Catch – Discovery
  • Intervention – A&E
  • Naked and Afraid – Discovery
  • Pawn Stars – History

My Pick: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”

The critics have really embraced Bourdain’s exploration of culinary culture across the globe.

The Critic’s Choice Awards will air on Jan. 17 on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN. Share your predictions! Tweet us your picks @ShuffleOnline and @ShadanLarki.

3 comments

  1. I agree with the fact that Sandy Powell will win but I think it will be for “Cinderella” because of three things 1. It’s Disney backing it, 2. It’s the type of costumes that to do well in this catagory and 3. Fantasy films tend to do win in terms of costumes, as well as period films.

    1. Hi Adam! I definitely agree with your train of thought. I went back and forth quite a bit for this category. Cinderella’s costumes were stunning and worthy of praise. I ultimately chose “Carol” because it’s more beloved by critics (and also period drama). It’ll be interesting to see what happens! Let us know what you think of the show & thanks for reading!

      -Shadan

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