‘Belfast’ and ‘West Side Story’ lead 2022 Critics Choice Awards nominations

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'Belfast' and 'West Side Story' lead 2022 Critics Choice Awards nominations FOCUS / WARNER BROS. 12/13/2021

Coinciding with the announcement of the Golden Globes nominations, the Critics Choice Awards have also made public the nominations for its 27th edition, which is scheduled to hold its gala on the same day as the HFPA awards, on January 9, 2022 Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’ and Steven Spielberg’s ‘West Side Story’ are the favorites, with eleven nominations each.

Considered one of the most personal projects of Kenneth Branagh, who was born in the capital of Northern Ireland, ‘Belfast’ is up for the awards for best film, best direction, best original screenplay, best new performance, best cast, best actress of Cast, two for Best Supporting Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design and Best Editing.

With the same number of nominations, ‘West Side Story’, the remake of the iconic 1961 musical with which Spielberg made her debut in the musical genre, aspires to become the other favorite. The film is up for the award for the best film, the best director, the best adapted screenplay, two for the best supporting actress, the best revelation performance, the best cast, the best costume design, the best production design, for the best montage and the best photography.

A very close competition, as ‘Dune’ and ‘The power of the dog’ aspire to 10 prizes, followed by ‘Licorice Pizza’ and ‘The alley of lost souls’, which compete for eight awards. In fourth position, are ‘The Williams method’ and ‘Don’t look up’, which have achieved six nominations.

This is the list of nominees for the Critics Choice Awards 2022:

BEST FILM
Belfast

Coda

Dune

The alley of lost souls

The Williams method

The power of the dog

Licorice Pizza

Don’t look up

· Tick, tick … Boom!

West Side Story

BEST ACTOR
Nicholas Cage – Pig

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Peter Dinklage – Cyrano

· Andrew Garfield – Tick, tick * Boom!

Will Smith – The Williams Method

Denzel Washington – Macbeth

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – Tammy Faye’s Eyes

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Lady Gaga – The Gucci House

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Jamie Dornan – Belfast

Ciarán Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA

Jared Leto – The Gucci House

J.K. Simmons – Being the Ricardos

Kodi Smit-McPhee – Power of the Dog

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Caitríona Balfe – Belfast

Ariana DeBose – West Side Story

Ann Dowd – Mass

Kirsten Dunst – Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – The Williams Method

Rita Moreno – West Side Story

BEST INTERPRETATION REVELATION
Jude Hill – Belfast

Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones – CODA

Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon. Always ahead

Saniyya Sidney – The Williams Method

Rachel Zegler – West Side Story

BEST CAST
Belfast

The power of the dog

Licorice Pizza

The harder the fall will be

Don’t look up

West Side Story

BEST DIRECTION
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Guillermo del Toro – The Alley of Lost Souls

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Denis Villeneuve – Dune

BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza

Zach Baylin – The Williams Method

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Adam McKay and David Sirota – Don’t Look Up

Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos

BEST ADAPTED SCRIPT
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter

Siân Heder – CODA

Tony Kushner – West Side Story

Jon Spaiths, Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth – Dune

BEST PHOTOGRAPH
Belfast – Haris Zambarloukos

Dune – Greig Fraser

The Alley of Lost Souls – Dan Lausten

The Power of the Dog – Ari Wegner

Macbeth – Bruno Delbonnel

West Side Story – Janusz Kaminski

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Belfast – Jim Clay and Claire Nia Richards

Dune – Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos

The Alley of Lost Souls – Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau

The French Chronicle – Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo

West Side Story – Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo

BEST ASSEMBLY
Belfast – Úna Ní Dhonghaíle

Dune – Joe Walker

The Power of the Dog – Peter Sciberras

Licorice Pizza – Andy Jurgensen

West Side Story – Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Cruella – Jenny Beavan

Dune – Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan

The alley of lost souls – Luis Sequeira

The Gucci House – Janty Yates

West Side Story – Paul Tazewell

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRDRESSING
Cruella

Dune

The alley of lost souls

The Gucci House

Tammy Faye’s eyes

BETTER VISUAL EFFECTS
Dune

The alley of lost souls

Matrix Resurrections

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

No time to die

BEST COMEDY
Barb and Star go to Vista del Mar

Free Guy

The French Chronicle

Licorice Pizza

Don’t look up

BEST ANIMATION FILM
Charm

Flee

The Mitchells against the machines

Luca

Raya and the last dragon

BEST NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING MOVIE
Drive My Car (Japan)

Flee (Denmark)

It was the hand of God (Italy)

The worst person in the world (Norway)

A hero (Iran)

BEST SONG
The Williams Method – Be Alive (Dixson, Beyoncé)

· Charm – Two caterpillars (Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Harder Will Fall – Guns Go Bang (Scott Mescudi and Shawn Carter)

Don’t Look Up – Just Look Up (Ariana Grande, Taura Stinson, Kid Cudi and Nicholas Britell)

No Time to Die – No Time to Die (Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell)

BEST SOUNDTRACK
Dune – Hans Zimmer

The Alley of Lost Souls – Nathan Johnson

The Power of the Dog – Jonny Greenwood

Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell

Spencer – Jonny Greenwood

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