If there is an award show that Golden Globe fans should keep their eyes on, it is probably the Critics' Choice Awards. The Critic Choice Awards honor both achievements in film and television. This award show can be a good indicator of what to expect during the 2018 Golden Globes.
The Shape of Water Drowns Competition
Coming off of three wins at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, the Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water scored 14 nominations in multiple categories. Del Toro himself earned Best Director and was nominated with Vanessa Taylor for Best Original Screenplay. Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins, and Octavia Spencer received nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Supporting Actress for their work. The film's cinematographer Dan Lausten was nominated for Best Cinematographer, and Sidney Wolinsky earned a nomination for Best Editing. The Shape of Water also took home nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Make-Up, and Best Visual Effects.
Other Honorable Mentions In Film
Lady Bird continued to generate buzz after its success at the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. Greta Gerwig's directorial debut received nominations in the Best Picture, Best Director for Gerwig, Best Actress for Saoirse Ronan, and Best Supporting Actress for Laurie Metcalf. The film was also nominated for Best Acting Ensemble. Call Me By Your Name also scored eight nominations including Timothee Chalamet for Best Actor, Luca Guadagnino for Best Director, and Best Picture. Box office favorite Coco also received two nominations including Best Animated Feature and Best Song for "Remember Me."
Feud Scores Big
Ryan Murphy's Feud: Bette vs. Joan received over six nominations. The series focused on the intense rivalry between silver screen icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford as they filmed their only film together: Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? The nominations included Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Jessica Lange. Actresses Judy Davis and Jackie Hoffman were sandwiched into the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series category. Actors Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci also got placed in the Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series.
Other Honorable Mentions in TV
Both Fargo and Big Little Lies received five nominations each, while Netflix's Glow scored four nominations. This is Us earned three nominations for Best Drama Series and acting nominations for both Sterling K. Brown and Chrissy Metz. Meanwhile, the big three ensemble comedies: The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, and Black-ish will face off for the Best Comedy Series award.
The winners will be announced on Jan. 11, 2018 when the Critics' Choice Awards airs on The CW.