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It’s always interesting with only five Best Picture nominees. Comparing these generally indicate what the stronger contenders are, as opposed to the ‘filler’ candidates. It is therefore no surprise to anyone that La La LandMoonlight and Manchester by the Sea feature.

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John Goodman and Aaron Taylor-Johnson find space in an unconventional supporting actor list while Adam Driver gets a nod for Paterson in a role which has struggled to crack awards season, perhaps unfairly so.

See below for the full list of nominees.


Denver Film Critics Society: The Nominees

Best Picture
Manchester By the Sea
La La Land
Moonlight
Arrival
Silence

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Martin Scorsese, Silence
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Adam Driver, Paterson
Tom Hanks, Sully

Best Actress
Ruth Negga, Loving
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Amy Adams, Arrival
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Timothy Spall, Denial
John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Nicole Kidman, Lion

Best Animated Film
Moana
The Red Turtle
Zootopia
Kubo and the Two Strings
Finding Dory

Best Science Fiction/Horror Film
Arrival
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Witch
Doctor Strange

Best Comedy
Hail, Caesar!
Deadpool
The Nice Guys
Don’t Think Twice
The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Best Original Screenplay
La La Land
Manchester By the Sea
Hell or High Water
Eye in the Sky
The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay
Moonlight
Arrival
A Monster Calls
Nocturnal Animals
Hidden Figures

Best Documentary
O.J.: Made in America
13th
Weiner
I Am Not Your Negro
Gleason

Best Visual Effects
Arrival
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
A Monster Calls

Best Original Song
Drive It Like You Stole It from Sing Street
Audition from La La Land
City of Stars from La La Land
Runnin’ from Hidden Figures
Can’t Stop the Feeling from Trolls

Best Score
La La Land
Jackie
Moonlight
Hidden Figures
Arrival

Best Foreign Language Film
Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann

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