The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards have announced its nominees and we can’t wait for the ceremony that will be hosted by one of comedy’s elite – T.J. Miller. Here are the comedy relative nominations for the ceremony set to take place Sunday, December 11th on A&E.
Don’t Think Twice
The Edge of Seventeen
The Nice Guys
Best Actor in a Comedy
Ryan Gosling – The Nice Guys
Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins
Dwayne Johnson – Central Intelligence
Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool
Best Actress in a Comedy
Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship
Sally Field – Hello, My Name Is Doris
Kate McKinnon – Ghostbusters
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins
Best Animated Feature
When it comes to animation, comedy will almost always have a presence. This year it’s the movie Trolls carrying that torch. After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on a journey to rescue her friends. Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done.
Best Action Movie
This is a category not necessarily tied to comedy. However, this year saw one of the biggest breakouts in comedy take place in Deadpool. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.
Best Actor in an Action Movie
Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool. ‘Nough said. Reynolds has been racking up comedy credits for decades including National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, Waiting…, Just Friends, Adventureland, The Change-Up, and The Croods. On television, he starred in Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place. As far as Deadpool, he was unstoppable and we can’t wait until Deadpool 2.