Guillermo del Toro’s directorial fantasy romance drama film The Shape of Water has become the most nominated film for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards, which is scheduled to present on January 11, 2018, at the awards ceremony which will be broadcast live by The CW Network. The film has become the talk of the town as it received 14 nominations.
On the other hand, Ryan Murphy’s television series Feud: Bette and Joan ruled the list with six nominations. The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) voted for the awards.
Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Post and Call Me by Your Name each movie received eight nominations and all were nominated for best picture like The Shape of Water.
Now let’s talk about TV, Big Little Lies and Fargo both are standing with five nominations while GLOW received stands behind them with four nominations.
Joey Berlin, the BFCA president said, “2017 has proved to be an incredibly exciting year in movies — and one of the most wide-open in terms of awards possibilities.”
Berlin announced the nomination, “The mix of legendary filmmakers and performers along with vibrant new voices representing fresh and varied styles and perspectives has entertained and challenged critics and audiences alike. It’s been a joy to experience these films and we can’t wait to celebrate them all on January 11.”
Ed Martin who is the BTJA president said, “Choosing a handful of outstanding programs or personalities to nominate in any category is a daunting task given the sheer volume of high-quality options today on broadcast and cable television and streaming services.”
“But after much careful consideration and thoughtful debate, I believe we have filled all of our categories with the most deserving nominees,” Martin added.
Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment will produce the awards show. William Morris Endeavor (WME) and Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig represented the BFCA and BTJA.