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The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards announced nominations for the combined 2016 ceremony on Monday and Warner Bros.’ “Mad Max: Fury Road” paced the film race with 13 nominations, while FX’s “Fargo” led TV series noms with eight.

Weinstein Co.’s “Carol,” and two big Fox pics, “The Martian” and “The Revenant,” scored nine noms apiece in voting by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn.

Open Road’s “Spotlight” tallied eight; Paramount’s “The Big Short,” seven; TWC’s “The Hateful Eight,” six; Disney-DreamWorks’ “Bridge of Spies,” Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn,” Focus Features’ “The Danish Girl,” Universal’s “Jurassic World,” and Lionsgate’s “Sicario” each earned five; and A24’s “Room” nabbed four.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association is returning to the Critics’ Choice name after splitting the awards into two ceremonies in 2010, and adding movie and TV to the shows’ titles.

Especially in an unpredictable year, pre-Oscar awards are watched closely. However, comparisons between Oscar and the Critics’ Choice are limited, since the categories differ so much. For example, “Mad Max” is up for best picture, but also nominated for best action movie and best sci-fi/horror film.

However, in the all-important best-picture race, the Critics’ Choice winners are watched more carefully than the nominations, since they have been the same in 11 of the past 15 years.

Because the awards are part of a buildup to the Academy Awards, films get disproportionate attention. But the TV races are just as jam-packed with interesting contenders. ABC, HBO and FX Networks led with 14 nominations apiece, followed by Fox with 12.  Topping the list of nominated series is “Fargo” (FX) with eight. “The Leftovers” (HBO) and “Transparent” (Amazon) earned six each; “The Wiz Live!” (NBC), five; and “Black-ish” (ABC), “Mr. Robot” (USA) and “Penny Dreadful” (Showtime) have four apiece.

Previously, TV awards were handed out in June. Because of the new combined format, only television shows airing primarily within the seven months from June 1 to Dec. 31 were eligible for nomination.

The Broadcast Film Critics Assn. consists of nearly 300 reviewers from TV, radio and online. The Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. was begun a few years ago as an offshoot, with its first TV ceremony held in June 2011. There are about 100 voters. In the new configuration, movie critics will vote on the film awards, while TV reviewers will vote on TV.

BFCA/BTJA president Joey Berlin enthused, “This is a new Golden Age in Hollywood, with a dazzling array of spectacular, delightful and illuminating films and programs to choose from.”

The ceremonies, hosted by T.J. Miller, will be held on Jan. 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. They will air simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime and LMN. The three-hour event will be preceded by one-hour red-carpet coverage. “The 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards” will be produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.

Here are the nominations for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards:

MOVIE

BEST PICTURE

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies

Brooklyn

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

Room

Sicario

Spotlight

ACTOR

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Matt Damon – The Martian

Johnny Depp – Black Mass

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara – Carol

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation

RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Shameik Moore – Dope

Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes

Jacob Tremblay – Room

ACTING ENSEMBLE

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight

Spotlight

Straight Outta Compton

Trumbo

DIRECTOR

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies

Alex Garland – Ex Machina

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn

Drew Goddard – The Martian

Emma Donoghue – Room

Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Carol – Ed Lachman

The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale

The Martian – Dariusz Wolski

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Sicario – Roger Deakins

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Bridge of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay

Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler

The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish

Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson

The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

EDITING

The Big Short – Hank Corwin

Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

The Martian – Pietro Scalia

The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione

Spotlight – Tom McArdle

COSTUME DESIGN

Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux

Carol – Sandy Powell

Cinderella – Sandy Powell

The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado

Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

HAIR & MAKEUP

Black Mass

Carol

The Danish Girl

The Hateful Eight

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

VISUAL EFFECTS

Ex Machina

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

The Walk

ANIMATED FEATURE

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

ACTION MOVIE

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Sicario

ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Daniel Craig – Spectre

Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road

Chris Pratt – Jurassic World

Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Emily Blunt – Sicario

Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

COMEDY

The Big Short

Inside Out

Joy

Sisters

Spy

Trainwreck

ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Robert De Niro – The Intern

Bill Hader – Trainwreck

Jason Statham – Spy

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Tina Fey – Sisters

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

Ex Machina

It Follows

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Assassin

Goodnight Mommy

Mustang

The Second Mother

Son of Saul

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Amy

Cartel Land

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

He Named Me Malala

The Look of Silence

Where to Invade Next

SONG

Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do

Furious 7 – See You Again

The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You

Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love

Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall

Youth – Simple Song #3

SCORE

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Sicario – Johann Johannsson

Spotlight – Howard Shore

TELEVISION

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC

Aziz Ansari – Master of None – Netflix

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA

Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime

Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO

Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance

ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW

Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FXX

Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime

Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder – ABC

Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox

Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix

ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX

Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone – Starz

Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors – NBC

Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO

Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC

COMEDY SERIES

Black-ish – ABC

Catastrophe – Amazon

Jane the Virgin – The CW

Master of None – Netflix

The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Transparent – Amazon

You’re the Worst – FXX

DRAMA SERIES

Empire – Fox

Mr. Robot – USA

Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Rectify – Sundance

The Knick – Cinemax

The Leftovers – HBO

UnREAL – Lifetime

GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Ellen Burstyn – Mom – CBS

Anjelica Huston – Transparent – Amazon

Cherry Jones – Transparent – Amazon

Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish – ABC

Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder – Fox

John Slattery – Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp – Netflix

GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Richard Armitage – Hannibal – NBC

Justin Kirk – Manhattan – WGN America

Patti LuPone – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS

Marisa Tomei – Empire – Fox

B.D. Wong – Mr. Robot – USA

MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Childhood’s End – Syfy

Fargo – FX

Luther – BBC America

Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Show Me a Hero – HBO

The Wiz Live! – NBC

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox

Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon

Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC

Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA

Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance

Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO

Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax

Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC

Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

David Alan Grier – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Ne-Yo – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Nick Offerman – Fargo – FX

Jesse Plemons – Fargo – FX

Raoul Trujillo – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Bokeem Woodbine – Fargo – FX

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst – FXX

Allison Janney – Mom – CBS

Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon

Niecy Nash – Getting On – HBO

Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Ann Dowd – The Leftovers – HBO

Regina King – The Leftovers – HBO

Helen McCrory – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Hayden Panettiere – Nashville – ABC

Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Mary J. Blige – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Laura Haddock – Luther – BBC America

Cristin Milioti – Fargo – FX

Sarah Paulson – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX

Winona Ryder – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Jean Smart – Fargo – FX

ANIMATION SERIES

Bob’s Burgers – Fox

BoJack Horseman – Netflix

South Park – Comedy Central

Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD

The Simpsons – Fox

REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION

Chopped – Food Network

Face Off – Syfy

MasterChef Junior – Fox

Survivor – CBS

The Amazing Race – CBS

The Voice – NBC

REALITY SHOW HOST

Ted Allen – Chopped – Food Network

Phil Keoghan – The Amazing Race – CBS

James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio – Bravo

Jane Lynch – Hollywood Game Night – NBC

Jeff Probst – Survivor – CBS

Gordon Ramsay – Hell’s Kitchen – Fox

STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW

Antiques Roadshow – PBS

Inside The Actors Studio – Bravo

MythBusters – Discovery

Project Greenlight – HBO

Shark Tank – ABC

Undercover Boss – CBS

TALK SHOW

Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

The Graham Norton Show – BBC America

The Late Late Show with James Corden – CBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN

Cops – Spike

Deadliest Catch – Discovery

Intervention – A&E

Naked and Afraid – Discovery

Pawn Stars – History

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