'Belfast,' 'West Side Story' lead Critics Choice film nominations
The nominations were revealed on Monday.
December 14, 2021, 3:23 PM
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The Critics Choice Association has announced its picks for the year's best movies, and Kenneth Branagh's "Belfast" and Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story" lead the field in the film category, with 11 nominations apiece.
Branagh was nominated in the best director and best screenplay categories for his drama, which also earned best supporting actor nods for both Jamie Dornan and Ciarán Hinds; best supporting actress for Caitríona Balfe; best young actor/actress for Jude Hill and best acting ensemble, among others.
Spielberg was also given a best director nomination; "West Side Story" also earned nominations for Ariana DeBose and Rita Moreno in the best supporting actress category, while Rachel Zegler is up for Best Young Actor/Actress. The cast was also nominated in the best acting ensemble category.
Other heralded films included "Dune" and "The Power of the Dog," which picked up 10 nominations each. "Licorice Pizza" and "Nightmare Alley" collected eight, while "King Richard" and "Don’t Look Up" were each nominated for six awards.
Hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards will air live on The CW and TBS, from the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022.