Yes, folks it’s true – it’s that time of year again for the 22nd Critics’ Choice Award. In case you’ve never heard of this massive Hollywood event, don’t worry HeyMikeyATL has got you covered and will get you up to speed. The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards (formerly known as the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award) is an awards show presented annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association or BFCA for short, to honor the finest in cinematic achievement. Written ballots are submitted during a week-long nominating period, and the resulting nominees are announced in December. The winners chosen by subsequent voting are revealed at the annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony in January.
The U.S. box office reached an impressive $10 billion this year in record time and with a lineup as critically acclaimed and competitive as the Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Picture, it’s not difficult to see why 2016 was such a great year for movies. The film “La La Land“ which stars Oscar Award Winner John Legend as well as Hollywood heart throb Ryan Gosling and darling Emma Stone, is up for 12 awards in various categories.
The upcoming film “Fences” which stars both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis has been nominated for six awards such as Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), and Denzel Washington earned both Best Director and Best Actor.
“Hidden Figures” the story of the African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon, which stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer – has been nominated for three awards including Best Supporting Actress nod for film new comer (Janelle Monáe), Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The level of Black excellence in these films is empowering and I love it. I’m happy to see Hollywood giving the much deserved recognition and accolades and I can’t wait for the awards to air.
Written By: Monique C. Tillman