British talent was on display at this year’s Critics Choice Awards (CCA), although the winners could face celebratory clashes if they also witness success at Baftas back home.
Organizers of the 27th annual CCA ceremony in Los Angeles have announced a new date for the event after it was postponed in December due to Covid-19 concerns.
The event will take place on Sunday night, the same night as the Bafta Awards in London, one of the highlights of the British entertainment awards season.
Sir Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film Belfast – starring Jamie Dornan, Ciaran Hinds and Caitriona Balfe – will take the big win at the CCA, with 11 nominations.
Dornan and Hinds will face off against best supporting actor, Balfe was nominated for best supporting actress and the film’s young star Jude Hill won a nod for young male/female actress. the best.
Sir Kenneth himself was also nominated for best director and best original screenplay – and the film was awarded Best Picture, as well as several production awards.
The film also won a series of Bafta awards including best picture, best British film and original screenplay, as well as a nod to Balfe in the supporting actress category.
Belfast leads the list with the most CCA nominations, along with Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, which also received 11 nominations.
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Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog follows closely behind with 10 nominations.
British heavyweight Benedict Cumberbatch was nominated for best actor in a leading role in The Power Of The Dog, and Olivia Colman was nominated for best actress in a leading role in The Lost Daughter. Directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Cumberbatch also won the Bafta Award for Best Actor and The Power Of The Dog was best picture, although Colman was eliminated in the lead actress category.
But 20-year-old Emilia Jones earned Bafta’s top actress nominations as well as the CCA best young actor/actress award for her performance in Coda.
The film follows the family of Ruby, a child of deaf adults (Coda), and her family of fishermen.
A total of four awards at the CCA including best picture, best adapted screenplay and best supporting actor for Jones’ co-star Troy Kotsur.
Kotsur recently made history by becoming the first deaf actor to win a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Best Supporting Actor and the first deaf actor to be nominated for an Academy Award. .
He was also nominated for best supporting actor at Baftas.
Elsewhere, Oscar-winning British designer Jenny Beavan was nominated at the CCA for best costume design for her work on Disney’s Cruella.
Beavan won Best Historical Film at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
And the latest installment of the James Bond franchise has won two awards at the CCA, best visual effects and best song – for No Time To Die.
The Critics Choice Awards will take place on Sunday from midnight UK time.
The live event will be presented by US actor Taye Diggs and comedian Nicole Byer at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Century City, Los Angeles.
Baftas will take place at 7pm UK time and air on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/british-talent-set-for-potential-celebration-clash-at-critics-choice-and-baftas-41440676.html British talent braced for potential celebratory clash at Critics Choice and Baftas