Movies21st Critics Choice Awards Winners and Prediction Results

Keith NoakesJanuary 17, 2016

In order to get you ready for the 21st Critics Choice Awards on Sunday, I’ve updated my list of nominations and predictions based on the newer movies I’ve seen since my original post here. I’ve added the nominations as well as my most up to date predictions below:

2016 Critics Choice Awards

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies



Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant




Prediction: The Revenant

Winner: Spotlight


Best 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

Prediction: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant


Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Prediction: Brie Larson, Room

Winner: Brie Larson, Room


Best 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

Prediction: Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Winner: Sylvester Stallone, Creed


Best 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

Prediction: Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Winner: Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl


Best 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

Prediction: Jacob Tremblay, Room

Winner: Jacob Tremblay, Room


Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight


Straight Outta Compton


Prediction: The Hateful Eight

Winner: Spotlight


Best 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

Prediction: Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Winner: George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road


Best 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

Prediction: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Winner: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, Spotlight


Best Adapted Screenplay

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn

Drew Goddard – The Martian

Emma Donoghue – Room

Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Prediction: Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Winner: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short


Best Visual Effects

Ex Machina

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant

The Walk

Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Animated Feature


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Prediction: Inside Out

Winner: Inside Out


Best Action Movie

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


Prediction: Mad Max: Fury Road

Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road


Best 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

Prediction: Daniel Craig, Spectre

Winner: Tom Hardy, Mad Max: Fury Road


Best 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

Prediction: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road

Winner: Charlize Theron, Mad Max: Fury Road


Best Comedy

The Big Short

Inside Out





Prediction: Inside Out

Winner: The Big Short


Best 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

Prediction: Steve Carell, The Big Short

Winner: Christian Bale, The Big Short


Best Actress in a Comedy

Tina Fey – Sisters

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Prediction: Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Winner: Amy Schumer, Trainwreck


Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Ex Machina

It Follows

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Prediction: Ex Machina

Winner: Ex Machina


Best Score

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Sicario – Johann Johannsson

Spotlight – Howard Shore

Prediction: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Winner: Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

If you would like to see how I did, I will update this post after the awards ceremony with the winners.

I went 11 for 20 with my predictions. Not bad. Onto the SAG Awards and the Oscars!

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