Killers of the Flower Moon, Reservation Dogs and Prey are among the nominees.
With the weather so terrible outside in much of the country over the long holiday weekend, it’s a good time to stay inside and watch the stars. Better still, even if you’re not a football fans, you’ll still have the opportunity to cheer your favorites, with the 29th annual Critics Choice Awards airing at 7 pm ET Sunday and the 75th annual Emmy Awards scheduled for 8 pm ET Monday on Fox.
The Critics Choice Awards honor achievements in both movies and television — and, not surprisingly, Killers of the Flower Moon grabbed a passel of nominations in the film categories. Specifically, the epic drama about the “Reign of Terror” directed at the Osage People in 1920s Oklahoma, is competing in no fewer than 12 categories: Best Picture, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Actress (Lily Gladstone, pictured above with DiCaprio), Best Supporting Actor (Robert De Niro), Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Adapted Screenplay (Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese), Best Cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto), Best Production Design (Jack Fisk and Adam Willis), Best Editing (Thelma Schoonmaker), Best Costume Design (Jacqueline West) and Best Score (Robbie Robertson).
In the TV categories, as we previously announced, Reservation Dogs, the acclaimed FX/Hulu comedy-drama about restless Indigenous teen-agers in rural Oklahoma, received four nominations: Best Comedy Series, Best Actor in a Comedy Series (D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai), Best Actress in a Comedy Series (Devery Jacobs), and Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Paulina Alexis).
Timothy Olyphant was acknowledged among the Best Actor in a Drama Series contenders for his repeat performance as Stetson-wearing lawmen Raylan Givens in Justified: City Primeval, a sequel to the 2010-15 series inspired by the works of Elmore Leonard. The new series also landed a Best Actress in a Drama Series nomination for Aunjanue Ellis, who played high-powered defense attorney Carolyn Wilder.
David Oyelowo was nominated in the Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television category for his charismatically intense portrayal of the legendary Bass Reeves, the first Black Deputy U.S. Marshal to operate west of the Mississippi, in Lawmen: Bass Reeves.
But wait, there’s more: During the telecast, which will be hosted by Chelsea Handler, Harrison Ford — star of, among many other things, 1923 — will receive the CCA Career Achievement Award from director James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma), who recently worked with the living legend on Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. Additional presenters include Abigail Spencer, Angela Bassett, Anthony Ramos, Ashley Madekwe, Awkwafina, Bella Ramsey, Brendan Fraser, Carla Gugino, Daniel Levy, David Duchovny, David Oyelowo, Donald Faison, Gael García Bernal, Giacomo Gianniotti, Jason Segel, Jenny Slate, Jessica Williams, John Krasinski, Jon Cryer, Kaley Cuoco, Ke Huy Quan, Mandy Moore, Meg Ryan, Natasha Lyonne, Nicholas Braun, Oprah Winfrey, Phil Dunster, Ramy Youssef, Sandra Oh and Vanessa Morgan.
You can check out the complete list of the Critics Choice Award nominations here.
As for the Emmy Awards — well, better late than never. Any program that aired between June 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023 was eligible for this year’s prizes, and nominations were announced last August. Because of the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, however, the original Sept. 18 airdate for the actual awards presentation was pushed back until this coming Monday, Martin Luther King Day.
Which explains how Prey, which premiered in August 2022, qualified for consideration, thereby enabling the acclaimed thriller about an 18th-century Comanche woman warrior’s battle against a marauding extraterrestrial to claim nominations for Best Television Movie, Best Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie (Dan Trachtenberg), and Best Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie (Patrick Aison and Dan Trachtenberg).
Also worth noting: The two lead players in the biographical drama George & Tammy — Jessica Chastain as Tammy Wynette, Michael Shannon as George Jones — were nominated for top acting prizes in the Limited or Anthology Series or TV Movie division. And Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas is up for Best Television Movie.
Anthony Anderson (Law & Order, Black-ish) will serve as host for the Emmy Awards telecast. A complete list of nominations is available here.
And you can check out the winners of the seventh annual C&I Movie and TV Awards here.