It’s been a great year to be a superhero. In 2016, films like Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool busted box-office records with their massive hauls, and DC Films was no slacker either. The studio rolled out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad to adoring fans, and now some of its actors are getting recognized for their work. Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn) have been nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award.
This year’s annual event will see the two starlets compete for Best Actress in an Action Movie. The two are joined by Scarlett Johansson for her work in Captain America: Civil War while Tilda Swinton has been nominated for Doctor Strange.
The men of this year’s superhero flicks are also being duly noted for their exceptional work. Chris Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Ryan Reynolds all received nominations for Best Actor in an Action Movie. In fact, those actors and their respective Marvel films are also up to win Best Action Movie of 2016.
Outside of superhero affairs, the Critics’ Choice Awards are nominating plenty of geek-friendly projects this year. Game of Thrones, Westworld, and Stranger Things have all received various nominations. The Walking Dead has also garnered a few nods this year for Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The Critics’ Choice Awards are given out annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. Historically, the Critics’ Choice Awards are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.
The winners will be revealed live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E on Sunday, December 11 at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT.