La La Land tops list with 12 film nominations for Critics' Choice Awards

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Musical La La Land has scored the most film nominations for the Critics' Choice Awards, picking up 12 nods.

The movie, which stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, received recognition for both stars in the best actor and best actress categories, as well as nods for best picture, best director for Damien Chazelle and best original screenplay.

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in La La Land (Lionsgate)
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling star in La La Land (Lionsgate)

Sci-fi drama Arrival and Moonlight, which follows a gay black man coming of age in Miami, scored 10 nominations.

Both films scored best picture and best director nods, with Amy Adams receiving a best actress nomination for her role as a linguistics expert in Arrival.

Amy Adams attending the 60th BFI London Film Festival screening of Arrival at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.
Amy Adams (Jonathan Brady/PA)

Amy and Emma will compete against Annette Bening for 20th Century Women, Isabelle Huppert for French film Elle, Ruth Negga for Loving and Natalie Portman for Jacqueline Kennedy biopic Jackie.

British Bond star Naomie Harris scored a best supporting actress nomination for her role as a crack addict in Moonlight, while her co-star Mahershala Ali received a best supporting actor nomination.

La La Land, Arrival and Moonlight are joined in the best picture category by Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, Loving, Manchester By The Sea and Sully.

Denzel Washingon, who both directed and stars in Fences, has picked up nominations for his directing and acting, while his co-star Viola Davis is nominated as best supporting actress.

Denzel and Ryan will vie for the best actor prize alongside Casey Affleck for Manchester By The Sea, Joel Edgerton for Loving, Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge and Tom Hanks for Sully.

Viola will compete against Nicole Kidman for her role in Lion, while her British co-star Dev Patel is nominated for best supporting actor.

The nominations in the TV categories were announced last month, with The Night Manager, starring Tom Hiddleston and Olivia Colman, receiving nods for big prizes.

The cast of The Night Manager (BBC/The Ink Factory/Mitch Jenkins/Matt Burlem)
The cast of The Night Manager (BBC/The Ink Factory/Mitch Jenkins/Matt Burlem)

The BBC series was nominated for the best limited series or movie made for television award, while Hugh Laurie and Elizabeth Debicki picked up nods for their supporting roles.

Tom will compete against Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch for best actor in a limited series or movie made for TV, while Olivia is in the best actress in a limited series category alongside The People v OJ Simpson star Sarah Paulson.

BBC Three comedy Fleabag and royal drama The Crown also scored nominations at the American awards.

BBC Three comedy Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Luke Varley/Two Brothers Pictures Ltd/BBC)
BBC Three comedy Fleabag, starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Luke Varley/Two Brothers Pictures Ltd/BBC)

Fleabag, which streams on Amazon Prime in the USA, received a nod for best comedy series, while creator and star Phoebe Waller-Bridge picked up a best actress in a comedy nomination.

Netflix's prestige series The Crown, which stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith, has been nominated for best drama series, while John Lithgow, who plays Winston Churchill, has been recognised in the best supporting actor in a drama category and Jared Harris, who plays King George, is recognised in the guest performer category.

The ceremony, hosted by Silicon Valley star TJ Miller, will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on December 11.