At this point, I’ve got some regular favorites spanning the nominations for various awards. The Critics’ Choice also brings back into it many others of which I’m a fan, but weren’t among SAG and Golden Globe nominees. Of those, I’m particularly excited for “Jurassic World,” my favorite summer blockbuster this year. In the TV categories, there are also some nominees I like from other award announcements, previous years, as well as those of which I recently became a fan. I started watching “The Middle” not too long ago and found it to be hilarious! Also, I don’t always have favorites in the reality TV genre. But as a fan of many actors and actresses, I enjoy catching episodes of “Inside the Actors Studio” and hearing their stories. Like my earlier lists, I’ll have to come back to update some categories I’m uncertain of at the moment. Once I learn more, I can add them as favorites among those I have so far.

Movies

  • Picture: “Brooklyn” or “The Revenant”
  • Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Revenant”
  • Actress: Saoirse Ronan – “Brooklyn”
  • Supporting Actor: Paul Dano – “Love & Mercy” or Mark Ruffalo – “Spotlight”
  • Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet – “Steve Jobs”
  • Young Actor / Actress: R.J. Cyler – “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” or Jacob Tremblay – “Room”
  • Acting Ensemble: “Spotlight” or “Trumbo”
  • Director: Alejandra G. Inarritu – “The Revenant” or Ridley Scott – “The Martian”
  • Original Screenplay: ?
  • Adapted Screenplay: “The Martian” or “Steve Jobs”
  • Cinematography: “The Martian” or “The Revenant”
  • Production Design: “The Martian”
  • Editing: “The Martian” or “The Revenant”
  • Costume Design: “Cinderella”
  • Hair & Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road” or “The Revenant”
  • Visual Effects: “Jurassic World” or “The Martian”
  • Animated Feature: “Inside Out” or “The Peanuts Movie”
  • Action Movie: “Furious 7” or “Jurassic World”
  • Actor in an Action Movie: Tom Cruise – “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” or Tom Hardy – “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • Actress in an Action Movie: Jennifer Lawrence – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2” or Charlize Theron – “Mad Max: Fury Road”
  • Comedy: “Joy”
  • Actor in a Comedy: Robert De Niro – “The Intern”
  • Actress in a Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence – “Joy”
  • Sci-Fi / Horror Movie: “Jurassic World”
  • Foreign Language Film: ?
  • Documentary Feature: “He Named Me Malala”
  • Song: “See You Again” – “Furious 7”
  • Score: “The Revenant”

TV

  • Actor in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Actor in a Drama Series: Hugh Dancy – “Hannibal”
  • Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Actress in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Actress in a Drama Series: Viola Davis – “How To Get Away With Murder”
  • Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Comedy Series: ?
  • Drama Series: “Mr. Robot”
  • Guest Actor / Actress in a Comedy Series: ?
  • Guest Actor / Actress in a Drama Series: Marisa Tomei – “Empire”
  • Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Neil Flynn – “The Middle”
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Rufus Sewell – “The Man in the High Castle” or Christian Slater – “Mr. Robot”
  • Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik – “The Big Bang Theory” or Eden Sher – “The Middle”
  • Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Hayden Panettiere – “Nashville”
  • Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: ?
  • Animation Series: “The Simpsons”
  • Reality Show – Competition: ?
  • Reality Show Host: James Lipton – “Inside the Actors Studio”
  • Structured Reality Show: “Inside the Actors Studio”
  • Talk Show: “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”
  • Unstructured Reality Show: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” or “Deadliest Catch”

Which nominees are you rooting for at the Critics’ Choice Awards?