THE NOMINATIONS for the Critics Choice Awards (CCA) have been announced, with The Banshees of Inisherin receiving the fourth most nominations.
The awards are largely seen as a barometer for predicting the winners of the Oscars, with winners regularly going on to win the Academy Award.
The Banshees of Inisherin, which is leading the nominations for the Golden globe awards, has received nine nominations overall fat the CCA.
It has received a nomination for Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble and Best Comedy.
Martin McDonagh has received nominations for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, while Colin Farrell is nominated in the Best Actor category.
Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan have been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor gongs, while Kerry Condon is nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The film comes up against Everything Everywhere All At Once, which leads the nominations with 14 in total.
In addition to Best Picture and Best Comedy nods, the film racked up several acting nominations including Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh and Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan.
Steven Spielberg once again received a Best Director nomination, this time for Best Picture nominee The Fabelmans, plus a nod for Best Original Screenplay alongside Tony Kushner.
Babylon received ten nominations, with Elvis, Tár and Avatar: The Way of Water all receiving nominations in various categories.
Previously announced television awards contenders include Abbott Elementary and Better Call Saul.
It was also announced that Hollywood icon Jeff Bridges will receive the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s show.
“We are so proud to be recognizing this incredible group of films and the people who made them possible,” said Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin.
“This recognition comes from a diverse group of more than 600 critics and entertainment reporters who share their opinions about film and television with millions of people every day, all year long. Our collective opinion about the year’s finest achievements is truly meaningful to the creative community.”
The winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics Choice Awards gala hosted by Chelsea Handler on 15 January 15 2023.