The Denver Film Critics weighed in with their nominations with some surprising citations along the way. Their notables were in Supporting Actor where they have doubled down on the sudden surge for Aaron Taylor-Johnson in “Nocturnal Animals,” but he also came alongside Timothy Spall from “Denial” and John Goodman from “10 Cloverfield Lane.”

Check out the Precursor Tracker on the Oscar Predictions page to see all the groups side by side!

Best Picture
Manchester By the Sea
La La Land

Best Director
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Martin Scorsese, Silence
Denis Villeneuve, Arrival

Best Actor
Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Denzel Washington, Fences
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Adam Driver, Paterson
Tom Hanks, Sully

Best Actress
Ruth Negga, Loving
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Amy Adams, Arrival
Natalie Portman, Jackie
Emma Stone, La La Land

Best Supporting Actor
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
Timothy Spall, Denial
John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Michelle Williams, Manchester By the Sea
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Nicole Kidman, Lion

Best Animated Film
The Red Turtle
Kubo and the Two Strings
Finding Dory

Best Science Fiction/Horror Film
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
10 Cloverfield Lane
The Witch
Doctor Strange

Best Comedy
Hail, Caesar!
The Nice Guys
Don’t Think Twice
The Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Best Original Screenplay
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By the Sea
Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water
Guy Hibbert, Eye in the Sky
Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthym Filippou, The Lobster

Best Adapted Screenplay
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Eric Heisserer, Arrival
Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures

Best Documentary
OJ: Made in America
I Am Not Your Negro

Best Visual Effects
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Doctor Strange
The Jungle Book
A Monster Calls

Best Original Song
Sing Street, Drive It Like You Stole It
La La Land, Audition
La La Land, City of Stars
Hidden Figures, Runnin’
Trolls, Can’t Stop the Feeling

Best Score
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Mica Levi, Jackie
Nicholas Britell, Moonlight
Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams and Benjamin Wallfisch, Hidden Figures
Johann Johannsson, Arrival

Best Foreign Language Film
The Salesman
The Handmaiden
Toni Erdmann

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