Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Nominations Announced

Posted: December 16, 2013 by filmmusicreporter in Film Music News

criticschoiceThe Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominations for the 19th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards this morning. The nominations in the Best Score category are:

Gravity – Steven Price
Her – Arcade Fire
Saving Mr. Banks – Thomas Newman
12 Years a Slave – Hans Zimmer

The Best Song nominees are:

Atlas – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Happy – Written by Pharrell Williams – Despicable Me 2
Let It Go – Written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez – Frozen
Ordinary Love – U2 –Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Please Mr. Kennedy– Written by Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen – Inside Llewyn Davis
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Ray – The Great Gatsby

For a full list of nominations, click here. The awards will be given on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at the 19th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards ceremony, which will broadcast in the US live on The CW.

  1. Lee says:

    I really don’t understand why Zimmer is there. Have they actually heard the Score? It’s awful. I’d even say it was terrible. The main theme is identical to Time from Inception, and the rest of the score is just…nothing. Boring sounds and nothing special at all. I wouldn’t even call it a Score. It’s simply ridiculous that he has nominations for awards for it, where people like Alexandre Desplat, James Newton Howard and Howard Shore have no nominations. lol It’s a joke.

    • David says:

      True. At least they nominated Newman.

    • Ds says:

      The nomination in this category very much depend on the voters’ appreciation of the movie. They loved 12 Year A Slave and loved the use of music in it, and Zimmer is a big name, so they nominated him. Even if there isn’t more than 30 min of score in the movie, 90% of it being a rip-off.

      These are “the rules”. A great score in a mild or bad movie won’t get nominated. An average/simplistic/cheap score in a good movie can be nominated. This kind of stuff happens when voters in musical categories don’t know anything about music.

      Personally i think it’s been a great year for Zimmer, i loved Man of Steel, Rush and The Lone Ranger, so anyway i’m glad for him… even if he’s nominated for a score which asked him little to no effort.

  2. Bond1965 says:

    And why are there only 4 Score nominees while there are 6 Song nominees?