‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ ‘Oppenheimer,’ and ‘Poor Things’ Dominate Chicago Film Critics Association Nominations

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) nominations for this year are creating a buzz in the film industry, with a historic achievement: three movies garnering double-digit nominations each for the first time. “Killers of the Flower Moon,” “Oppenheimer,” and “Poor Things” have emerged as the top contenders, each securing 10 nominations, including in key categories like Best Picture, Director, and Screenplay.

A Diverse Range of Films in the Limelight

This year’s nominations are characterized by a rich diversity in storytelling and filmmaking. “Barbie,” part of the ‘Barbenheimer’ craze, has impressively accumulated 19 nominations across various categories, a testament to its impact on the critical landscape. While just missing the top spot with nine nominations, “Barbie” is still a significant contender, especially in the Best Picture category.

Todd Haynes’ “May December” also made a notable impact, filling out the Picture category and bringing attention to the exceptional performances of its star-studded cast, including Natalie Portman, Charles Melton, and Julianne Moore, all of whom received nominations.

Other Notable Mentions and Surprises

The nominations list also highlights other remarkable films that have resonated with the Chicago critics. “The Zone of Interest” with five nominations, “Anatomy of a Fall,” “The Holdovers,” and “Past Lives,” each with four nominations, have all been recognized for their unique contributions to cinema this year.

Surprises in the nominations include accolades for several performers who delivered outstanding performances in their respective films. Jodie Foster in “NYAD,” Rachel McAdams in “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret,” Glenn Howerton in “Blackberry,” and Teo Yoo in “Past Lives” have all earned nominations, indicating a wide appreciation for talent across various film genres.

A Highly Anticipated Awards Dinner

The excitement is building up for the CFCA awards dinner, scheduled for Tuesday night, December 12th, where the winners will be announced. With such a diverse and talented pool of nominees, the event promises to be a highlight of this year’s film awards season, showcasing the best in cinematic achievements as chosen by the Chicago Film Critics Association.

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