Leading the nominations from the BFCA
, the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, is "Mad Max: Fury Road" with 13, including best picture and director.
The choice of Kevin Costner to receive the Critics' Choice Lifetime Achievement Award was inspired by seeing his performance in Mike Binder's terrific new movie, 'Black or White,' " says BFCA president Joey Berlin.
The BFCA Board of Directors saw a career well deserving of special recognition.
With 28 categories, the BFCA hands out even more awards than the Academy.
BFCA voters nomination ballots include all categories with three blank spaces (five for best pie).
So the BFCA
board created a special award, distinguished achievement in performing arts, for "King Kong.
Plus SAG could try to broadcast earlier than the Globes--the way the BFCA
did this year--and both affect, and can be an indication of, the Oscar balloting since actors make up the largest branch of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.
If you total the audiences of the 194 members of the BFCA
, we reach an awful lot of people," he says.
Original screenplay: Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan, Academy Award, BFCA
*, Golden Globes, NBR *, WGA
We had a 10-year plan to be competitive with the Golden Globes and we think we're well positioned to take advantage of this year's opportunities," says Joey Berlin, co-founder and president of the BFCA
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