Focus Titles Earn Ten Critics' Choice Award Nominations

A Monster Calls, Kubo, Loving and Nocturnal Animals Recognized

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has bestowed a total of ten nominations upon four 2016 Focus titles.

J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls was recognized for Best Visual Effects and the film's lead, newcomer Lewis MacDougall, received a nod for Best Young Actor/Actress.

Kubo and the Two Strings, the fourth collaboration between LAIKA and Focus, was one of six films nominated for Best Animated Feature.

In addition to a Best Picture nomination, both leads from Jeff Nichols' Loving, Ruth Negga as Mildred Loving and Joel Edgerton as her husband Richard, were included in this year's Best Actor categories.

Writer/Director Jeff Nichols also earned a nod for Best Original Screenplay.

And Tom Ford's second film Nocturnal Animals garnered three nominations: Best Adapted Screenplay [Tom Ford], Best Cinematography [Seamus McGarvey] and Best Supporting Actor [Michael Shannon].

The Broadcast Film Critics Association is the largest film critics organization in North America and represents 300+ television, radio and online critics. 

Winners will be announced live on Sunday, December 11th on A&E.

A full list of nominees can be viewed at the Critics' Choice Awards site.

A Monster Calls Featurette

An insider's look at the multi-layered filmmaking process that brought Juan Antonio Bayona's A Monster Calls to the screen.

Kubo and the Two Strings Featurette

The "Myth of Kubo" Featurette

Loving Featurette

The cast and filmmakers of Loving detail the intricacies, challenges and rewards of telling the story of Richard and Mildred Loving.

Nocturnal Animals Clip: "Interrogation"

Detective Bobby Andes (Michael Shannon) works suspect Lou (Karl Glusman) for information about Tony Hastings' (Jake Gyllenhaal) family.