Joachim Trier’s supernatural thriller Thelma and Ruben Ostlund’s Palme d’Or winner The Square will compete for Best Foreign Language Film at next month’s Critics Choice Awards, which are often an indicator of Academy Awards success.
In Norwegian Oscar entry Thelma, a college student starts to experience extreme seizures and learns that they are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.
Meanwhile, Sweden’s Oscar entry, The Square, follows the curator of a modern art museum who is mugged, and and whose hunt for the perpetrator make him question his own moral compass.
Elsewhere, Alexander Skarsgård has been nominated as Best Supporting Actor In A Limited Series for his role in Big Little Lies, a drama about three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Nominees were selected by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), which comprises 300 television, radio and online film critics. Winners of the 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards will be announced on 11th January 2018 in Santa Monica.
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
A Fantastic Woman
First They Killed My Father
In the Fade
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES
Johnny Flynn – Genius (National Geographic)
Benito Martinez – American Crime (ABC)
Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
Alexander Skarsgård – Big Little Lies (HBO)
David Thewlis – Fargo (FX)
Stanley Tucci – Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)