Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Irishman” is creating all the right buzz before the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards are revealed in January. The epic gangster pic leads the Critics' Choice Awards nominations with 14 nods while Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” came second with 12 nominations.

According to Entertainment Weekly, the crime drama starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci dominated the film categories by nabbing nominations in almost all the major categories, including Best Picture. The other nominees in this category include “Joker,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “Ford v Ferrari” and “Parasite.”

De Niro, Pacino and Pesci have all received acting nods for their extraordinary work in the movie. De Niro will compete in the Best Actor category with the likes of Antonio Banderas, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix, Adam Sandler, Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy.

Meanwhile, Scorsese has also garnered a Best Director nod and will battle it out against Tarantino, Greta Gerwig, South Korea’s Bong Joon Ho and Noah Baumbach for the trophy. 

The next most nominated movie was Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” with 12 nominations. Apart from DiCaprio, Brad Pitt is also up for an acting award. Pitt is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category with Willem Dafoe, Tom Hanks and Anthony Hopkins.

Gerwig’s film-adaptation of “Little Women” came in third with 9 nominations, including Best Director. Academy Award-nominee Saiorse Ronan has been nominated in the Best Actress category while Laura Dern and Florence Pugh both got Best Supporting Actress nods for their stupendous work in the film. 

The origin story of Gotham’s diabolical clown, “Joker,” got seven nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

On the Television side, Ava Du Vernay’s Netflix drama “When They See Us” led the way with six nominations. It was closely followed by “This Is Us” and “Schitt’s Creek” with five nods. Shows like “Chernobyl,” “Watchmen,” “Game Of Thrones,” “Fleabag,” and “The Crown” went home with four noms each.  

Apart from Gwendoline Christie, none of the female actors from “Game Of Thrones” managed to get an acting nod. Christie has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. But she is bound to get stiff competition with Meryl Streep, Laura Dern and Helena Bonham Carter also nominated in the same category.

The star-studded ceremony will take place on Jan. 12.

Here’s the list of Film and TV nominees for the 2020 Critics Choice Awards:

FILM

Best Picture

“Little Women”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“1917”
“Joker”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
“Parasite”
“Uncut Gems”

Best Director

Greta Gerwig – “Little Women”
Martin Scorsese – “The Irishman”
Noah Bambach – “Marriage Story”
Bong Joon Ho – “Parasite”
Quentin Tarantino – “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Sam Mendes – “1917”
Josh and Benny Safdie – “Uncut Gems”
 

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas - “Pain And Glory”
Robert De Niro - “The Irishman”
Adam Driver – “Marriage Story”
Joaquin Phoenix – “Joker”
Adam Sandler – “Uncut Gems”
Eddie Murphy – “Dolemite Is My Name”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
 

Best Actress

Saoirse Ronan – “Little Women”
Scarlett Johansson – “Marriage Story”
Awkwafina – “The Farewell”
Lupita Nyong’O – “Us”
Cynthia Erivo – “Harriet”
Charlize Theron – “The Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger – “Judy”

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks – “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
Willem Dafoe – “The Lighthouse”
Anthony Hopkins – “The Two Popes”
Joe Pesci – “The Irishman”
Al Pacino – “The Irishman”
Brad Pitt – “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johansson – “Jojo Rabbit”
Margot Robbie – “Bombshell”
Jennifer Lopez – “Hustlers”
Florence Pugh – “Little Women”
Zhao Shuzen – “The Farewell”

 

TV

Best Drama Series

“The Crown”
“Game Of Thrones”
“This Is Us”
“Watchmen”
“Pose”
“David Makes Man”
“Succession”
“The Good Fight”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Mike Colter – “Evil”
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us”
Paul Giamatti – “Billions”
Freddie Highmore – “The Good Doctor”
Kit Harrington – “Game OF Thrones”
Tobias Menzies – “The Crown”
Billy Porter – “Pose”
Jeremy Strong – “Succession”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Olivia Colman – “The Crown”
Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve”
Christine Baranski – “The Good Fight”
Regina King – “Watchmen”
Nicole Kidman – “Big Little Lies”
MJ Rodriguez – “Pose”
Sarah Snook – “Succession”
Zendaya – “Euphoria”

DiCaprio Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton, a character inspired by numerous TV actors from the 1950s. Photo: Sony Pictures