The Critics Choice Awards announced nominations for the 2022 ceremonies, and films such as Licorice Pizza, Spencer, and West Side Story received multiple nods.
Despite being one of the last films to screen for critics, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story landed nods for Best Picture and for its direction. Ariana Debose and Rita Moreno scored noms for Best Supporting Actress, while newcomer Rachel Zegler is up for Best Young Actor/Actress. West Side Story also landed nominations for its ensemble, and nods for its screenplay, costume design, production design, editing and cinematography.
Jonny Greenwood, the acclaimed guitarist for Radiohead, earned a nomination for his score for Spencer. In other music nominations, “Guns Go Bang,” by Kid Cudi and Jay-Z earned a nod thanks to its feature in The Harder They Fall. Billie Eilish and FINNEAS were also nominated “No Time To Die” from the James Bond film of the same name.
Licorice Pizza, the new film from Paul Thomas Anderson which stars the youngest HAIM sister, Alana, received eight nominations. The film received looks for Best Picture, Best Actress (Haim), Best Ensemble Cast, Best Director, and more.
At the end of November, Licorice Pizza’s official motion picture soundtrack landed on streaming. The 20-track capsule of songs arrived via Republic Records. Licorice Pizza (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) features appearances from over two dozen artists including Bing Crosby, Buddy Collette, Chris Norman, Chuck Berry, David Bowie, James Gang, Jonny Greenwood, Nina Simone, Paul McCartney, Taj Mahal, The Andrews Sisters, The Doors, Wings, Steve Miller Band, Sonny & Cher, Suzi Quatro, Mason Williams, Gordon Lightfoot, Donovan, Clarence Carter and more. The extraordinary guest lineup is a nod to the film’s 1970s setting.