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The 2023 Music City Film Critics Association (MCFCA) Nominations

The Music City Film Critics Association (MCFCA) – based in Nashville – have announced their nominees representing the best in film for 2023. The winners will be announced on January 15th. Here are this year’s nominees…

Best Picture
American Fiction
Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Color Purple
The Holdovers
The Iron Claw
The Zone of Interest

Best Director
Alexander Payne – The Holdovers
Celine Song – Past Lives
Christopher Nolan – Oppenheimer
Greta Gerwig – Barbie
Martin Scorsese – Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Actress
Emma Stone – Poor Things
Greta Lee – Past Lives
Lily Gladstone – Killers of the Flower Moon
Margot Robbie – Barbie
Sandra Hüller – Anatomy of a Fall

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper – Maestro
Cillian Murphy – Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction
Paul Giamatti – The Holdovers
Zac Efron – The Iron Claw

Best Supporting Actress
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Danielle Brooks – The Color Purple
Emily Blunt – Oppenheimer
Penelope Cruz – Ferrari
Rachel McAdams – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.

Best Supporting Actor
Charles Melton – May December
Glenn Howerton – BlackBerry
Robert De Niro – Killers of the Flower Moon
Robert Downey Jr. – Oppenheimer
Ryan Gosling – Barbie

Best Young Actress
Abby Ryder Fortson – Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Ariana Greenblatt – Barbie
Calah Lane – Wonka
Madeleine Yuna Voyles – The Creator
Mile Davis-Kent – Creed III

Best Young Actor
Christian Convery – Cocaine Bear
Dominic Sessa – The Holdovers
Joe Bird – Talk to Me
Jude Hill – A Haunting in Venice
Milo Machado Graner – Anatomy of a Fall

Best Acting Ensemble
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
The Color Purple
The Holdovers
The Iron Claw

Best Music Film
American Symphony
Barbie
Maestro
The Color Purple
Wonka

Best Animated Film
Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
Elemental
Robot Dreams
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
The Boy and the Heron

Best Documentary
20 Days in Mariupol
American Symphony
Beyond Utopia
Four Daughters
Still: A Michael J. Fox Movie

Best International Film
Anatomy of a Fall
Godzilla Minus One
Society of the Snow
The Zone of Interest
When Evil Lurks

Best Screenplay
American Fiction
Barbie
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
The Holdovers

Best Original Song
“I’m Just Ken” Ryan Gosling – Barbie
“Live That Way Forever” Richard Reed Parry, Little Scream, Barr Brothers – The Iron Claw
“Peaches” Jack Black – The Super Mario Bros. Movie
“Road to Freedom” Lenny Kravitz – Rustin
“What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish – Barbie

Best Score
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
Poor Things
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Boy and the Heron

Best Sound
Ferrari
Maestro
Oppenheimer
The Killer
The Zone of Interest

Best Cinematography
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
Past Lives
Poor Things
The Zone of Interest

Best Production Design
Asteroid City
Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

Best Editing
Barbie
Killers of the Flower Moon
Maestro
Oppenheimer
Poor Things

Best Comedy Film
American Fiction
Barbie
Bottoms
The Holdovers
Poor Things

Best Horror Film
M3GAN
Scream VI
Talk to Me
Thanksgiving
When Evil Lurks

Best Action Film
Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves
Godzilla Minus One
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

Best Stunt Work
Bottoms
Ferrari
John Wick: Chapter 4
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
The Iron Claw

The Jim Ridley Award
The Jim Ridley Award is named after the late, great Nashville Scene editor/writer where our critics group selects a film or individual that embodies the spirit of Nashville.
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Beau is Afraid
Menus-Plaisirs Les Proisgros
Poor Things
Slotherhouse
The Boy and the Heron

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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