Amy Adams, Emma Stone Strong Contenders for 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards

Strong Contenders for 2016 Critics Choice Awards
Amy Adams is shown in photo during the Toronto International Film Festival 2016.

Some of Hollywood’s most stunning and talented actresses, Amy Adams and Emma Stone, are in the running for Best Actress at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards slated this Dec. 11 at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in California.

If Amy wins in this year’s Critics’ Choice Awards, it will be her second trophy for Best Actress and her fourth in terms of the total number of awards bestowed on her by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Amy emerged among the nominees for her performance in Arrival, which has gotten both the critics’ and movie buffs’ nods of approval.

Amy Adams previously won the Best Actress in a Comedy Critics’ Choice award for her portrayal of a con artist in the 2013 comedy-drama movie American Hustle. On the other hand, Emma Stone was nominated for her portrayal as an aspiring actress who sets out to pursue her dreams in the musical drama La La Land. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival in August and won for Emma the Coppa Volpi prize.

Emma’s La La Land co-star Ryan Gosling was nominated for Best Actor. Ryan has worked with Emma in the 2011 romantic comedy Crazy, Stupid, Love and the 2013 action thriller Gangster Squad, and they have an undeniable onscreen chemistry.

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Amy and Emma have evidently secured their places in the hearts and minds of lots of movie watchers. The fact that they are currently vying with  award-winning veteran actresses Annette Bening (nominated for 20th Century Women) and Natalie Portman (Jackie) speaks volumes about how far they have gone in their film careers.  Their respective movies, Arrival and La La Land, were nominated for Best Picture. Denis Villeneuve and Damien Chazelle are also nominees for Best Director.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association as well as the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) will bestow the honors for their top picks in film and television for 2016. It will be recalled that six years ago, Emma Stone had acknowledged that she has yet to gain a reputation as a serious actress. Today, she is being pitted with the current toast of Hollywood, Amy Adams, as well as other talented actresses.

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