Preview: How The Critics’ Choice Awards Align With Oscar

It’s important to note first off that both the Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critics’ Choice Awards) and Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globe Awards) do not have any membership overlap with The Academy. The only awards that have any overlap the guilds: The Screen Actors Guild, Directors Guilt, Producers Guild, etc. That being said, the Critics’ Choice Awards usually have quite a few overlap nominations in its categories with The Academy. In fact, the Critics’ Choice winner for Best Picture has gone on to win Best Picture at the Oscars for 4 out of the last 5 years; Best Director and Best Actor 5 out of the last 5 years.

Here’s a look at the winners of the Critics’ Choice Award, plus who won the Oscar, in eight of the categories over the last five years:

Best Picture

  • 2009 – The Hurt Locker (won Oscar)
  • 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire (won Oscar)
  • 2007 – No Country For Old Men (won Oscar)
  • 2006 – The Departed (won Oscar)
  • 2005 – Brokeback Mountain (Crash won the Oscar)

Best Director

  • 2009 – Kathryn Bigelow The Hurt Locker (won Oscar)
  • 2008 – Danny Boyle Slumdog Millionaire (won Oscar)
  • 2007 – Joel and Ethan Coen No Country For Old Men (won Oscar)
  • 2006 – Martin Scorsese The Departed (won Oscar)
  • 2005 – Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain (won Oscar)

Best Actor

  • 2009 Jeff Bridges Crazy Heart (won Oscar)
  • 2008 – Sean Penn Milk (won Oscar)
  • 2007 – Daniel Day-Lewis There Will Be Blood (won Oscar)
  • 2006 – Forest Whitaker The Last King of Scotland (won Oscar)
  • 2005 – Philip Seymore Hoffman Capote  (won Oscar)

Best Actress

  • 2009 – Sandra Bullock The Blind Side (won Oscar) and Meryl Streep Julie & Julia (tie)
  • 2008 – Anne Hathaway Rachel Getting Married & Meryl Streep Doubt (tie) (Kate Winslet won the Oscar for The Reader)
  • 2007 – Julie Christie Away From Her (Marion Cotillard won the Oscar for La Vie En Rose)
  • 2006 – Helen Mirren The Queen (won Oscar)
  • 2005 – Reese Witherspoon Walk The Line (won Oscar)

Best Supporting Actor

  • 2009 – Christoph Waltz  Inglourious Basterds (won Oscar)
  • 2008 – Heath Ledger The Dark Knight (won Oscar)
  • 2007 – Javier Bardem  No Country For Old Men (won Oscar)
  • 2006 – Eddie Murphy Dreamgirls (Alan Arkin won the Oscar for Little Miss Sunshine)
  • 2005 – Paul Giamatti Cinderella Man (George Clooney won the Oscar for Syriana)

Best Supporting Actress

  • 2009 – Mo’Nique Precious (won Oscar)
  • 2008 – Kate Winslet The Reader (she won the Oscar for BEST ACTRESS; Penelope Cruz won Best Supporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona)
  • 2007 – Amy Ryan Gone Baby Gone (Tilda Swinton won the Oscar for Michael Clayton)
  • 2006 – Jennifer Hudson  Dreamgirls (won Oscar)
  • 2005 – Amy Adams Junebug and Michelle Williams Brokeback Mountain (tie) (Rachel Weisz won the Oscar for The Constant Gardener)

Best Original Screenplay

  • 2009 – Inglourious Basterds (The Hurt Locker won the Oscar)

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • 2009 – Up In The Air (Precious won the Oscar)

Best Screenplay (Original or Adapted)

  • 2008 – Slumdog Millionaire (won Oscar for Adapted Screenplay)
  • 2007 – Juno (won Oscar for Original Screenplay)
  • 2006 – Little Miss Sunshine (won Oscar for Original Screenplay)
  • 2005 – Crash (won Oscar for Best Original Screenplay)

So really, the Critics’ Choice Awards is definitely a good gauge of how the Academy Awards are probably going to go later this year. Don’t forget to vote in the Predict The Critics’ Choice Awards poll!

About Marya E. Gates

Cinephile to the max.

Posted on January 14, 2011, in Critics Choice, Precursors, the Academy Awards and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Very interesting correlation!

  2. I really loved Kate Winslet in The Reader. It was a very good acting.

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