“Harry Potter” alumni nominated for 2015 Critics’ Choice Awards

With awards season in Hollywood in full swing, a number of Harry Potter alumni (and their recent projects) have been announced as nominees for the 2015 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, which stars Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), has received seven nominations, making it one of the top contenders for this year’s awards. For his role in the film, Fiennes has received two nominations, in the categories of Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy. Meanwhile, The Grand Budapest Hotel has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Original Screenplay, Best Comedy Movie, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design. Additionally, Wes Anderson has been nominated for Best Director for his direction of the film, and actor Tony Revolori has been nominated in the category of Best Young Actor/Actress.

The Theory of Everything, which stars David Thewlis (Remus Lupin), has also been nominated for Best Picture. Actor Eddie Redmayne has been nominated for Best Actor for his role in the film, while Felicity Jones has been nominated for Best Actress. The Theory of Everything has also received nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Score.

The Imitation Game, for which Alexandre Desplat composed the score, has been nominated for Best Score. Its other nominations are in the categories of Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, and Best Adapted Screenplay. Also nominated for their roles in the film are Benedict Cumberbatch for Best Actor and actress Keira Knightley for Best Supporting Actress, respectively.

Unbroken, in which Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley) stars, has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography. Angelina Jolie has been nominated for Best Director for her directorial work on the film.

Snowpiercer, starring John Hurt (Garrick Ollivander), has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Art Direction. Actress Tilda Swinton has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

Into the Woods, in which actress Frances de la Tour (Madam Maxime) plays the Giant, has been nominated for Best Acting Ensemble, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Hair & Makeup. Meryl Streep has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film.

Edge of Tomorrow, which features actor Brendan Gleeson (Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody), has received nominations for Best Action Movie and Best Visual Effects. For their roles in Edge of Tomorrow, Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt have received nominations for Best Actor in an Action Movie and Best Actress in an Action Movie, respectively.

Fury, which stars Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy), has also been nominated for Best Action Movie. Brad Pitt has been nominated for Best Actor in an Action Movie for his role in the film.

Maleficent, which features actresses Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge) and Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), has been nominated for Best Costume Design and Best Hair & Makeup.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which stars Gary Oldman (Sirius Black), has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and Best Visual Effects.

Mr. Turner, starring actor Timothy Spall (Peter Pettigrew), has received nominations for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which features actor Toby Jones (the voice of Dobby), has been nominated for Best Action Movie. Chris Evans has been nominated for Best Actor in an Action Movie for his role in the film.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, starring actor Stephen Fry (who narrated the UK versions of the Harry Potter audiobooks), has been nominated for Best Hair & Makeup and Best Visual Effects.

This is the twentieth year for the Critics’ Choice Awards, which

are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.

The awards show

will [be] broadcast live on A&E from the Hollywood Palladium on January 15 at 9pm ET/6pm PT, the day the Academy Award nominations are announced. This is the first year that the BFCA will partner with A&E to broadcast the show.

Former NFL football player and co-host of LIVE with Kelly and Michael Michael Strahan will host.

For more on the 20th annual Critics’ Choice Awards and to see the complete list of this year’s nominees, you can click here.

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