Canada figures prominently in Critics Choice Awards nominations

Pop Goes The News — Canadian talent — and movies and TV shows made in Canada — dominate the Critics Choice Awards nominations announced early Monday.

The list comes from the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Awards will be handed out Jan. 17 on A&E.

In the movie categories, Canada figures prominently.

Rachel McAdams, who was born in London, Ont. and lives in Toronto, earned a Best Actress in a Limited Series nod for her work in True Detective and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work in the made-in-Toronto movie Spotlight.

McAdams is also nominated with her Spotlight castmates in the Best Acting Ensemble category.

B.C.-born Jacob Tremblay is vying for Best Young Actor thanks to his performance in the Toronto-shot movie Room.

Irish-born playwright Emma Donoghue, who lives in London, Ont., earned a Critics Choice Award nomination for adapting the Room screenplay.

Montréal’s François Séguin and Louise Tremblay share a nomination with Jennifer Oman in the Best Production Design category for their work on the movie Brooklyn, which was partly filmed in Montreal.

Made-in-Montreal film The Walk is up for Best Visual Effects — most of which were completed by Legend 3D (which has a studio in Toronto) and Montreal’s Rodeo FX.

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Four of the 10 Best Picture nominees were made (either completely or in part) in Canada: Room, Spotlight, Brooklyn and Alberta-shot The Revenant.

Those titles are up against The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian and Sicario for the top prize.

The made-in-Alberta series Fargo topped the nominees in the TV categories with eight nominations, including Best Limited Series.

There were also acting noms for B.C.-shot The Man in the High Castle and made-in-Toronto series Hannibal.

Last week, Room, The Revenant and Spotlight earned Golden Globe nominations. Also up for awards are Emma Donoghue (adapted screenplay for Room) and Fargo.

Spotlight, Room, The Revenant and Brooklyn as well as Rachel McAdams and Jacob Tremblay also show up on the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations list.