'Mad Max' leads Critics' Choice Awards nominations

LOS ANGELES - "Mad Max: Fury Road" was critically acclaimed upon its release over the summer, and now it's the top nominee at the Critics' Choice Awards.

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The film collected 13 bids, including best picture, director (George Miller), actress (Charlize Theron) and actor (Tom Hardy), when nominations were announced Monday. "Carol," "The Martian" and "The Revenant" each received nine nominations, including best picture and best director. "Spotlight" followed with eight bids, while dark comedy "The Big Short" collected seven.

FX Networks' "Fargo" dominated TV nominees with eight nods, including best limited series, actor (Patrick Wilson) and actress (Kirsten Dunst). HBO's "The Leftovers" and Amazon's "Transparent" each received six nominations.

The Critics' Choice Awards will be presented Jan. 17 at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and broadcast live on Lifetime and A&E.


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