Technically, Star Wars: The Force Awakens was not screened early enough in order to be considered by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) for the Critics’ Choice Award nominations, announced on Monday (December 14). On the other hand, the members of the associations pleaded the board of directors so enthusiastically that the latter has decided to poll the members on Monday about adding the feature as the eleventh best picture nominee.
The good news arrived to the members via email, that says: “In the wake of an unprecedented cry out from you“, the board has decided to “poll the membership on Monday to determine whether we should add Star Wars: The Force Awakens to our list of Critics’ Choice Award nominees for Best Picture“.
“The question will be: If you had seen “The Force Awakens” before casting your Critics’ Choice Awards ballot, would you have included it in your five choices for Best Picture? [O]ur purpose in presenting the Critics’ Choice Awards is to celebrate the finest cinematic achievements of the year. It appears that many members believe The Force Awakens deserves to be included. In this unique situation, we think this is the best way to proceed“.
The awards will be celebrated on January 17, 2016.