The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) has announced the nominees for The 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. The winners will be revealed at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, which will broadcast live on RTL CBS Entertainment HD from the Hollywood Palladium on 16 January, Friday at 9:00am, the day the Academy Award nominations are announced.

Legendary Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan will serve as the show’s host. Strahan is the co-host of the popular morning talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael, and an Emmy-nominated Fox NFL Sunday analyst. He also serves as special co-host for ABC’s top-rated morning programme, Good Morning America.

“I am excited to host a night honouring some of the most talented people in the industry,” said Strahan. “The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards show paves the way for the upcoming awards season, and the best part is that the winners are selected by the very people who make a living watching and reviewing films. It doesn’t get much more competitive than that,” he continued.

As announced previously, Kevin Costner, Ron Howard and Jessica Chastain will each receive special honours at the ceremony. Costner, winner of two Academy Awards® and a Primetime Emmy® Award, will be honoured with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ celebrating more than three decades of incredible work in film. The LOUIS XIII Critics’ Choice Genius Award, established to honour an icon who has demonstrated unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts, will be presented to multiple award-winning director, producer and actor Ron Howard. Chastain will receive the inaugural ‘Critics’ Choice MVP Award,’ which recognises an extraordinary actor for their work in several standout movies throughout a single year. She is being saluted for starring in the films Interstellar, Miss Julie, A Most Violent Year (which also earned her a nomination this year), and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

Birdman leads this year with thirteen nominations including Best Picture, Michael Keaton for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy, Edward Norton for Best Supporting Actor, Emma Stone for Best Supporting Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Alejandro G. Inarritu for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Comedy, and Best Score.

The Grand Budapest Hotel also impressed with eleven nominations, which include Best Picture, Ralph Fiennes for Best Actor and Best Actor in a Comedy, Tony Revolori for Best Young Actor/Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Wes Anderson for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design and Best Comedy.

Boyhood was nominated for eight awards including Best Picture, Ethan Hawke for Best Supporting Actor, Patricia Arquette for Best Supporting Actress, Ellar Coltrane for Best Young Actor/Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Richard Linklater for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.