For the Critics Choice, Mank features in 12 categories, including best picture and best actor for British star Gary Oldman, who plays alcoholic screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz. The film, directed by David Fincher, chronicles the making of classic 1941 film Citizen Kane through his eyes.
In addition to Oldman, other British stars to secure nominations included Riz Ahmed for Sound Of Metal, Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah, Olivia Colman for both The Father and The Crown, and Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial Of The Chicago 7.
The late American actor Chadwick Boseman has also been posthumously nominated for two awards – best actor for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and best supporting actor for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods.
Boseman, 43, best known for starring in Black Panther, died in August after suffering with colon cancer for four years.
With the industry hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Critics Choice Association chief executive Joey Berlin said cast and crew members had overcome “unprecedented obstacles” to bring “beautiful, challenging, nuanced pieces of art to our screens”.