21st Annual Critics Choice Award Winners

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Last night, this superb, satisfying, engaging little journalism film Spotlight jumped right back into the drivers seat, as the film won Best Picture at the 21st Annual Critics Choice Awards. This is no guarantee of anything, but the film has been winning award after award with the critics groups across the country and, although the film may not have the most nominations at the Oscars, the film is right back at the top with The Big Short, The Revenant and, yes, maybe, Mad Max: Fury Road. We will know a lot more once the guild winners begin to rollout, but as of right now, we have a three horse race between Spotlight, The Big Short and The Revenant, with Mad Max: Fury Road not to far behind. 

The acting races, at least in the lead categories, appear to be settling in with victories last night for Leonardo DiCaprio and Brie Larson. If either one of these two do not win at the Oscars it will be a huge shock. The supporting categories are maybe not as set in stone, but Sylvester Stallone won best supporting actor, as he did at the Globes, but he was not nominated for a SAG award. It is probably between Stallone and Mark Rylance of the Oscar. Alicia Vikander won for best supporting actress and she could be the frontrunner, but she also could be in a tight race with Rooney Mara and Kate Winslet for the Oscar.

And then, Best Director. George Miller took home the award, as he has for many critics awards this year, and, without Ridley Scott being nominated for Best Director at the Oscars, he is the frontrunner, with Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Adam McKay right on his tail. The DGA will clear up a lot, and if Miller wins there, I believe he will at the Oscars.

What does all this mean? It is hard to say, as the critics, and the industry and Academy do not always see eye-to-eye. Last year, Boyhood won Best Picture and Richard Linklater won Best Director, but Birdman and Iñárritu won at the Oscars. Michael Keaton won Best Actor, but Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar and SAG award. Having said that, I do not think there is anything that is going to stop DiCaprio from winning the Best Actor, and I feel the same way about Larson. The supporting categories are still up in the air though.

Below is a complete list of winners in Film and Television, and I am thrilled that “Master of None” won Best Comedy Series!!! Great, fantastic, hilarious show!!! Enjoy!

MOVIE

  • BEST PICTURE – Spotlight
  • BEST DIRECTOR – George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST ACTOR – Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • BEST ACTRESS – Brie Larson – Room
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sylvester Stallone – Creed
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Jacob Tremblay – Room
  • BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – Spotlight
  • BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • BEST EDITING – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST SCORE – Ennio Morricone – Hateful Eight
  • BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – The Revenant
  • BEST COMEDY – The Big Short
  • BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE – Ex Machina
  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – Son of Saul
  • BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – Inside Out
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE – Amy
  • BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST HAIR & MAKEUP – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST ACTION MOVIE – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • BEST SONG – Furious 7 – See You Again

TELEVISION

  • BEST DRAMA SERIES – Mr Robot
  • BEST COMEDY SERIES – Master of None
  • BEST TELEVISION MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES – Fargo
  • BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
  • BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Rami Malek – Mr. Robot
  • BEST ACTOR IN LIMITED SERIES  – Idris Elba – Luther
  • BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Carrie Coon – The Leftovers
  • BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES – Kirsten Dunst – Fargo
  • BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder
  • BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Christian Slater – Mr. Robot
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN LIMITED SERIES – Jesse Plemons – Fargo
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Constance Zimmer – Unreal
  • BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES – Jean Smart – Fargo
  • BEST ANIMATION SERIES – BoJack Horseman
  • BEST REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION – The Voice
  • BEST REALITY SHOW HOST – James Lipton  – Inside The Actors Studio
  • BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW – Shark Tank
  • BEST TALK SHOW – Last Week Tonight – John Oliver
  • BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW – Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown
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One thought on “21st Annual Critics Choice Award Winners

  1. Frontrunners are tough this year, but I think it is between Spotlight and The Revenant.

    The TV awards here are just flat on. Better than any awards I’ve seen so far. I love that they got Carrie Coon from the Leftovers, Mr Robot, and all the deserving awards for Fargo.

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