------------- --------------

Stallone wins for Creed, gets standing ovation – ‘Fury Road’ best action movie

Actor Sylvester Stallone accepts the Best Supporting Actor award for ‘Creed’ onstage during the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan 17, in Santa Monica, California. (Inset from top): Actress Constance Zimmer accepts the Supporting Actress In A Drama Series award for ‘UnREAL’; Christian Slater poses in the press room with the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for ‘Mr Robot’; Kirsten Dunst poses in the press room with the award for Best Actress in a Movie made for Television or Limited Series for ‘Fargo’. (AFP/AP)
Actor Sylvester Stallone accepts the Best Supporting Actor award for ‘Creed’ onstage during the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on Jan 17, in Santa Monica, California. (Inset from top): Actress Constance Zimmer accepts the Supporting Actress In A Drama Series award for ‘UnREAL’; Christian Slater poses in the press room with the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for ‘Mr Robot’; Kirsten Dunst poses in the press room with the award for Best Actress in a Movie made for Television or Limited Series for ‘Fargo’. (AFP/AP)

“Somebody already told us we lost best comedy to ‘Carol,’” Apatow laughed. “Trainwreck” did lose best comedy in the end — not to “Carol,” but to “The Big Short.” Schumer, however, did win for best actress in a comedy.

Brie Larson, who wasn’t able too attend the event, won best actress for her heartbreaking turn in “Room” and in the TV awards, Rami Malek nabbed best actor in a drama series for “Mr. Robot.” “Mr. Robot” also took home best drama, and Aziz Ansari’s Netflix series “Master of None” nabbed best comedy. “I’m so proud to be counted among such great actors,” Malek told the chatty crowd. “It’s not just good to be different — it’s better to be different.”

Inspired

Other key winners of the night included George Miller, who got a directing nod for “Mad Max: Thunder Road”  “This film was truly inspired by women,” said “Mad Max” actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley — and Amy Schumer for best actress in a comedy for “Trainwreck.” ‘I love my sister so much,” Schumer cracked. Shortly thereafter Christian Bale won the award for best actor in a comedy, and “The Big Short” took home the award for best comedy. “We appreciate the critics’ love,” said McKay. By the time Carrie Coon won the award for best actress in a drama series for “The Leftovers,” most guests were so deep in their cups they talked throughout her acceptance speech.

Guests dined while the awards — 28 in total, with many others handed out beforehand — were announced. In the early part of the evening, the actors of “Spotlight” took home the best ensemble acting award. “The true (winners) are the real life heroes in ‘Spotlight,’” said Rachel McAdams, naming the Boston Globe journalists who broke the story of the Catholic Church molestation scandals upon which the film was based. “Thank you to Tom McCarthy for bringing that brilliant ensemble into our lives.”

Stallone got a standing ovation when his name was announced as the winner of best supporting actor for “Creed.” “I guess there’s at least one upside to getting older,” he told the crowd. “I am truly amazed, I did not expect this. I’m kind of late to this party and I’m very appreciative of it. Thank you to my director Ryan Coogler. He really is a genius. Michael B Jordan, you are here for a very long time.”

Vikander, who seemed genuinely verklemt after winning the accolade for best supporting actress in “The Danish Girl,” said, “I remember two years ago when I found myself in this film. I was trying to find information online and I was surprised I couldn’t find enough so it was so great when I was invited to shed light on a story that all of us felt was so moving and important to tell.”

Mayim Bialik, who’s ‘never won anything,’ was stunned to take home the award for best supporting actress in a comedy series for “The Big Bang Theory.” “My dad died nine and a half months ago and he was my harshest critic and never lived to see me win anything. So ‘abba,’ this is for you.”

But perhaps no award drew more oohs and coos than Jacob Tremblay, who won the award for best young actor in “Room,” and plans to place his statuette beside his toy Millennium Falcon. “This is super cool,” said the pint-sized star, clad in a dapper tuxedo. “This is the best day of my life.”

Recounted

Later, when the award for best supporting actress in a drama series was called, “Unreal” actress Eden Sher jumped up and down and screamed with unbridled joy from the back of the hangar when her costar Constance Zimmer’s name was announced. And just to show what a good sport he is, T.J. Miller recounted one of the worst reviews he’s ever gotten, reading from an issue of Variety.

Judd Apatow was plucked to bestow upon Schumer the first annual Critics Choice MVP award, which inevitably lent itself to many a joke about how how accomplished the comedian-actress-writer is: “What has J.J. Abrams done?” Judd joked in his intro. “I can’t believe that this whole year happened,” said Schumer. “I felt seen and heard by you guys.”

List of winners of the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards, announced Sunday in Santa Monica, California.

Motion Picture Winners:

* Best Picture: “Spotlight.”

* 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 Director: George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

* Best Original Screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight.”

* Best Adapted Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short.”

* Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, “The Revenant.”

* Best Production Design: Colin Gibson, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

* Best Editing: Margaret Sixel, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

* Best Costume Design: Jenny Bevan, “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

* Best Hair & Makeup: “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

* Best Visual Effects: “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

* Best Animated Feature: “Inside Out.”

* 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 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 Documentary Feature: “Amy.”

* Best Song: Wiz Khalifa for “See You Again” from “Furious 7.”

* Best Score: Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight.”

Television:

* Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent.”

* Best Actor in a Drama Series: Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot.”

* Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television: 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 Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo.”

* Best Comedy Series: “Master of None.”

* Best Drama Series: “Mr. Robot.”

* 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.”

* Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: “Fargo.”

* 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 a Movie Made for Television or 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 Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Jean Smart, “Fargo.”

* Best Animation Series: “BoJack Horseman.”

* Best Reality Show: “The Voice.”

* Best Reality Show Host: James Lipton, “Inside the Actors Studio.”

* Best Structured Reality Show: “Shark Tank.”

* Best Talk Show: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.”

* Best Unstructured Reality Show: “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.”

* MVP Award: Amy Schumer.

* Genius Award: Industrial Light & Magic.

Translate »