"SPOTLIGHT" NAMED BEST PICTURE AT 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS
"MAD MAX: FURY ROAD" LANDS NINE AWARDS
"FARGO" LEADS TELEVISION RECIPIENTS WITH FOUR AWARDS
(Los Angeles, CA - January 17, 2016) - The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The show aired on A&E, Lifetime and LMN at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT and was hosted by actor and comedian T.J. Miller.
"Spotlight" was named Best Picture and garnered two additional wins including Best Acting Ensemble and Best Original Screenplay. "Mad Max: Fury Road," the most nominated film of the evening, won nine awards including Best Director for George Miller, Best Production Design for Colin Gibson, Best Editing for Margaret Sixel, Best Costume Design for Jenny Beavan, Best Hair & Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, Tom Hardy for Best Actor in an Action Movie, and Charlize Theron for Best Actress in an Action Movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio was named Best Actor for his turn in "The Revenant," while Brie Larson took home the Best Actress trophy for her role in "Room". In the supporting categories, Sylvester Stallone won for his return as the iconic Rocky Balboa in "Creed," and Alicia Vikander was recognized for her work in "The Danish Girl".
Nominated for eight awards, the most of any series, Fargo (FX Networks) took home four trophies including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. Kirsten Dunst won for Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, Jesse Plemons for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, and Jean Smart for Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. Mr. Robot (USA) followed close behind with three wins for Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series (Rami Malek), and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Christian Slater). Master of None (Netflix) won for Best Comedy Series.
As announced previously, Amy Schumer received the "Critics' Choice MVP Award" celebrating her acclaimed work on both television and film, which was presented to the actress, writer and producer by Judd Apatow. J.J. Abrams presented the "Critics' Choice Genius Award" to Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which was recognized for its 40 years of revolutionizing filmmaking.
"The Critics' Choice Awards" are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics' organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today's film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of almost 100 journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the "Critics' Choice Awards" are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.
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"The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards" were produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment. BFCA/BTJA are represented by WME and Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig.
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WINNERS OF THE 21ST ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS
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 Beavan, "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 - "See You Again", Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, "Furious 7"
BEST SCORE - Ennio Morricone, "The Hateful Eight"
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES - Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent, Amazon
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES - Rami Malek, Mr. Robot, USA
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES - Idris Elba, Luther, BBC America
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The CW
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES - Carrie Coon, The Leftovers, HBO
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES - Kirsten Dunst, Fargo, FX Networks
BEST COMEDY SERIES - Master of None, Netflix
BEST DRAMA SERIES - Mr. Robot, USA
BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - Timothy Olyphant, The Grinder, Fox
BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES - Margo Martindale, The Good Wife, CBS
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES - Fargo, FX Networks
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES - Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES - Christian Slater, Mr. Robot, USA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES - Jesse Plemons, Fargo, FX Networks
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES - Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory, CBS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES - Constance Zimmer, UnREAL, Lifetime
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES - Jean Smart, Fargo, FX Networks
BEST ANIMATION SERIES - BoJack Horseman, Netflix
BEST REALITY SHOW - COMPETITION - The Voice, NBC
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST - James Lipton, Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo
BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW - Shark Tank, ABC
BEST TALK SHOW - Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, HBO
BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW - Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN