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Natalie Portman and Casey Affleck earn Best Actor honors but La La Land takes home Best Picture at 2016 Critics' Choice Awards

Hollywood’s award season kicked off in spectacular fashion at the Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony on Sunday night, with Natalie Portman and Casey Affeck securing top honours.

The 35-year-old actress and 41-year-old actor won Best Actress and Best Actor, respectively,  at the 22nd annual ceremony which was held at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles.

Natalie was recognized for her role as former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in biopic Jackie as Casey won for his portrayal of loner Lee Chandler in drama Manchester By The Sea. 

Big night: Natalie Portman won Best Actress as Casey Affleck took home Best Actor at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards
Big night: Natalie Portman won Best Actress as Casey Affleck took home Best Actor at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards

Big night: Natalie Portman won Best Actress as Casey Affleck took home Best Actor at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

However the last award of the night was given to Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling fronted musical La La Land as it took home Best Picture. 

No doubt many are anticipated big wins for the musical set in modern day Tinseltown which landed 12 nominations, including best picture, best director for Damien Chazelle and nods for its stars, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Gosling also scored a nod for Best Actor in a Comedy for his turn in The Nice Guys.

La La Land also took home Best Song for City Of Stars written by Justin Hurwitz and Best Director taken home by Damien Chazelle during the aired portion of the programme.

Eyes on the prize: Director Damien Chazelle was presented with the Best Picture award for La La Land by John Travolta

Eyes on the prize: Director Damien Chazelle was presented with the Best Picture award for La La Land by John Travolta

Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance were also two of the biggest winners of the night as they took home gongs for Best Actress and Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, respectively.

The as they received two of the biggest awards for their FX series American Crime Story: The People V. OJ Simpson.

 The 41-year-old actress Sarah stunned in a white number with pearls all over it as she accepted the prize for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark.

The people have spoken: Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance were two of the biggest winners of the night as they took home gongs for Best Actress and Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, respectively
The people have spoken: Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance were two of the biggest winners of the night as they took home gongs for Best Actress and Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, respectively

The people have spoken: Sarah Paulson and Courtney B. Vance were two of the biggest winners of the night as they took home gongs for Best Actress and Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, respectively

Courtney, 56, looked dapper as he was honored for playing OJ Simpson’s attorney Johnny Cochran. 

The programme triumphed once again as it later won Best Movie Made For Television or Limited Series. 

Another one of the biggest honorees was Ryan Reynolds who received the Entertainer of the Year prize presented by Entertainment Weekly. 

As he was one of the biggest driving forces in the making of his hit superhero movie Deadpool, he accepted the prize and even dedicated it to all the sick children who were inspired by the film.

Handsome: Ryan Reynolds accepted the Entertainer of the Year award presented by Entertainment Weekly

Handsome: Ryan Reynolds accepted the Entertainer of the Year award presented by Entertainment Weekly

Sweet: The handsome actor said: 'I would like to dedicate this to the Make A Wish Foundation and the Sick Kids Foundation in Toronto'

Sweet: The handsome actor said: ‘I would like to dedicate this to the Make A Wish Foundation and the Sick Kids Foundation in Toronto’

The handsome actor said:  ‘I would like to dedicate this to the Make A Wish Foundation and the Sick Kids Foundation in Toronto.’

Later on in the night he picked up his second award of the night as he won Best Actor in a Comedy for his work in Deadpool. 

The Marvel action movie was also a bit of a surprise winner as it also took home Best Comedy later on in the evening. 

Another standout honoree was Viola Davis who was the recipient of the first ever See Her Award presented by Amy Adams, which resulted in one of the most emotional moments of the night. 

Iconic: Another standout honoree was Viola Davis who was the recipient of the first ever See Her Award presented by Amy Adams, which resulted in one of the most emotional moments of the night

Iconic: Another standout honoree was Viola Davis who was the recipient of the first ever See Her Award presented by Amy Adams, which resulted in one of the most emotional moments of the night

Big moment: As the prize is aimed at fighting bias against women in the media, the 51-year-old actress inspired as she talked about the struggles of being a woman in the industry including fluctuating in weight for roles

Big moment: As the prize is aimed at fighting bias against women in the media, the 51-year-old actress inspired as she talked about the struggles of being a woman in the industry including fluctuating in weight for roles

Sense of humor: She also began the acceptance speech by joking: 'Thank you. It's hard to accept being a role model for women when you're trying to lose weight.'

Sense of humor: She also began the acceptance speech by joking: ‘Thank you. It’s hard to accept being a role model for women when you’re trying to lose weight.’

As the prize is aimed at fighting bias against women in the media, the 51-year-old actress inspired as she talked about the struggles of being a woman in the industry including having to fluctuate in weight for her roles.

She said: ‘I truly believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are and I just recently embraced that at 51.’

She also began the acceptance speech by joking: ‘Thank you. It’s hard to accept being a role model for women when you’re trying to lose weight.’

It was quite the night for the veteran actress as she later took home the Best Supporting Actress gong for her role in Fences. 

One of the breakout hits of 2016 was FX series Atlanta and the creator and lead actor of the series, Donald Glover, was also recognized for his efforts. 

The 33-year-old actor accepted the gong for Best Actor in a Comedy Series as he said: ‘Thank you guys so much I really was not expecting this because the category had so many actors I admire.’

Talented: One of the breakout hits of 2016 was FX series Atlanta and the creator and lead actor of the series, Donald Glover, was also recognized for his efforts.

Talented: One of the breakout hits of 2016 was FX series Atlanta and the creator and lead actor of the series, Donald Glover, was also recognized for his efforts.

Honored: The 33-year-old actor accepted the gong for Best Actor in a Comedy Series as he said: 'Thank you guys so much I really was not expecting this because the category had so many actors I admire'

Honored: The 33-year-old actor accepted the gong for Best Actor in a Comedy Series as he said: ‘Thank you guys so much I really was not expecting this because the category had so many actors I admire’

The event was hosted by comedic actor TJ Miller as many wonder if he would continue hosting the gig after an alleged incident. 

As the Silicon Valley star was arrested earlier this week after a run-in with an Uber driver, many wondered if he would address the incident on-stage.

During the opening monologue he did repeatedly say he was going to address ‘the elephant in the room’ but it was never that alleged run-in as he deflected to jokes about Donald Trump and even performed a choreographed dance.

Despite the number, the monologue did feel a bit off-beat with the funniest gag being his background dancers mimicking his every move as he performed his bits. 

Man of the hour: TJ Miller was host of the show after his arrest earlier this week

Man of the hour: TJ Miller was host of the show after his arrest earlier this week

Showing off: He came out in an interesting outfit as his body was painted

Showing off: He came out in an interesting outfit as his body was painted

Back-up plan: After doing a dance number TJ told some interesting jokes

Back-up plan: After doing a dance number TJ told some interesting jokes

Altogether now: His backing dancers mimicked his moves during his monologue

Altogether now: His backing dancers mimicked his moves during his monologue

First man: TJ later dressed up as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a gag

First man: TJ later dressed up as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in a gag

Having a blast: Natalie Portman portrayed the former Fist Lady  in the film Jackie as she had a laugh during the gag

Having a blast: Natalie Portman portrayed the former Fist Lady  in the film Jackie as she had a laugh during the gag

The first presenter of the night was Justin Timberlake who even poked fun at the interesting opening segment by joking:  ”How about TJ’s monologue? it made so much sense.’

The 35-year-old actor gave the first gong of Best Ensemble Cast to the performers in Moonlight.  

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age drama Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi thriller Arrival followed with 10 nominations each. 

The Critics’ Choice Awards nominees and winners are selected by members of The Broadcast Film Critics Association. 

Dapper: The first presenter of the night was Justin Timberlake

Dapper: The first presenter of the night was Justin Timberlake

Big winners: The 35-year-old actor gave the first gong of Best Ensemble Cast to the performers in Moonlight

Big winners: The 35-year-old actor gave the first gong of Best Ensemble Cast to the performers in Moonlight

The BFCA has approximately 250 members – comprised of critics working in television, radio and online media.

They have been conducting the Critics’ Choice awards since 1995 and are considered to represent most fully – out of awards handed out by film critics – the general public’s taste.  

This is the 22nd year the ceremony has taken place and it is often seen as one of the best indicators for how films will fare in awards season.

Over the last 10 years, eight of the Best Picture winners have gone on to take the same accolade at the Academy Awards. 

From the years 2000 to 2013 the Critics’ Choice Awards’ pick for Best Picture also saw these films crowned at the Oscars: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Argo (2012), The Artist (2011), The Hurt Locker (2009), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Departed (2006), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Chicago (2002), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Gladiator (2000).

While for Best Actor the Critics’ Choice named 12 out of the 13 Oscar winners during that same span of years.

The annual awards ceremony also predicted, by choosing its own winners, eight Best Actress winners at the Oscars in that 13 year stretch.   

Big moment: Mahershala Ali accepted the award for Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight

Big moment: Mahershala Ali accepted the award for Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight

Transformative performance: Louie Anderson took home the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy prize for his role in Baskets

Transformative performance: Louie Anderson took home the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy prize for his role in Baskets

Amy Adams has a nod in the Best Actress category, against Emma Stone, Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert, Ruth Negga and Natalie Portman. 

Joining the three films in the Best Picture category are Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, Loving, Manchester by the Sea and Sully. 

Manchester by the Sea scored heavily in the acting categories, with nods for Best Acting Ensemble, as well as individual recognition for Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams, while their 20-year-old co-star Lucas Hedges, up for both Best Supporting Actor and Best Young Actor/Actress.

Mel Gibson scored a nomination in the director category, for his movie Hacksaw Ridge. 

He goes head to head with Denzel Washington for Fences, Damien Chazelle (La La Land), Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester by the Sea), David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water) and Denis Villeneuve (Arrival). 

Interesting match: Bella Thorne and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were two of the presenters

Interesting match: Bella Thorne and Jesse Tyler Ferguson were two of the presenters

Dynamic duo: James Marsden and Lily Collins hit the stage together

Dynamic duo: James Marsden and Lily Collins hit the stage together

Looking good: Common presented Best Song

Looking good: Common presented Best Song

Reunited: Cuba Gooding Jr and Nia Long hit the stage to present as they previously starred together in Boyz N TheHood

Reunited: Cuba Gooding Jr and Nia Long hit the stage to present as they previously starred together in Boyz N TheHood

Stunners: Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer had fun as they presented

Stunners: Shiri Appleby and Constance Zimmer had fun as they presented

However, Clint Eastwood failed to score a director nod for Sully, despite a Best Picture nomination and Tom Hanks’ inclusion in Best Actor category.  

Dark comedy Deadpool rewarded lead Ryan Reynolds with a nomination for Best Actor in an Action Movie. 

He will go up against Benedict Cumberbatch in the titular role in fellow Marvel movie Dr Strange and well as their Captain America: Civil War lead, Chris Evans.  

Matt Damon as Jason Bourne also scored a nod, as did former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield for Hacksaw Ridge. 

Dev Patel, who plays a man searching for the family he lost when he was five, is nominated for his role in Lion. 

His co-star Nicole Kidman also received a nod for Best Supporting Actress, for her role as his adopted mother. 

In the TV categories, FX miniseries The People v O.J. Simpson led the nominations with six nods, including Best TV Movie or Limited Series and recognition for its stars Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance and Cuba Gooding Jr., while Game of Thrones and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt both received five nods.

Overall, HBO was the most nominated network with 22, followed by both ABC and Netflix on 14 and FX with 12.

Handsome contest: Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling posed for a picture backstage 

Handsome contest: Ryan Reynolds and Ryan Gosling posed for a picture backstage 

2016 CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS

 Best Picture:

Arrival

Fences

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land – WINNER

Lion

Loving

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Sully

Best Actor:

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea – WINNER

Joel Edgerton – Loving

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Tom Hanks – Sully

Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Actress:

Amy Adams – Arrival

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie – WINNER

Emma Stone – La La Land

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight – WINNER

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Ben Foster – Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel – Lion

Michael Shannon – Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis – Fences – WINNER

Greta Gerwig – 20th Century Women

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Janelle Monáe – Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Young Actor/Actress

Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea – WINNER

Alex R. Hibbert – Moonlight

Lewis MacDougall – A Monster Calls

Madina Nalwanga – Queen of Katwe

Sunny Pawar — Lion

Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen

Best Acting Ensemble:

20th Century Women

Fences

Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight – WINNER

Best Director:

Damien Chazelle – La La Land – WINNER

Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

David Mackenzie – Hell or High Water

Denis Villeneuve – Arrival

Denzel Washington – Fences

Best Original Screenplay:

Damien Chazelle – La La Land – WINNER – TIE

Barry Jenkins — Moonlight

Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou – The Lobster

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea – WINNER – TIE

Jeff Nichols – Loving

Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Luke Davies – Lion

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Eric Heisserer – Arrival – WINNER

Todd Komarnicki – Sully

Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi – Hidden Figures

August Wilson – Fences

Best Cinematography:

Stéphane Fontaine – Jackie

James Laxton – Moonlight

Seamus McGarvey – Nocturnal Animals

Linus Sandgren – La La Land

Bradford Young – Arrival

Best Production Design:

Arrival – Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock

Jackie – Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery

La La Land – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

Live by Night – Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Best Editing:

Tom Cross – La La Land

John Gilbert – Hacksaw Ridge

Blu Murray – Sully

Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon — Moonlight

Joe Walker – Arrival 

Best Movie Made For Television or Limited Series: 

 All the Way – HBO

Confirmation – HBO

Killing Reagan – National Geographic

Roots – History

The Night Manager – AMC

The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX – WINNER

 Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Cynthia Nixon – Killing Reagan

Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson – WINNER

Lili Taylor – American Crime

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

 Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Cuba Gooding Jr. – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Tim Matheson – Killing Reagan

Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson – WINNER

Best Actor In A Drama Series: 

Sam Heughan – Outlander

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul – WINNER

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Best Actress In A Drama Series:

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Keri Russell – The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld – WINNER

Robin Wright – House of Cards

 Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

 Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Kit Harington – Game of Thrones

John Lithgow – The Crown – WINNER

Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones

Lena Headey – Game of Thrones

Thandie Newton – Westworld – WINNER

Maura Tierney – The Affair

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL 

 

 Best Drama Series:

Better Call Saul – AMC

Game of Thrones – HBO – WINNER

Mr. Robot – USA Network

Stranger Things – Netflix

The Crown – Netflix

This Is Us – NBC

Westworld – HBO

 Best Comedy Series:

Atlanta – FX

Black-ish – ABC

Fleabag – Amazon

Modern Family – ABC

Silicon Valley – HBO – WINNER

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix

Veep – HBO

Best Costume Design:

Colleen Atwood – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Consolata Boyle – Florence Foster Jenkins

Madeline Fontaine – Jackie

Joanna Johnston – Allied

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh – Love & Friendship

Mary Zophres – La La Land

Best Hair and Make-Up:

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hacksaw Ridge

Jackie

Star Trek Beyond

Best Visual Effects:

A Monster Calls

Arrival

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Jungle Book

Best Animated Feature:

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

The Red Turtle

Trolls

Zootopia – WINNER

Best Action Movie:

Captain America: Civil War

Deadpool

Doctor Strange

Hacksaw Ridge

Jason Bourne

Best Actor in an Action Movie:

Benedict Cumberbatch – Doctor Strange

Matt Damon – Jason Bourne

Chris Evans – Captain America: Civil War

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Best Actress in an Action Movie:

Gal Gadot – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Scarlett Johansson – Captain America: Civil War

Margot Robbie – Suicide Squad

Tilda Swinton – Doctor Strange

Best Comedy:

Central Intelligence

Deadpool – WINNER

Don’t Think Twice

The Edge of Seventeen

Hail, Caesar!

The Nice Guys

Best Actor in a Comedy:

Ryan Gosling – The Nice Guys

Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins

Dwayne Johnson – Central Intelligence

Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool – WINNER

Best Actress in a Comedy:

Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship

Sally Field – Hello, My Name Is Doris

Kate McKinnon – Ghostbusters

Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins – WINNER

 Best Actress in a Comedy Series: 

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live – WINNER

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat

Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth

Donald Glover – Atlanta – WINNER

Bill Hader – Documentary Now!

Patrick Stewart – Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:  

Julie Bowen – Modern Family

Anna Chlumsky – Veep 

Allison Janney – Mom

Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – WINNER

Judith Light – Transparent

Allison Williams – Girls

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy: 

Louie Anderson – Baskets – WINNER

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Tony Hale – Veep

T.J. Miller – Silicon Valley

Best Sci Fi/Horror Movie:

10 Cloverfield Lane

Arrival

Doctor Strange

Don’t Breathe

Star Trek Beyond

The Witch

Best Foreign Language Film:

Elle

The Handmaiden

Julieta

Neruda

The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Best Song:

Audition (The Fools Who Dream) – La La Land

Can’t Stop the Feeling – Trolls

City of Stars – La La Land – WINNER

Drive It Like You Stole It – Sing Street

How Far Ill Go — Moana

The Rules Don’t Apply – Rules Don’t Apply

Best Score:

Nicholas Britell – Moonlight

Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival

Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Micachu – Jackie

Dustin OHalloran, Hauschka – Lion 

 

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