Critics' Choice Awards: 'Spotlight' Wins Best Picture; 'Mr. Robot' Best Drama Series

UPDATE with complete list of winners: The 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards were unveiled tonight in Santa Monica in 51 categories of both film and TV, with the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association joining forces for one three-hour show simulcast on A&E, Lifetime and LMN.

Although Mad Max: Fury Road dominated on the film side with nine wins overall, it was Open Road’s Spotlight which took the marquee honor Best Picture on the night as well as Best Ensemble. Paramount’s The Big Short was another oft-mentioned film, taking Best Comedy Movie and a Best Comedy Actor win for Christian Bale. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which was belatedly put into the Best Picture race after the other noms had already been announced, did not win, but BB-8 did roll out to help ILM COO John Knoll accept the critics’ Genius Award.

The Revenant Leonardo DiCaprio and Room‘s Brie Larson continued their runs with wins for Best Actor and Best Actress, though neither was in attendance. Neither was George Miller, who won Best Director for Mad Max, which swept through several craft awards including Editing, VFX, Costume Design, Hair & Makeup and Production Design. It also swept the Action Movie category with best film, actress (Charlize Theron) and actor (Tom Hardy).

On the TV side, USA Network’s Mr Robot repeated its Golden Globes success with wins for Best Drama Series, Best Actor for Rami Malek and Supporting Actor for Christian Slater. Other Globe repeaters included Rachel Bloom as Best Actress In A Comedy Series for the CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. FX’s Fargo had the most wins on the TV side with four, including Best TV Movie or Limited Series and trophies for Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons and Jean Smart.

The night was a blur with host TJ Miller doing his best as awards flew by. Announcer William Shatner was given the task of announcing before the commercial breaks All The Awards That’ Weren’t Fit To Air, including some serious categories including Cinematography, Editing and the Screenplay categories.

Among the refreshing moments included Judd Apatow taking off the gloves with a free-swinging intro of Amy Schumer, who was given the critics’ MVP Award (she also won for Best Comedy Actress for Trainwreck).

Here’s the full list of winners:

FILM

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

TELEVISION

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

Genius Award
Industrial Light + Magic

MVP Award
Amy Schumer

Most Bingeworthy Show
Outlander, Starz

  1. They really should get rif of those stupid Action and Sci-fi categories. Because that turned their awards into joke. Half of the movie winners and nominees were not there. Thats how “respectful” Critics Choice Awards are.

  2. Spotlight will win most of the awards that it is nominated for, because it is powerful enough to literally change the religion of tens of millions of people.

    No other movie in history did that, and Hollywood will acknowledge it’s power, rewarding itself, as it should.

    This movie will have a more dramatic impact on people’s lives than any movie ever made, and Hollywood doesn’t want to be remembered as the institution that didn’t understand that.

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