Let’s face it, our melanin has magic and that was ever so evident at the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
In years past, the brilliant work done by actors of color may have been overlooked, but this year it was celebration of diversity. With 10 nominations, Moonlight led the pack. The film’s star, Mahershala Ali, won Best Supporting Actor, while the entire cast won Best Ensemble.
Another standout was Donald Glover, who won Best Actor in a Comedy for his hit show Atlanta. And the Black Girl Magic queen of the evening, Viola Davis, received the #SeeHer award and won Best Supporting Actress for her role in Fences.
Plainly put, the critics got it right this year!
See the full list of Critics’ Choice Awards winners below.
WINNERS OF THE 22ND ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
BEST PICTURE – “La La Land”
BEST ACTOR – Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ACTRESS – Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Viola Davis, “Fences”
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – “Moonlight”
BEST DIRECTOR – Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY– TIE: Damien Chazelle, “La La Land” and Kenneth Lonergan, “Manchester by the Sea”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – Eric Heisserer, “Arrival”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, “La La Land”
BEST EDITING – Tom Cross, “La La Land”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Madeline Fontaine, “Jackie”
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP – “Jackie”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – “The Jungle Book”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – “Zootopia”
BEST ACTION MOVIE – “Hacksaw Ridge”
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE – Margot Robbie, “Suicide Squad”
BEST COMEDY – “Deadpool”
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – Ryan Reynolds, “Deadpool”
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”
BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE – “Arrival”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – “Elle”
BEST SONG – “City of Stars” from “La La Land”
BEST SCORE – Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”
BEST COMEDY SERIES – “Silicon Valley,” HBO
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Donald Glover, “Atlanta,” FX
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES – Jane Krakowski, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” Netflix
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES – Louie Anderson, “Baskets,” FX
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES – Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live,” NBC
BEST DRAMA SERIES – “Game of Thrones,” HBO
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Evan Rachel Wood, “Westworld,” HBO
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul,” AMC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES – Thandie Newton, “Westworld,” HBO
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES – John Lithgow, “The Crown,” Netflix
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES – Jeffrey Dean Morgan, “The Walking Dead,” AMC
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES – “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” FX
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES – Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” FX
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES – Courtney B. Vance, “The People
v. O.J. Simpson,” FX
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES – Regina King, “American Crime,” ABC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES – Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” FX
BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES – “The Voice,” NBC
BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES – “Shark Tank,” ABC
BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES – “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” CNN
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST – “Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown,” CNN
BEST TALK SHOW – “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” CBS
BEST ANIMATED SERIES – “BoJack Horseman,” Netflix
It’s Litty! Migos, Jaden Smith & More Turn Up At ‘Bright’ World Premiere
Netflix definitely made sure the world premiere for their new flick Bright was lit!
Before the films stars including Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Edgar Ramierez and Noomi Rapace hit the black carpet, Migos surprised fans with a pop-up performance.
Smith’s son Jaden also rocked the packed crowd at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood.
Artists featured on the soundtrack BRIGHT: THE ALBUM including Portugal The Man, Machine Gun Kelly, Ty Dolla $ign, Kiiara, Slushie, Grey, Dram, and Bebe Rexha also hit up the premiere.
Will also snapped some fun flicks with his son Jaden before greeting fans and speaking with reporters including HipHollywood.
He told HipHollywood that he was super excited to reunite with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer for the film, and would “work with him whenever he wants to.“
“I love his madness how he creates,” gushes Smith. “How he thinks about scenes, the way he works with actors, it’s some of the best psychological work of any director I’ve ever worked with.”
In the film Smith plays an LAPD cop in a mythical world of orcs, elves and fairies … and Ayer told us, he couldn’t think of anyone better for the role.
“We had such a good time on Suicide Squad together and this role is kind of perfect for him, it’s an edgy movie, buts it’s funny. He’s got the best sense of humor of anybody I know.”
BRIGHT debuts on Netflix December 22. Peep the newest trailer below.
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