2023 Critics' Choice Awards Winners and Best Moments, Highlights - The Hollywood Reporter

2023 Critics’ Choice Awards Winners and Best Moments, Highlights – The Hollywood Reporter

The 28th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out Sunday night, along with A24’s Everything everywhere at once winning Best Picture – one of her four awards for the evening.

Film duo Daniels (Daniel Cowan and Daniel Scheinert) also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Director(s) for their movie. Everything everywhere at once. Accepting the award for the last category in which they beat out veterans like James Cameron, Baz Luhrmann and Steven Spielberg. Kwan lifted the envelope to show their names to the audience as Scheinert said, “It’s not wrong!”

Addressing his fellow nominees, Scheinert added, “Thank you to all the storytellers and directors who have inspired me to become a filmmaker – you are in the same category as me. That sucks! Hello?! But you inspired me, and it means a lot. And your films have changed my life.” Kwan thanked his mother, whom he considers an inspiration for Evelyn Wang, played by Michelle Yeoh. “She was the first person to plant a seed in my head that I could be a manager,” Kwan said. “she [is] She may be the first Asian American immigrant mother to tell her son to go to film school.”

Brendan Fraser won Best Actor for his role in A24’s Whale. “Whale about love. It is about redemption. “It’s about finding the light in a dark place,” said the vividly emotional Fraser. After thanking co-stars Hong Chow, Sadie Sink, and Ty Simpkins, Frasier thanked director Darren Aronofsky. “I was in the wilderness, and I probably should have left a breadcrumb trail. But you found me, and like all the best directors, you just showed me where to go to where I needed to be.”

It went to Best Actress storehouseKatie Blanchett. Blanchett said, “Best Actress… I mean, it’s very arbitrary considering how many extraordinary performances women have given, not just in this room.” Decision to leave And to Leslie Stars Tang Wei and Andrea Riseborough, respectively, neither of whom are nominated for their lead roles. “You don’t stand here unless… [a] The director has asked you to do something you think is impossible, and you’re terrified to do it,” she added while thanking Todd Field, who wrote and directed the Focus Features drama.

Last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner Troy Kotsur became the first deaf actor to win the award for his performance in it codaBest Supporting Actress Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Actress Angela Bassett. “I am proud of the work we’ve done Black Panther And now with Wakanda foreverBassett said. “We are showing the world that we can create and drive multi-billion dollar box office success. I pray that this door remains open, and the sky is the limit for other black creators and storytellers around the world to join us.”

Ke Huy Quan chose Best Supporting Actor for his role in Everything everywhere at onceAnd thank him, “All EEAAO Including those who stood up for the film and “helped audiences remember who I am.”

At the start of the show, host Chelsea Handler said, “It’s such an honor to be here to host tonight after everything we’ve been through together over the past few years. Between COVID and Monkeypox and do not worry my love Press Tour, it was a lot. I’m glad to be here tonight to support the critics’ right to choose.”

She then joked about how many LGBTQ films were nominated at the ceremony, including “two brothersAnd Fire Island And Top Gun: Maverick. She also added a nod to the end of the long-running Ellen DeGeneres Show when she jokes about focus features. storehouseIn the movie, Kate [Blanchett] She portrayed a famous lesbian whose career was upended by her toxic behavior — and she didn’t even have to host her own daytime talk show.”

$$$$ It was the first surprise of the evening, as it won the Best International Film award. The Indian blockbuster is not eligible for this category at the Academy Awards, nor has its country of origin been submitted View the last movie (Which was also the Academy’s shortlist ahead of the Oscar nominations on Jan. 24.) However, it is a contender in other categories, including Best Original Song for “Natu Natto”, which also took home the award at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Thanks director S. “I thought school education was overrated and she encouraged me to read comics and story books, and encouraged my creativity,” said Rajamouli, who thanked his wife, fashion designer Rama Rajamouli. “More than that, she is the designer of my life.”

Guillermo del Toro won Best Animated Feature for his adaptation of Stop-Motion Pinocchio for Netflix. “Animation is not a children’s genre,” said del Toro, who dedicated his award to director James Cameron. “It’s a way to address larger issues.”

Other gains included The woman speaks Writer and director Sarah Polley for Best Adapted Screenplay, Top Gun: Maverick DP Claudio Miranda for Best Cinematography by Ruth Carter for Best Costume Design for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever And The woman speaks Composer Hildur Gudnadóttir was awarded Best Original Score. Best Editing went to Everything everywhere at oncePaul Rodgers and Best Production Design for BabylonFlorence Martin and Anthony Carlino. Avatar: Water Road It won Best Visual Effects, while Elvis Won for Best Hair and Makeup. Netflix glass onion It won Best Comedy and Best Acting Ensemble, and Gabriel Labelle won Best Young Actor for Universal’s Fablemans.

Kate Hudson presented her with the SeeHer Award Glass Onion: Takes the mystery out of the cutlery co-star Janelle Monáe. “There are so many ways to describe Janelle: a visionary artist, a brilliant musician, an inspiration, and a one-of-a-kind human being,” said Hudson. “I remember the moment we met glass onion. Janelle came down the stairs in this sparkly yellow dress, and she just exuded goddess and regal energy. It was like the seas parted. Everyone’s jaws dropped and the room fell in love instantly. It’s hard not to know her, but to know her, to see the care and devotion she nurtures in her relationships and in her art, is to truly fall in love with her.”

Upon accepting the honor, Monáe declares her pronouns to be “she, he, they, they” because she recently came out as non-binary. After thinking about the characters you played glass onionAnd moon light And Hidden charactersMonáe said, “I’ve tried to make an effort in my work, whether it’s storytelling through music, through film, through television, through fashion, through literature, to highlight those who’ve been pushed to the fringes of society who’ve been shunned.” or fell to the other.

Monáe continued, “I’m not bi, I’m gay, and my identity influences my decisions in my business.” “I’ve always believed that through storytelling we can illuminate a human experience, an experience that most people around the world will never get a chance to see. And I keep a glimmer of hope in my heart that when someone meets a character, like the one I had the chance to play , you’ll be more empathetic to their experience… you want to be more like them. you want to be kinder, less judgmental, and more eager to stand up for them.”

Jeff Bridges received the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to him The Big Lebowski Co-starring John Goodman. (Michelle Pfeiffer was initially scheduled to present the honor, but withdrew from the ceremony due to COVID.) When accepting the award, Bridges noted that today is the birthday of his father, Lloyd Bridges. “He’s the reason I’m here,” Bridges said. “He loved entertainment and acting so much, and when I was a kid I said, ‘Dad, I’m not sure I want to be an actor. I want to paint, maybe music. Don’t be silly,’ he said. Being an actor, they’ll invite you to do all those things you’re interested in.” Besides, you have to tell all these wonderful stories and from all these different perspectives…. This is a wonderful profession. And he was right. I’m so glad I listened to the old man.”

Speaking backstage in the press room, Bridges reflects on his return to acting on FX’s drama series old man After being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2020. “What I wanted to say there – I’ve been a cancer patient for two years [during the pandemic]. And when I talked about my family, [my wife] Susan and my girls, I wanted to talk about their support during that time. I didn’t think I would ever do that, let alone go back to work. But because they supported me so beautifully, I was able to come back and finish old man. We stopped in the middle of the season. It was so surreal, it was like we had a long weekend for two years, and then we went back to work. … It was so great doing this show, and I’m so glad we’re doing more seasons.”

In ABC’s Television Categories Abbott Elementary Won Best Comedy Series. Jeremy Allen White won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at FX’s The bearWhile HacksJean Smart won her second consecutive win for Best Actress in a HBO Max Comedy.

AMC’s Better Call Saul It won Best Dramatic Series, with showrunner Peter Gould joking, “I can’t believe we won. We never win.” (The drama was nominated for 48 Emmys throughout its six seasons, winning none.) Better Call Saul Star Bob Odenkirk won Best Actor in a Drama Series, while Zendaya won Best Actress in a Drama Series for HBO. trance.

Hulu leakage Won Best Limited Series. “Thank you, Mike White, for not being nominated in that category,” joked broadcaster and creator Elizabeth Meriwether. (Season two of the anthology series white lotus It was named Drama of the Year by the Critics’ Choice Society.) Amanda Seyfried won Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie for her role as Elizabeth Holmes in leakagea performance for which she also won a Primetime Emmy in September 2022. She was notably absent at Tuesday’s Golden Globes, which she also won leakage , Where she was working on developing a new musical version of Thelma and Louise. Daniel Radcliffe, who did not attend the ceremony, won Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for his role as Roku’s “Weird Al” Yankovic. Strange: The Yankovic Story.

Niecy Nash-Betts won Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series on Netflix Dahmer – The Beast: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. In an emotional letter, Nash-Bates expressed her longstanding desire to acknowledge her dramatic chops. “When I decided to become an actor, I saw myself doing drama. The industry was nice, but they said, ‘Stay on your comedic path,’” Nash-Bates said. “Sometimes people want to leave you when they meet you. I cried for my mother and said, “Mama, don’t you think I’m a good dramatic actress?” And she said, girl, I don’t. But you can. I want to say beautifully and modestly: In your face!

Paul Walter Hauser won Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his role in Apple TV+ blackbird, for which he also won a Golden Globe on Tuesday. Henry Winkler and Sheryl Lee Ralph won Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series, respectively, for HBO’s Barry and ABC Abbott Elementary.

Jennifer Coolidge continued her winning streak, taking home the award for Best Actress in a Drama for HBO white lotus. She said, “I know you’ve heard a lot from me in the last month or two, but I just want to say that it’s such an honor.” In the Male Companion category, Giancarlo Esposito won for his role on AMC’s Better Call Saul.

Other TV winners are Roku’s Strange: The Yankovic Story (Best Made for TV Movie), HBO Max’s Harley Quinn (Best Animated Series), Apple TV+ Pachinko (Best Foreign Language Series), Netflix’s Norm MacDonald: Nothing special (Best Comedy Special) and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Best Talk Show).

Read the full list of winners here and see the top stars of the night here.

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