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‘Spotlight,’ ‘Mad Max’ are Critics’ choices

The drama Spotlight and the action film Mad Max: Fury Road were among the winners late Sunday at the Critics’ Choice Award, an event that attracted Hollywood glitterati in their droves.

Like the Jan. 10 Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice — hosted by film and television critics — handed out prizes for accomplishments on the big and small screen.

Both the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice Awards are seen as a possible guide to what may happen at the Oscars ceremony in late February.

The investigative journalism drama Spotlight, about the newspaper team that uncovered a widespread child sex scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston, won the awards for Best Picture and Best Acting Ensemble.

Leonardo Di Caprio won Best Actor for his gripping performance in the 19th century frontier drama The Revenant, while Brie Larson won Best Actress for the thriller Room.

Perhaps the biggest winner of the night was action film Mad Max: Fury Road, which scooped nine awards from 13 nominations, including Best Action Movie and top prizes for the film’s stars, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Best Actior 

The Big Short, about the 2008 financial meltdown, won the Best Comedy category, while Inside Out was awarded the Best Animated Feature. Both are also nominated for Oscars.

In the television category, USA Network’s cyber-thriller Mr. Robot won three awards, including Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series for its Egyptian-American star Rami Malek, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Christian Slater.

Sylvester Stallone, Best Supporting Actor 

 Netflix’s Master of None starring Indian-American Aziz Ansari, won in the Best Comedy Series category. Ansari, who made his mark in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation, co-writes the series.

Ansari however lost out in the Best Actor in a Comedy Series award to Jeffrey Tambor, who stars as a transgender, divorced, mother/father in the Amazon show Transparent.

The Best Actress in a Comedy Series went to Rachel Bloom for her role in The CW network show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, while Carrie Coon scooped up the Best Actress in a Drama Series award for her role in the HBO show The Leftovers. -AFP

Alicia Vikander, Best Supporting Actress
Brie Larson, Best Actress

The complete Critics Choice Awards 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: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson

BEST EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan 

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: Furious 7 – “See You Again”

BEST SCORE: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

TELEVISION

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES:  Idris Elba – Luther

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Carrie Coon – The Leftovers

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Kirsten Dunst – Fargo

BEST COMEDY SERIES: Master of None

BEST DRAMA SERIES: Mr. Robot

BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder

BEST GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Margo Martindale – The Good Wife

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Fargo

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Jesse Plemons – Fargo

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:  Constance Zimmer – UnREAL

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Jean Smart – Fargo

BEST ANIMATION SERIES: BoJack Horseman

BEST REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION: The Voice

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST: James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW: Shark Tank

BEST TALK SHOW: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY  SHOW: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

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