‘La La Land’ Strikes Gold at 2017 Critics’ Choice Awards
La La Land dominated the 22nd Critics‘ Choice Awards on Sunday, winning eight top honors, including Best Picture.
The period movie musical headed into the first big event in the 2017 awards season with 12 nominations and it quickly racked up the prizes, with filmmaker Damien Chazelle taking Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, a category in which he tied with Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester by the Sea.
La La Land also claimed Best Song, Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, and Best Editing, but it was a shut out for its leading stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who lost out to Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Natalie Portman (Jackie) for the Best Actor and Best Actress titles, respectively.
However, Chazelle returned to the stage at the end of the show to collect La La Land’s biggest win, for the prestigious Best Picture.
In the TV categories, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story was a four-time winner, while Westworld, Game of Thrones, and Silicon Valley scored key honors, too.
Meanwhile, there were also special awards for Best Supporting Actress winner Viola Davis, who was presented with the first ever #SeeHer prize, recognizing powerful women in entertainment, and Ryan Reynolds, who accepted the Entertainment Weekly title of Entertainer of the Year.
The ceremony, organized by members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, was hosted by comedy actor T.J. Miller at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California.
The full list of winners is:
Best Picture – La La Land
Best Director – Damien Chazelle, 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 Original Screenplay – Damien Chazelle, La La Land and Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea
Best Adapted Screenplay – Eric Heisserer, Arrival
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,” La La Land
Best Score – Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Best Hair & Make-up – Jackie
Best Visual Effects – The Jungle Book
Best Cinematography – Linus Sandgren, La La Land
Best Production Design – La La Land, David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Best Editing – Tom Cross, La La Land
Best Costume Design – Madeline Fontaine, Jackie
Best Drama Series – Game of Thrones
Best Actor in a Drama Series – Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Best Actress in a Drama Series – Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – John Lithgow, The Crown
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Thandie Newton, Westworld
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series – Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead
Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series – Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series – Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series – Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series – Regina King, American Crime
Best Comedy Series – Silicon Valley
Best Actor In A Comedy Series – Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series – Louie Anderson, Baskets
Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series – Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Best Guest Performer In A Comedy Series – Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Best Animated Series – BoJack Horseman
Best Reality Competition Series – The Voice
Best Structured Reality Series – Shark Tank
Best Unstructured Reality Series – Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Best Reality Show Host – Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Best Talk Show – The Late Late Show with James Corden
Most Bingeworthy Show – Outlander
#SeeHer Award – Viola Davis
Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year – Ryan Reynolds.