Netflix’s The Power of the Dog won Best Picture at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards tonight, and Jane Campion followed her DGA Award win this week by taking home the Best Director trophy. She also took the Adapted Screenplay prize.
MGM’s Paul Thomas Anderson pic Licorice Pizza won Best Comedy Feature.
Check out the full winners list below.
Jessica Chastain took Best Actress for Searchlight’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye, and Will Smith followed with Best Actor for Warner Bros’ King Richard. When the latter’s speech ran on a bit, the play-off music welled up. “Best Actor should get a little more time,” Smith said to laughs. “I’m just saying.”
Smith also won in the category at the BAFTA Awards earlier today.
Belfast won for Acting Ensemble, and the Focus Features pic’s Jude Hill also picked up the CCA for Young Actor/Actress. In accepting the cast prize, star Jamie Dornan said: “As someone from Belfast, I cannot emphasize enough the importance of telling a story about a place people don’t have a really big idea about it. … without a politicized or military lens, seeing it through the eyes of family — something we can all relate to in Ukraine, families going through this hardship.”
Troy Kutser won the night’s first film award, Supporting Actor for Apple’s CODA, and Ariana DeBose then took Supporting Actress for West Side Story. Both of them also won BAFTA Awards today.
Overall, The Power of the Dog and Ted Lasso led all films and TV shows with four wins each, and Belfast, Dune and Succession were next with three apiece. West Side Story, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, No Time to Die, Mare of Easttown, Squid Game and The White Lotus were the night’s only other double winners.
As for networks and distributors, HBO edged Netflix with nine trophies (not counting one for HBO Max) to the streamer’s eight. Warner Bros was next with six, and Apple TV+ got four. Focus Features took three, and Searchlight and MGM/UAR got two apiece.
On the TV front, HBO’s Succession followed its Emmy triumph with a Best Drama Series win after its Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin took the respective Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor awards.
Ted Lasso also had a big night. The Apple TV+ show took Best Comedy Series –as it did at the Emmys — and Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor. The show’s Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein picked up the respective TV awards for Supporting Actress and Actor.
Waddingham accepted the Comedy Series prize for Ted Lasso. “Our beautiful brothers and sisters — and more importantly the babies — in Ukraine that are being utterly decimated at the moment from this putrid, putrid torrent of abuse,” she said from London. “Please think of them as much as you can and give as much as you can. Make this stop, please.”
Jean Smart won Best Actress in a Comedy for HBO Max’s Hacks. She and Sudeikis also won at the Emmys last year.
There were a couple of surprising winners for lead acting in a drama series: Lee Jung-jae won for Netflix’s streaming juggernaut Squid Game and Melanie Linsky for Showtime’s Yellowjackets.
HBO’s Mare of Easttown scored the Limited Series trophy, and Kate Winslet took Best Actress in a Limited Series. She wasn’t on hand for the ceremony.
Michael Keaton took home Best Actor in a Limited Series for Hulu’s Dopesick. “The only thing I say about things in the world, I’m going to say thank you to fellow actor President Zelensky and keep up the fight. There’s only one way to change things, environmental, socially, racial justice and social justice — two words: voting rights. Voting rights and voter suppression.”
The White Lotus’ Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge won the night’s first two awards — Supporting Actor and Actress in a Limited Series — for the HBO show.
Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer are hosting the intercontinental ceremony from the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, while stars in London will gather at the Savoy Hotel for a late-night soiree that is expected be an integral part of the telecast.
Bruised producer-director-star Halle Berry received the SeeHer Award from Issa Rae tonight. “I knew exactly the power of this story because I said if you had a hard time, if it made you uncomfortable watching that story, imagine being that woman living that story,” the Monster’s Ball OScar winner said. “We true need to see each other’s reality no matter how uncomfortable it makes us so that we might stop judging and stop pointing figures, but rather find compassion and empathy for others.”
Billy Crystal received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Jimmy Kimmel tonight. “The first laughs I ever got in my life is the fuel my engine is still burning today,” he said. “I dedicate this award to those amazing people in our living room in Long Beach, Long Island.”
The six-time Emmy winner also talked about foreign affairs, saying, “I pray that somehow someway there can be laughter and joy in that part of the world again.”
The 2021 Critics Choice Awards generally aren’t considered a barometer of potential Oscar fortunes, with its more populist tendencies, but Nomadland took the top film award last year and went on to score the Academy Award for Best Picture. Filmmaker Chloe Zhao snatched CCA trophies for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Here are the winners at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards:
The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
Will Smith – King Richard (Warner Bros)
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Belfast (Focus Features)
BEST COMEDY FEATURE
Licorice Pizza (MGM/UAR)
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Mitchells vs. the Machines (MGM/UAR)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Drive My Car (Sideshow/Janus Films)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story (Warner Bros)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Troy Kotsur – CODA (Apple Original Films)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast (Focus Features)
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Jude Hill – Belfast (Focus Features)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Dune (Warner Bros)
Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos – Dune (Warner Bros)
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jenny Beavan – Cruella (Disney)
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)
Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn – West Side Story (Warner Bros)
No Time to Die, from No Time to Die (MGM/UAR)
Hans Zimmer – Dune (Warner Bros)
BEST DRAMA SERIES
BEST COMEDY SERIES
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
BEST LIMITED SERIES
Mare of Easttown (HBO)
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game (Netflix)
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Melanie Lynskey – Yellowjackets (Showtime)
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max)
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Michael Keaton – Dopesick (Hulu)
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown (HBO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sarah Snook – Succession (HBO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kieran Culkin – Succession (HBO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus (HBO)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Murray Bartlett – The White Lotus (HBO)
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
What If…? (Disney+)
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES
Squid Game (Netflix)
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST TALK SHOW
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
BEST COMEDY SPECIAL
Bo Burnham: Inside (Netflix)