La La Land wins eight gongs at Critics’ Choice Awards
‘La La Land’ stormed the Critics’ Choice Awards 2016 winning an impressive eight gongs.
Damien Chazelle’s spectacular new musical was awarded Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Song and Best Original Screenplay.
During his acceptance speech on stage at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (11.12.16), director Chazelle praised lead stars Ryan Gosling, 36, and Emma Stone, 28, after the pair failed to receive individual awards for their parts in the movie.
Speaking to them, he said: "Both of you (gave) more than I ever could have expected from actors … just the most transformative performances I’ve ever been lucky enough to film."
Elsewhere, the prestigious Best Actress and Best Actor accolades went to Natalie Portman, 35, for her portrayal of the former US first lady Jackie Kennedy in ‘Jackie’ and Casey Affleck, 41, for his role in drama ‘Manchester By The Sea’.
Ryan Reynolds, 40, received the prestigious Entertainer of The Year award and Best Actor in a Comedy for ‘Deadpool’.
And the superhero film also picked up Best Comedy.
The night – hosted by ‘Deadpool’ star TJ Miller – was not without some surprises, as when the director of ‘Silicon Valley’, Tom Lassally, took to the stage to give his acceptance speech for Best Comedy Series, rival Lakeith Standfield from ‘Atlanta’ interrupted him.
He said: "I want to thank everybody for honoring us in this way.
"We worked very hard on ‘Silicon Valley’ and here we are. Thank you."
Lassally then proceeded with his speech and claimed he didn’t know who the stage invader was.
He quipped: "I have no idea who that was."
Other winners on the night included ‘Game of Thrones’, which won Best Drama Series and Alec Baldwin was named Best Guest Performer for his impersonation of President-elect Donald Trump on ‘Saturday Night Live’.
The 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards winners list is as follows:
BEST ACTION MOVIE
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Lucas Hedges – ‘Manchester by the Sea’
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 SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Andrew Garfield – ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Margot Robbie – ‘Suicide Squad’
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Heisserer – Arrival
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Courtney B. Vance – ‘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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Thandie Newton – ‘Westworld’ – HBO
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
John Lithgow – ‘The Crown’ – Netflix
Linus Sandgren – ‘La La Land’
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
‘La La Land’ – David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco
Tom Cross – ‘La La Land’
Justin Hurwitz – ‘La La Land’
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Madeline Fontaine – ‘Jackie’
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
‘The Jungle Book’
SPECIAL AWARD: Entertainment Weekly Presents Entertainer Of The Year
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Donald Glover – ‘Atlanta’ – FX
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kate McKinnon – ‘Saturday Night Live’ – NBC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – ‘Moonlight’
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Meryl Streep – ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ryan Reynolds – ‘Deadpool’
SPECIAL AWARD: First Annual #SeeHer Award
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED
Sterling K. Brown – ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ – FX
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR
Regina King – ‘American Crime’ – ABC
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin – ‘Saturday Night Live’ – NBC
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – ‘The Walking Dead’ – AMC
City of Stars – ‘La La Land’
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Damien Chazelle – ‘La La Land’ (TIE)
Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea (TIE)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis – ‘Fences’
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’ – FX
BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
‘Shark Tank’ – ABC
BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: ‘Parts Unknown’ – CNN
BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
‘The Voice’ – NBC
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
Damien Chazelle – ‘La La Land’
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Evan Rachel Wood – ‘Westworld’ – HBO
Natalie Portman – ‘Jackie’
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bob Odenkirk – ‘Better Call Saul’ – AMC
Casey Affleck – ‘Manchester by the Sea’
BEST DRAMA SERIES
‘Game of Thrones’ – HBO
BEST COMEDY SERIES
‘Silicon Valley’ – HBO
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