La La Land secures place as Oscar favourite after Critics Choice Award win

The film swept the awards with eight wins - including Best Picture, Best Director for Damien Chazelle, and Best Original Screenplay

Clarisse Loughrey
Monday 12 December 2016 09:42 GMT
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Damien Chazelle's life-affirming, modern musical La La Land is looking like the one to beat on Oscar night.

The film swept the board at the Critics' Choice Awards with eight gongs; including crucial wins for Best Picture, Best Director for Chazelle, and Best Original Screenplay (tied with Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea).

Barry Jenkins' Moonlight picked up noticeably fewer awards than at other recent ceremonies, though it's still looking strong in the acting categories with Best Ensemble and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

One of the unique facets of the Critics' Choice Awards are the genre divisions, which allows for a greater mix in those receiving acclaim, with even Suicide Squad's Margot Robbie winning for her scene-stealing turn as Harley Quinn; as well as Ryan Reynolds winning Entertainer of the Year for bringing people joy both onscreen (as Deadpool) and off.

In TV, the wins largely reflected the shows commemorated at this year's Emmys, including The People v. O.J. Simpson and Game of Thrones; though Thandie Newton's win for Westworld is a promising look at what next year's TV award landscape may turn out to be.

Best Action Movie: Hacksaw Ridge
Best Acting Ensemble: Moonlight
Best Young Actor/Actress: Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Louie Anderson, Baskets

Critic's Choice Awards: La La Land reigns supreme

Best Sci-fi/Horror Movie: Arrival
Best Foreign Language Film: Elle
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
Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton, Westworld
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: John Lithgow, The Crown
Best Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land


Best Production Design: La La Land
Best Editing: Tom Cross, La La Land
Best Score: Justin Hurwitz, La La Land
Best Costume Design: Madeline Fontaine, Jackie
Best Hair & Makeup: Jackie
Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book
Entertainer of the Year: Ryan Reynolds
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Best Animated Feature: Zootopia
Best Actress in a Comedy: Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins
Best Actor in a Comedy: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool
#SeeHer Award: Viola Davis
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Regina King, American Crime
Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead
Best Song: 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
Best Structured Reality Series: Shark Tank
Best Unstructured Reality Series: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Best Reality Competition Series: The Voice
Best Reality Show Host: Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown
Best Talk Show: The Late Late Show with James Corden
Best Animated Series: BoJack Horseman
Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Best Comedy: Deadpool
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones
Best Comedy Series: Silicon Valley
Best Picture: La La Land

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