Monday, January 18, 2016

Oscars 2016: Critics Choice Awards Winners

So the Critics Choice Awards, which celebrated both film and television, took place last night. Since I mainly cover the film industry, I will discuss the film winners.

First off, Spotlight won Best Picture along with Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble. All of which aren't surprising. But even though it won the big prize, the big winner was Mad Max: Fury Road, winning 9 awards out of 13. One of which was Best Director for George Miller. Despite not showing up, the actresses who played the Five Wives (Rosie Huntington-Whitely, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton), accepted the award on Miller's behalf. I thought that was very nice.

Another one of my favorite speeches was Jacob Tremblay when he won Best Young Actor/Actress for Room. I loved when he said he was going to put his award next to his Milennium Falcon. I thought that was so cute. Speaking of Room, Tremblay's co-star Brie Larson won Best Actress yet wasn't there to accept her award. Neither was Leonardo DiCaprio who won Best Actor. Although DiCaprio did make a speech via satellite.

Also, Sylvester Stallone won Best Supporting Actor and Alicia Vikander won Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl. Now, I would say Supporting Actress is between her and Kate Winslet who won the Golden Globe.

So as of right now, because Spotlight won Best Picture despite Mad Max being the big winner, I would say Best Picture at the Oscars is between Spotlight, The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Big Short which won Best Comedy Movie at last night's awards. I would say The Martian factors in the Best Picture race but it got badly stung by Ridley Scott getting snubbed for Best Director as well as the Editing snub. In both categories is where the aforementioned four films got included and you usually need both a Directing and Editing nomination to win Best Picture.

Those are my quick thoughts on the Critics Choice Awards and how they have affected the Best Picture race. You can read the full list of winners on the link below and I look forward to discussing the winners in the comments section down below with you. Thanks for reading!