It was a star-studded night at the 21st annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night in Santa Monica.
Stars of both television and film were honored with praise and trophies but it was a clean sweep for director George Miller and his action film Mad Max: Fury Road.
The fourth chapter in the Mad Max franchise swept nine categories at the Critics’ Choice awards, including best director for Miller.
Mad Max: Fury Road collected Critics’ Choice wins for production design, editing, costume design, hair and makeup, visual effects, best action movie, best actor in an action movie for Tom Hardy, and best actress in an action movie for Charlize Theron.
The show was hosted by comedian T.J Miller who had the show moving along at a good pace, but no one could contend with the adorable Jacob Tremblay who took home a well-deserved award in the category of best actor or actress under the age of 21, for his brilliant performance in Room.
Tremblay had the “room” mesmerized and smiling when he went up to the podium to collect his trophy. "Whoa! This is super cool. This is the best day of my life."
The award presenter, Bradley James, then grabbed the mic stand and held it on a slant so that it would be closer to his mouth. The composed and professional nine-year-old continued without missing a beat, "I first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me. It must be a super hard vote because of all the other great actors in this category," he said. "I also want to thank Team Room, who is Lenny, Emma, Brie, Ed, and all the other producers over there. I think that us working together made this movie come true, and this award doesn't just go to me for that, it goes to all of you guys as well." Tremblay, who is a native of Vancouver, British Columbia has been acting since he was two and both of his sisters also act. He finished his acceptance speech then by thanking his mom and dad, and concluded by saying he planned to put the award on a shelf in his room -- next to his Millennium Falcon!
You can watch the adorable Jacob Tremblay’s speech here:
Other big winners included Spotlight,Tom McCarthy’s drama about the Boston Globe reporting team who uncovered decades of sex abuse within the Catholic Church was named best picture, one of three awards it won on Sunday night. (Spotlight was also victorious in the best ensemble and best original screenplay categories.) Brie Larson (best actress for Room), Sylvester Stallone (best supporting actor for Creed), and Alicia Vikander (best supporting actress for The Danish Girl). The Big Short won for best comedy, best adapted screenplay, and best comedy actor for Christian Bale, and Amy Schumer picked up the MVP Award, and best comedy actress for Trainwreck.
This was also the first year the Critics’ Choice combined the awards for film and television into one ceremony. The full list of winners is below.
Complete list of winners:
BEST PICTURE: “Spotlight”
ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
ACTRESS: Brie Larson – Room
DIRECTOR: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
COMEDY: The Big Short
ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Christian Bale – The Big Short
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY: Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone – Creed
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The
ACTING ENSEMBLE: Spotlight
YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Jacob Tremblay – Room
SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE: Ex Machina
ACTION MOVIE: Mad Max: Fury Road
ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out
ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
COSTUME DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
HAIR & MAKEUP: Mad Max: Fury Road
VISUAL EFFECTS: Mad Max: Fury Road
SONG: Furious 7 – See You Again
FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Son of Saul
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Amy
SCORE: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
COMEDY SERIES: Master of None – Netflix
DRAMA SERIES: Mr. Robot – USA
ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA
ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO
ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory
MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Fargo – FX
ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America
ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime
GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Margo Martindale – The Good Wife – CBS
REALITY SHOW – COMPETITION: The Voice – NBC
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Jesse Plemons – Fargo – FX
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES: Jean Smart – Fargo – FX
GUEST ACTOR/ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Timothy Olyphant – The Grinder – Fox
ANIMATION SERIES: BoJack Horseman – Netflix
REALITY SHOW HOST: James Lipton – Inside the Actors
STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW: Shark Tank – ABC
TALK SHOW: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO
UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN
MVP AWARD: Amy Schumer
GENIUS AWARD : Industrial Light and Magic