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Sun Jul 31 05:39:57 SAST 2016

Nine Critics' Choice Awards for 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Bang Showbiz | 18 January, 2016 09:49
Tom Hardy
Image by: Bang Showbiz

'Mad Max: Fury Road' was the big winner at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards, winning nine out the 13 gongs it was nominated for.

The movie - starring Charlize Theron, Tom Hardy and Nicholas Hoult - was nominated for 13 awards and took home an impressive nine at the ceremony at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica California on Sunday.

George Miller was awarded Best Director, Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron picked up Best Actor and Actress in an Action Movie respectively, the film was named Best Action Movie, and also won awards for editing, production design, costume design, hair and makeup and visual effects.

Spotlight was named Best Picture, and also won the Best Original Screenplay and Best Ensemble Cast gongs.

Rachel McAdams accepted the ensemble-cast award for on behalf of herself and costars Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Michael Keaton, Brian d'Arcy James and Billy Crudup.

The Big Short also won three awards including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Comedy and Christian Bale for Best Actor in a Comedy.

The Revenant's Leonardo DiCaprio and 'Room's Brie Larson won Best Actor and Best Actress while Sylvester Stallone [Creed] and Alicia Vikander for ['The Danish Girl] won the Supporting Actor and Actress gongs. 

The Critics' Choice Awards also feature 23 TV categories and highlights included Mr. Robot winning Best Drama while Aziz Ansari's show Master of None was named Best Comedy.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom won Best Comedy Actress while Transparent's Jeffrey Tambor picked up the Best Comedy Actor award.

The Leftovers' actress Carrie Coon won Best Actress in a Drama while Mr. Robot's Rami Malek received Best Actor.

21st ANNUAL CRITICS' CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS

BEST PICTURE: Spotlight
BEST ACTOR: Leonardo DiCaprio - The Revenant
BEST ACTRESS: Brie Larson - Room
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sylvester Stallone - Creed
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Alicia Vikander - The Danish Girl
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS: Jacob Tremblay - Room
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE: Spotlight
BEST DIRECTOR: George Miller - Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy - Spotlight
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay - The Big Short
BEST EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road - Margaret Sixel
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Inside Out
BEST ACTION MOVIE: Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Tom Hardy - Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE: Charlize Theron - Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST COMEDY: The Big Short
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY: Christian Bale - The Big Short
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY: Amy Schumer - Trainwreck

For a full list of winners go to www.criticschoice.com

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