Nomadland won best picture: (Picture: Searchlight Pictures via AP)
Nomadland, Ted Lasso and The Crown were the big winners at last night’s Critics Choice Awards, as the best TV shows and movies of the past year were virtually honoured.
The Critics Choice Awards 2021 were held remotely, with stars accepting their awards from their living rooms while some presenters appeared in studio.
Much like the Golden Globes last month, it was Nomadland that won the biggest movie prizes, while Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso and Netflix’s The Crown were honoured in the TV categories.
Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, continued its award season streak to be named best picture, while Chloe Zhao was named best director.
However, it was Carey Mulligan who was named best actress for her role as Cassie in Promising Young Woman, the dark comedy’s only award of the night.
Chadwick Boseman won another posthumous award for best actor for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, with his widow Taylor Simone Ledward accepting the award on his behalf.
Emma and Josh both won acting awards (Picture: Alex Bailey/Netflix)
Maria Bakalova was named best supporting actress for her scene-stealing turn in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, while Daniel Kaluuya did it for the Brits, taking home the best supporting actor award for Judas ad the Black Messiah.
Meanwhile, Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti’s time warp comedy Palm Springs won best comedy.
Over in the TV awards, The Crown was the big winner in the drama categories, winning best drama series, best actor for Josh O’Connor, best actress for Emma Corrin and best supporting actress for Gillian Anderson.
It was awkward timing for the wins, as on another channel, Harry and Meghan’s bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey aired, which made damning allegations about the Royal family.
Jason won best actor (Picture: Apple TV)
In the comedy categories, Ted Lasso – the tale of an American football coach hired as a Premier League manager – was name best comedy series, while its lead Jason Sudeikis won best actor and Hannah Waddingham won best supporting actress.
Schitt’s Creek continued to pick up gongs for its final season, winning best actress for Catherine O’Hara and best supporting actor for Dan Levy.
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Netflix also gained wins for The Queen’s Gambit, which was named best limited series and won best actress in a limited series for Anya Taylor-Joy.
It remains to be seen whether these wins predict anything for the Oscars, as the Critics Choice for best picture has not won in four out of the last six years, but the team behind Nomadland should be feeling pretty confident.
Critics Choice Awards 2021 winners
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Donald Sutherland, The Undoing
Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Uzo Aduba, Mrs. America
Best Young Actor or Actress: Alan S. Kim, Minari
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Josh O’Connor, The Crown
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Emma Corrin – The Crown
Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit
Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: John Boyega – Small Axe
Best Comedy: Palm Springs
Best Comedy Special: Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill & Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia
Best Acting Ensemble: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Daniel Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Best Comedy Series: Ted Lasso
Best Drama Series: The Crown
Best Talk Show: Late Night with Seth Meyers
Best Limited Series: The Queen’s Gambit
SeeHer Award: Zendaya
Best Movie Made for Television: Hamilton
Best Short-Form Series: Better Call Saul: Ethics Training with Kim Wexler
Best Song: One Night in Miami – Speak Now
Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Best Cinematography: Nomadland – Joshua James Richards
Best Film Editing: Sound of Metal – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen & The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Alan Baumgarten
Best Visual Effects: Tenet
Best Hair and Makeup: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth
Best Production Design: Mank – Donald Graham Burt (production designer), Jan Pascale (set designer)
Best Actor: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Original Screenplay: Promising Young Woman
Best Adapted Screenplay: Nomadland
Best Foreign Language Film: Minari
Best Original Score: Soul – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Best Picture: Nomadland
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