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Mad Max: Fury Road dominates the Critics Choice Awards while Spotlight takes Best Picture

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Last night, the Broadcast Film Critics Association (or BFCA) handed out their Critics Choice Awards for the 21st time. Though the night was fairly dominated by Mad Max: Fury Road, the evening’s top prize did go to Spotlight. I want to caution that this isn’t the sort of precursor that mirrors what Academy members are going to do, since there’s no overlap in membership between AMPAS and the BFCA, but it still is worth looking at. Why? Well, because the Critics Choice Awards potentially look to influence Oscar by setting up nominees as winners. If a voter is considering voting for someone and sees them up on the stage, it could be the final push needed. In that sense, this show definitely has some merit and is worthy of a bit of discussion, which is what we’ll be doing right now.

With nine prizes, Mad Max: Fury Road led the winner totals by far. In fact, the only other films to have multiple wins were The Big Short (with three wins) The Revenant (two wins), Room (two wins), and Spotlight (three wins). It was a dominated night for Mad Max: Fury Road, highlighted by a Best Director win for George Miller. Spotlight had its big moment with he aforementioned Best Picture win, while other notable prizes included Leonardo DiCaprio winning Best Actor for The Revenant, Brie Larson winning Best Actress for Room, Sylvester Stallone winning Best Supporting Actor for Creed, and Alicia Vikander winning Best Supporting Actress for The Danish Girl. All future Academy Award winners? We’ll have to sit tight and see, but that wouldn’t be a shocking development (including Spotlight in Picture and Miller in Director, along with Spotlight in Original Screenplay and The Big Short in Adapted Screenplay). In the meantime, you can see all of the winners below…

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Here now are the full winners from the 21st annual Critics Choice Awards, including both film and television:

FILM

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 Big Short

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

TELEVISION

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 Studio

STRUCTURED REALITY SHOW: Shark Tank – ABC

TALK SHOW: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – HBO

UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SHOW: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown – CNN

OTHER AWARDS

MVP AWARD: Amy Schumer

GENIUS AWARD: Industrial Light and Magic

Stay tuned to see how this translates to Oscar next month when the winners are announced!

About Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

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