George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road wins big at the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

Sunday night in California, the winners of the 21st Annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced – as voted by the BFCA (Broadcast Film Critics Association), a group made up of approximately 250 television, radio and online critics. Like the Golden Globes, which is voted by the relatively smaller Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the event recognises the best in film and TV from the previous year. However this was the first year that both film and TV were recognised at the same time.

Aussie flick Mad Max: Fury Road was unquestionably the biggest winner of the night, scooping 9 of their 13 nominations – mostly in the slightly bizarre “Action Movie” categories and for the technical awards. However Director George Miller took home the Best Director trophy, beating out Todd Haynes, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Tom McCarthy, Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg.

The Big Short – which is in Australian cinemas now – was named Best Comedy, with Christian Bale taking out best Comedic actor and it also won Best Original Screenplay. Amy Schumer won Best Comedic Actress for Trainwreck. She was also presented with the “MVP Award”. Watch her hilarious speeches below:

Spotlight won Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay and Best Acting Ensemble, Room and The Revenant matched the Globes and won Best Actress for Brie Larson and Best Actor for Leonardo DeCaprio, respectively. Jacob Tremblay also won best Young Actor/Actress for Room.

In the TV categories, Netflix’s Master of None won Best Comedy and Mr. Robot won best Drama in their debut years – the latter also taking out acting awards for Rami Malek and Christian Slater. Fargo won four awards, including Best Limited Series and three acting trophies. You can view the rest of the winners below.

MOVIE CATEGORIES

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 CINEMATOGRAPHY: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
BEST EDITING: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan
BEST HAIR & MAKEUP: Mad Max: Fury Road
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Mad Max: Fury Road
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
BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE: Ex Machina
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Son of Saul
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Amy
BEST SONG: Furious 7 – “See You Again”
BEST SCORE: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

TELEVISION CATEGORIES

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

Silicon Valley actor T.J. Miller hosted the show, with legendary actor William Shatner lending his voice over talents. Enjoy his monologue here: