Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 WINNERS: Film and television’s best and brightest are honored

Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 WINNERS: Film and television’s best and brightest are honored


Brendan Fraser sobbed as he led the way for a night of epic career comebacks as he earned a top honor while Everything Everywhere All At Once dominated the major categories even earning Best Picture at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night.

The 54-year-old actor had tears running down his face as he earned the Best Actor gong for his work on The Whale in what was the most emotional moment of the night at the event which featured a star-studded red carpet.

He beat out an impressive field which included: Austin Butler – Elvis, Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal – Aftersun, and Bill Nighy – Living.

Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 WINNERS: Film and television’s best and brightest are honored

His moment: Brendan Fraser sobbed as he led the way for a night of epic career comebacks as he earned a top honor at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night

Emotional: The 54-year-old actor had tears running down his face as he earned the Best Actor gong for his work on The Whale in what was the most emotional moment of the night

Amazing: Everything Everywhere All At Once dominated the major categories even earning Best Picture as Harry Shum Jr., Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh, and Ke Huy Quan are pictured left to right

 Emotional: The 54-year-old actor had tears running down his face as he earned the Best Actor gong for his work on The Whale in what was the most emotional moment of the night

 Fraser – who at several points had to stop his speech to gain his composure – ended his speech on an emotional and encouraging note as he said: ‘If you, a guy like Charlie who I played played in this movie. 

‘If you struggle with obesity or you feel like you are in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen. Thank you. Good night.’

The star-studded audience was in tears during the speech as Abbott Elementary actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lisa Ann Walter were seen getting emotional during the speech.

Earned it: He beat out an impressive field which included: Austin Butler – Elvis, Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal – Aftersun, and Bill Nighy – Living

Earned it: He beat out an impressive field which included: Austin Butler – Elvis, Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal – Aftersun, and Bill Nighy – Living

Earned it: He beat out an impressive field which included: Austin Butler – Elvis, Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick, Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin, Paul Mescal – Aftersun, and Bill Nighy – Living

Fraser - who at several points had to stop his speech to gain his composure - ended his speech on an emotional and encouraging note as he said: 'If you, a guy like Charlie who I played played in this movie'

Fraser – who at several points had to stop his speech to gain his composure – ended his speech on an emotional and encouraging note as he said: ‘If you, a guy like Charlie who I played played in this movie’

He continued: 'If you struggle with obesity or you feel like you are in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen. Thank you. Good night'

He continued: 'If you struggle with obesity or you feel like you are in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen. Thank you. Good night'

He continued: ‘If you struggle with obesity or you feel like you are in a dark sea, I want you to know that if you can have the strength to just get to your feet and go to the light, good things will happen. Thank you. Good night’

Fraser began his speech with a quote by a famous American novelist as he began it by saying: 'Thank you. Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association. Thank you. It was Herman Melville who once wrote that there are only five critics in America. The rest are asleep. I don't know what it means either. But I'm sure glad that you woke up for me. Where were you?'

Fraser began his speech with a quote by a famous American novelist as he began it by saying: ‘Thank you. Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association. Thank you. It was Herman Melville who once wrote that there are only five critics in America. The rest are asleep. I don’t know what it means either. But I’m sure glad that you woke up for me. Where were you?’

Transformative: In The Whale, Brendan portrays Charlie a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter

Transformative: In The Whale, Brendan portrays Charlie a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter

Earned: Fraser is seen with his shiny new trophy in the press room

Earned: Fraser is seen with his shiny new trophy in the press room

Critics’ Choice Awards WINNERS 2023: AT A GLANCE

 FILM

BEST PICTURE: Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST ACTOR: Brendan Fraser – The Whale

BEST ACTRESS: Cate Blanchett – Tár

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

BEST DIRECTOR: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Sarah Polley – Women Talking

BEST COMEDY: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

His moment: Brendan Fraser sobbed as he earned Best Actor for The Whale

His moment: Brendan Fraser sobbed as he earned Best Actor for The Whale

 

 TELEVISION

BEST DRAMA SERIES: Better Call Saul (AMC)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Zendaya – Euphoria (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul (AMC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus (HBO)

BEST COMEDY SERIES: Abbott Elementary (ABC)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jeremy Allen White – The Bear (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max) – WINNER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

BEST LIMITED SERIES: The Dropout (Hulu)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION: Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout (Hulu) – WINNER

 

Henry Winkler was even seen giving the fellow thespian a standing ovation. 

Brendan’s actress girlfriend Jeanne Moore had tears streaming down her face as she joined Winkler on the standing ovation. 

It wasn’t just a rabid reaction in the room but fans all over social media were moved by the speech from The Mummy star. 

One Twitter user wrote: ‘Stading ovation for Brendan Fraser! Who’s chopping onions in here???’ 

Another said: ‘seeing brendan fraser cry makes me so emotional’ 

Fraser began his speech with a quote by a famous American novelist as he began it by saying: ‘Thank you. Thank you for this honor, Critics Choice Association. Thank you. It was Herman Melville who once wrote that there are only five critics in America. The rest are asleep. I don’t know what it means either. But I’m sure glad that you woke up for me. Where were you?’

He also thanked acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky for the project as he said: ‘ I was in the wilderness. I probably should have left a trail of breadcrumbs. But you found me. And like all best directors, you merely just showed me where to go to get to where I needed to be.’

Sweet: The star-studded audience was in tears during the speech as Abbott Elementary actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lisa Ann Walter were seen getting emotional during the speech

Sweet: The star-studded audience was in tears during the speech as Abbott Elementary actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph and Lisa Ann Walter were seen getting emotional during the speech

Sweet: The star-studded audience was in tears during the speech as Abbott Elementary actresses Sheryl Lee Ralph (pictured right) and Lisa Ann Walter were seen getting emotional during the speech

The best: Henry Winkler was even seen giving the fellow thespian a standing ovation

The best: Henry Winkler was even seen giving the fellow thespian a standing ovation

Support system: Brendan's actress girlfriend Jeanne Moore had tears streaming down her face as she joined Winkler on the standing ovation

Support system: Brendan’s actress girlfriend Jeanne Moore had tears streaming down her face as she joined Winkler on the standing ovation

'Whos chopping onions in here?': It wasn't just a rabid reaction in the room but fans all over social media were moved by the speech from The Mummy star

‘Whos chopping onions in here?’: It wasn’t just a rabid reaction in the room but fans all over social media were moved by the speech from The Mummy star

In The Whale, Brendan portrays Charlie a reclusive, morbidly obese English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.

Meanwhile Everything Everywhere All At Once ended the night with the top honor of Best Picture en route to five awards total.

The Michelle Yeoh led film beat out an impressive field of contenders which included: Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, RRR, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, and Women Talking.

What a moment: Meanwhile Everything Everywhere All At Once ended the night with the top honor of Best Picture, as director Daniel Scheinert is seen accepting the honor

What a moment: Meanwhile Everything Everywhere All At Once ended the night with the top honor of Best Picture, as director Daniel Scheinert is seen accepting the honor

Dream team: The Michelle Yeoh led film beat out an impressive field of contenders which included: Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, RRR, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, and Women Talking (pictured left to right: Daniel Scheinert, Harry Shum Jr., Stephanie Hsu, Dan Kwan, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan)

Dream team: The Michelle Yeoh led film beat out an impressive field of contenders which included: Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, RRR, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, and Women Talking (pictured left to right: Daniel Scheinert, Harry Shum Jr., Stephanie Hsu, Dan Kwan, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan)

'Really this award is dedicated to my dad, a Taiwanese immigrant who worked himself into an early grave': Producer Jonathan Wang dedicated the win to Asian-American immigrant parents -including his late father - who sacrificed everything to give their children a better life

‘Really this award is dedicated to my dad, a Taiwanese immigrant who worked himself into an early grave’: Producer Jonathan Wang dedicated the win to Asian-American immigrant parents -including his late father – who sacrificed everything to give their children a better life

Epic: The film is centered around Evelyn Wang (Yeoh; pictured second from right) who is a middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led

Epic: The film is centered around Evelyn Wang (Yeoh; pictured second from right) who is a middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led

The film is centered around Evelyn Wang (Yeoh)  who is a middle-aged Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure in which she alone can save existence by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led. 

Producer Jonathan Wang dedicated the win to Asian-American immigrant parents -including his late father – who sacrificed everything to give their children a better life.

The Taiwanese-American film producer said: ‘Really this award is dedicated to my dad, a Taiwanese immigrant who worked himself into an early grave. 

‘This is really dedicated to the immigrant parents who would kill themselves for us immigrant children to give us a better life. This is dedicated to them. Thank you so much to Dan’s mom, June Kwan. To our immigrant parents.’

Ke Huy Quan, 51, had his shining moment as he triumphed in the Best Supporting Actor category for the film after taking a 20-year break from acting.

He beat out: Paul Dano – The Fabelmans, Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, and Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway.

Quan said that he was trying not to cry as the win came as a shock to him as he said: ‘Ever since our movie came out, everyone has shown me so much kindness that it’s hard not to get emotional. I’m so, so nervous. This is so unexpected. You know. When I think about it, my comeback story could have been very, very different had it not been for the critics and the journalists. 

‘I was bracing for different very reaction but because of your generosity, I was welcomed back with so much positivity. You have not only helped audiences find our little movie but you’ve also helped audiences to remember who I am. And for that, for that I am so, so grateful to you.’

Comeback kid: Ke Huy Quan, 51, had his shining moment as he trumphed in the Best Supporting Actor category for the film after taking a 20-year break from acting

Comeback kid: Ke Huy Quan, 51, had his shining moment as he trumphed in the Best Supporting Actor category for the film after taking a 20-year break from acting

Comeback kid: Ke Huy Quan, 51, had his shining moment as he trumphed in the Best Supporting Actor category for the film after taking a 20-year break from acting

He beat out: Paul Dano – The Fabelmans, Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, and Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway

He beat out: Paul Dano – The Fabelmans, Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, and Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway

Quan said that he was trying not to cry as the win came as a shock to him as he said: 'Ever since our movie came out, everyone has shown me so much kindness that it's hard not to get emotional. I'm so, so nervous. This is so unexpected. You know. When I think about it, my comeback story could have been very, very different had it not been for the critics and the journalists'

Quan said that he was trying not to cry as the win came as a shock to him as he said: ‘Ever since our movie came out, everyone has shown me so much kindness that it’s hard not to get emotional. I’m so, so nervous. This is so unexpected. You know. When I think about it, my comeback story could have been very, very different had it not been for the critics and the journalists’

Dynamic duo: Quan portrays Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once, who is the husband of Michelle Yeoh's (pictured right) leading character Evelyn Quan Wang whose benevolence comes off as naïveté

Dynamic duo: Quan portrays Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once, who is the husband of Michelle Yeoh’s (pictured right) leading character Evelyn Quan Wang whose benevolence comes off as naïveté

Quan portrays Waymond Wang in Everything Everywhere All At Once, who is the husband of Michelle Yeoh’s leading character Evelyn Quan Wang whose benevolence comes off as naïveté. 

It was a huge night for the  American absurdist comedy-drama film as filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert beat out directing legends to earn Best Director.

The twosome won over James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water, Damien Chazelle – Babylon, Todd Field – Tár, Baz Luhrmann – Elvis, Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin, Sarah Polley – Women Talking, Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Woman King, S. S. Rajamouli – RRR, and Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans.

It was certainly an epic night of career comebacks as joining Quan and Fraser was Jennifer Coolidge who was also recognized. Coolidge and Quan also had both won at the Golden Globes earlier this week.

The 61-year-old actress was recognized in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama series category for her work in highly-popular HBO series The White Lotus.

She won over a talented set of nominees which included: Milly Alcock – House of the Dragon (HBO), Carol Burnett – Better Call Saul (AMC), Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix), Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+), and Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC).

Dynamic duo: It was certainly an epic night of career comebacks as joining Quan (left) and Fraser was Jennifer Coolidge who was also recognized. Coolidge and Quan also had both won at the Golden Globes earlier this week

Dynamic duo: It was certainly an epic night of career comebacks as joining Quan (left) and Fraser was Jennifer Coolidge who was also recognized. Coolidge and Quan also had both won at the Golden Globes earlier this week

Dynamic duo: It was certainly an epic night of career comebacks as joining Quan (left) and Fraser was Jennifer Coolidge who was also recognized. Coolidge and Quan also had both won at the Golden Globes earlier this week

Jennifer – who began her career in 1993 – had a very inspirational speech which concluded: ‘For all the people have sort of given up hope, I hope this gives you inspiration. 

‘It’s all over till it’s over. It’s not over till you’re dead. So please, thank you. Thank you so much.’

Coolidge portrayed Tanya McQuoid, a troubled woman whose mother recently died and who seeks inner peace and discovery in the HBO series. 

Earned it: She won over a talented set of nominees which included: Milly Alcock – House of the Dragon (HBO), Carol Burnett – Better Call Saul (AMC), Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix), Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+), and Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Earned it: She won over a talented set of nominees which included: Milly Alcock – House of the Dragon (HBO), Carol Burnett – Better Call Saul (AMC), Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix), Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+), and Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Earned it: She won over a talented set of nominees which included: Milly Alcock – House of the Dragon (HBO), Carol Burnett – Better Call Saul (AMC), Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix), Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+), and Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Jennifer - who began her career in 1993 - had a very inspirational speech which concluded: 'For all the people have sort of given up hope, I hope this gives you inspiration'

Jennifer – who began her career in 1993 – had a very inspirational speech which concluded: ‘For all the people have sort of given up hope, I hope this gives you inspiration’

Leading lady: Coolidge portrayed Tanya McQuoid, a troubled woman whose mother recently died and who seeks inner peace and discovery in the HBO series

Leading lady: Coolidge portrayed Tanya McQuoid, a troubled woman whose mother recently died and who seeks inner peace and discovery in the HBO series

 Angela Bassett earned Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

The 64-year-old legendary actress beat out a talented field which included: Jessie Buckley – Women Talking, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

She talked about the importance of the superhero franchise paving the way for Black cinema as she said: ‘Part of the work we did with Black Panther and now with Wakanda Forever, we show the world we could create and lead a billion-dollar box office success. 

‘And my prayer is the door remains open and the sky is the limit for other black creators world to join us. Thank you to Chadwick for your love and light surrounding us. We couldn’t of made history then and now without you. Thank you to the marvel fans. I share this with you.’

In the blockbuster Marvel sequel Bassett portrays Ramonda who is The Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda who is grieving the death of her son T’Challa (Boseman). 

Legend: Angela Bassett earned Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Legend: Angela Bassett earned Best Supporting Actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Winning: The 64-year-old legendary actress beat out a talented field which included: Jessie Buckley – Women Talking, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Winning: The 64-year-old legendary actress beat out a talented field which included: Jessie Buckley – Women Talking, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Winning: The 64-year-old legendary actress beat out a talented field which included: Jessie Buckley – Women Talking, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Shining star: She showcased her shiny new trophy in the press room

Shining star: She showcased her shiny new trophy in the press room 

Gorgeous: She looked stunning as always

Gorgeous: She looked stunning as always 

Tragic: In the blockbuster Marvel sequel Bassett portrays Ramonda who is The Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda who is grieving the death of her son T'Challa (Boseman)

Tragic: In the blockbuster Marvel sequel Bassett portrays Ramonda who is The Sovereign Queen Mother of Wakanda who is grieving the death of her son T’Challa (Boseman)

The first award was given to  Amanda Seyfried, 37, who was recognized in the Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television category for her transformative role as Elizabeth Holmes for The Dropout. 

She beat out an impressive field including: Julia Garner – Inventing Anna (Netflix), Lily James – Pam & Tommy (Hulu), Amber Midthunder – Prey (Hulu), Julia Roberts – Gaslit (Starz), and Michelle Pfeiffer – The First Lady (Showtime).

Amanda happily accepted the honor as she hit the podium and said:  ‘First, this is amazing. I’m overwhelmed with being able to celebrate this show like this and I’m really proud of it.’

She accepted the honor for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes who founded Theranos in the based on a true story miniseries which documented the disgraced biotechnology company. 

The 28th annual  Critics’ Choice Awards were held at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Michelle Yeoh led absurdist comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All At Once had the most nominations with 14 overall.

The Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert directed film is up for two of the most coveted prizes of the night including Best Picture and Best Comedy as the entire cast earned a Best Acting Ensemble nod.

Shining star: Amanda Seyfried took home the coveted first win at the Critics' Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night

Shining star: Amanda Seyfried took home the coveted first win at the Critics' Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night

Shining star: Amanda Seyfried took home the coveted first win at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 on Sunday night

She beat out an impressive field including: Julia Garner – Inventing Anna (Netflix), Lily James – Pam & Tommy (Hulu), Amber Midthunder – Prey (Hulu), Julia Roberts – Gaslit (Starz), and Michelle Pfeiffer – The First Lady (Showtime)

She beat out an impressive field including: Julia Garner – Inventing Anna (Netflix), Lily James – Pam & Tommy (Hulu), Amber Midthunder – Prey (Hulu), Julia Roberts – Gaslit (Starz), and Michelle Pfeiffer – The First Lady (Showtime)

Transformation: The 36-year-old actress had tears running down her face as she accepted the honor for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes who founded Theranos in the based on a true story miniseries which documented the disgraced biotechnology company

Transformation: The 36-year-old actress had tears running down her face as she accepted the honor for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes who founded Theranos in the based on a true story miniseries which documented the disgraced biotechnology company

For top prize of the night, Best Picture, Everything Everywhere All At Once faces stiff competition including:  Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, RRR, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick, and Women Talking.

In the Best Actress category,  60-year-old Yeoh is up against:  Cate Blanchett – Tár, Viola Davis – The Woman King, Danielle Deadwyler – Till, Margot Robbie – Babylon, and Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans.

 Both Jamie Lee Curtis and Stephanie Hsu are up for Best Supporting Actress as they are pitted against Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Jessie Buckley – Women Talking, Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin, and Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Comeback kid Ke Huy Quan is up against Paul Dano – The Fabelmans, Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin, Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans, Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin, and Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway.  

Going for the gold: The Michelle Yeoh led absurdist comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All At Once had the most nominations with 14 overall

Going for the gold: The Michelle Yeoh led absurdist comedy-drama Everything Everywhere All At Once had the most nominations with 14 overall

Movie magic: Steven Spielberg once again received a Best Director nomination, this time for Best Picture nominee The Fabelmans, plus a nod for Best Original Screenplay alongside Tony Kushner. The film came in second with 11 total nominations

Movie magic: Steven Spielberg once again received a Best Director nomination, this time for Best Picture nominee The Fabelmans, plus a nod for Best Original Screenplay alongside Tony Kushner. The film came in second with 11 total nominations

Steven Spielberg once again received a Best Director nomination, this time for Best Picture nominee The Fabelmans, plus a nod for Best Original Screenplay alongside Tony Kushner. The film came in second with 11 total nominations.

Spielberg, 76, faces quite the field including  James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water, Damien Chazelle – Babylon, Todd Field – Tár, Baz Luhrmann – Elvis, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once, Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin, Sarah Polley – Women Talking, Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Woman King,  and S. S. Rajamouli – RRR.

 In addition to receiving a Best Acting Ensemble nomination, several cast members were recognized for their standout performances including Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams, Best Supporting Actor nominees Paul Dano and Judd Hirsch, and Best Young Actor/Actress contender Gabriel LaBelle.  

There are eleven Best Picture nominees this year due to an exact tie. Additionally, the CCA expanded the Best Director category to include ten nominees.

Critics Choice Association CEO Joey Berlin said: ‘We are so proud to be recognizing this incredible group of films and the people who made them possible.

Taking them to school: When it comes to television, Abbott Elementary led all contenders as it earned nods in six categories

Taking them to school: When it comes to television, Abbott Elementary led all contenders as it earned nods in six categories

‘This recognition comes from a diverse group of more than 600 critics and entertainment reporters who share their opinions about film and television with millions of people every day, all year long. Our collective opinion about the year’s finest achievements is truly meaningful to the creative community.’

When it comes to television, Abbott Elementary led all contenders as it earned nods in six categories.  

In addition to Best Comedy Series, the show earned several acting nominations including Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Quinta Brunson. 

Chris Perfetti and Tyler James Williams were both nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, while Janelle James and Sheryl Lee Ralph both earned nods for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. 

Better Call Saul followed with an impressive five nominations overall, while Gaslit, Reservation Dogs, and The Good Fight tied with four nominations each.

Woman of the hour: Comedian Chelsea Handler will preside over the event as host as she takes over for Taye Diggs who had hosted the four previous years consecutively

Woman of the hour: Comedian Chelsea Handler will preside over the event as host as she takes over for Taye Diggs who had hosted the four previous years consecutively

Major streaming platform Netflix received a total of 28 nominations – 13 for film, 15 for television – which is the most for any studio or network for the sixth year in a row.

It was also announced that Hollywood icon Jeff Bridges will receive the Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s show.

Numerous major stars were reportedly forced to miss the ceremony due to positive COVID-19 tests including Jamie Lee Curtis,  Michelle Pfeiffer, and Banshees Of Inisherin stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

Comedian Chelsea Handler will preside over the event as host as she takes over for Taye Diggs who had hosted the four previous years consecutively. 

The Critics Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the Critics Choice Association to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. 

No doubt there will be plenty of interested parties as, historically,  they are the most accurate predictor of Academy Award nominations.

Critics’ Choice Awards 2023: WINNERS

 FILM

BEST PICTURE

Avatar: The Way of Water

Babylon

The Banshees of Inisherin

Elvis

Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

RRR

Tár

Top Gun: Maverick

Women Talking

 

BEST ACTOR

Austin Butler – Elvis

Tom Cruise – Top Gun: Maverick

Colin Farrell – The Banshees of Inisherin

Brendan Fraser – The Whale – WINNER

Paul Mescal – Aftersun

Bill Nighy – Living

 

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett – Tár – WINNER

Viola Davis – The Woman King

Danielle Deadwyler – Till

Margot Robbie – Babylon

Michelle Williams – The Fabelmans

Michelle Yeoh – Everything Everywhere All at Once

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Paul Dano – The Fabelmans

Brendan Gleeson – The Banshees of Inisherin

Judd Hirsch – The Fabelmans

Barry Keoghan – The Banshees of Inisherin

Ke Huy Quan – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Brian Tyree Henry – Causeway

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Angela Bassett – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – WINNER

Jessie Buckley – Women Talking

Kerry Condon – The Banshees of Inisherin

Jamie Lee Curtis – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Stephanie Hsu – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Janelle Monáe – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

 

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Frankie Corio – Aftersun

Jalyn Hall – Till

Gabriel LaBelle – The Fabelmans – WINNER

Bella Ramsey – Catherine Called Birdy

Banks Repeta – Armageddon Time

Sadie Sink – The Whale

 

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

The Banshees of Inisherin

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Fabelmans

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – WINNER

The Woman King

Women Talking

 

BEST DIRECTOR

James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water

Damien Chazelle – Babylon

Todd Field – Tár

Baz Luhrmann – Elvis

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Sarah Polley – Women Talking

Gina Prince-Bythewood – The Woman King

S. S. Rajamouli – RRR

Steven Spielberg – The Fabelmans

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Todd Field – Tár

Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Martin McDonagh – The Banshees of Inisherin

Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner – The Fabelmans

Charlotte Wells – Aftersun

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Samuel D. Hunter – The Whale

Kazuo Ishiguro – Living

Rian Johnson – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Rebecca Lenkiewicz – She Said

Sarah Polley – Women Talking – WINNER

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Russell Carpenter – Avatar: The Way of Water

Roger Deakins – Empire of Light

Florian Hoffmeister – Tár

Janusz Kaminski – The Fabelmans

Claudio Miranda – Top Gun: Maverick – WINNER

Linus Sandgren – Babylon

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Hannah Beachler, Lisa K. Sessions – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Rick Carter, Karen O’Hara – The Fabelmans

Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, Vanessa Cole – Avatar: The Way of Water

Jason Kisvarday, Kelsi Ephraim – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn – Elvis

Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino – Babylon – WINNER

 

BEST EDITING

Tom Cross – Babylon

Eddie Hamilton – Top Gun: Maverick

Stephen Rivkin, David Brenner, John Refoua, James Cameron – Avatar: The Way of Water

Paul Rogers – Everything Everywhere All at Once – WINNER

Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond – Elvis

Monika Willi – Tár

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Ruth E. Carter – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – WINNER

Jenny Eagan – Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Shirley Kurata – Everything Everywhere All at Once

Catherine Martin – Elvis

Gersha Phillips – The Woman King

Mary Zophres – Babylon

 

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

Babylon

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Elvis – WINNER

Everything Everywhere All at Once

The Whale

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Avatar: The Way of Water – WINNER

The Batman

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Everything Everywhere All at Once

RRR

Top Gun: Maverick

 

BEST COMEDY

The Banshees of Inisherin

Bros

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Triangle of Sadness

The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – WINNER

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish

Turning Red

Wendell & Wild

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

All Quiet on the Western Front

Argentina, 1985

Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Close

Decision to Leave

RRR – WINNER

 

BEST SONG

Carolina – Where the Crawdads Sing

Ciao Papa – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Hold My Hand – Top Gun: Maverick

Lift Me Up – Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Naatu Naatu – RRR – WINNER

New Body Rhumba – White Noise

 

BEST SCORE

Alexandre Desplat – Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Michael Giacchino – The Batman

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Tár – WINNER

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Women Talking

Justin Hurwitz – Babylon

John Williams – The Fabelmans

 TELEVISION

BEST DRAMA SERIES

Andor (Disney+)

Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)

Better Call Saul (AMC) – WINNER

The Crown (Netflix)

Euphoria (HBO)

The Good Fight (Paramount+)

House of the Dragon (HBO)

Severance (Apple TV+)

Yellowstone (Paramount Network)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jeff Bridges – The Old Man (FX)

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us (NBC)

Diego Luna – Andor (Disney+)

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul (AMC) – WINNER

Adam Scott – Severance (Apple TV+)

Antony Starr – The Boys (Prime Video)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Sharon Horgan – Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)

Laura Linney – Ozark (Netflix)

Mandy Moore – This Is Us (NBC)

Kelly Reilly – Yellowstone (Paramount Network)

Zendaya – Euphoria (HBO) – WINNER

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Andre Braugher – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Ismael Cruz Córdova – The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)

Michael Emerson – Evil (Paramount+)

Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul (AMC) – WINNER

John Lithgow – The Old Man (FX)

Matt Smith – House of the Dragon (HBO)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Milly Alcock – House of the Dragon (HBO)

Carol Burnett – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus (HBO) – WINNER

Julia Garner – Ozark (Netflix)

Audra McDonald – The Good Fight (Paramount+)

Rhea Seehorn – Better Call Saul (AMC) 

 

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Abbott Elementary (ABC) – WINNER

Barry (HBO)

The Bear (FX)

Better Things (FX)

Ghosts (CBS)

Hacks (HBO Max)

Reboot (Hulu)

Reservation Dogs (FX)

 

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Matt Berry – What We Do in the Shadows (FX)

Bill Hader – Barry (HBO)

Keegan-Michael Key – Reboot (Hulu)

Steve Martin – Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Jeremy Allen White – The Bear (FX) – WINNER

D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai – Reservation Dogs (FX)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me (Netflix)

Quinta Brunson – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)

Renée Elise Goldsberry – Girls5eva (Peacock)

Devery Jacobs – Reservation Dogs (FX)

Jean Smart – Hacks (HBO Max)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Brandon Scott Jones – Ghosts (CBS)

Leslie Jordan – Call Me Kat (Fox)

James Marsden – Dead to Me (Netflix)

Chris Perfetti – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Tyler James Williams – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Henry Winkler – Barry (HBO) – WINNER

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Paulina Alexis – Reservation Dogs (FX)

Ayo Edebiri – The Bear (FX)

Marcia Gay Harden – Uncoupled (Netflix)

Janelle James – Abbott Elementary (ABC)

Annie Potts – Young Sheldon (CBS)

Sheryl Lee Ralph – Abbott Elementary (ABC) – WINNER

 

BEST LIMITED SERIES

The Dropout (Hulu) – WINNER

Gaslit (Starz)

The Girl from Plainville (Hulu)

The Offer (Paramount+)

Pam & Tommy (Hulu)

Station Eleven (HBO Max)

This Is Going to Hurt (AMC+)

Under the Banner of Heaven (FX)

 

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Fresh (Hulu)

Prey (Hulu)

Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)

The Survivor (HBO)

Three Months (Paramount+)

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel) – WINNER

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Ben Foster – The Survivor (HBO)

Andrew Garfield – Under the Banner of Heaven (FX)

Samuel L. Jackson – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)

Daniel Radcliffe – Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel) – WINNER

Sebastian Stan – Pam & Tommy (Hulu)

Ben Whishaw – This is Going to Hurt (AMC+)

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Julia Garner – Inventing Anna (Netflix)

Lily James – Pam & Tommy (Hulu)

Amber Midthunder – Prey (Hulu)

Julia Roberts – Gaslit (Starz)

Michelle Pfeiffer – The First Lady (Showtime)

Amanda Seyfried – The Dropout (Hulu) – WINNER

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Murray Bartlett – Welcome to Chippendales (Hulu)

Domhnall Gleeson – The Patient (FX)

Matthew Goode – The Offer (Paramount+)

Paul Walter Hauser – Black Bird (Apple TV+) – WINNER

Ray Liotta – Black Bird (Apple TV+)

Shea Whigham – Gaslit (Starz)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Claire Danes – Fleishman Is in Trouble (FX)

Dominique Fishback – The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)

Betty Gilpin – Gaslit (Starz)

Melanie Lynskey – Candy (Hulu)

Niecy Nash-Betts – Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix) – WINNER

Juno Temple – The Offer (Paramount+) 

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES

1899 (Netflix)

Borgen (Netflix)

Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Netflix)

Garcia! (HBO Max)

The Kingdom Exodus (MUBI)

Kleo (Netflix)

My Brilliant Friend (HBO)

Pachinko (Apple TV+) – WINNER

Tehran (Apple TV+)

 

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

Bluey (Disney+)

Bob’s Burgers (Fox)

Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal (Adult Swim)

Harley Quinn (HBO Max) – WINNER

Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount+)

Undone (Prime Video)

 

BEST TALK SHOW

The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) – WINNER

Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

 

BEST COMEDY SPECIAL

Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune (Netflix)

Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO)

Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual (Netflix)

Nikki Glaser: Good Clean Filth (HBO)

Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (Netflix) – WINNER

Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Berlant & John Early (Peacock)

 



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