The Broadcast Film Critics Association has just finished presenting the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, with the results being pretty much as expected. Damien Chazelle's magnificent musical "La La Land" dominated the evening with eight wins that included Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing.
Looking at the rest of the winners, there really aren't any big surprises to be found. The wins for Casey Affleck, Mahershala Ali, and Viola Davis seem to cement their places as the frontrunners of their respective categories, while the win for Natalie Portman shakes up the Best Actress race a little more.
It should be noted that the Broadcast Film Critics did not have the opportunity to see Martin Scorsese's "Silence" before they voted due to their award shifting to a much earlier date, so it will be interesting to see if the critically-acclaimed film manages to shake things up as we get to the groups that actually got to see it.
Coming up tomorrow morning are the Golden Globe nominations, where we'll get to see what silly "comedy" nominees the Hollywood Foreign Press comes up with this year to accompany "La La Land" in the Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) category. Whereas we can probably expect "Arrival," "Manchester by the Sea," "Moonlight," "Silence," and either "Hell or High Water," "Hacksaw Ridge," or even "Sully" in the Best Picture (Drama) category. Check back in tomorrow morning to see who makes the cut!
In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's winners:
Best Picture: La La Land Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences Best Acting Ensemble: Moonlight Best Original Screenplay: La La Land and Manchester by the Sea Best Adapted Screenplay: Arrival Best Editing: La La Land Best Cinematography: La La Land Best Production Design: La La Land Best Costume Design: Jackie Best Hair & Makeup: Jackie Best Visual Effects: The Jungle Book Best Score: La La Land Best Song: "City of Stars," La La Land Best Animated Feature: Zootopia Best Foreign Language Film: Elle Best Young Actor/Actress: Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea Best Action Movie: Hacksaw Ridge Best Actor in an Action Movie: Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge Bets Actress in an Action Movie: Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad Best Comedy: Deadpool Best Actor in a Comedy: Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool Best Actress in a Comedy: Meryl Street, Florence Foster Jenkins Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Arrival