Earlier this month, The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA.
Los Angeles based feature film La La Land, which received the most nominations film of the evening, took home eight awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle, Best Cinematography for Linus Sandgren, Best Production Design for David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, Best Editing for Tom Cross, Best Song, and Best Score for Justin Hurwitz.
Receiving nominations in six award categories, the most of any series, The People v. O.J. Simpson (FX) took home four statuettes including Best Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. Sarah Paulson won Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, Courtney B. Vance won Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, and Sterling K. Brown won Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series.
Next in line was Westworld (HBO) with two awards, Best Actress in a Drama Series, Evan Rachel Wood and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Thandie Newton
Silicon Valley (HBO) won Best Comedy Series and for Baskets actor Louie Anderson Won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy.
In animation, The Best Animated Feature award went to Zootopia and Best Visual Affects award to The Jungle Book.
Lastly the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Reality Competition Series went to The Voice.
In all, the Los Angeles region walked away with 19 awards, an amazing accomplishment.
The Critics’ Choice Awards are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.
FilmL.A. extends congratulations to all Critics’ Choice Award nominees and winners with special kudos to the creatives, cast and crew who work in Los Angeles!
La La Land Photo: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (Featured) Photo: Scott Kirkland / FX