Each celebrity scored on many levels including simply looking fabulous.
Two days prior to the Golden Globes, stars such as Amy Adams and Sally Hawkins joined forces at the Santa Monica Civic Center January 8.
Also there, a list of presenters and nominees that would make any Hollywood agent faint.
The red carpet was pure classic Hollywood glamour. Elizabeth Banks – whose SheKnows interview goes live January 19, dazzled as did Penelope Cruz and British singer Katy Perry (below).
Who won the big awards?
As we mentioned, Hathaway took home the best actress trophy. Yes, she tied Streep.
But Hathaway achieved a defining moment any actress hopes for on her way to securing Oscar gold - she kept her buzz hot with her Critics' Choice Awards win. If the Rachel Getting Married actress scores a Best Actress nomination from the Academy, her victory at the Critics Choice Awards could not have hurt.
Personally for Hathaway, being mentioned in the same breath as her hero Streep was the only aspect she seemed to focus on after the awards.
"To win with my idol who I was nominated against is amazing. I'm so thrilled for her and I'm very thrilled for myself, too." Hathaway said at backstage at the awards.
It was Slumdog Millionaire and its cast and creative crew that stormed the Critics' Choice Awards taking Best Picture and Best Director for Danny Boyle.
Sean Penn took home the Best Actor award for his stunning portrayal of trailblazer Harvey Milk in the universally acclaimed Milk.
An unforgettable moment arose when Heath Ledger won Best Supporting Actor for his work on The Dark Knight. Personally, the actor deserves the Oscar buzz.
Imagine The Dark Knight without him? You can't.
Hopefully, Ledger's stock for Oscar just went up.
Up next...Amy Adams' fantastic dress heads the style report and the Critics Choice Award winners
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