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2016 Critics’ Choice Awards: Amy Schumer makes big impact on the ceremony

The 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards took place on Sunday night in Santa Monica, California, where some of our favorite movies and stars won big.

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Leading the pack was George Miller’s Mad Max Fury Road, which took home nine awards, including Best Director, Best Actress in an Action Movie and Best Actor in an Action movie. In the TV genre, Sam Esmail’s Mr. Robot proved its popularity, taking home Best Drama Series as well as Rami Malek winning Best Actor in a Drama Series.

Undoubtedly, one of the most unforgettable moments of the night was Amy Schumer’s MVP Award speech, in which she referred to herself as “plus-plus-size actress Amy Schumer,” before cracking into a series of hilarious jokes.

But the awards show was anything but boring, thanks to host T.J. Miller, who kept the crowd and viewers entertained with his antics.

If you missed last night’s show, then below is the winners list (winners in bold).

Best Picture

The Big Short

Bridge of Spies



Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

The Revenant




Best Actor

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Matt Damon – The Martian

Johnny Depp – Black Mass

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Best Actress

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Brie Larson – Room

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Tom Hardy – The Revenant

Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight

Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara – Carol

Rachel McAdams – Spotlight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Young Actor/Actress

Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation

RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Shameik Moore – Dope

Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes

Jacob Tremblay – Room

Best Acting Ensemble

The Big Short

The Hateful Eight

Straight Outta Compton



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Best Director

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Original Screenplay

Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies

Alex Garland – Ex Machina

Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out

Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Best Adapted Screenplay

Nick Hornby – Brooklyn

Drew Goddard – The Martian

Emma Donoghue – Room

Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Best Cinematography

Carol – Ed Lachman

The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale

The Martian – Dariusz Wolski

Sicario – Roger Deakins

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Best Animated Feature


The Good Dinosaur

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Inside Out

Best Action Movie

Furious 7

Jurassic World

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation


Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actor in an Action Movie

Daniel Craig – Spectre

Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Chris Pratt – Jurassic World

Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Actress in an Action Movie

Emily Blunt – Sicario

Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Best Comedy

Inside Out





The Big Short

Best Actor in a Comedy

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Robert De Niro – The Intern

Bill Hader – Trainwreck

Jason Statham – Spy

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Best Actress in a Comedy

Tina Fey – Sisters

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Best Sci-fi/Horror Movie

It Follows

Jurassic World

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Ex Machina

Best Foreign Language Film

The Assassin

Goodnight Mommy


The Second Mother

Son of Saul

Best Documentary Feature

Cartel Land

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

He Named Me Malala

The Look of Silence

Where to Invade Next


Best Song

Fifty Shades of Grey – “Love Me Like You Do”

The Hunting Ground – “Til It Happens To You”

Love & Mercy – “One Kind of Love”

Spectre – “Writing’s on the Wall”

Youth – “Simple Song #3”

Furious 7 – “See You Again”

Best Score

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto

Sicario – Johann Johannsson

Spotlight – Howard Shore

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish – ABC

Aziz Ansari – Master of None – Netflix

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Fred Savage – The Grinder – Fox

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent – Amazon

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Hugh Dancy – Hannibal – NBC

Clive Owen – The Knick – Cinemax

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan – Showtime

Justin Theroux – The Leftovers – HBO

Aden Young – Rectify – Sundance

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot – USA

Best Actor in a Movie made for Television or Limited Series

Wes Bentley – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX Networks

Martin Clunes – Arthur & George – PBS

Oscar Isaac – Show Me a Hero – HBO

Vincent Kartheiser – Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Patrick Wilson – Fargo – FX Networks

Idris Elba – Luther – BBC America

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Aya Cash – You’re the Worst – FX Networks

Wendi McLendon-Covey – The Goldbergs – ABC

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish – ABC

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat – ABC

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The CW

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Shiri Appleby – UnREAL – Lifetime

Viola Davis – How to Get Away With Murder – ABC

Eva Green – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Taraji P. Henson – Empire – Fox

Krysten Ritter – Jessica Jones – Netflix

Carrie Coon – The Leftovers – HBO

Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Hotel – FX Networks

Sarah Hay – Flesh and Bone – Starz

Alyvia Alyn Lind – Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors – NBC

Rachel McAdams – True Detective – HBO

Shanice Williams – The Wiz Live! – NBC

Kirsten Dunst – Fargo – FX Networks

Best Comedy Series

Black-ish – ABC

Catastrophe – Amazon

Jane the Virgin – The CW

The Last Man on Earth – Fox

Transparent – Amazon

You’re the Worst – FX Networks

Master of None – Netflix

Best Drama Series

Empire – Fox

Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Rectify – Sundance

The Knick – Cinemax

The Leftovers – HBO

UnREAL – Lifetime

Mr. Robot – USA

Best Movie made for Television or a Limited Series

Childhood’s End – Syfy

Luther – BBC America

Saints & Strangers – National Geographic Channel

Show Me a Hero – HBO

The Wiz Live! – NBC

Fargo – FX Networks

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin – The CW

Jay Duplass – Transparent – Amazon

Neil Flynn – The Middle – ABC

Keegan-Michael Key – Playing House – USA

Mel Rodriguez – Getting On – HBO

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Fox

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Clayne Crawford – Rectify – Sundance

Christopher Eccleston – The Leftovers – HBO

Andre Holland – The Knick – Cinemax

Jonathan Jackson – Nashville – ABC

Rufus Sewell – The Man in the High Castle – Amazon

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot – USA

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Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Kether Donohue – You’re the Worst – FX Networks

Allison Janney – Mom – CBS

Judith Light – Transparent – Amazon

Niecy Nash – Getting On – HBO

Eden Sher – The Middle – ABC

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory – CBS

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Ann Dowd – The Leftovers – HBO

Regina King – The Leftovers – HBO Helen

McCrory – Penny Dreadful – Showtime

Hayden Panettiere – Nashville – ABC

Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime

Best Animation Series

Bob’s Burgers – Fox

South Park – Comedy Central

Star Wars Rebels – Disney XD

The Simpsons – Fox

BoJack Horseman – Netflix

Best Reality Show — Competition

Chopped – Food Network

Face Off – Syfy

MasterChef Junior – Fox

Survivor – CBS

The Amazing Race – CBS

The Voice – NBC

Best Structured Reality Show

Antiques Roadshow – PBS

Inside The Actors Studio – Bravo

MythBusters – Discovery

Project Greenlight – HBO

Undercover Boss – CBS

Shark Tank – ABC

Best Talk Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart – Comedy Central

The Graham Norton Show – BBC America

The Late Late Show With James Corden – CBS

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon – NBC

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver – HBO

Best Unstructured Reality Show

Cops ? Spike

Deadliest Catch ? Discovery

Intervention — A&E

Naked and Afraid ? Discovery

Pawn Stars ? History

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown ? CNN

Were your favorites among the winners? What was the best moment of the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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