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Critics' Choice Awards: “Abbott Elementary,” “Better Call Saul,” Angela Bassett, Kelvin Kwan and More Winners

The 28 Critics’ Choice Award of the Year It was presented on Sunday night, hosted by Chelsea Handler and aired on The CW.

As the show kicked off, Handler said, “After everything we’ve been through together over the past few years, it’s an honor to be here to host tonight. During COVID, monkeypox, Don’t worry dear Between the press conferences, a lot happened. I’m happy to be here tonight to support the critics’ option.”

She then quipped about the number of LGBTQ films nominated at the ceremony, including “

Bros, Fire Island and Top Gun: Maverick .” Take Focus Features Tár(​​ joked, also referring to the end of Ellen DeGeneres’ feature-length show: “In the movie, Cate [Blanchett] portrays an iconic lesbian whose career was ended by her bad behavior — she didn’t even have to host her own daytime talk show.”

Last year’s Best Supporting Actor winner Troy Kotsur, the first deaf actor to win for his performance in

CODA, Best Supporting Actress was presented to Black Panther: Wakanda Forever star Angela Bassett. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done with Black Panther and now with Wakanda Forever

, Bassett said. “We showed the world that we could create and lead a billion-dollar box office success. I pray that door stays open, the sky is the limit for other black creators and storytellers around the world to join us. ”

Ke Huy Quan won Best Supporting Actor for his role in A of Everything Everywhere All On Once , and thanks for his “whole

EEAAO Family”, including those supporting the film and “helping audiences remember who I am”.

Filmmaking duo Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert) for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Best Adapted Screenplay went to writer-director Sarah Polley ( Sarah Polley) won United

Women Speak .

RRR was the first surprise of the night, winning Best International Film. The Indian blockbuster was ineligible for this category at the Oscars as its home country submitted a film Last Film Show(This also makes the shortlist of the Academy one month earlier Oscar nomination). However, it is a contender in other categories, including Best Original Song “Naatu Naatu,” which is also in Critics’ Choice Award . Director SS Rajamouli thanked “the women in my life” when accepting the International Film Award, starting with his mother. “She thinks schooling is overrated, She encouraged me to read comics and story books and encouraged my creativity,” said Rajamouli, who also thanked his wife, costume designer Rama Rajamouli “More than that, she was the architect of my life”

Guillermo del Toro with

Horse Nocchi for Netflix. “Animation is not a genre for kids,” said del Toro, who dedicated his award to director James Cameron. “It’s about tackling a bigger Subject medium. ”

Other craft wins include

Top Gun: Maverick DP Claudio Miranda for Best Cinematography, Ruth E. Carter won Best Costume Design for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and Women for Talking Composer Hildur Gudnadóttir won Best Original Score. Best Editing went to Paul for Everything Everywhere All at Once Rogers, Best Production Design went to Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino for Babylon. Avatar: Way of Water for Best Visual Effects and Elvis ) for Best Hair and Makeup.

Other film winners include Netflix’s

Glass Onion (Best Comedy Film and Best Performance by an Ensemble) and Universal Pictures The The Fabelmans , whose star Gabriel LaBelle won Best Young Actor.

Kate Hudson presented the SeeHer Award to her

Glass Onion: The Wilderness co-star Jenny Janelle Monáe. “There are so many ways to describe Janelle: visionary artist, talented musician, inspiring, one-of-a-kind person,” Hudson said. “I remember when we were in The moment we met on the Glass Onion. Janelle exuded goddess-like regality as she descended the stairs in this bright yellow dress. It was like the sea parted. Everyone’s jaws dropped and the room instantly fell in love. It’s hard not to get to know her and to truly fall in love with her after seeing the care and dedication she cultivates in her relationships and art. ”

Monáe accepted the honor, announcing that her pronouns are “she, she, they, they” for her recent appearance as non-binary. Reflecting on her time in Glass Onion, Moonlight after roles in) and Hidden Figures , Monáe said, “I always try to work hard in my work, whether it’s through music, through film, through television, through fashion, through literature, Highlights those who are pushed to the margins of society, ostracized or relegated to being just another person.

“I’m non-binary, I’m cool, and my identity influences my decisions at work,” Monáe continued. “I’ve always believed that through storytelling we can illuminate human experience, experiences that most of the world doesn’t get the chance to see. I keep a glimmer of hope in my heart when someone meets a character like I have the chance to play You feel more sympathetic to their experiences, more empathetic than you do. You want to be more like them. You want to be kinder, less judgmental, and more eager to defend them.”

Jeff Bridges received a Lifetime Achievement Award from his )The Big Lebowski co-star John Goodman. (Michelle Pfeiffer originally planned to present the honor, but withdrew from the ceremony due to COVID.) Accepting the award, Bridges noted that today was his father Lloyd Lloyd Bridges’ birthday. “He’s the reason I’m here,” Bridges said. “He was very into showbiz and acting, and as a kid I said, ‘Dad, I’m not sure I want to be an actor. I want to draw, maybe music. Calling you to do all the things you’re interested in. And on top of that, you get to tell all these great stories from all these different angles. … It’s a great career. He’s right. I’m glad to hear Old man’s words.”

In the TV category, ABC’s Abbott Elementary won Best Comedy Series . Jeremy Allen White with FX’s The Bear, Hacks Won Best Actor in a Comedy Series’ Jean Smart won his second straight award for Best Actress in an HBO Max Comedy.

AMC’s Better Call Saul Wins Best Drama Series, Producer Peter Gu “I can’t believe we won. We’ll never win,” joked Rudd. Emmy nominated, but didn’t win.) Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk wins best drama Best Actor in a Leading Role, while Zendaya won Best Actress in a Drama Series for HBO Euphoria.


The Dropout for Best Limited Series. “Thank you, Mike White, for not being nominated in this category,” joked showrunner and creator Elizabeth Meriwether. (Season 2 of the anthology series White Lotus is listed as drama of the year by ) Comments Home Choice Association . ) Amanda Seyfried won Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Elizabeth Holmes in The Dropout*), She also won a Primetime Emmy for it in September 2022. She was conspicuously absent from Tuesday’s Golden Globes , for which she also won the The Dropout, because she is working on new musical version of Thelma & Louise . Daniel Radcliffe, who was absent from the ceremony, won a limited series for his role as “Weird Al” Yankovic in Roku’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story Or Best Actor in a TV Movie.

Niecy Nash-Betts wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Netflix’s

Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey The Dahmer Story . In a rousing speech, Nash-Bates expressed her long-held desire to be recognized for her theatrical talent. “When I decided to be an actor, I saw myself in theater. The industry was kind, but they said, ‘Stay in your comedy path,'” Nash-Betts said. “Sometimes people want to leave you as soon as they see you. I cried and said to my mom, ‘Mom, don’t you think I’m a good actor? She said, ‘Girl, I don’t know. But you can.'” Nash — Bates ended her speech with a line that elicited cheers from the audience: “To all of you who doubt this black woman and tell me what I can’t do? I’m going to say this with love and humility: To your face!

Paul Walter Hauser won Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series for his role in

Black Bird on Apple TV+ Also won a Golden Globe on Tuesday. Henry Winkler and Sheryl Lee Ralph for HBO’s Barry and ABC’s Winner for Supporting Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series) Abbott Elementary.

Jennifer Coolidge Continues Her Winning Streak with Best Actress in an HBO Series Protagonist Award White Lotus . “I know you’ve heard a lot from me in the past month or two, but I just want to say this is a An honor,” she said. In the Male Companion category, Giancarlo Esposito was honored for his performance on AMC’s

Better Call Saul. TV winners for the role in

include Roku’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

(Best Made for Television Movie), HBO Max Harley Quinn (Best Animated Series), Pachinko (Best Foreign Language Series) on Apple TV+, Netflix’s Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (Best Comedy Special) and HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Best Talk Show).

Read the full list of winners here .

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