The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards

The 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards

January 17, 2016
January 17, 2016
Santa Monica
Santa Monica


The 21st Critics' Choice Awards were presented on January 17, 2016 at the Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in California, honoring the finest achievements in 2015 filmmaking. It was broadcast on A&E, and hosted by T. J. Miller. Nominees for the awards were announced on December 14, 2015.[1] This year marked the first time the awards were presented with the television awards.[2]

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Spotlight is a 2015 American biographical crime drama film directed by Tom McCarthy and written by McCarthy and Josh Singer.
George Miller
Australian film director
bornMarch 3, 1945
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Leonardo DiCaprio
bornNovember 11, 1974
Los Angeles, California, United States
Brie Larson
Actress and musician
bornOctober 1, 1989
Sacramento, California, U.S.

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Todd Joseph "T. J." Miller (born June 4, 1981) is an American actor, voice actor, and comedian. He currently stars as Erlich Bachman in the HBO sitcom Silicon Valley.

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Mad Max: Fury Road is a 2015 action film directed and produced by George Miller, and written by Miller, Brendan McCarthy and Nico Lathouris. The fourth instalment in the Mad Max franchise, it is an Australian and American[6] venture produced by Kennedy Miller Mitchell, RatPac-Dune Entertainment and Village Roadshow Pictures. It is set in a future desert wasteland where gasoline and water are scarce commodities. It follows Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), who joins forces with Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) to flee from cult leader Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne) and his army in an armoured tanker truck, which leads to a lengthy road battle. The film also features Nicholas Hoult, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Riley Keough, Zoë Kravitz, Abbey Lee, and Courtney Eaton.

Fury Road was in "development hell" for many years, with pre-production starting as early as 1997. Attempts were made to shoot the film in 2001 and 2003, but were delayed due to the September 11 attacks and the Iraq War. In 2007, after focusing on Happy Feet, Miller decided to pursue producing the film again. He briefly considered producing it as a computer-animated film but abandoned it in favor of live-action. In 2009, Miller announced that filming would begin in early 2011. Hardy was cast as Max in June 2010, with production planned to begin that November. Principal photography was delayed several more times before beginning in July 2012. The film wrapped in December 2012, although additional footage was shot in November 2013.

The film had its world premiere on 7 May 2015 at the TCL Chinese Theatre. It began a worldwide theatrical release on 14 May 2015, including an out-of-competition screening at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX. It has grossed over $375 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film in the Mad Max franchise. The film was widely acclaimed for its acting, direction, screenplay, art direction, score, practical effects, stunts and action sequences, and is considered one of the best films of 2015 by many critics and publications[7] as well as one of the greatest action films of all time. The film won many critical and guild awards, as well as receiving ten Academy Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.[8] It is the first film of the Mad Max franchise to receive Academy Award recognition, and the second most-nominated film of the 88th Academy Awards after The Revenant, also starring Hardy.[9]

Most Television Awards

Fargo is an American black comedycrime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series. It premiered on April 15, 2014, on FX.[1] Each season follows an anthology format, being set in a different era along with a different story, cast and set of characters.

The first season, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, and Martin Freeman was met with considerable acclaim.[2] It won the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Casting, and received fifteen additional nominations including Outstanding Writing, another Outstanding Directing nomination, and acting nominations for Thornton, Tolman, Hanks, and Freeman. It also won the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film for its first season as well as Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Thornton.

On July 21, 2014, FX renewed Fargo for a ten-episode second season, which premiered on October 12, 2015,[3] and stars Kirsten Dunst, Patrick Wilson, Jesse Plemons, Jean Smart, and Ted Danson. On November 23, 2015, FX renewed Fargo for a third season,[4] to premiere in spring 2017.[5]

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Winners - Television23

Best Picture Nominees11

Best Director Nominees6

Best Actor Nominees6

Best Actress Nominees6

Best Supporting Actor Nominees6

Best Supporting Actress Nominees6

Best Young Actor/Actress Nominees5

Best Acting Ensemble Nominees5

Best Original Screenplay Nominees5

Best Adapted Screenplay Nominees5

Best Animated Feature Nominees5

Best Action Movie Nominees5

Best Actor in an Action Movie Nominees5

Best Actress in an Action Movie Nominees5

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie Nominees5

Best Comedy Nominees6

Best Actor in a Comedy Nominees5

Best Actress in a Comedy Nominees5

Best Documentary Feature Nominees6

Best Foreign Language Film Nominees5

Best Art Direction Nominees10

Best Costume Design Nominees3

Best Cinematography Nominees6

Best Editing Nominees5

Best Score Nominees5

Best Song Nominees6

Best Hair and Makeup Nominees6

Best Visual Effects Nominees6

Best Drama Series Nominees7

Best Comedy Series Nominees7

Best Movie Made For TV or Limited Series Nominees6

Best Animation Series Nominees5

Best Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees6

Best Actor in a Comedy Series Nominees6

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees6

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Nominees6

Best Actress in a Drama Series Nominees6

Best Actor in a Drama Series Nominees6

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominees6

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Nominees6

Best Actress in a Movie Made For TV or Limited Series Nominees6

Best Actor in a Movie Made For TV or Limited Series Nominees6

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made For TV or Limited Series Nominees6

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made For TV or Limited Series Nominees5

Best Guest Actor or Actress in a Comedy Series Nominees6

Best Guest Actor or Actress in a Drama Series Nominees6

Best Unstructured Reality Show Nominees6

Best Structured Reality Show Nominees6

Best Reality Show – Competition6

Best Talk Show Nominees6

Best Reality Show Host Nominees6

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Santa Monica Airport
Santa Monica Airport (IATA: SMO, ICAO: KSMO, FAA LID: SMO) (Santa Monica Municipal Airport) is a general aviation airport largely in Santa Monica, California. The airport is about 2 miles (3 km) from the Pacific Ocean (Santa Monica Bay) and 6 miles (10 km) north of LAX. The FAA's National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2009–2013 categorized it as a reliever airport.

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News Articles10

Best and worst dressed of awards season 2016
AOL  –  March 2, 2016
WORST: Poison ivy, is that you? We're always into boho-glam looks, but Melissa McCarthy's safari-inspired dress at the Critics' Choice Awards was too much. We will give her style points for how well her dress looks against her bright red locks.
Frank Stallone sort of apologizes for insulting Mark Rylance
The Spectrum  –  March 2, 2016
Fans were hopeful that Stallone, who was nominated for Best Actor in 1977 film Rocky, would take home the trophy after collecting both a Golden Globe and Critics Choice award for his sensitive portrayal of an ailing Rocky. "Sly, just remember, no matter ...
Alicia Vikander Wins Best Supporting Actress Award
NYSE Post  –  March 1, 2016
Last month, Vikander won a Screen Actors Guild award and Critics Choice award for "The Danish Girl", fueling her momentum in the run-up to the Oscars. In the absence of boyfriend Michael Fassbender, people gave her a new plus one. "It's fun; you get the ...
Is Nine-Year-Old Jacob Tremblay The Fastest Rising Star In Hollywood?
Uproxx  –  March 1, 2016
It all started with his performance as Best Actress winner Brie Larson’s son in the modest yet powerful Best Picture nominee, and when he won the Critics Choice award as Best Young Performer, he was off and running. His acceptance speech killed ...
Critics' choice: who should win, and who will
Abruzzo Tv News  –  February 29, 2016
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner together after her revealing post-split interview With voting among the Academy's 6,000-plus members closed since Tuesday, the frenzied and at times schmaltzy campaigning that perennially marks the awards merry-go-round can ...
Critics Choice Award winner Jack Garratt is bowled over by recognition ahead of Glasgow gig
Daily Record  –  February 28, 2016
ON Wednesday night, he picked up the Critics’ Choice Award at the Brits and is on course to knock Adele off the top spot in this week’s album charts. But Jack Garratt is taking it all in his stride. The young Buckinghamshire musician has also notched ...
PSN Critics' Choice Sale: Some Of The Very Best Of 2015
PSX Extreme  –  February 24, 2016
Not only can you save a few bucks, but you can grab some of the very best games of the generation. Sony has announced the Critics' Choice sale on the PlayStation Store, which features some of 2015's most impressive titles on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 ...
The Critics' Choice Sale on PlayStation Network is worth a look
Destrutoid  –  February 23, 2016
Lots of deals on PlayStation Network at the moment. Sony has organized a sale on "acclaimed games from 2015," as well as a handful of miscellaneous titles like The Banner Saga and Amplitude that PlayStation Plus members can save on. The former group does ...
Jacob Tremblay Really Does Keep His Critics' Choice Award Next to His Millennium Falcon – Here's Proof!
People  –  February 23, 2016
Jacob Tremblay is a boy of his word! In the acceptance speech he delivered after winning the Critics' Choice Award for best young actor in January, the tiny Room star (and awards season darling) promised to put the "super cool" award right next to his ...
PSN's Critics' Choice Sale discounts Witcher 3, Metal Gear Solid: The Phantom Pain, Mortal Kombat X, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and more
Game Zone  –  February 23, 2016
The PlayStation Store is hosting a Critics' Choice Sale, bringing discounts to a ton of PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Vita games. Some of the biggest games from 2015 have been discounted in the sale like, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metal Gear Solid: The ...

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