Award season. Glitz, glamour and a whole lot of stars. The Critics Choice Awards 2022 did not disappoint.
In some scheduling disaster, the Critics Choice Awards was scheduled on the same night as the BAFTAs, which meant most of the stars absent from the BAFTAs were probably over the pond attending the Critics Choice Awards (including Jane Campion, Will Smith, and Jessica Chastain).
Some nominees like Lady Gaga, Ariana Debose and Troy Kotsur managed to attend both thanks to a satellite ceremony at London’s Savoy Hotel following the BAFTAs ceremony.
Big wins for the night included director Jane Campion, who mirrored her BAFTA success in a single night and lifted up the Best Director award for ‘The Power of the Dog’. This follows her making history at the 2022 Directors Guild Awards where she became the second woman to win the theatrical feature film director award following her ‘The Piano’ win in 1993.
The award power of ‘The Power of the Dog’ does not stop there. In total, they received more accolades than any film of the night with 4 awards – all top prizes of the night. The Western Netflix film also won Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography for Australian cinematographer Ari Wegner.
Ariana Debose (West Side Story), Troy Kotsur (CODA) and Will Smith (King Richard) all won their equivalent acting prizes at the Critics Choice and BAFTAs on the same night (Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor). This makes their chances of picking up the esteemed Academy Award in two weeks' time all the more likely.
Also picking up equivalent prizes included: Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s film ‘Drive My Car’ winning Best Foreign Language Film, and Hans Zimmer winning Best Score for his dynamic work on ‘Dune’.
Best Actress went to Jessica Chastain for her work in ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’.
There was also a touch of British success at the Critics Choice Awards, including Kenneth Branagh’s Best Adapted Screenplay win for his semi-autobiographical film ‘Belfast’. The star of the film, newcomer Jude Hill, won the Best Young Actor award at eleven years old.
Surprisingly, ‘The Mitchells vs the Machines’ beat the favourite ‘Encanto’ to nab the top animation prize, Best Animated Feature.
In the winners by series for the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, there were big wins by Apple TV+’s comedy series ‘Ted Lasso’ and HBO’s acclaimed big business drama ‘Succession’.
Unsurprisingly, Best Comedy Series went to Ted Lasso. Co-creator, writer, executive producer and star of the show Jason Sudeikis won Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of the titular character. Brit actors Hannah Waddingham and Brett Goldstein both won Best Supporting Actress/Actor in a Comedy Series for their portrayals of football club owner Rebecca and the moody Roy Kent.
For Succession, Best Supporting Actress/Actor in a Drama Series went to on-screen bickering Logan siblings Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin. The series created by well-known Brit sitcom writer Jesse Armstrong also won ‘Best Drama Series’.
Bo Burnham won Best Comedy Special for his Netflix one-off ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’ which was frankly the soundtrack of most people’s lockdown.
The Squid Game craze did not die down at the Critics Choice, with Netflix’s biggest show claiming the Best Foreign Language Series award. Lee Jung-jae won Best Actor in a Drama Series in a highly competitive category against Brian Cox (Succession), Jeremy Strong (Succession), Billy Porter (Pose), Mike Colter (Evil), and Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us).
Here’s the full winners’ list:
The Power of the Dog
Will Smith – King Richard
Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Troy Kotsur – CODA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
BEST YOUNG ACTOR
Jude Hill – Belfast
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Ari Wegner – The Power of the Dog
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos – Dune
Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn – West Side Story
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Jenny Beavan – Cruella
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
BEST COMEDY MOVIE
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
The Mitchells vs the Machines
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Drive My Car
No Time to Die – No Time to Die
Hans Zimmer – Dune
TV SERIES CATEGORIES:
BEST COMEDY SPECIAL
Bo Burnham: Inside
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
BEST TALK SHOW
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Murray Bartlett – The White Lotus
BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown
BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE
Michael Keaton – Dopesick
BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
BEST LIMITED SERIES
Mare of Easttown
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jean Smart – Hacks
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso
BEST COMEDY SERIES
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sarah Snook – Succession
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Kieran Culkin – Succession
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Melanie Lynskey – Yellowjackets
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Lee Jung-jae – Squid Game
BEST DRAMA SERIES