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Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2015: The Moments You Didn't Want to Miss

At the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Boyhood once again had a good night, winning the Best Picture award, as did Michael Keaton, who was on stage three times to accept awards for Birdman. There were also some male strippers, but more on that a little bit later.

The awards, of course, happened the night of the Oscar nomination announcements, which means some stars came out following the news that they would not hear their names called out at the Dolby Theatre. The awards didn’t offer much of a corrective to the morning’s Oscar nominations, where the big news was the absence of Selma in a number of major categories. At the Critics’ Choice Awards Selma took home only one award: in the Best Song category for Common and John Legend’s “Glory.”

Birdman, however, which tied The Grand Budapest Hotel for most Oscar nominations, took home the most awards of the evening, while Boyhood‘s four wins echoed some of its successes at the Golden Globes. See the full list of winners here. The show also gave some special honors out. Jessica Chastain was named 2014’s MVP, while Kevin Costner was given the Lifetime Achievement Award and Ron Howard was awarded the LOUIS XIII Genius Award.

But, because you’re definitely now wondering, why were there strippers?


'Birdman' leads Critics' Choice Movie Award nominations


Continuing the run-up to awards season, the Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced the nominations for their 20th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Birdman garnered 13 nominations.


Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2014: The winners list

At Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, Gravity grabbed the most awards — seven in total — but 12 Years a Slave dominated the major categories, winning Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), and Best Adapted Screenplay. There were a few Golden Globe repeats, including acting wins for Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), and Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).

See the full winners list below:

'12 Years A Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Critics' Choice Movie Awards

With 13 nods each, 12 Years A Slave and American Hustle led nominations for the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. 12 Years received nods for Best Picture, Best Actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor, Best Supporting Actor for Michael Fassbender, Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong’o, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for Steve McQueen, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Best Score for Hans Zimmer.

American Hustle‘s nominations include Best Picture, Best Actor for Christian Bale, Best Supporting Actor for Bradley Cooper, Best Supporting Actress for Jennifer Lawrence, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director for David O. Russell, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Comedy, Best Actor in a Comedy for Christian Bale, and Best Actress in a Comedy for Amy Adams.

Other films with multiple nominations include likely Oscar contenders Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Her, Captain Phillips and Nebraska. These awards also have lighter categories, such as Best Action Movie, which explains nominations for summer movie faves such as Henry Cavill and Robert Downey Jr.

The awards are given out by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, which is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1995, the BFCA represents more than 280 television, radio, and online critics.

Check out the full list of nominees below. READ FULL STORY

Critics' Choice Awards: 'Argo,' 'Silver Linings Playbook' big winners

At least the critics still love him! On the same day he was snubbed of an Oscar nomination, Ben Affleck took home the Best Director award at the Critics’ Choice Awards for Argo, which also won Best Picture.

The rest of the honorees — held by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, the largest critics group in the country — were made up of newly-minted Oscar nominees like Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor for Lincoln), Jessica Chastain (Best Actress for Zero Dark Thirty), Anne Hathaway (Best Supporting Actress for Les Misérables) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (Best Supporting Actor for The Master).

The cast of Silver Linings Playbook won the Ensemble award, and Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis received Best Young Actor/Actress.

Judd Apatow, the writer-producer-director of This is 40, won the somewhat tongue-in-cheek Louis XIII Genius Award for “an unprecedented demonstration of excellence in the cinematic arts.”

Movie fans, meanwhile, were invited to vote for their favorite film franchise for this year’s awards, and they chose Twilight over the likes of Batman, Harry PotterJames Bond, and Star Wars.

Check out the full list of winners below:  READ FULL STORY

Critics' Choice Movie Awards -- What's your favorite film franchise? VOTE

Are you a fan of Batman? Or is Harry Potter more your taste? Do you prefer James Bond or Indiana Jones? Star Trek or Star Wars? Vote in the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards poll for your favorite film franchise, below! READ FULL STORY

Paul Feig on 'Bridesmaids' sequel: 'Only... if we could make it as good or better than the original, and that's very hard'

Bridesmaids was named Best Comedy at last night’s Critics Choice Awards, which can only help our favorite “stone-cold pack of weirdos” and their Oscar chances in the coming weeks. But what about the film’s chances of a sequel?

Ever since the film’s massive box office and critical success last summer, there’s been talk of a follow-up. While nothing is set in stone (Bridesmaids cast members including Wiig came up with some sequel ideas, which they shared with EW, and Universal told us that they hope to reassemble the entire gang), EW caught up with Feig, Mumolo, and Wendi McLendon-Covey, all pictured above with cast mates Maya Rudolph and Ellie Kemper, at the Critics Choice Awards, to discuss the future of Bridesmaids.

On the (grey) carpet of the Critics Choice Awards...

With the exception of some commercial break schmoozing, Leonardo DiCaprio helping Martin Scorsese off the stage, and Brad Pitt’s constant hobbling out a side door for a smoke, not much went uncaptured by VH1 cameras at last night’s 17th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards in Hollywood. But before the show on the very crowded gray carpet, it was a different story. Here’s some of the more candid conversations and confessions EW had last night with this year’s crop of awards season stars:

• Bret McKenzie was given his award for Best Song (for The Muppets’ ditty “Life’s a Happy Song”) and a reality check on the arrivals line. “They presented the award over there in the corner and the reporter who was making the presentation looked at the three of us and was like, ‘Okay, which one of you is Bret?’ ” McKenzie admitted exclusively to EW. READ FULL STORY

'The Artist' and 'The Help' dominate the Critics Choice Awards

The Artist cleaned up at the Broadcast Film Critics Association’s Critics Choice Awards, winning four trophies including Best Picture and Best Director. The Help, meanwhile, also won big, taking home three prizes including acting awards for Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. The Descendants‘ George Clooney and Beginners‘ Christopher Plummer picked up the male acting awards. Last year, all four acting winners repeated their victories at the Oscars. The full list of winners is below.

Best Picture The Artist

'The Artist' and 'Hugo' lead Broadcast Film Critics nominations

The Artist and Hugo continued their domination of the early awards season, each racking up 11 Critics’ Choice nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, perhaps the only critics group that presages the Academy Award nominations with any accuracy. Drive and The Help each scored eight nods, while The Descendants and War Horse received seven. Also in the BFCA’s Best Picture top 10: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, and The Tree of Life. (Not included, meanwhile: Bridesmaids, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Ides of March, and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.) Among the surprises in the acting categories: Drive‘s Ryan Gosling over Tinker Tailor‘s Gary Oldman, Martha Marcy May Marlene‘s Elizabeth Olsen over Albert Nobbs‘ Glenn Close, and three previously dark-horse Best Supporting Actor candidates: Young Adult‘s Patton Oswalt, Warrior‘s Nick Nolte, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes‘ Andy Serkis. And interestingly, although the BFCA did nominate Noomi Rapace last year for Best Actress for the Swedish version of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara was overlooked for her performance in David Fincher’s remake. Here’s the entire list of nominees:

The Artist
The Descendants
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
The Help
Midnight in Paris
The Tree of Life
War Horse


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