The Critics’ Choice Awards unfolded on Sunday with a whole heap of stars walking the red carpet and collecting their trophies. And although it’s not quite as juicy as the Globes or the Oscars there was still plenty of take-home goss to keep us entertained.
1. Serious issues can get covered at award shows
Amy Schumer used part of her time on stage to rally for better gun control laws in the US. The actress was awarded Best Actress In A Comedy for her role in the smash-hit film Trainwreck and then made what we reckon was the most perfect acceptance speech ever by straddling the line between serious and hilarious. She cracked jokes about her weight and her acting career before naming the two people who lost their lives during a shooting at one of her film screenings last year.
Watch the full speech below.
2. Designer dresses aren’t automatically bestowed on Hollywood actresses…
Jurassic World nominee Bryce Dallas Howard spoke candidly about how difficult it can be to find an outfit for red carpet season if you’re not well connected or a sample size. She said: ‘I got [this dress] from a store called Forward by Elyse Walker…When you’re not a sample size or if you don’t have a direct relationship with a designer or if you don’t have a lot of notice – those size six dresses aren’t available. If something is last minute, I go to Neimans or I get something online.’
Well regardless, Bryce in her show-stopping Balmain gown was undoubtedly one of the evening’s best dressed.
3. Nine-year-olds give the best award speeches
The cutest moment of the evening was when Room star Jacob Tremblay was named Best Young Actor and gave the most aww-inducing speech in the history of award-shows. The nine-year-old said Sunday was ‘the best day of his life’ and revealed that he was going to put his trophy next to his ‘millennium falcon’ at home. Watch the whole of Hollywood melt during his speech below.
Christian Bale is known to take his acting work pretty seriously, but he also knows how to celebrate an awards win, it seems. As he was named Best Actor In A Comedy for his role in The Big Short he turned to his wife for a smooch (cute) before doing the same to the film’s director Adam McKay. Christian then continued his display of affection on-stage with Charles Randolph, the film’s screenwriter, and joked: ‘That was just a lovely make-out session with my wife and with Adam and with Charles…We all really got to know each other very well on this film.’
5. The Mad Max cast = serious squad envy
When the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road came up on stage to accept their ridiculous amount of wins (Best production design, editing, costume design, hair and makeup, visual effects, Best Action movie, Best Action Movie Actor for Tom Hardy, and Best Action Movie Actress for Charlize Theron) we got serious squad-envy. Abbey Lee Kershaw, Courtney Eaton, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Zoe Kravitz all on stage at one time was almost an overload of cool. We predict some Oscar wins next…
6. Melissa McCarthy designed her own dress
Actress Melissa McCarthy bucked the trend for designer wears and attended the awards wearing a dress from her own collection. The star looked great in her long flowing gown from the McCarthy Design collection and was up for Best Actress In A Comedy for her role in Spy, but lost out to her pal Amy Schumer.
7. Leo picked up another award…
Leonardo DiCaprio was awarded a Critics’ Choice Award for his role in The Revenant which follows his win (for the same film) at the the Golden Globes. Leo collected the award via a video-call and was as humble as ever, giving a lot of thanks to the director, Alejandro González Iñárritu. Fingers crossed that winning streak continues at the Oscars, eh Leo?
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