Critics’ Choice Awards: A Harbinger Of The Oscars?

Posted: Jan 18 2016, 5:53am CST | by , in News | Latest Movie News


Critics’ Choice Awards: A Harbinger of the Oscars?
Getty Images
  • Critics’ Choice Awards spotlight Movies such as Spotlight and Mad Max

The Critics’ Choice Awards is celebrating the popularity of such movies as Spotlight and Mad Max: Fury Road. They seem to have hogged the limelight at this event of considerable brightness.

The Critics’ Choice Awards were held at The Hangar in Santa Monica, California. But were they a harbinger of the Academy Awards that will occur on February 28th.

Well, it depends. In the past such movies as Brokeback Mountain, The Social Network and Boyhood got accolades at the Critics’ Choice Awards only to bomb at the Oscars. Will it be the same way this year? Only time will tell.  

The difference lies in the details. While mostly journalists nominate the movies for the Critics’ Choice Awards, the Oscars are given votes by people who actually work in the entertainment industry of America.

So the film titled Spotlight came out as #1 at the awards. But the rest of the films it is pitted against are big ones in their own right. They include: The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, Mad Max: Fury Road, The Martian, The Revenant and Room.  

These awards celebrate the most popular and meaningfully entertaining TV shows and movies. They are here due to efforts by the heads of A&E and they are comparable to the Golden Globe Awards.

There were many categories and subcategories among the long list of movies and television shows. The major winners included the director George Miller of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Leonardo DiCaprio of The Revenant also got plenty of recognition. Spotlight’s Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer also came out on top. Other notable screenworks included Son of Saul, Amy and Inside Out. Actress Brie Larson got an award for best actress for her role in Room.   

Sylvester Stallone picked up his trophy for Creed. He got quite a response from the audience and thanked everyone for their support. Other nominees who got awards included actress Alicia Vikander and Adam McKay as well as Charles Randolph.

The blockbuster Furious 7 got glory for its song “See You Again” which was in memory of the late actor Paul Walker who died in a car crash.

Tom Hardy of the Revenant and Charlize Theron from Mad Max: Fury Road also grabbed their trophies. Finally, Christian Bale and Amy Schumer got their recognition too for best actor and the movie Trainwreck respectively.

You May Like


The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/20" rel="author">Sumayah Aamir</a>
Sumayah Aamir (Google+) has deep experience in analyzing the latest trends.




Leave a Comment

Share this Story

Follow Us
Follow I4U News on Twitter
Follow I4U News on Facebook

You Also Like


Read the Latest from I4U News