After being shunned at the Golden Globes, awards season front runner “Spotlight” came roaring back this weekend with “Spotlight” taking home best picture at the 21st annual Critics Choice Awards on Sunday night in Santa Monica. “Spotlight” also scored notices for acting ensemble and original screenplay.
Not far behind was “The Big Short” which scored best comedy, actor in a comedy for Christian Bale, and adapted screenplay. “Ex Machina” took best sci-fi film, “Inside Out” best animated film, “Son of Saul” best foreign film and “Amy” best documentary feature.
If one film dominated by sheer number of award wins though it was “Mad Max: Fury Road” which took home nods for best director, action movie, production design, editing, costumes, make-up, visual effects, and nods for both Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron’s performances.
Other winners on the acting front were Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”), Brie Larson (“Room”), Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”), Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”), Jacob Tremblay (“Room”) and Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”). Rounding out the film winners were “The Revenant” for cinematography, “Furious 7” for best song and “The Hateful 8” for best score.