Critics Choice Awards: ‘Nomadland’, ‘The Crown’ Among Top Honorees

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Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Dino-Ray Ramos on March 7, 2021.

On Sunday, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards hosted by Taye Diggs took place on a virtual and in-person stage with Nomadland and The Crown walking away with numerous accolades.

Nomadland won the biggest prize of Best Picture while filmmaker Chloe Zhao snatched trophies for Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Netflix’s The Crown continues its streak as Gillian Anderson won for Best Supporting Actress for Drama for her turn as Margaret Thatcher. Meanwhile, Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin won for Best Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, respectively.

It was very noticeable that, right off the bat, the Critics Choice Awards were more inclusive than the Golden Globes with its winners — and nominees for that matter. In addition to Zendaya being honored with the SeeHer award, Daniel Kaluuya added more momentum to his awards season run as he won for Best Supporting Actor in Judas and the Black Messiah. Michael Williams from Lovecraft Country and Uzo Aduba from Mrs. America took home trophies for their supporting roles in a limited series or movie made for television. Minari’s Alan Kim delivered a tearful and unbelievably touching acceptance speech for winning Best Young Actor and John Boyega continues to get shine for his role in Amazon’s Small Axe. Chadwick Boseman posthumously won for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and his wife Taylor Simone Ledward delivered another emotional acceptance speech. And, of course, there were Zhao’s aforementioned wins. …


*WINNER* (TIE) Alan Baumgarten – The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)
Kirk Baxter – Mank (Netflix)
Jennifer Lame – Tenet (Warner Bros.)
Yorgos Lamprinos – The Father (Sony Pictures Classics)
*WINNER* (TIE) Mikkel Nielsen – Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios)
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) …

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