2019 Critics’ Choice Awards


Courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

Mariam Rizkalla, Staff Writer

Sunday, January 13th, marked the 24th Critics’ Choice Awards show in Hollywood’s award season. Critics’ Choice Awards are annually presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) to honor and reward impressive television and cinematic achievements.
This year, the show was produced by Berlin Entertainment and Bob Bain Productions and winners were announced live in Santa Monica.
The ceremony featured numerous stars from all different categories and was hosted by Taye Diggs and broadcast live on Sunday Night from 7-10 pm on the CW Network.
Joey Berlin, President of the BFCA, expressed his excitement and interest in the annual ceremony saying, “What an honor it is to be working alongside such a distinguished and innovative brand! We are so excited to build this relationship over the coming years, and to be able to give our nominees a beautiful, and timeless, gift.”
Like every Critics’ Choice Awards show, this one kept fans at the edge of their seats. Surprisingly, there were various ties between nominees which was highly unexpected and rather interesting!
Lady Gaga was the first winner from “A Star Is Born” for her collaboration “Shallow.” She subsequently tied for Best Actress with Glenn Close, who won for her movie, “The Wife.”
However, this was not the only category with tied nominees. Categories like Best Production Design and Best Song were some other places where fans witnessed a tie. Grab a drink and some popcorn; the winners’ list is as follows:
Best Picture: “Roma”
Best Actor: Christian Bale (Vice)
Best Actress: Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) & Glenn Close (The Wife)
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
Best Young Actor/Actress: Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Best Acting Ensemble: “The Favourite”
Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Comedy: “Crazy Rich Asians”
Best Action Movie: “Mission: Impossible — Fallout”
Best Actress in a Comedy: Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
Best Actor in a Comedy: Christian Bale (Vice)
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: “A Quiet Place”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Roma”
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader (First Reformed)
Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Best Editing: Tom Cross (First Man)
Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart (Black Panther)
Best Visual Effects: “Black Panther”
Best Costume Design: Ruth Carter “Black Panther”
Best Score: Justin Hurwitz (First Man)
Best Song: “Shallow” and “A Star Is Born”
Best Comedy Series: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Bill Hader (Barry)
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Henry Winkler (Barry)
Best Drama Series: “The Americans”
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Matthew Rhys (The Americans)
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Sandra Oh (Killing Eve)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Thandie Newton (Westworld)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Noah Emmerich (The Americans)
Best Movie Made for TV: “Icebox”
Best Limited Series: “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”
Best Animated Series: “BoJack Horseman”
West High students were thrilled to hear about the victory of “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Dhriti Veeramachaneni (10), a supporter of the movie, commented, “ I [am] so excited that ‘Crazy Rich Americans’ won best comedy! It’s nice to see that people of color are not only being cast more in Hollywood, but are also winning awards for their stellar acting skills. I hope we [are] able to go forward from here and make Hollywood more diverse.”
Hafsa Haris (10), another supporter of the movie, expressed her excitement saying, “I don’t always keep up with award ceremonies but this one was definitely interesting. I think ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ certainly deserved the victory because it is such a charming movie. You could tell they worked really hard and it paid off.”
Historically, and especially last year, the Critics’ Choice Awards ceremony was identified as the best predictor of eventual Oscar results. Could this be the case this year? Tune in to the Oscars on February 24 to find out.