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La La Land takes eight prizes at Critics' Choice Awards

La La Land

Story by Jack Foley

DAMIEN Chazelle’s La La Land La La Land has picked up eight awards at the Critics’ Choice Awards, including best film.

The film, which is intended as an ode to the Hollywood musical, also saw Chazelle crowned best actor.

However, the film’s stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, missed out on the acting prizes.

Instead, Natalie Portman won best actress for her portrayal of former first US lady Jackie Kennedy in Jackie, while Casey Affleck was named best actor for his role as a troubled caretaker in Manchester By The Sea.

La La Land and Manchester By The Sea also tied for the best original screenplay, which was jointly awarded to Chazelle Kenneth Lonergan.

La La Land‘s other wins included best song and best score.

Upon collecting the best picture prize, Chazelle chose to pay tribute to Gosling and Stone, telling them: “Both of you (gave) more than I ever could have expected from actors… just the most transformative performances I’ve ever been lucky enough to film.”

In other awards, Viola Davis was named best supporting actress for her role in Fences, a family drama set in 1950s America, which was directed by Denzel Washington (who also stars).

She was also given the inaugural See Her Award, which honours actresses who redefine the portrayal of women in the media, after becoming the first black woman to win the Emmy for best actress in a drama last year.

Mahershala Ali won best supporting actor for his role in coming-of-age film Moonlight.

Disney’s Zootropolis won best animated feature.

TV categories

Like the Golden Globes, the Critics’ Choice Awards also honour television.

Among the most notable winners were HBO’s Westworld, which saw Evan Rachel Wood win best actress in a drama series and Britain’s Thandie Newton pick up for best supporting actress in a drama series.

Game Of Thrones was named best drama series, while Silicon Valley picked up the best comedy series prize.

And John Lithgow was named best supporting actor in a drama series for his turn as Sir Winston Churchill in The Crown, the Netflix drama about the Queen.

American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson won four awards, including best film made for TV or limited series.

The winners in full

Film

BEST PICTURE
La La Land

BEST ACTOR
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ACTRESS
Natalie Portman, Jackie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Viola Davis, Fences

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Moonlight

BEST DIRECTOR
Damien Chazelle, La La Land

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYTIE:
Damien Chazelle, La La Land and Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Eric Heisserer, Arrival

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Linus Sandgren, La La Land

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco, La La Land

BEST EDITING
Tom Cross, La La Land

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Madeline Fontaine, Jackie

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP
Jackie

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
The Jungle Book

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Zootropolis

BEST ACTION MOVIE
Hacksaw Ridge

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE
Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad

BEST COMEDY
Deadpool

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE
Arrival

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Elle

BEST SONG
City of Stars from La La Land

BEST SCORE
Justin Hurwitz, La La Land

Television

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Silicon Valley, HBO

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live, NBC

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Donald Glover, Atlanta, FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Netflix

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Louie Anderson, Baskets, FX

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live, NBC

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Game of Thrones, HBO

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld, HBO

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul, AMC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Thandie Newton, Westworld, HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
John Lithgow, The Crown, Netflix

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, The Walking Dead, AMC

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
The People v. O.J. Simpson, FX

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson, FX

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Courtney B. Vance,The People

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Regina King, American Crime, ABC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson, FX

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES
The Voice, NBC

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Shark Tank, ABC

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, CNN

BEST TALK SHOW
The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
BoJack Horseman, Netflix