The critics all agree: the Critics’ Choice Awards on Jan. 17 was an unbelievable event packed with amazing moments involving some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. From Rachel Bloom sprinting to the stage to Amy Schumer’s epic acceptance speech, here’s a look at what all went down.
It’s been a fantastic year in film and television, so of course the Critics’ Choice Awards would be just as incredible. The show definitely deserves a thumbs up, thanks to some unforgettable highlights. From host T.J. Miller, 34, bringing his unique brand of funny to Amy Schumer, 34, showing why she’s comedy’s MVP, there were plenty of moments that made this awards show one to remember!
There was so much star power at the Jan. 17 gala, it needed to be held at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica, California, just to fit all the huge names in show biz. When he started the show, TJ performed his opening monologue with four dancing critic puppets! Blackish‘s Anthony Anderson, 45, and Tracee Ellis Ross, 43, gave him props for “committing” to the joke, before they threw some shade at the Oscars.
While not everyone was on board for T.J.’s puppet show, the audience was totally behind Sylvester Stallone, 69, taking home the Award for Best Supporting Actor. The ever humble Creed actor made sure to give a shout out to the film’s star, Michael B. Jordan, 28. What a gentleman! With this and Sly’s Golden Globe win, does this make him a shoo-in for the Academy Award? See the list of Critics’ Choice Winners here.
Rachel Bloom, 28, was glad she was wearing comfortable shoes. When the Crazy Ex-Girlfriend won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, the ecstatic Rachel didn’t saunter to the stage — she ran, making good time in her extremely stylish jumpsuit!
While Rachel’s enthusiasm was totally adorable, the cutest moment of the night was yet to come. Jacob Tremblay, the 9-year-old actor, won for his role in the critically acclaimed Room. He’s melted everyone’s hearts by calling it “the best night of [his] life,” but amazingly — this wouldn’t be the best speech of the night.
After Judd Apatow, 48, gave an obscenity-laden introduction/rant (where he cursed out Matt Damon, 45, and all dramas everywhere) he awarded Amy Schumer with the Critics’ Choice Awards MVP. Amy clearly proved why she deserved it, giving what may have been possibly one of the most entertaining acceptance speeches in award show history. She even gave a heartfelt mention to her new boyfriend, Ben Hanisch, 29.
Amy may be comedy’s MVP, but the MVP of the night may have been William Shatner. The 84-year-old original Captain Kirk acted as the night’s announcer, introducing T.J. at the top of the show and cutting in with comical bits that were some of the funniest moments of the night. You can’t mess with Shatner.
Which was your favorite moment of the Critics’ Choice Awards, HollywoodLifers?