The Broadcast Film Critics Association had their say on the past year's best work in cinema and television with the results being announced at the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards, which was held in Santa Monica, California, on Sunday 17 January and was hosted by actor TJ Miller.

Spotlight received the award for the best picture, while Leonardo DiCaprio was awarded the best actor for The Revenant. Brie Larson won the best actress for her role in Room.

Mad Max: Fury Road bagged nine awards, including the best director (George Miller), best action movie and best production design. The awards for the best actor and actress in an action movie went to the film's leads — Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron.

The Big Short took home the best comedy movie award, while Christian Bale bagged the award for the best actor in a comedy for his role in the film. See You Again, a tribute song to Paul Walker from Fast & Furious 7, won the best song award. Amy Schumer received the Critics' Choice MVP award.

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Rami Malek poses backstage with the award for the best actor in a drama series for Mr. Robot REUTERS/Danny Moloshok

In the television category, Mr Robot won the best drama series while the best comedy series award went to Master of None.

Winners list


Best Picture: Spotlight

Best actor: Leonardo DiCaprio: The Revenant

Best actress: Brie Larson – Room

Supporting actor: Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Supporting actress: Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Director: George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Comedy: The Big Short

Actor in a comedy: Christian Bale – The Big Short

Actress in a comedy: Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Original screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

Adapted screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short

Acting ensemble: Spotlight

Young actor/actress: Jacob Tremblay – Room

Sci-fi/horror movie: Ex Machina

Action movie: Mad Max: Fury Road

Actor in an action movie: Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road

Actress in an action movie: Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

Animated feature: Inside Out

Cinematography: The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Production design: Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson

Editing: Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

Costume design: Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

Hair & Makeup: Mad Max: Fury Road

Visual effects: Mad Max: Fury Road

Song: See You Again - Furious 7

Foreign language film: Son of Saul

Documentary feature: Amy

Score: The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone


Comedy series: Master of None

Actor in a comedy series: Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Actress in a comedy series: Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Supporting actor in a comedy series: Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Supporting actress in a comedy series: Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory

Drama series: Mr. Robot

Actor in a drama series: Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Actress in a drama series: Carrie Coon – The Leftovers

Supporting actor in a drama series: Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

Supporting actress in a drama series: Constance Zimmer – UnREAL

Guest actor/actress in a drama series: Margo Martindale – The Good Wife

Movie made for television or limited series: Fargo

Actor in a movie made for television or limited series: Idris Elba – Luther

Actress in a movie made for television or limited series: Kirsten Dunst – Fargo

Supporting actor in a movie made for television or limited series: Jesse Plemons – Fargo

Supporting actress in a movie made for television or limited series: Jean Smart – Fargo

Reality show – Competition: The Voice

Reality show host: James Lipton – Inside the Actors Studio

Structured reality show: Shark Tank

Unstructured reality show: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown

Animation series: BoJack Horseman

Talk show: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver


Genius award: Industrial Light and Magic

MVP award: Amy Schumer