What was impressive was that Sunday’s Critics Choice show on CW with Taye Diggs, the third host, had surprisingly fewer technical difficulties than the Globes, even as the winners scaled up their acceptance speeches from around the world.
For example, Judas and the Black Messiah star Daniel Kaluuya, who was mute after winning Best Supporting Actor at the Globes, gave a no-technical incident speech when he won again on Critics Choice.
Even so, it was “a very unusual show in a very strange year,” as Diggs said.
These were the most memorable moments at the Critics Choice Awards:
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The 8-year-old ‘Minari’ star sheds happy tears in front of the camera
Alan Kim, the 8 year old who earned himself a stoic David Raves “Threatening” was so overwhelmed when he won Best Young Actor that he shed happy tears during his acceptance speech.
“Oh, my gosh, I’m crying …” he said, tearfully but gleefully, before going through a list of industry thanks that included his agent and his production company, Plan B. “And I look forward to being in another movie soon.”
Jason Sudeikis wore a new hoodie and thanked his ex Olivia Wilde for ‘Ted Lasso’
“Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis, who is memorable wore a tie-dye hoodie and spoke so long at the Golden Globes that Fellow candidate Don Cheadle had to wrap him upwas back on the podium of virtual awards. Sudeikis accepted the best comedy actor and series, wore (surprise!) A new hoodie, and spoke too long again.
“Where do I start? More importantly, where do I end?” he thought. Amid the flood of words, Sudeikis managed to thank his ex Olivia Wilde who sparked the idea of making “Ted Lasso” the Apple TV + hit it has become.
“I want to thank my children, Otis and Daisy. I want to thank their mother, Olivia, who came up with the original idea of doing this as a TV show,” said Sudeikis.
Chadwick Boseman’s wife tearfully accepts his award for best actor
Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman, who choked to death last week accepting her late husband’s Best Actor award for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at the Globes, returned to accept Boseman’s Critics Choice Award for Best Actor.
Once again, Simone was moved to tears when she imagined what her husband, who had died of colon cancer last August, would have said in his acceptance speech for his role in the August Wilson adaptation.
“He would talk about the importance of black voices and tell black stories,” she said, adding that the work of the “Black Panther” star would continue to be revered for years to come.
“I know the seeds you planted will grow in forests,” she concluded.
The director of ‘Nomadland’ thanked her deceased crew member
Nomadland writer and director Chloe Zhao had a big night as the first Chinese woman to win Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay (two of four awards the drama won, most of all films).
But Zhao became grateful, touching and gloomy when she dedicated her speech to Michael Wolf Snyder (35), the film’s production sound mixer, who passed away last week.
“He just died,” said Zhao, torn as she remembered Wolf because he was able to share the Zen serenity with the crew members during the often difficult shoot.
“Thank you, Wolf, we honor you,” said Zhao. “See you down the street, my friend.”
Seth Meyers ‘parents’ video bombs spearheaded the joyous moments
Seth Meyers, who won for Best Talk Show for “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” revealed that the best things about these hybrid awards are the family photo bombs. He proved that recently vaccinated parents Lawrence and Hillary Meyers visiting him introduced his recently vaccinated parents. The two could be heard giggling before they quickly showed up with a video bomb.
They gave a behind-the-scenes rerun and Meyers joked the duo were looking for their own Peacock streaming series. “My parents, as always, are doing an incredibly tough business with the contract,” he cracked.
Michelle Buteau, whose “Welcome to Buteaupia” shared the best special comedy awards with Jerry Seinfeld’s “23 Hours to Kill”, unveiled a living room with cheering couch fans before showing off the casual clothes under her dress: “I’m wearing sweatpants!”