Best dressed in black and white! Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Kate Beckinsale dazzle in chic gowns on Critics' Choice Awards red carpet

  • La La Land was the big winner on the night, nabbing eight gongs, including Best Picture
  • Casey Affleck won Best Actor for Manchester By The Sea while Natalie Portman bagged Best Actress for her role in Jackie
  • Moonlight  and Arrival both won two awards each after being nominated in 10 categories
  • The big TV winner was HBO's  The People v. O.J. Simpson, claiming three awards at the ceremony

There was no shortage of glamour on the Critics' Choice Awards red carpet, with some of the biggest names in film and TV gathering to kick-off awards season.

Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Kate Beckinsale made their mark donning stylish gowns in black and white as they arrived at the event held at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport in Los Angeles.

Kidman, 49, who stars in Lion and is up for the supporting actress award, looked simply stylish in a black off-the-shoulder two-piece gown by Brandon Maxwell.

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Monochrome mavens: Nicole Kidman, Amy Adams, Emma Stone and Kate Beckinsale made their mark on the red carpet at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday 

Lady in black: Kidman, 49, flashed some leg in an off-the-shoulder Brandon Maxwell gown with sexy slit

The Aussie beauty wore her hair swept back in a bun and sported a pop of red lipstick, whilst she elevated her already lofty 5ft 11in frame in some black ankle-strap heels. 

She was accompanied on the red carpet by her co-stars Dev Pattel, 26, and eight-year-old Sunny Pawar, who both looked dashing in their evening dress.

Nicole was one of the many stars who took to the stage in the evening, and despite losing out on the Best Supporting Actress gong, the star managed to keep a beaming smile on her face as she helped to present another segment of the awards.

Three nominees! Kidman stars in Lion alongside Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar - she is up for a supporting actress award

Adorable: She also showed off her maternal instincts as she kept her Sunny company at the table throughout the ceremony, giving the adorable actor a hug

She also showed off her maternal instincts as she kept her Sunny company at the table throughout the ceremony, giving the adorable actor a hug.

Amy meanwhile stunned in a white figure-hugging Atelier Versace dress and pinned her locks up in a youthful ponytail, which she teamed wit diamond cluster earrings and rings, which added a little sparkle to her look. 

The Nocturnal Animals star cuddled up to her husband Darren Le Gallo at the event, the Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice actress was nominated for best actress in Arrival.

Oscar-worthy look: Best actress nominee Amy Adams was the epitome of Hollywood glamour in a white off-the-shoulder Atelier Versace gown

Supportive spouse: The 42-year-old actress was joined by husband Darren Le Gallo

Pucker up! The Nocturnal Animals star shared a smooch with her husband in front of cameras

Best actress nominee Emma, 28, rocked a black cut-out Roland Mouret halterneck gown with glittery embellishments on the bodice. 

And it seems that she had plenty to celebrate on the night, as her hit musical movie, La La Land, swept the board, taking home eight top prizes, including the coveted Best Picture.

It was no easy task as there were some impressive contenders in the same field including: Arrival, Fences, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, Loving, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight and Sully.

The film - a musical set in modern day Tinseltown - landed 12 nominations, and took home gongs for Best Director for Damien Chazelle, Best Screenplay, Best Production, Best Score, Best Editing and Best Song.

She never gets it wrong: Nominee Stone stole the spotlight in a black cut-out Roland Mouret gown and berry red lipstick

Winners: The critics have certainly lapped up every bit of the stunning actress' latest project, La La Land, which sees her and Ryan Gosling star in a modern day musical set in tinsel town

Oscar contenders? The duos movie was a success on the night, managing to sweep the board with  in La La Land which swept the board at the ceremony with eight wins, including Best Picture 

You can't win everything: Unfortunately for Emma she lost out on the Best Actress gong to Natalie Portman, who clinched the coveted gong for her role in Jackie

Unfortunately for Emma she lost out on the Best Actress gong to Natalie Portman, who clinched the coveted gong for her role in Jackie - playing the former First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the film which charts the aftermath of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

Another star turn on the red carpet at the bash was British star Kate Beckinsale , who appeared to be on the same page as Stone with a jewel-encrusted sheer black ballgown by Reem Acra.

Meanwhile Emmy Rossum's plunging sequin-encrusted dress by Giorgio Armani was also a winner and she teamed it with towering Christian Louboutin heels. 

Kerry Washington was another star opting for black and flashed her legs in a star-print mini dress. 

Meanwhile Jessica Biel, 34, looked simply gorgeous in a plunging teal and black striped gown by Elie Saab with patent belt cinching in her waist.

Seeing stars: Kate's sheer Reem Acra creation was quite something with a plunging neckline under sheer fabric

Belle of the ball: The 43-year-old star flashed her legs under the sheer skirt which was embellished with jewels

Killing it: The Love and Friendship beauty wore her brunette locks up in  a tousled ponytail

The New Year's Eve actress sported beachy waves in her brunette tresses and opted for a natural makeup palette.

Mandy Moore flattered her figure in a navy cut-out Solace London dress.

The 32-year-old This Is Us star wore her brunette locks in gentle waves and accessorised with understated jewelry.

Another actress taking the plunge in a low-cut gown was Bryce Dallas Howard who opted for a flowing flowing chartreuse number.

Low-cut lovely: Emmy Rossum glittered in a stylish black Giorgio Armani dress

Star-spangled: Kerry Washington opted for a playful Elie Saab number which flashed her legs

Bejeweled: Ariel Winter flashed some flesh in a backless black gown 

Simply stunning: Jessica Biel and Mandy Moore looked gorgeous in plunging frocks

Looking good! The 34-year-old actress wore an Elie Saab gown and was escorted by her husband Justin Timberlake

Beauty in blue: Moore took the plunge in a navy Solance London gown and understated jewelry

Sheer daring: Bella Thorne opted for a flimsy gown with glittery embellishments

Red hot: The 19-year-old actress flashed lots of flesh in the transparent number


 Best Picture:



Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

La La Land - WINNER



Manchester by the Sea



Best Actor:

Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea - WINNER

Joel Edgerton - Loving

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge

Ryan Gosling - La La Land

Tom Hanks - Sully

Denzel Washington - Fences

Best Actress:

Amy Adams - Arrival

Annette Bening - 20th Century Women

Isabelle Huppert - Elle

Ruth Negga - Loving

Natalie Portman - Jackie - WINNER

Emma Stone - La La Land

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali - Moonlight - WINNER

Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water

Ben Foster - Hell or High Water

Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea

Dev Patel - Lion

Michael Shannon - Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress:

Viola Davis - Fences - WINNER

Greta Gerwig - 20th Century Women

Naomie Harris - Moonlight

Nicole Kidman - Lion

Janelle Monáe - Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams - Manchester by the Sea

Best Young Actor/Actress

Lucas Hedges - Manchester by the Sea - WINNER

Alex R. Hibbert - Moonlight

Lewis MacDougall - A Monster Calls

Madina Nalwanga - Queen of Katwe

Sunny Pawar -- Lion

Hailee Steinfeld - The Edge of Seventeen

Best Acting Ensemble:

20th Century Women


Hell or High Water

Hidden Figures

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight - WINNER

Best Director:

Damien Chazelle - La La Land - WINNER

Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

David Mackenzie - Hell or High Water

Denis Villeneuve - Arrival

Denzel Washington - Fences

Best Original Screenplay:

Damien Chazelle - La La Land - WINNER - TIE

Barry Jenkins -- Moonlight

Yorgos Lanthimos/Efthimis Filippou - The Lobster

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea - WINNER - TIE

Jeff Nichols - Loving

Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Luke Davies - Lion

Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals

Eric Heisserer - Arrival - WINNER

Todd Komarnicki - Sully

Allison Schroeder/Theodore Melfi - Hidden Figures

August Wilson - Fences

Best Cinematography:

Stéphane Fontaine - Jackie

James Laxton - Moonlight

Seamus McGarvey - Nocturnal Animals

Linus Sandgren - La La Land - WINNER

Bradford Young - Arrival

Best Production Design:

Arrival - Patrice Vermette, Paul Hotte/André Valade

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - Stuart Craig/James Hambridge, Anna Pinnock

Jackie - Jean Rabasse, Véronique Melery

La La Land - David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco - WINNER

Live by Night - Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh

Best Editing:

Tom Cross - La La Land - WINNER

John Gilbert - Hacksaw Ridge

Blu Murray - Sully

Nat Sanders/Joi McMillon -- Moonlight

Joe Walker - Arrival 

Best Movie Made For Television or Limited Series: 

 All the Way – HBO

Confirmation – HBO

Killing Reagan – National Geographic

Roots – History

The Night Manager – AMC

The People v. O.J. Simpson – FX - WINNER

 Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Cynthia Nixon – Killing Reagan

Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson – WINNER

Lili Taylor – American Crime

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

 Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series:

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

Benedict Cumberbatch – Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Cuba Gooding Jr. – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Tim Matheson – Killing Reagan

Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson – WINNER

Best Actor In A Drama Series: 

Sam Heughan – Outlander

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul - WINNER

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

Best Actress In A Drama Series:

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Keri Russell – The Americans

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld - WINNER

Robin Wright – House of Cards

 Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:

 Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

Kit Harington – Game of Thrones

John Lithgow – The Crown - WINNER

Mandy Patinkin – Homeland

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:

Christine Baranski – The Good Wife

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones

Lena Headey – Game of Thrones

Thandie Newton – Westworld - WINNER

Maura Tierney – The Affair

Constance Zimmer – UnREAL 


 Best Drama Series:

Better Call Saul – AMC

Game of Thrones – HBO - WINNER

Mr. Robot – USA Network

Stranger Things – Netflix

The Crown – Netflix

This Is Us – NBC

Westworld – HBO

 Best Comedy Series:

Atlanta – FX

Black-ish – ABC

Fleabag – Amazon

Modern Family – ABC

Silicon Valley – HBO - WINNER

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – Netflix

Veep – HBO

Best Costume Design:

Colleen Atwood - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Consolata Boyle - Florence Foster Jenkins

Madeline Fontaine - Jackie - WINNER

Joanna Johnston - Allied

Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh - Love & Friendship

Mary Zophres - La La Land

Best Hair and Make-Up:

Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Hacksaw Ridge

Jackie - WINNER

Star Trek Beyond

Best Visual Effects:

A Monster Calls


Doctor Strange

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Jungle Book - WINNER

Best Animated Feature:

Finding Dory

Kubo and the Two Strings


The Red Turtle


Zootopia - WINNER

Best Action Movie:

Captain America: Civil War


Doctor Strange

Hacksaw Ridge - WINNER

Jason Bourne

Best Actor in an Action Movie:

Benedict Cumberbatch - Doctor Strange

Matt Damon - Jason Bourne

Chris Evans - Captain America: Civil War

Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge - WINNER

Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool

Best Actress in an Action Movie:

Gal Gadot - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Scarlett Johansson - Captain America: Civil War

Margot Robbie - Suicide Squad - WINNER

Tilda Swinton - Doctor Strange

Best Comedy:

Central Intelligence

Deadpool - WINNER

Don't Think Twice

The Edge of Seventeen

Hail, Caesar!

The Nice Guys

Best Actor in a Comedy:

Ryan Gosling - The Nice Guys

Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins

Dwayne Johnson - Central Intelligence

Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic

Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool - WINNER

Best Actress in a Comedy:

Kate Beckinsale - Love & Friendship

Sally Field - Hello, My Name Is Doris

Kate McKinnon - Ghostbusters

Hailee Steinfeld - The Edge of Seventeen

Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins - WINNER

 Best Actress in a Comedy Series: 

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Kate McKinnon – Saturday Night Live - WINNER

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat

Best Actor in a Comedy Series:

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Will Forte – The Last Man on Earth

Donald Glover – Atlanta - WINNER

Bill Hader – Documentary Now!

Patrick Stewart – Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:  

Julie Bowen – Modern Family

Anna Chlumsky – Veep 

Allison Janney – Mom

Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - WINNER

Judith Light – Transparent

Allison Williams – Girls

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy: 

Louie Anderson – Baskets - WINNER

Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Ty Burrell – Modern Family

Tony Hale – Veep

T.J. Miller – Silicon Valley

Best Sci Fi/Horror Movie:

10 Cloverfield Lane

Arrival - WINNER

Doctor Strange

Don't Breathe

Star Trek Beyond

The Witch

Best Foreign Language Film:


The Handmaiden



The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Best Song:

Audition (The Fools Who Dream) - La La Land

Can't Stop the Feeling - Trolls

City of Stars - La La Land - WINNER

Drive It Like You Stole It - Sing Street

How Far Ill Go -- Moana

The Rules Don't Apply - Rules Don't Apply

Best Score:

Nicholas Britell - Moonlight

Jóhann Jóhannsson - Arrival

Justin Hurwitz - La La Land - WINNER

Micachu - Jackie

Dustin OHalloran, Hauschka - Lion 

The Jurassic World star sported her strawberry blonde locks in a low ponytail with soft fringe framing her face.  

The Critics' Choice Awards nominees and winners are selected by members of The Broadcast Film Critics Association.

This year's big winner was La La Land, setting the movie up for possible success in January at the Golden Globe Awards.

Casey Affleck was named Best Actor for his role as the reluctant guardian of a 16-year-old nephew in Manchester by the Sea. 

This year's big winner was La La Land, setting the movie up for possible success in January at the Golden Globe Awards - with Damien Chazelle's project sweeping the board, and bagging the director a gong

On the road to success: The movie was a run-away success at the awards, though leads Emma and Ryan failed to win a gong in their respective categories

Viola Davis' reprisal of her Broadway role as a concerned mother and wife in the film adaptation of August Wilson's play Fences landed her the Best Supporting Actress award.

Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for his depiction of a crack dealer in the drama Moonlight.

Accolades were also given to the top television series and stars in several categories. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was recognised as the Best Movie Made For Television or Limited Series. 

Evening chic: Constance Zimmer wore a dramatic look by designer John Paul Ataker while Kate Micucci went for a playful LBD and Michelle Monaghan opted for sexy lace blazer and sheer trousers

Lovely in lace: Michelle Williams (wearing Louis Vuitton) and Busy Philipps (Martha Medeiros dress) sported pretty gowns in contrasting hues

Firm friends: The actresses - who starred in Dawson's Creek together - had a giggle as they cosied up for pictures

Suits you! Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Hart, Andrew Garfield and Tom Ford looked very smart in their fitted tuxedos

Hello sunshine! Bryce Dallas Howard stunned in a flowing chartreuse Topshop gown

Mid-length mavens: Katheryn Winnick, Felicity Huffman and Sarah Hyland looked stylish in monochrome numbers

Coordinated couple: Huffman was joined by husband William H. Macy

Glam look: Shiri Appleby looked gorgeous in an asymmetric dress with feather skirt

The BFCA has approximately 250 members - comprised of critics working in television, radio and online media.

They have been conducting the Critics' Choice awards since 1995 and are considered to represent most fully - out of awards handed out by film critics - the general public's taste.  

This is the 22nd year the ceremony has taken place and it is often seen as one of the best indicators for how films will fare in awards season.

Over the last 10 years, eight of the Best Picture winners have gone on to take the same accolade at the Academy Awards. 

Hollywood heartthrobs: Norman Reedus, John Travolta and Ryan Gosling looked great all tux'd up

Nailed it: Rhea Seehorn and Sarah Paulson (wearing Vera Wang) were super chic in white pencil two-pieces

Getting it right: Lily Collins stunned in a delicate high-neck dress with gothic hair and makeup

Pretty in pastels: Tracee Ellis Ross opted for a colourful striped number and glittery heels while Linda Cardellini opted for a flirty mini dress

Got the memo: Gillian Jacobs (wearing Delpozo), Constance Wu and Julie Bowan were on the same page with their floral motif white dresses

Hollywood couples: Hugh Grant made an appearance with partner Anna Elisabet Eberstein as did Jeff Bridges and his wife Susan

White stuff: Amanda Peet and Patrick Simondac dazzled in bright white

From the years 2000 to 2013 the Critics' Choice Awards' pick for Best Picture also saw these films crowned at the Oscars: 12 Years a Slave (2013), Argo (2012), The Artist (2011), The Hurt Locker (2009), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), No Country for Old Men (2007), The Departed (2006), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Chicago (2002), A Beautiful Mind (2001), Gladiator (2000).

While for Best Actor the Critics' Choice named 12 out of the 13 Oscar winners during that same span of years.

The annual awards ceremony also predicted, by choosing its own winners, eight Best Actress winners at the Oscars in that 13 year stretch.  

This year the show was hosted by comedic actor TJ Miller. 

Straight out of GQ: Joel Edgerton, Donald Glover and Christian Slater all rocked suits with an edge

Host with the most: T.J. Miller and wife Kate Gorney looked very snazzy

Radiant: Cynthia Nixon and Greta Gerwig popped in swathes of red

Shades of blue: Samantha Harris, Susan Kelechi and Allison Williams looked glam

Stand out star: Viola Davis looked sensational in aqua blue

LBD ladies: Rachel Bloom and Robin Tunney donned sophisticated knee-length numbers

Something a little different: Maura Tierney, Lili Taylor and Evan Rachel Wood looked ready for business in black trouser suits

Couldn't decide? Actress Carly Chaikin wore trousers and a dress

Deadpool's a winner: Ryan Reynolds won Best Comedy Actor for the action-comedy romp, Deadpool

Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age drama Moonlight and Denis Villeneuve's sci-fi thriller Arrival followed with 10 nominations, though each picture failed to math La La Land's take-home with both only nabbing two wins a-piece.

While Ali bagged his Best Supporting Actor gang, the film also scored a win for Best Ensemble, while Arrival nabbed Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Horror/Sci-Fi.

Accolades were also given to the top television series and stars in several categories. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was recognised as the Best Movie Made For Television or Limited Series. 

The FX drama won the Best Limited TV category as well as gongs for Courtney Vance and Sarah Paulson.

Sartorial savvy: Anna Baryshnikov and Judith Light were fashion forward in their outfit choices

Mum to be: Pregnant Katy Mixon glowed in a floaty wrap dress

Sexy silhouettes: Naomie Harris and Eniko Parrish were absolutely stunning in their black floor-length numbers

Posing up a storm: Veep star Anna Chlumsky wowed in a slinky red number 

In the pink! Kaley Cuoco donned a pastel pink two piece (by Noon By Noor) including frilly strapless top

Hand-in-hand: The actress arrived with her boyfriend Karl Cook

Flirty frocks! Leslie Mann and Kylie Bunbury stunned in citrus hues

Manchester by the Sea scored heavily in the acting categories,  though Casey's win for Best Actor and a tie with La La Land in the Best Original Screenplay category were its only wins.

Mel Gibson scored a nomination in the director category for Hacksaw Ridge, but failed to convert that to a win, though ti did snag Best Action and Best Action Actor for Andrew Garfield.

Dark action/comedy Deadpool rewarded lead actor Ryan Reynolds with a win for Best Actor in an Comedy Movie, while Marvel rival DC scooped a win with Margot Robbie bagging Best Action Actress for her role as Harley Quinn in the much derided Suicide Squad. 

Bold in black and white: Lisa Bonet and Janelle Monae opted for striking patterns

Tropical temptress: Actress Auli'i Cravalho also wore a bold leaf print as she made her entrance

Slightly sheer: Carrie Keagan and Renee Bargh rocked sexy red carpet looks

Stylish stars: Mel Gibson and pregnant girlfriend Rosalind Ross coordinated in midnight blue

Hello petal! Hailee Steinfeld looked great in a strapless Jason Wu floral gown and strappy heels

Blooming marvelous: Chrissy Metz and Tatiana Maslany opted for fabulous florals

Suited up: The boys from Netflix hit Stranger Things look super stylish

Suit and tie: TV personality RuPaul Charles and Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell also made a very dapper appearance

Strike a pose: Actor Nick Cannon and Justified's Walter Goggins also made an appearance


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