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Critics Choice Awards 2022: ‘The Power of the Dog,’ ‘Ted Lasso,’ ‘Succession’ Win Big (Full Winners List)


As the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards celebrated the best in television and film, Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog” and “Ted Lasso” led the night’s winners with four trophies apiece. “Succession” took home three awards.

Hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, the 2022 ceremony broadcast live on the CW and TBS, as the evening unfolded with celebrations held in both Los Angeles and London, as the Critics Choice Association (CCA) added the satellite location to include nominees who also attended the BAFTAs. The Los Angeles portion of the ceremony is held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, while stars gathered for a late-night event at the Savoy Hotel in London.

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Campion first took the stage to accept the best director prize, hugging fellow New Zealand-born filmmaker Taika Waititi.

“It’s absolutely stunning to be here tonight among so many incredible women,” the filmmaker began, shouting out See Her award winner Halle Berry, saying the Oscar-winner basically recited her speech earlier in the night (and “absolutely killed it”).

Campion also called out “King Richard” subjects Venus and Serena Williams, saying that she was honored to be in a room with them. The filmmaker then told some killer tennis jokes about how she’s recently taken up the game and could use some lessons from Smith if he wants to come over.

“The Power of the Dog” nabbed a total of four trophies during Sunday’s ceremony, with a win for Campion’s adapted screenplay, best cinematography (Ari Wagner) and best picture. Campion returned to the stage to accept that trophy, the evening’s final award, alongside stars Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons, with producer Roger Frappier.

“I’ve still got some PTSD from critics earlier in my career… some deep wounds, but I’ve also been championed by them,” Campion said, concluding her speech with the note: “I’m like the grandmother of the women’s movement in film now, but I’m still here!”

Campion wasn’t the only person bowled over in the presence of the Williams sisters. When “King Richard” star Will Smith was named best actor, he pointed out Venus and Serena Williams and their sister and the film’s executive producer, Isha Price sitting at the film’s table in the ballroom.

“Thank you for entrusting me with your story,” Smith told the trio. “What your family was able to do inspired everyone in this room, everyone in this country and everyone around the world. You all define the American dream.”

He also dedicated the award to their mother, Oracene Price, who played a very “quiet role” in their family’s story for years.

“Your father didn’t do it alone; it would be disingenuous for me to accept this award without acknowledging Aunjanue Ellis,” Smith added, as the room burst into applause and cheers.

Around this time, the “Please Wrap Up,” signal began to flash and Smith joked, “I think Best Actor should get a little more time.”

Later in the evening, Venus and Serena Williams presented the best drama series award, earning the night’s biggest standing ovation and greatest roar of applause.

“I knew everyone loved me,” Serena Williams joked about their reception, adding, with a laugh and pat on the arm to Venus, “They love you too.”

HBO’s “Succession” won the drama prize, with cast members Nicholas Braun, Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, J. Smith Cameron and executive producer Scott Ferguson accepting the trophy. Earlier, Culkin accepted the supporting actor in a drama prize, admitting he wasn’t expecting to win and didn’t prepare a speech.

“I was really looking forward to that relief of them not saying my name. It’s the dream job; I’ve been spoiled rotten,” Culkin said before rambling off some fun facts about his on-screen family, including his “Succession” sister Sarah Snook who had to skip the ceremony.

The lead acting prizes in the drama category went to “Squid Game’s” Lee Jung-jae and “Yellowjackets” star Melanie Lynskey, who both took home their first honors from the Critics Choice Assn. for the mega-hit shows.

The first honors of the night went to “The White Lotus” stars Murray Bartlett and Jennifer Coolidge, who kicked off the party by winning best supporting actor and actress in a limited series for the hit HBO comedy.

In what can only be described as the night’s cutest moment, “Minari’s” Alan Kim presented “Belfast’s” Jude Hill with the best young actor honor. Hill went home a double winner with his movie dad Jamie Dornan joining him onstage to accept the award for best acting ensemble.

“Critics are not usually very nice to me. So this is a change,” Dornan quipped. “It doesn’t actually say ‘Belfast’ on this, can I just make this clear, so this might not be right.”

The duo were honored for their work in the film, which dramatizes filmmaker Kenneth Branagh’s childhood, alongside Ciaran Hinds and Caitríona Balfe (who looked on from the London ceremony), as well as Judi Dench. “Belfast” earned three trophies in total, with the win for Branagh’s original screenplay awarded during commercials. “Dune” also picked up three awards (production design, visual effects and best score) while, Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza” also earned the best comedy prize as the telecast went to break.

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Like the “Belfast” brood, Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose also celebrated their wins from the U.K., picking up the best supporting actor and actress trophies for “CODA” and “West Side Story,” as DeBose made a clean sweep of the precursor awards with Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA wins.

On the TV side of things, the “Ted Lasso” crew had much reason to toast in London, as the Apple TV plus comedy swept their categories for the second year running. The show picked up the best comedy prize, after Brett Goldstein and Hannah Waddingham nabbed back-to-back honors for supporting actor and actress. (Creator and star Jason Sudeikis won the best comedy actor trophy but was unable to attend the ceremony.)

Waddingham accepted the award, standing alongside Goldstein and Juno Temple, and used the moment to remember the crisis in Ukraine.

“It would be remiss of us to not throw the focus to the most important thing that is happening in the world at the moment,” Waddingham said, getting emotional. “Our beautiful brothers and sisters, and for me more importantly, the babies in the Ukraine that are being utterly decimated at the moment from this putrid, putrid torrent of abuse.”

She continued: “Please think of them as much as you can and give as much as you can. We are so grateful for this, but may this stop. May this stop, please.”

During the telecast — produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment — Jimmy Kimmel was on hand to present the Lifetime Achievement Award to Billy Crystal — one day before the showbiz icon’s “seventy-blank” birthday. He later noted that he’ll actually be “74 tomorrow; I just can’t remember.”

After teasing Kimmel that he’d really requested Fallon to present the award, Crystal said, ” watching the clip reel made him think of only one word: “residuals.”

“This is a lifetime achievement award, which is a little scary when they say they want to give it to you. So I called my doctor and I said, ‘Do they know something that I don’t?’” But to me, it’s a creative achievement award. My lifetime achievement awards is my family.”

The night’s other special honor went to Halle Berry who received the See Her Award from comedy series nominee Issa Rae. Rae joked that the Critics Choice Assn. only fed the attendees hummus and wine, so reading the teleprompter might be a little challenging. (Spoiler alert: she did just fine, especially given the length and breadth of Berry’s 30-year résumé of Hollywood credits.)

Berry followed with a passionate speech of her own, thanking Rae for inspiring her with her work. “You have rearranged the way we see ourselves as women of color on television and in the world,” she said.

As she reflected on her career, Berry revealed that she used to think she was “winning” by playing a part for a white man. But those roles didn’t really work. Why?

“Because I’m not a white man,” she said. “So, for those roles to work, they would have to be substantially changed. It would have to be written with the reality of my journey, in all of its beauty, and all of its pain.”

Berry continued: “This is why I am so grateful to be standing and living in this moment where women are standing up and we are telling our own stories. … We will write, we will produce, we will direct and — if we’re brave enough — will star in it all at the same time. We will use our emotional intelligence, and we will tell stories that don’t fit preconceived notions.”

Other highlights included the acceptance speech from “Dopesick” star Michael Keaton (winner of best actor in a limited series or movie made for television), who joked about needing to go to the bathroom again, a nod to his SAG Award win when the actor had to sprint to the stage to receive his trophy.

“I love this time of year because it’s springtime, it’s awards season, and you can just smell that fake humility out there,” he also joked.

Keaton then delivered an emotional tribute to the real people affected by opioid addiction, especially those near where “Dopesick” filmed in Virginia.

“One thing I’m proud about regarding this series is I think we really treated all those folks down there and in the world with real dignity,” he said, referring to a woman in her 70s who worked at a coffee shop in the area. “And she told me … she was taking care of her [grandchild] because the parents, who are in their 20s, couldn’t because they are incapacitated because of addiction. And I think of all those women, like my mom and my sisters.”

Keaton grew more emotional as he continued, noting that those familial responsibilities seem “to always fall to the women, and God bless them. Women like my sister and my mom, folks down there, those grandmothers who are raising those babies because people can’t.”

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Another heartfelt moment came from Jean Smart, who was a double winner, as “Mare of Easttown” was named best limited series, and she won the comedy actress prize for “Hacks.” Onstage, Smart called the HBO Max comedy a “gift on a silver platter,” before dedicating her trophy to the series creators Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs, who welcomed their first child, a baby boy, on Saturday.

Smart revealed that, on Friday, Aniello was at home on her computer, watching a remote feed and directing an upcoming Season 2 episode between contractions: “I kid you not. This woman is my idol.”

Below is the full list of winners:

Film Categories

Best Picture
“Belfast”
“CODA”
“Don’t Look Up”
“Dune”
“King Richard”
“Licorice Pizza”
“Nightmare Alley”
“The Power of the Dog”
“tick, tick…Boom!”
“West Side Story”

Best Actor
Nicolas Cage – “Pig”
Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Power of the Dog”
Peter Dinklage – “Cyrano”
Andrew Garfield – “tick, tick…Boom!”
Will Smith – “King Richard”
Denzel Washington – “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain – “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
Olivia Colman – “The Lost Daughter”
Lady Gaga – “House of Gucci”
Alana Haim – “Licorice Pizza”
Nicole Kidman – “Being the Ricardos”
Kristen Stewart – “Spencer”

Best Supporting Actor
Jamie Dornan – “Belfast”
Ciarán Hinds – “Belfast”
Troy Kotsur – “CODA”
Jared Leto – “House of Gucci”
J.K. Simmons – “Being the Ricardos”
Kodi Smit-McPhee – “The Power of the Dog”

Best Supporting Actress
Caitríona Balfe – “Belfast”
Ariana DeBose – “West Side Story”
Ann Dowd – “Mass”
Kirsten Dunst – “The Power of the Dog”
Aunjanue Ellis – “King Richard”
Rita Moreno – “West Side Story”

Best Young Actor/Actress
Jude Hill – “Belfast”
Cooper Hoffman – “Licorice Pizza”
Emilia Jones – “CODA”
Woody Norman – “C’mon C’mon”
Saniyya Sidney – “King Richard”
Rachel Zegler – “West Side Story”

Best Acting Ensemble
“Belfast”
“Don’t Look Up”
“The Harder They Fall”
“Licorice Pizza”
“The Power of the Dog”
“West Side Story”

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson – “Licorice Pizza”
Kenneth Branagh – “Belfast”
Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog”
Guillermo del Toro – “Nightmare Alley”
Steven Spielberg – “West Side Story”
Denis Villeneuve – “Dune”

Best Original Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson – “Licorice Pizza”
Zach Baylin – “King Richard”
Kenneth Branagh – “Belfast”
Adam McKay, David Sirota – “Don’t Look Up”
Aaron Sorkin – “Being the Ricardos”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Jane Campion – “The Power of the Dog”
Maggie Gyllenhaal – “The Lost Daughter”
Siân Heder – “CODA”
Tony Kushner – “West Side Story”
Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth – “Dune”

Best Cinematography
Bruno Delbonnel – “The Tragedy of Macbeth”
Greig Fraser – “Dune”
Janusz Kaminski – “West Side Story”
Dan Laustsen – “Nightmare Alley”
Ari Wegner – “The Power of the Dog”
Haris Zambarloukos – “Belfast”

Best Production Design
Jim Clay, Claire Nia Richards – “Belfast”
Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau – “Nightmare Alley”
Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo – “The French Dispatch”
Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo – “West Side Story”
Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos – “Dune”

Best Editing
Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn – “West Side Story”
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle – “Belfast”
Andy Jurgensen – “Licorice Pizza”
Peter Sciberras – “The Power of the Dog”
Joe Walker – “Dune”

Best Costume Design
Jenny Beavan – “Cruella”
Luis Sequeira – “Nightmare Alley”
Paul Tazewell – “West Side Story”
Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan – “Dune”
Janty Yates – “House of Gucci”

Best Hair and Makeup
“Cruella”
“Dune”
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
“House of Gucci”
“Nightmare Alley”

Best Visual Effects
“Dune”
“The Matrix Resurrections”
“Nightmare Alley”
“No Time to Die”
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

Best Comedy
“Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar”
“Don’t Look Up”
“Free Guy”
“The French Dispatch”
“Licorice Pizza”

Best Animated Feature
“Encanto”
“Flee”
“Luca”
“The Mitchells vs the Machines”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Foreign Language Film
“A Hero”
“Drive My Car”
“Flee”
“The Hand of God”
“The Worst Person in the World”

Best Song
Be Alive – “King Richard”
Dos Oruguitas – “Encanto”
Guns Go Bang – “The Harder They Fall”
Just Look Up – “Don’t Look Up”
No Time to Die – “No Time to Die”

Best Score
Nicholas Britell – “Don’t Look Up”
Jonny Greenwood – “The Power of the Dog”
Jonny Greenwood – Spencer”
Nathan Johnson – “Nightmare Alley”
Hans Zimmer – “Dune”

Television Categories

Best Drama Series
“Evil” (Paramount Plus)
“For All Mankind” (Apple TV Plus)
“The Good Fight” (Paramount Plus)
“Pose” (FX)
“Squid Game” (Netflix)
“Succession” (HBO)
“This Is Us” (NBC)
“Yellowjackets” (Showtime)

Best Comedy Series
“The Great” (Hulu)
“Hacks” (HBO Max)
“Insecure” (HBO)
“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
“The Other Two” (HBO Max)
“Reservation Dogs” (FX on Hulu)
“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
“What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)

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Best Limited Series
“Dopesick” (Hulu)
“Dr. Death” (Peacock)
“It’s a Sin” (HBO Max)
“Maid” (Netflix)
“Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
“Midnight Mass” (Netflix)
“The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)
“WandaVision” (Disney Plus)

Best Movie Made for Television
“Come From Away” (Apple TV Plus)
“List of a Lifetime” (Lifetime)
“The Map of Tiny Perfect Things” (Amazon Prime Video)
“Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” (Lifetime)
“Oslo” (HBO)
“Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas” (The Roku Channel)

Best Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Mike Colter – “Evil” (Paramount Plus)
Brian Cox – “Succession” (HBO)
Lee Jung-jae – “Squid Game” (Netflix)
Billy Porter – “Pose” (FX)
Jeremy Strong – “Succession” (HBO)

Best Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba – “In Treatment” (HBO)
Chiara Aurelia – “Cruel Summer” (Freeform)
Christine Baranski – “The Good Fight” (Paramount Plus)
Katja Herbers – “Evil” (Paramount Plus)
Melanie Lynskey – “Yellowjackets” (Showtime)
MJ Rodriguez – “Pose” (FX)

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun – “Succession” (HBO)
Billy Crudup – “The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)
Kieran Culkin – “Succession” (HBO)
Justin Hartley – “This Is Us” (NBC)
Matthew Macfadyen – “Succession” (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin – “The Good Fight” (Paramount Plus)

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Andrea Martin – “Evil” (Paramount Plus)
Audra McDonald – “The Good Fight” (Paramount Plus)
Christine Lahti – “Evil” (Paramount Plus)
J. Smith-Cameron – “Succession” (HBO)
Sarah Snook – “Succession” (HBO)
Susan Kelechi Watson – “This Is Us” (NBC)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series
Iain Armitage – “Young Sheldon” (CBS)
Nicholas Hoult – “The Great” (Hulu)
Steve Martin – “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Kayvan Novak – “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)
Martin Short – “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Jason Sudeikis – “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning – “The Great” (Hulu)
Renée Elise Goldsberry – “Girls5eva” (Peacock)
Selena Gomez – “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
Sandra Oh – “The Chair” (Netflix)
Issa Rae – “Insecure” (HBO)
Jean Smart – “Hacks” (HBO Max)

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ncuti Gatwa – “Sex Education” (Netflix)
Brett Goldstein – “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
Harvey Guillén – “What We Do in the Shadows” (FX)
Brandon Scott Jones – “Ghosts” (CBS)
Ray Romano – “Made for Love” (HBO Max)
Bowen Yang – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Hannah Einbinder – “Hacks” (HBO Max)
Kristin Chenoweth – “Schmigadoon!” (Apple TV Plus)
Molly Shannon – “The Other Two” (HBO Max)
Cecily Strong – “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Josie Totah – “Saved By the Bell” (Peacock)
Hannah Waddingham – “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Olly Alexander – “It’s a Sin” (HBO Max)
Paul Bettany – “WandaVision” (Disney Plus)
William Jackson Harper – “Love Life” (HBO Max)
Joshua Jackson – “Dr. Death” (Peacock)
Michael Keaton – “Dopesick” (Hulu)
Hamish Linklater – “Midnight Mass” (Netflix)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Danielle Brooks – “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia” (Lifetime)
Cynthia Erivo – “Genius: Aretha” (National Geographic)
Thuso Mbedu – “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)
Elizabeth Olsen – “WandaVision” (Disney Plus)
Margaret Qualley – “Maid” (Netflix)
Kate Winslet – “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)

Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Murray Bartlett – “The White Lotus” (HBO)
Zach Gilford – “Midnight Mass” (Netflix)
William Jackson Harper – “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)
Evan Peters – “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
Christian Slater – “Dr. Death” (Peacock)
Courtney B. Vance – “Genius: Aretha” (National Geographic)

Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Jennifer Coolidge – “The White Lotus” (HBO)
Kaitlyn Dever – “Dopesick” (Hulu)
Kathryn Hahn – “WandaVision” (Disney Plus)
Melissa McCarthy – “Nine Perfect Strangers” (Hulu)
Julianne Nicholson – “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
Jean Smart – “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)

Best Foreign Language Series
“Acapulco” (Apple TV Plus)
“Call My Agent!” (Netflix)
“Lupin” (Netflix)
“Money Heist” (Netflix)
“Narcos: Mexico” (Netflix)
“Squid Game” (Netflix)

Best Animated Series
“Big Mouth” (Netflix)
“Bluey” (Disney Plus)
“Bob’s Burgers” (Fox)
“The Great North” (Fox)
“Q-Force” (Netflix)
“What If…?” (Disney Plus)

Best Talk Show
“The Amber Ruffin Show” (Peacock)
“Desus & Mero” (Showtime)
“The Kelly Clarkson Show” (Syndicated)
“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
“Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC)
“Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” (Bravo)

Best Comedy Special
“Bo Burnham: Inside” (Netflix)
“Good Timing with Jo Firestone” (Peacock)
“James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999” (Vimeo)
“Joyelle Nicole Johnson: Love Joy” (Peacock)
“Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American” (Netflix)
“Trixie Mattel: One Night Only” (YouTube)

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