Tuesday, December 13, 2016

"Westworld" wins two acting honors at the Critics' Choice Awards

"Stay tuned for the speculative fiction winners on television tomorrow."  So ended yesterday's entry on the Critics' Choice Awards.  It's tomorrow, so I'll begin with the big winner among the speculative fiction nominees, "Westworld," which earned two awards for Evan Rachel Wood as Best Actress in a Drama Series and Thandie Newton for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.  Here is Wood accepting her award.

Evan Rachel Wood accepts the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series for her work on "Westworld," presented by Ty Burrell, at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards (December 2016).
When Wood mentioned the other actresses in the category show won, she meant it.  That was an impressive field that included Viola Davis and Tatiana Maslany, the past two Emmy winners in this category, and Caitriona Balfe, the defending Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actress at the People's Choice Awards.  Thandie Newton's accomplishment was no mean feat, as she beat two actresses from "Game of Thrones" along with the rest of a talented field.  I'm just as impressed.

"Game of Thrones" may have been shut out of the acting awards, but it beat its fellow HBO show for Best Drama Series.  Here is Hodor's actor accepting the award.

Kristian Nairn accepts the award for Best Drama Series on behalf of the cast and crew of "Game of Thrones," presented by Kaley Cuoco, at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards (December 2016).
Yes, he's the DJ, and true to form, he didn't say anything.

As for Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan on "The Walking Dead," he won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series.  This is only the second Critics' Choice Award the show has won and the first voted on by the critics.  The other was Most Bingeworthy two years ago, which was voted on by the fans and not awarded this year.  Congratulations to the actor playing the character I love to hate.  Just for that, here's Norman Reedus on the red carpet.

"Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus talks about the mania surrounding the show at the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards (December 2016).
Finally, the Best Animated Series went to "BoJack Horseman."

That completes the report on this year's winners.  Stay tuned for reports on the Golden Globe nominees, a sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth," and the opening weekend of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," along with brief excursions to reality.

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