GoT wins 2016 Critics' Choice Awards for Best Drama Series

Dec 14, 2016, 04:15
GoT wins 2016 Critics' Choice Awards for Best Drama Series

Not to mention the spectacular response to this year's films: La La Landhas 12 nominations, including two for Best Song; Moonlight and Arrivalboth earned 10 nominations; and Manchester by the Sea is in the running for eight awards.

— Thandie Newton as supporting actress in a drama series for her role in the "Westworld" TV series. In addition, Miller was also up for the Best Supporting Actor in Comedy category.

Accolades were also given to the top television series and stars in several categories.

Other big honours were given to BoJack Horseman, which won the Best Animated Series award, the Best Reality Competition Series trophy to The Voice, Best Structured Reality Series to Shark Tank, Best Unstructured Reality Series to Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and the Best Talk Show to The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Atlanta's Lakeith Stanfield, who plays Darius on the Donald Glover created show, was channeling Kanye West's infamous stage crashing, when he went up to accept the Best Comedy Series award for Silicon Valley.

It comes after the U.S. president-elect tweeted that the sketch show is "totally biased, not amusing and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse".

She was also given the inaugural See Her Award, which honours actresses who redefine the portrayal of women in the media, after becoming the first black woman to win the Emmy for best actress in a drama previous year.

John Lithgow was named best supporting actor in a drama series for his turn as Sir Winston Churchill in The Crown, the Netflix drama about the Queen.

A union of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA), the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards will feature nominees ranging from The People v. OJ Simpson (FX) and Game of Thrones (HBO) to Jackieand Doctor Strange. With all of these wins under the movie's proverbial belt, it is continuing to fuel the idea of it potentially winning a bid for a Best Picture Oscar.

"Silicon Valley" star T.J. Miller hosted for the second straight year and avoided discussing his Friday night arrest.

"So luckily, we're doing an awards show here in an airplane hangar in Santa Monica, so we're safe - what are they going to hack, the teleprompter?"

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