The 26th annual Critics Choice Awards ventured forth virtually in the pandemic-hampered 2021 awards season, one week after the Golden Globes brought most every type of technical problem.
Impressively, Sunday’s Critics Choice show on CW, with third-time host Taye Diggs, saw surprisingly fewer technical difficulties than the Globes did, even with winners Zooming in their acceptance speeches from around the world.
“Judas and the Black Messiah” star Daniel Kaluuya, for instance, who found himself on mute after winning best supporting actor at the Golden Globes, gave a speech without technical incident when he won again at Critics Choice.
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‘Minari’ star, 8, sheds happy tears on camera
Alan Kim, the 8-year-old who stars as the stoic David in “Minari,” was so overcome when he won best young actor, he shed happy tears during his acceptance speech.
“Oh, my goodness, I’m crying …” he said weepily but joyfully, before working through a list of industry thank-yous that included his agent and production company Plan B. “And I look forward to being in another movie soon.”
Jason Sudeikis wore a new hoodie, thanked his ex Olivia Wilde for ‘Ted Lasso’
“Ted Lasso” star Jason Sudeikis, who memorably wore a tie-dye hoodie and spoke so long at the Golden Globes that fellow nominee Don Cheadle had to wrap him up, was back on the virtual awards podium at Critics Choice. Accepting best comedy actor and best comedy series Sudeikis (surprise!) wore a new hoodie and again spoke too long.
“Where do I start? More importantly, where do I end?” he mused. Amid all the words, Sudeikis managed to work in a thank-you to his ex Olivia Wilde. who sparked the idea of making “Ted Lasso” the Apple TV hit that it has become.
“I want to thank my kids, Otis and Daisy. I want to thank their mom Olivia, who had the initial idea to do this as a TV show,” Sudeikis said.
Chadwick Boseman’s wife tearfully accepts his best actor award
Taylor Simone Ledward Boseman, who tearfully accepted her late husband’s best actor award for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” at the Golden Globes last week, returned to accept Boseman’s Critics Choice award for best actor.
Once again, Simone was moved to tears imagining what her husband, who died last August of colon cancer, would say in an acceptance speech for August Wilson’s play.
“He would talk about the importance of black voices, telling black stories,” she said, adding that the “Black Panther” star’s work will continue to be revered in the years ahead.
“I know that the seeds you planted will grow into forests,” she concluded.