Critics Choice Awards: “Young” Steven Spielberg Wins

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Both Judd Hirsch (left) and Gabriel LaBelle were nominated in different categories for The Fabelmans. LaBelle won for Young Actor/Actress.
Photo: Bernice Fox

By BERNICE FOX

“Young” Steven Spielberg was the big winner representing The Fabelmans at Sunday’s
Critics Choice Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel.

Gabriel LaBelle, who plays the teenage Steven Spielberg character in Spielberg’s semi-
autobiographical film, was honored as Best Young Actor/Actress.

Though The Fabelmans had 11 nominations, this was the only win. Those nominations included Best Picture, Palisadian Spielberg for Best Director, Michelle Williams for Best Actress, both Judd Hirsch and Paul Dano for Supporting Actor.

Jamie Lee Curtis cheered from her Santa Monica Canyon home as the film she co-
starred in, Everything Everywhere All at Once, won Best Picture. Curtis announced
Sunday morning on Facebook that she had Covid. She also had been up for Supporting
Actress.

Michelle Williams was at the Critics Choice Awards as a nominee for playing a version of Steven Spielberg’s mother in The Fabelmans.
Photo: Bernice Fox

Kate Hudson, who grew up in the Palisades and still lives here, won twice for Glass
Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – as part of the Acting Ensemble and because the film
won Best Comedy.

On the television side, although the late Ray Liotta did not win for his supporting role in
the Apple TV limited series, Black Bird, the winner was his co-star. Paul Walter Hauser,
who plays a real-life serial killer, included Liotta in his thank-you speech. Hauser gave a
shout-out: “I love you, Ray!”

An excited Henry Winkler amped up his thank-you speech when he won Supporting
Actor for Barry. That’s because he followed the super-charged Jennifer Coolidge who
won for The White Lotus. So Winkler increased his volume and said he was “so grateful” and “I love what I do!”

Barry, created by Palisadian Bill Hader, had been up for three awards, including Best Comedy Series and Hader for Best Comedy Actor.

Like Jamie Lee Curtis, another Palisadian had to watch the show on the CW from home
because she tested positive for Covid. Michelle Pfeiffer was up for playing Betty Ford in
the Showtime series, The First Lady.

Pfeiffer also was to present a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jeff Bridges. They had starred together in The Baker Boys.

Instead Bridges, who grew up in the Holmby Hills/Westwood area, was presented with
his honor by John Goodman, who starred with him in The Great Lebowski.

As a cast member of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Kate Hudson had a winning night at the Critics Choice Awards.
Photo: Bernice Fox

The Critics Choice Association is made up of about 600 film and TV critics and
entertainment journalists.

Here is a list of all the winners from the 28th Critics Choice Awards:

FILM

Best Picture: “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Director: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Actor: Brendan Fraser “The Whale”
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett “Tár”
Best Supporting Actor: Ke Huy Quan “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Supporting Actress: Angela Bassett “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Best Young Actor or Actress: Gabriel LaBelle “The Fabelmans”
Best Acting Ensemble: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
Best Original Screenplay: Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sarah Polley “Women Talking”
Best Cinematography: Claudio Miranda “Top Gun: Maverick”
Best Production Design: Florencia Martin and Anthony Carlino “Babylon”
Best Editing: Paul Rogers “Everything Everywhere All at Once”
Best Costume Design: Ruth E. Carter “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”
Best Hair and Makeup: “Elvis”
Best Visual Effects: “Avatar: The Way of Water”
Best Comedy: “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”
Best Animated Feature: “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”
Best Foreign Language Film: “RRR”
Best Song: “Naatu Naatu” “RRR”
Best Score: Hildur Gudnadóttir “Tár”

Jamie Lee Curtis was at home with Covid as others from Everything Everywhere All at Once gathered on stage to accept the final award of the night, Best Picture.
Photo: Bernice Fox

TELEVISION

Best Drama Series: “Better Call Saul”
Best Actor in a Drama Series: Bob Odenkirk “Better Call Saul”
Best Actress in a Drama Series: Zendaya “Euphoria”
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Giancarlo Esposito “Better Call Saul”
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Jennifer Coolidge “The White Lotus”
Best Comedy Series: “Abbott Elementary”
Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Allen White “The Bear”
Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart “Hacks”
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Henry Winkler “Barry”
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Sheryl Lee Ralph “Abbott Elementary”
Best Limited Series: “The Dropout”
Best Movie Made for Television: “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Daniel Radcliffe “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”
Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Amanda Seyfried “The Dropout”
Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Paul Walter Hauser “Black Bird”
Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television: Niecy Nash-Betts “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story”

Best Animated Series: “Harley Quinn”
Best Foreign Language Series: “Pachinko”
Best Comedy Special: “Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special”
Best Talk Show: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”

SeeHer Award

Janelle Monáe

Lifetime Achievement Award

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
Photo: Bernice Fox

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