'La La Land,' 'Moonlight' Among Winners at Critics' Choice

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The drama musical, which has been hailed as potential Oscar contender, topped the victor list in movie categories with eight nods, including the coveted Best Picture gong, AceShowbiz said.

"Atlanta" star Keith Stanfield rushed the stage to give an impromptu speech Sunday at the Critics Choice Awards after "Silicon Valley" won Best Comedy Series.

"La La Land", which reunited Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone as romantic interests, also grabbed top honors for best original screenplay, best cinematography, best production design, best editing, best song ("City of Stars") and best score from the film critics.

The Critics' Choice Awards are chosen by the more than 300 members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

Viola Davis, who emerged from "Fences" this fall as the consensus front-runner for whichever acting awards she ends up being nominated for, deservedly won best supporting actress for her role.

The film "Arrival" received two awards: best Sci-fi/Horror film and best adapted screenplay.

- "Game of Thrones" for best drama series.

U.S. actor John Lithgow, who plays Winston Churchill in Netflix's hit TV show The Crown, won best supporting actor in a drama series.

Other movies with multiple wins included "Hacksaw Ridge", which landed the Best Action Movie title and Best Actor in an Action Movie honor for Andrew Garfield, and "Deadpool", which was named Best Comedy and helped Ryan Reynolds win Best Actor in a Comedy title.

As executive producer Tom Lassally stood up to accept the best comedy series award for Silicon Valley, another person took the stage instead. Best supporting actress was Viola Davis for "Fences".

- Thandie Newton as supporting actress in a drama series for her role in the "Westworld".