James Cordon turns air blue with move on Allison Janney

The great and good of television have been honoured at the fifth annual Critics Choice Awards, hosted by Cat Deeley.

James Cordon turns air blue with move on Allison Janney

British comedian James Corden, host of the Late Late Show (the US version — don’t worry, Tubridy fans), passionately locked lips with Allison Janney as he presented her with a gong.

Cordon shared an awkward embrace before diving into a lengthy kiss as Janney collected the best supporting actress in a comedy series award at the ceremony in Beverly Hills.

Announcing Janney as the winner for her role as recovering alcoholic Bonnie in the comedy Mom, Corden said she was one of the best actresses he had ever met in his life and bowed down to her as she walked up on to the stage.

Corden tousled her hair and then backed away, while he bent over as he let Janney step up to the microphone.

Addressing the packed ballroom, the former West Wing star said: “I didn’t mean anything by that except that I love this man so much. James Corden, you’re on of my favourite comics on the planet.”

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Silicon Valley actor TJ Miller also made an impression on stage as he collected the crystal gong for best supporting actor in a comedy series.

He took a huge swig of red wine and shoved food into his mouth as soon as his name was called so continued to chew long after he arrived at the microphone.

He told the crowd: “I thought I was going to lose so I ate a lot. I would say awards are for children because children need a tangible representation of their achievement, while adults settle for the respect and admiration of their peers, but what do I know?”

Better Call Saul actor Jonathan Banks took home the award for best supporting actor in a drama, while Orange Is The New Black star Lorraine Toussaint won best supporting actress in a drama for her portrayal of Vee in the Netflix series.

Seth MacFarlane was given the Louis XIII Genius Award, introduced by his A Million Ways to Die in the West co-star Charlize Theron, who called the comedy film “a $40m excuse to make out with me”.

‘Family Guy’ creator Seth MacFarlane accepts the the Critics’ Choice Louis XIII genius award.

She emphasised that MacFarlane doesn’t shy away from offending anyone.

“All that offensive behaviour has made him one of the most successful writer-producers in the history of television,” she said, adding: “And single.”


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