‘Mad Max’ wins big at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Mad Max: Fury Road roared to victory as film and TV critics honoured the best work on the big and small screen.

‘Mad Max’ wins big at the Critics’ Choice Awards

The reboot scored nine gongs at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, including best action movie, a best actor in an action movie prize for British star Tom Hardy, and a best actress in an action movie award for Charlize Theron.

George Miller, who is responsible for the series, was named best director, while the film also took prizes for visual effects, hair and make up, costume design, editing, and production design.

Hardy, Theron, and Miller were not present at the ceremony.

Co-stars Zoe Kravitz and Rosie Huntington-Whitely collected Miller’s award on his behalf.

Spotlight, about the Boston Globe reporters who uncovered sexual abuse in the Catholic church, was named best picture.

The cast, which includes Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Mark Ruffalo, won best ensemble.

The Big Short, a film about the collapse of the American housing market, was named best comedy movie.

Brie Larson, who has already won a Golden Globe for Room, was named best actress but was not present to collect the trophy.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who was also not present at the ceremony, was named best actor for The Revenant.

Rocky star Sylvester Stallone continued his winning streak with a best supporting actor accolade.

The 69-year-old actor, who recently won a Golden Globe for reprising his role of Rocky Balboa in Creed, was also nominated for an Oscar on January 14.

Alicia Vikander, who stars opposite Eddie Redmayne in The Danish Girl, was named best supporting actress.

The star also accepted the best sci-fi/horror film award for Ex Machina, in which she stars opposite Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson.

Jacob Tremblay, 9, stood on a box to accept the best young actor/actress award for his role opposite Larson in Room.

Dressed in a dark suit, he said: “This is super cool, this is the best day of my life. I first want to say thank you to all the critics who voted for me, it must have been super hard because of all the great actors in this category.”

The Star Wars fan added: “I know where to put this, on the shelf right next to my Millennium Falcon.”

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