18 Jan – George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" won nine of out the 13 awards it was nominated for but ultimately, it was Tom McCarthy's biographical drama that stole the "Spotlight" at the 2016 Critics' Choice Awards.
"Spotlight" took home the Best Picture award, as well as Best Original Screenplay and Best Acting Ensemble. The latter was accepted by Rachel McAdams on behalf of herself and co-stars Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber and Brian d'Arcy James.
It was also a momentous win for "The Revenant" as Leonardo DiCaprio took home yet another Best Actor award.
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may have not won but BB-8 did make a delightful appearance alongside Industrial Light + Magic COO John Knoll, when the visual effects company was awarded with the Critics' Genius Award.
As for Amy Schumer, aside from being named Best Actress in a Comedy, the actress was also honoured with the MVP Award.
This year's Critics' Choice Awards marks the first time for the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association to combine their winners for one awards show.
The 21st annual Critics' Choice Awards winners list for the Movie category is as follows:
Best Picture: "Spotlight"
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Revenant")
Best Actress: Brie Larson ("Room")
Best Supporting Actor: Sylvester Stallone, ("Creed")
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, ("The Danish Girl")
Best Young Actor / Actress: Jacob Tremblay, ("Room")
Best Acting Ensemble: "Spotlight"
Best Director: George Miller, ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
Best Original Screenplay: Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy, ("Spotlight")
Best Adapted Screenplay: Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, ("The Big Short")
Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki, ("The Revenant")
Best Production Design: Colin Gibson, ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
Best Editing: Margaret Sixel, ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan, ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
Best Hair & Makeup: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Visual Effects: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Animated Feature: "Inside Out"
Best Action Movie: "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Best Actor in an Action Movie: Tom Hardy, ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
Best Actress in an Action Movie: Charlize Theron, ("Mad Max: Fury Road")
Best Comedy: "The Big Short"
Best Actor in a Comedy: Christian Bale, ("The Big Short")
Best Actress in a Comedy: Amy Schumer, ("Trainwreck")
Best Sci-fi / Horror Movie: "Ex Machina"
Best Foreign Language Film: "Son of Saul"
Best Documentary Feature: "Amy"
Best Song: "See You Again", Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa, ("Furious 7")
Best Score: Ennio Morricone, ("The Hateful Eight")