A Quiet Place - Emily Blunt

Genre fails to win big at this year's Critics' Choice Awards

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Jan 13, 2019

The 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards were held tonight, and unfortunately, genre didn't exactly storm the stage outside of a few niche categories.

Black Panther, for example, was up for numerous top-tier awards, but it failed to secure any big wins. Much like how it all went down a lot like last week's Golden Globe Awards did. On the upside, the MCU epic did take the top spot a few noteworthy times. Ruth Carter won for Best Costume Design, Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart took home the trophy for Best Production Design, and the film won Best Visual Effects.

Other big winners included Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won Best Animated Picture, even after one of the film's three directors (possibly) came close to spoiling their plans for the upcoming sequel. 

John Krasinki's A Quiet Place won for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Film, beating out some tough competition from Annihilation, Hereditary, and the Halloween sequel/reboot. Mission: Impossible - Fallout took home Best Action Movie, which won out over out Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2, as well as Black Panther

Sandra Oh took home the trophy Best Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Eve in BBC's Killing Eve. And, unlike her Golden Globes victory, she didn't have to go back to hosting the show after her acceptance speech. Meanwhile, Thandie Newton was named Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Maeve in HBO's Westworld.

While the Critics Choice Awards isn't viewed as much of a preview to the Academy Awards as the Golden Globes, it still doesn't bode well for Black Panther's chances for the top spot at the Oscars next month. 

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