La La Land Wins Big at Critics' Choice Awards

Host didn't mention his Trump-related legal troubles
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Dec 12, 2016 4:05 AM CST
La La Land Wins Big at Critics Choice Awards
Host TJ Miller performs at the 22nd annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday in Santa Monica, Calif.   (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The host of the 22nd Critics' Choice Awards chose not to discuss his legal troubles and instead focused on President-elect Donald Trump and the controversies surrounding his election, the Los Angeles Times reports. TJ Miller, a star of the TV series Silicon Valley, was arrested Friday after he allegedly slapped an Uber driver on the head after remarks about Trump. On Sunday night at the awards show, Miller joked about possible hacking of the election by Russia and the automation of jobs. "The election was definitely hacked by the Russians," he said. "But luckily we're doing an awards show in an airplane hangar in Santa Monica."

Sunday night's big winners included La La Land for best picture and seven other awards, Casey Affleck for best actor for his lead role in Manchester by the Sea, and Natalie Portman for best actress for her lead role in Jackie. In the television categories, winners included Courtney B. Vance for his The People v. OJ Simpson role as Simpson attorney Johnnie Cochran, Donald Glover as lead actor in a comedy series for his role in Atlanta, and Thandie Newton as supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Westworld. Silicon Valley took the prize for best comedy series and Game of Thrones won best drama. Saturday Night Live's Kate McKinnon won best actress in a comedy series. A full list of winners can be seen here. (More Critics Choice Awards stories.)

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