Black Panther Finally Comes to Collect Its Things at the 2019 Critics Choice Awards

 thegrapevine.theroot.com  1/14/2019 2:40:00 PM  2
Ruth E. Carter, winner of Best Costume Design for ‘Black Panther,’ poses in the press room during the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
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Members of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) all congregated in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday night, while us peons watched on the CW for the 24th Annual Critics Choice Awards.

Taye Diggs (All American) hosted the dinner table event. Viola Davis showed up looking like a statuette herself and presented Claire Foy with the #SeeHer Award. Davis was previously honored with the same award in 2016.

And now, for the winners...

Film

Despite low fanfare during awards season so far this year, Black Panther seems to be so lit—to critics, at least! The same awards expected at other major awards ceremonies so far were the ones the critics bestowed upon the highly successful Marvel film. In fact, Black Panther scored the most awards Sunday night, with three wins. Ruth Carter got her just due, winning Best Costume Design, while the film also picked up awards for Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart) and Best Visual Effects.

The favorites of 2019 awards season procured more awards, such as Best Supporting Actor Mahershala Ali (Green Book) and Best Supporting Actress Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk).

A highlight of the evening included Barry Jenkins grabbing Best Adapted Screenplay for If Beale Street Could Talk. However, I was particularly miffed at the fact he didn’t even get a nomination in the Directing category.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse continues to snatch all of the animated wigs this season, winning Best Animated Feature.

Television

Sooooo, how do I put this— television wasn’t exactly blackity-black excellence for the critics this year. One exception: Thandie Newton scooped the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award for her work as Maeve Millay in Westworld.

Everyone looked like they had fun, at least. Chrissy Teigen got reprimanded for trying to bartend, but the actual bartender wasn’t about to have the venue lose its license. That moment when you’re too lit.

For the full list of 2019 Critics Choice Awards winners, head to CriticsChoice.com.

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