Christian Bale honoured for Vice performance at Critics' Choice Awards

Christian Bale picked up two awards for his performance in Vice at the Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California on Sunday night (January 13).

The actor underwent a drastic physical transformation to play vice president Dick Cheney in Adam McKay’s film. 

Bale picked up both the best actor and best actor in a comedy gongs for his performance.

While on stage accepting the comedy prize, he said: “I guess time sort of allows it to be considered a comedy, but it’s really a tragedy.”

Christian Bale as Dick Cheney in Vice

Take a look at the red carpet style at the Critics’ Choice Awards here.

The best actress award was a tie between Glenn Close for The Wife and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born.

Close made her speech and stayed on stage while Gaga’s name was read as the joint winner.

Gaga burst into tears after her name was announced and gave an emotional speech in which she dedicated her award to “all people who have suffered from alcoholism or addiction”.

The singer and actress also collected the best original song for Shallow, the hit song from the musical drama.

Glenn Close and Lady Gaga tied for best actress

Olivia Colman, fresh from her success at the Golden Globes, was awarded the best actress in a comedy award for The Favourite, while the cast were honoured with the best acting ensemble prize.

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma was named best picture, beating off competition from The Favourite, First Man, Green Book, If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Poppins Returns, A Star Is Born, Vice, Black Panther and BlacKkKlansman.

Cuaron’s black-and-white film was also triumphant in the best foreign language category. 

He thanked Netflix for “bringing this film to the people in the mainstream”.

Roma named best picture

Continuing on from their Golden Globes wins, best supporting actor went to Mahershala Ali for Green Book and Regina King won best supporting actress for If Beale Street Could Talk.

The award for best sci-fi/ horror movie went to The Quiet Place.

Writer, director and star of the movie John Krasinski accepted the award, saying of his wife and co-star Emily Blunt: “I got to make a movie about a love story, and a love letter to my kids, and I got to do it with the love of my life by my side,

“So, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t get much better than that!”

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt celebrate win for The Quiet Place

Best original screenplay went to Paul Schrader for First Reformed while best adapted screenplay went to Barry Jenkins for If Beale Street Could Talk. Crazy Rich Asians won best comedy.

In the television categories, Sandra Oh was named best actress in a drama series for the BBC’s Killing Eve, while Matthew Rhys won best actor in a drama for The Americans.

Noah Emmerich and Thandie Newton were honoured in the best supporting actor and actress categories for their performances in The Americans and Westworld respectively.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won best comedy series while the show’s leading star Rachel Brosnahan won best actress in a comedy series.