Some of this year’s Baftas big winners went on to hit the Critics’ Choice Awards (CCA) after scoring two wins.
Power Of The Dog, Will Smith, Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose all won equal awards at ceremonies in London and Los Angeles, both of which took place on Sunday – two weeks away from the Oscars.
Jane Campion’s Dark West has won CCA’s grand prize for best picture, after winning the Bafta for best picture.
Campion was also awarded best director at the CCA and Baftas, beating Sir Kenneth Branagh in this category.
As she stepped onto the stage, she said it was “wonderful” to be nominated alongside “so many incredible women” and thanked the cast and Netflix.
Smith also won the UK’s favorite Benedict Cumberbatch award twice in one evening, beating him in the best actor category at both CCA and Baftas.
The actor attended the ceremony with tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, whom his father played in the film, saying the pair “defined the American dream”.
“Thank you for trusting me with your story of what you can do… you have inspired everyone in this room, everyone in this country and everyone in the world. worldwide,” he told them in his acceptance speech.
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“You all define the American dream, you represent the best that we all hope this country and the world can have.”
Kotsur, who won both the CCA and Bafta awards for best supporting actor for his performance in Coda, joked that the title was “two birds with one stone”.
Receiving the CCA award he almost said “his spirit is there with all of you”.
DeBose was named best actress for her role as Anita in West Side Story at both ceremonies.
Addressing her fellow nominees at CCA, she said: “You’re all so glorious, you’ve inspired me.”
Despite the lack of British success at Baftas this year, Oscar-winning costume designer Jenny Beavan claimed the best costume design at both events for her work on Disney’s Cruella.
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