Critics’ Choice Awards roundup

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The Golden Globes have been canceled, but the

the writers’ strike didn’t prevent the live broadcast of the Critics’ Choice

Awards
from pressing

on last night. But the strike it did have its effects. Many winners noted that they were speaking off the cuff because they wanted to

respect the strike and did not write speeches.

Host D.L. Hughley’s

commentary was incredibly awkward, and it seemed that all his jokes were about race. Probably

the oddest comment of the night for me came when Hughley dubbed Brad

Pitt
an “honorary black person” for seemingly no reason. And several times Hughley told the crowd that

they needed to lighten up and laugh once in a while.

Despite that, there were

many bright spots during the evening. For one, it seemed that

every two minutes Pitt and AfterEllen.com’s

No. 2 hottie, Angelina

Jolie
, were on the screen, looking just as fabulous as ever.

Additionally, there were some

fantastic female winners throughout the evening.

Nikki Blonsky, breakout

star of Hairspray, won the award for Best Young Actress.

Blonsky shared

the award for Best Acting Ensemble with the rest of the Hairspray cast, which

includes Queen Latifah (AfterEllen.com Hot

100 No. 55), Amanda

Bynes
, Michelle Pfeiffer, Allison

Janney
, Brittany Snow and, of course, John Travolta in drag.

Winner for Best Supporting

Actress was Amy Ryan for Gone Baby Gone.

Julie Christie won Best Actress for her role in Away From Her, but was

not there to accept the award.

Probably the most exciting

win of the night was Diablo Cody’s award for Best Writer for Juno. In a category that is usually

completely dominated by men, that win was well deserved. It marked

the first time since

2003
that a woman

has won a writing award at the Critics’ Choice Awards, and the first

time that a woman has won the award on her own since the show’s inception

in 1995.

Juno also won for Best

Comedy Movie and was nominated for Best Acting Ensemble. Since

Cody was not at the awards show, Ellen Page (nominee for Best Actress) and Allison

Janney accepted the award on Cody’s behalf.

A complete list of winners

and nominees can be found here.

And, now, a few more pictures

for your enjoyment.

Feist:

Emily Deschanel:

Brittany Snow:

Marcia Gay Harden:

Katie Holmes:

Queen Latifah:

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