‘Everything Everywhere’ wins big at Critics Choice Awards

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CENTURY CITY — The forces behind “Everything Everywhere All at Once” were savoring victory following a big night at the 28th annual Critics Choice Awards, during which it was named best picture and earned prizes for best director, screenplay and supporting actor.

The team of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Kwan won prizes for writing and directing the multiverse family drama, while Ke Huy Quan, who won a Golden Globe earlier this month, was named best supporting actor during the Jan. 15 ceremony at the Fairmont Century Plaza. The film also won a prize for best editing.

Brendan Fraser was named best actor for his acclaimed performance in “The Whale,” while Cate Blanchett was named best actress for “Tár.” Angela Bassett followed up her Golden Globe win by also winning the Critics Choice Award for best supporting actress for her work in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”

On the television side of the awards, ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” took home the award for best comedy series, while AMC’s “Better Call Saul” earned the award in the dramatic category.

“Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk was named best actor in a drama series, while his co-star, Giancarlo Esposito, won the prize for best supporting actor.

Zendaya was named best actress in a drama for her work in “Euphoria.” Jennifer Coolidge won for best supporting actress in a drama series for “The White Lotus.”

Jeremy Allen White was named best comedy series actor for FX’s “The Bear,” while Jean Smart won the prize for best comedy actress for HBO’s “Hacks.”

Henry Winkler took home the statuette for supporting actor for HBO’s “Barry,” and Sheryl Lee Ralph was named best supporting actress for “Abbott Elementary.”

Chelsea Handler hosted the Critics Choice Award ceremony.

Jeff Bridges was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the ceremony. Bridges is a seven-time Oscar nominee, winning the best-actor prize in 2010 for his role as an aging country singer in “Crazy Heart.” He earned acting nominations for his roles in “The Last Picture Show,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Contender,” “True Grit” and “Hell or High Water.”

His role in “Crazy Heart” also earned him Critics Choice, Screen Actors Guild and Independent Spirit awards. His other film credits include “The Fisher King,” “Jagged Edge,” “The Fabulous Baker Boys,” “Seabiscuit” and “Iron Man.”

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Bridges.

Actress/singer Janelle Monáe received the organization’s SeeHer Award, which honors a woman who “advocates for gender equality, portrays characters with authenticity, defies stereotypes and pushes boundaries.”

She starred last year in “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” and her other film credits include “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight.” She is also an eight-time Grammy nominee, and was recently honored as Suicide Prevention Advocate of the Year by The Trevor Project. She is also co-chair of When We All Vote, and she established the Fem the Future initiative aimed at empowering female filmmakers.

Kate Hudson, who also stars in “Glass Onion,” presented her with the honor.

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