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Monday, January 18, 2016

MASTER OF NONE Wins Best Comedy of the Year, And Now Everything is Right in the World



By now you've probably already heard the bad news: The Big Short continues to win things...

But, this post is not about that sort of negativity. I want to celebrate the awesome things that happened at Sunday night's Critics' Choice Awards. Like these:

MASTER OF NONE, Best Comedy Series: I am still head over heels for Black-ish, but it gives me so much joy to see a series helmed by two Asian-American men has been named the best of the year. But even more than that, it's a great series with an Asian-American lead (and diverse cast) that doesn't dance around topics like race and culture in America. I hope this is just the beginning.

IDRIS ELBA, Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, Luther: I still say that this is Elba's best performance to date. So, good on him for winning this award.

TOM HARDY, Best Actor in an Action Movie, Mad Max: Fury Road: More like "F**k yeah, Tom Hardy!," which is how I like to refer to him. While I may be pretending that he won instead for The Revenant, I just love to see genre get some accolades (and he was kickass in this).

CHARLIZE THERON, Best Actress in an Action Movie, Mad Max: Fury Road: Question: why didn't a 3-hour long ceremony (with a sh*tty host, mind you) not have time to air these cool awards? Imagine Theron (in all her holiness) glide up to the stage and thank the almighty Furiosa? It would have been priceless. (But we did get to see director George Miller's harem of supporting female characters accept the best director award on his behalf).

TIMOTHY OLYPHANT, Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, The Grinder: First of all, why didn't any of you tell me that the amazing Olyphant was on The Ginder? Should I now be watching a show called The Grinder? Now I've gotta watch The Grinder.

THE FARGO SWEEP 
Best Movie Made for Television of Limited Series, Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for Television of Limited Series
This almost makes up for Lady Gaga winning over Kirsten Dunst at last Sunday's Golden Globe Awards (now Dunst can remove all those pins she put in her Gaga voodoo dolls at home). I'm so glad that I am not the only critic who recognizes the sheer genius of the show. Each and every one of these awards are deserved.

Check out the full winners list over on Vulture.

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