LOS ANGELES – Stars gathered at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on Sunday to dress up for the second big show of awards season, the Critics’ Choice Awards.
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” emerged as the favorite of the night, winning 5 of the 14 nomination categories. “Abbott Elementary” star Sheryl Lee Ralph won Best Supporting Actress and delivered a powerful speech. Angela Bassett and Niecy Nash also won Best Supporting Actress for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Dahmer – Monster”. : The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” respectively.
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In typical Critics’ Choice fashion, the second the telecast hit a commercial break, the star got up and practically skipped the ballroom to schmooze and jive with other celebs. .
During one break, Angela Bassett chatted with Janelle Monae. Keegan-Michael Key and his wife, Elle Key, headed over to the “Abbott Elementary” table to converse with Quinta Brunson and her Lisa Ann Walter. And her Stephanie Hsu in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” had a good laugh with Jenny Slate in “Marcel the Shell with Shoes On.”
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Amanda Seyfried and Paul Walter Hauser stand beside the ballroom, quietly and animatedly, after winning Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor in a limited series or film made for television. I spoke with an expression. At the end of their conversation, the two took a selfie.
For some stars, the show served as a romantic date night. Kaley Cuoco, who has a growing baby bump, spent most of her evenings with partner Tom Pelfrey. During one break, a guest asked Pelfrey to pose for a picture of himself with Cuoco, which the actor happily obliged.Nash also walked the red carpet alongside his wife, Jessica Betts. Worked.They got married in 2020.
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The adrenaline was palpable during the show. Because the ecstatic star won a trophy and delivered a heartfelt speech to people around the world.
That intensity carried over to the backstage media room, where the winners were immediately questioned and reflected on what winning meant.
After winning Best Supporting Actor, “Everything Everywhere All at Once” star Ke Huy Quan emotionally spoke to reporters, saying the acclaim far exceeded his dreams.
“I just wanted a job,” he said.
“I’m very lucky,” he added, with tears in his eyes. I hope the doors are open for all actors like me, may their dreams come true.”
Quan wasn’t the only one who felt overwhelming gratitude. Ralph, who won Best Supporting Actress for her comedy series, got emotional talking about her late parents. “If they could see me from heaven, ‘Thank you, Mom and Dad, because this is for you,'” she said, lifting her trophy into the air.
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New Year, same celeb? Red on his carpet, stars like Kerry Washington and Ayo Edebiri told his USA TODAY that at least he wasn’t too concerned with the 2023 resolutions.
“I’m very interested in what’s going on this year,” Washington says. Many share the same sentiment, abandoning the age-old tradition of setting big personal goals at the beginning of the year.
Kate Hudson added, “I decided not to make any resolutions…I didn’t do anything this year. Just get hot.”
“All-American” star Kalesha “Bre-Z” Murray says her resolution was to “eat better,” but it doesn’t work. why? Bre-Z says with a laugh. Co-star Samantha Logan said she’s not only improving her sleep schedule, but she’s also trying to improve her diet in the new year, but at the end of the day, the duo agreed balance is everything.
“The plan is to be happy. Whatever makes you happy,” says Bre-Z. “Life is a balance.”
Ediblei says she hasn’t made any resolutions either, but her “plan” for this year is to be “kind to myself.” What will happen to the star of ‘The Bear’? Screen time, especially TikTok.
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The Critics’ Choice Crowd Was A-List, But The Menu Wasn’t
What do A-list celebrities serve for dinner at the Critics’ Choice Awards? Definitely not a five-course meal.
Every table had plenty of Fijian water, a few bottles of wine and a large bottle of champagne. However, the food options weren’t as extensive as the drink options.In addition to cracker baskets on each table, celebrities enjoyed dips such as hummus and baba ganoush.
There was plenty of Cold Stone ice cream in case the hummus wasn’t filling enough.In addition to the mini ice cream stand just outside the ballroom, Cold Stone cups were also passed around between commercials. .
It was the first time after the show that the star finally got to indulge in a little more nutrition. As soon as the telecast ended, the stars left the ballroom to find her table of flatbreads, sushi rolls and desserts flooding the reception area.
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