Critics Choice Awards: Angela Bassett, Ke Huy Quan, ‘Pinocchio,’ ‘RRR’ Among Early Winners

The 28th Annual Critics Choice Awards were handed out on Sunday night, with Chelsea Handler hosting the awards ceremony broadcast on The CW. Kicking

off the show, Handler said, “It is an honor to be here hosting tonight after everything that we’ve all been through together over the past few years. Between COVID, Monkeypox, the

Don’t Worry Darling press tour, it’s been a lot. I’m just happy to be here tonight supporting the critics right to choose.”More from The Hollywood ReporterCritics Choice

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Pupille'), Guillermo del Toro ('Pinocchio') and Alejandro González Iñárritu ('Bardo') She then made quips about the number of LGBTQ films nominated at the ceremony,

including “Bros, Fire Island and Top Gun: Maverick.” She also added a reference to the end of Ellen DeGeneres’ long-running show when joking about Focus Features’ Tár: “In the

movie, Cate [Blanchett] portrayed an iconic lesbian whose career is up ended by her toxic behavior — and she didn’t even have to host her own daytime talk show.”