Friday, April 12, 2024

Critics Choice Awards Early Winners: Daniel Kaluuya Supporting Actor, Maria Baklova Supporting Actress


The Critics Choice Awards are LIVE right now on the CW Network, which is Channel 11 in New York. Check your local listings.

First movie winners are Daniel Kaluuya, Best Supporting Actor, for “Judas and the Last Messiah.” Supporting Actress went to Maria Bakalova, for “Borat Subsequent Movie.”

Kaluuya, especially, is of note here. He won the Golden Globes, also. He’s on his way to the Oscars. This is an upset over Sacha Baron Cohen, who has campaigned heavily for “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and has a lot of good will.

Bakalova is a left field choice, but a good one. She convinced the audience and a lot of real people in the movie that she was a 15 year old refugee from Kazakhstan. It was a little ironic to see Cohen lose to Kaluuya and then see the young woman he hired for “Borat” win.

Keep refreshing. More to come!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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