6 Reasons to Watch the Critics’ Choice Awards

Whether you’re experiencing a spot of fatigue in the wake of last weekend’s Globes mania or you’re one of those fanatics with an insatiable appetite for all things awards-related, you should make a point to tune in to the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday. Not all award shows are created equal, after all, and this one has a few potential surprises up its sleeve. Here, our top 6 reasons you won’t want to miss out:


TJ Miller as Host

Never heard of him? We’re not surprised, but his is a name you should get to know. TJ plays one of the funniest characters on Silicon Valley, which took home the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Series last year, and is set to play opposite Ryan Reynolds in the new Marvel film DeadPool next month. You can check out his stand-up on comedy central for a taste of what's to come.


Winona Ryder on the Red Carpet

While there are no guarantees she’ll show up to the ceremony on Sunday, Winona’s been nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in HBO’s Show Me a Hero. The new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty has been making iconic red carpet appearances for decades now (though she seemingly hasn’t aged a day), and we’re sensing a full-force resurgence on the horizon. Her best carpet accessory—equally iconic heartthrobs like Johnny Depp and Matt Damon—won’t make a showing this time around, however, as Winona’s current boyfriend is relatively tame Loomstate CEO Scott Mackinlay Hahn.


Paul Rudd. See Also: Chris Pratt.

The best part of last year’s Golden Globes was the meme-making shot of our forever-crush Paul Rudd and Jeff Goldblum sitting at the same table. This year, all signs of Rudd were missing from the Globes, but that shouldn’t be the case this Sunday as he’s been nominated for his role in Ant Man. Our newer-but-equally-intense crush Chris Pratt should also make an appearance, as he’s been nominated for his role in Jurassic World.


Mad Max Will Have a Moment

Mad Max was basically snubbed at the Globes, but that shouldn’t be the case at this Sunday’s ceremony as it's been nominated for 13 awards. This film, which was one of the best reviewed of 2016, deserves these nods, but we mostly care about this because it means there’s a chance Charlize will take to the podium. At the very least, we should get to see her walk the carpet, where she is certain to be among the best dressed.


Fargo Will Have a Moment, Too

Fargo, the show everyone is always trying to get you to watch, was also snubbed at the Globes; however, it has eight nominations going into this Sunday’s show and will likely nab some of the top honors for TV. The show’s well-deserved redemption after last weekend’s shut-out will, for fans, be worth a watch.


Johnny Depp

Despite the fact that wife Amber Heard presented, Johnny skipped the Globes (likely because his film Black Mass was given the cold shoulder by the HFPA). However, he’s nominated this Sunday for Best Actor, so there’s a good chance he’ll attend. Depp might not be the most exciting man on the ticket these days, but he’ll still forever be our #1.