The Critics’ Choice Awards were definitely a bit tamer than the Globes without Ricky Gervais as host, but that doesn’t mean the show was a snooze-fest by any stretch. Appearances by the always hilarious Amy Schumer, the flawlessly styled Alicia Vikander and a very, very sweet 9-year-old boy made the night more than memorable. Here, the five best moments, in case you missed them.
Jacob Tremblay's Adorable Acceptance Speech
Nine-year-old Jacob won Best Young Actor for his performance in Room, and his acceptance speech was just as precious as you might have expected. It included gems like "this is super cool" and, in reference to where he planned to put his award, “on the shelf right beside my Millennium Falcon." The audience swooned.
Alicia Vikander’s Continued Perfection
The 2016 awards season favorite stunned in a Mary Katrantzou gown while accepting the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in The Danish Girl. Her graceful speech included a sweet shout-out to costar Eddie Redmayne and a nod to the "pioneering women" on whom the film is based.
Judd Apatow's Introduction Of Amy Schumer
In presenting her with the Critics' Choice MVP Award—which he joked was a fake award, intended as bait to get Amy to show up—Judd compared Amy to John Belushi before listing her many impressive accomplishments this year. "She's the nicest person I know," he said. "She's hysterical and bold and courageous and a perfect comedian for this moment.”
Amy Schumer's First Acceptance Speech
There were a lot of great moments in this speech, her first of two, but our favorite was her reference to her midsection: “If you're an actress and you have this, you have to write your own stuff to get it made.” Schumer also made mention of her recent nude portrait, and how the press called it "brave." "That's what you want everyone to say when a naked photo of you goes viral,” she quipped. We love that she wrapped up the mostly silly speech with a serious request to end gun violence in honor of those killed at a Trainwreck screening in Alabama.
Christian Bale Making Out With Everyone
We have to appreciate a man who's not afraid to lock lips with his male colleagues in a spontaneous show of celebration. At least his wife, who he later said "kicks him in the nuts," wasn't stuck with sloppy seconds.