From Borat Subsequent Moviefilm to Schitt's Creek, some of the biggest names in comedy were recognized at this year's Critics Choice Awards. Here are the night's talented - and of course hilarious - winners.
The big comedy winner of the night was Apple TV Plus's Ted Lasso. The hit series took home Best Comedy Series. Jason Sudeikis, who plays the show's protagonist, won Best Actor in a Comedy Series. His co-star, Hannah Waddingham, received Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Rebecca.
Sudeikis showed some appreciation for ex Olivia Wilde in his acceptance speech. "I want to thank my kids, Otis and Daisy. I want to thank their mom... Olivia, who had the initial idea for this as a TV show," he said. "She was like, 'You and Brendan [Hunt] and Joe [Kelly] like doing that so much, you should do it as a movie to a TV show.' I was like, 'No.' She was right."
When later asked how they felt about "dethroning" Schitt's Creek, the Ted Lasso writers clarified they have nothing but love for the hit show and are fans themselves. Of course, the Creek's iconic cast didn't end the night empty-handed. Daniel Levy received Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, while Catherine O'Hara won Best Actress in a Comedy Series. The celebrated actress had no shortage of kind words for everyone involved in the series' success.
"Like everyone on the show, I did work hard, but all I can remember now is the sheer joy of being inspired by our great scripts," O'Hara shared. "Challenged by my ridiculously talented castmates and our beyond-creative crew, charmed by our wonderful hair and makeup and wardrobe fairy godmothers, and made to feel like a queen by the sweet, fun-loving people who watch our show."
Other victors of the award night included Borat Subsequent Moviefilm's Maria Bakalova, who took home Best Supporting Actress. Netflix's Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill and Michelle Buteau: Welcome to Buteaupia both won Best Comedy Special, while Hulu's Palm Springs came out victorious in the Best Comedy category.