Critics Association Awards Winners: Promising Young Woman scores Best ...

Promising Young Woman was the big winner Friday night at the Fourth Annual Critics Association Awards.

The socially conscious revenge drama, about a woman who flips the tables and preys on male sexual predators, was awarded Best Picture, while Carrey Mulligan earned the Best Actress plaque and director Emerald Fennell won multiple honors.

The Critics Association Awards presented a more intimate alternative to the Oscars and the Golden Globes with a low-key virtual presentation where most winners and some presenters fired up their webcams from home.

Sweep: Promising Young Woman was the big winner at Friday's Hollywood Critics Association Awards, with honors for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best First Feature

Sweep: Promising Young Woman was the big winner at Friday's Critics Association Awards, with honors for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Original Screenplay and Best First Feature

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Mulligan was dressed in a striped shirt at home as she accepted her award for Best actress.

She kept her speech short and sweet but included special thanks for the movie's writer and director, Emerald Fennell.

'This opportunity was really the chance of a lifetime and I'm so grateful to her,' she gushed, just as her dog barked to underscore the relaxed nature of the show.

Fennell, an English actress who was featured on season three of The Crown as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, received a bounty of awards during the evening.

Grateful: Mulligan kept her speech short and sweet but included special thanks for the movie's writer and director, Emerald Fennell

Grateful: Mulligan kept her speech short and sweet but included special thanks for the movie's writer and director, Emerald Fennell

Low key: 'This opportunity was really the chance of a lifetime and I'm so grateful to her,' she gushed, just as her dog barked to underscore the relaxed nature of the show

Low key: 'This opportunity was really the chance of a lifetime and I'm so grateful to her,' she gushed, just as her dog barked to underscore the relaxed nature of the show

Big winner: Fennell, an English actress who was featured on season three of The Crown as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, received a bounty of awards during the evening.

Big winner: Fennell, an English actress who was featured on season three of The Crown as Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, received a bounty of awards during the evening.

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A dream: While accepting her honorary award for Filmmaker on the Rise, she recounted her desire to become integrated in the entertainment industry from an early age, calling Hollywood a 'Place that I have always admired and dreamed about since I was little'

A dream: While accepting her honorary award for Filmmaker on the Rise, she recounted her desire to become integrated in the entertainment industry from an early age, calling a 'Place that I have always admired and dreamed about since I was little'

While accepting her honorary award for Filmmaker on the Rise, she recounted her desire to become integrated in the entertainment industry from an early age, calling a 'Place that I have always admired and dreamed about since I was little.' 

She won again later in the evening for Best First Feature and Best Original Screenplay.

She sounded starstruck as she accepted the latter award. 

'It just seems completely extraordinary that this script that was in my head for years and years listening to Paris Hilton and Britney Spears until everything was a pink, sparkly blur, for it to have come all of the way to and to be awarded this unbelievable honor is truly extraordinary,' she gushed.

Critical favorite: Delroy Lindo took home the Best Actor plaque for his widely acclaimed role in Da 5 Bloods as a Black veteran returning to Vietnam in the present day to search for the body of his fallen friend, as well as the fortune buried with him

Critical favorite: Delroy Lindo took home the Best Actor plaque for his widely acclaimed role in Da 5 Bloods as a Black veteran returning to Vietnam in the present day to search for the body of his fallen friend, as well as the fortune buried with him

The whole gang: All of the film's actors were honored earlier with the Best Cast Ensemble award; behind-the-scenes still from Da 5 Bloods

The whole gang: All of the film's actors were honored earlier with the Best Cast Ensemble award; behind-the-scenes still from Da 5 Bloods

Delroy Lindo took home the Best Actor plaque for his widely acclaimed role in Da 5 Bloods as a Black veteran returning to Vietnam in the present day to search for the body of his fallen friend, as well as the fortune buried with him. 

He found himself competing against his late costar Chadwick Boseman, though it was for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 

'"Thank you" does not capture the depth of my gratitude and my appreciation for getting this award,' he began his speech. 'This is a piece of work that I am immensely proud of obviously, but I am also proud of the fact that [Da 5 Bloods has] had not only the creative but the cultural impact that it has had and continues to have.

He continued: 'The bond with my fellow actors, Clarke [Peters], Isiah [Whitlock Jr.], Norm [Lewis], Chadwick, Jonathan [Majors] was extraordinary and so much a part of this journey. 

'And Spike, thank you to you man for bring us all together on this journey. I'm deeply deeply honored to receive this and equally grateful,' he concluded, honoring his longtime collaborator Spike Lee.

All of the film's actors were honored earlier with the Best Cast Ensemble award. 

Under the radar: Winning the Supporting Actor and Actress awards were less well-known figures, including Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal and Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari

Under the radar: Winning the Supporting Actor and Actress awards were less well-known figures, including Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal and Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari

Split Director award: Darius Marder won Best Male Director for Sound Of Metal, while Chloé Zhao was awarded for Nomadland, though she wasn't present; pictured at the Golden Globes on February 28

Split Director award: Darius Marder won Best Male Director for Sound Of Metal, while Chloé Zhao was awarded for Nomadland, though she wasn't present; pictured at the Golden Globes on February 28

Winning the Supporting Actor and Actress awards were less well-known figures, including Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal and Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari.

The show was unusual in that it split up the Best Director category into a male and female winner.

Darius Marder won for Sound Of Metal, while Chloé Zhao was awarded for Nomadland, though she wasn't available to receive her award.

Goofing off: Parks And Recreation actor and comedian Ben Schwartz was awarded the Best Animated or VFX Performance for Sonic The Hedgehog and made a paper plaque

Goofing off: Parks And Recreation actor and comedian Ben Schwartz was awarded the Best Animated or VFX Performance for Sonic The Hedgehog and made a paper plaque

Sounds about right: Andy Samberg was another funnyman on hand to accept the Best Comedy or Musical Award for his film Palm Springs. He joked that his speech was incredibly boring

Sounds about right: Andy Samberg was another funnyman on hand to accept the Best Comedy or Musical Award for his film Palm Springs. He joked that his speech was incredibly boring

Parks And Recreation actor and comedian Ben Schwartz was awarded the Best Animated or VFX Performance for Sonic The Hedgehog.

He was so excited that he made his own award out of paper.  

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