5 Memorable Moments from the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards
The 20th annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards left an impression with moments that ranged from the silly (host Michael Strahan's elaborate costumes) and absurd (Leslie Mann and Josh Gad's Frozen skit) to moving (Jessica Chastain's meaningful speech). Relive our top five now:
1. Reese Witherspoon earns the selfie queen crown.The Wild actress followed in Ellen DeGeneres’s Oscar footsteps when the show's host Michael Strahan tapped her to snap a selfie during the opening skit. The pair posed with Witherspoon's husband, Jim Toth:
2. Michael Strahan plays dress up.Host Strahan made an impact by tackling some of the biggest movie characters of 2014 throughout the night: He dressed up in costumes that ranged from Maleficent guard and Gandalf (of The Hobbit) to Grand Budapest Hotel "lobby boy."
3. Leslie Mann and Josh Gad share a Frozen moment.As the pair stood on stage to present the Best Actor in an Action Movie award, Mann begged Gad to deliver the famous line from Frozen, "Some people are worth melting for," which was said by his character, Olaf—though not before doing her own impression of the snowman.
4. Jennifer Aniston approves of "beautiful" Chris Hemsworth.This may be the most appropriate reaction to the Sexiest Man Alive taking the stage in history. As the Thor star walked up (to introduce Ron Howard for the Louise XIII Critics' Choice Genius Award), the camera cut to Aniston who threw up her hands and mouthed, "beautiful."
5. Jessica Chastain is honored as the awards' first-ever MVP.The Broadcast Film Critics Association awarded the Interstellar star with the Most Valuable Player award, and she took her speech as an opportunity to address building "the strength of diversity" in the film industry. She quoted Martin Luther King, Jr. (who would've turned 86th that day): "'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.' And I would like to encourage everyone in this room to please speak up."