With the new year upon us, Hollywood is gearing up for the awards season. At last night’s 14th Annual Critics Choice Awards, triple-threat writer/director/actor Ben Stiller picked up the Best Comedy for his latest hit, Tropic Thunder.
In the first award of the night, Josh Brolin and Kate Beckinsale presented the win over other comedy nominees Burn After Reading, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Role Models and Vicky Christina Barcelona.
Stiller, accepting on behalf of the cast and crew, said,
“Thank you. Thank you, critics. That’s a phrase I don’t know if I thought I would ever utter. It feels good, though. It’s really an honor to have been recognized with all the movies that were nominated. And I’m just going to speak for all these guys– Justin Theroux, Stuart Cornfeld, Eric McLeod, producing partners, writing partners, Etan Cohen. It was a fully collaborative process, so this award is shared with the amazing cast who just showed up everyday and took chances and blew me away; an amazing film-making crew, that I just feel like I work with the best people ever. We were supported by a great studio, Dreamworks; Stacey Snider, Steven Spielberg, David Geffen, Adam Goodman, Rob Moore at Paramount. And all of our husbands, wives, children, parents. Lastly, I just want to say, there are a lot of awards out there, but this one really I think has the most meaning. And I’m not just saying that because it’s the only award our movie was nominated for [laughter] Ok, maybe that had something to do with it, but that makes it even more special. Thank you, very, very much. Thank you.”
Watch the presentation at VH1’s site. The Best Comedy award comes at about the 8:10 mark.
Congrats Ben and the folks at Red Hour Films!