Inside the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards

All the very best moments from the 22nd Annual Critics' Choice Awards.
The 22nd Annual Critic Choice Awards

It’s not even 2017 and the Critics’ Choice Awards have already rolled around!

The ceremony is taking place more than a month earlier than usual, but the new date didn’t stop Hollywood’s finest from stepping out in all their glory!

Nicole Kidman, Emma Stone and Jessica Biel kicked off the event with some of the red carpet’s most stunning looks.

Held at Barker Hanga in Santa Monica, California, the event signals the beginning of award season and is considered a precursor of who may win an Oscar.

**La La Land* has scooped up the most nominations, with an impressive 12 awards up for grabs.

Meanwhile Hacksaw Ridge, which Mel Gibson directed, has already scored Best Action Film and Best Actor in an Action Film (Andrew Garfield).

Click through the gallery to check out all the gossip and glamour from the event!

Whoops! Nic was laughing so much with Sarah Paulson she suffered a wardrobe malfunction.

Nic also caught up with Hugh Grant.

Nicole Kidmam opted for a fitted black gown, with stunning triangular cut-outs that showed off her slender frame.

Our hearts can’t take it! Ryan Reynolds won the Entertainer of the Year Award for Deadpool and he dedicated his award to the Make A Wish foundation and sick children.

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Ryan Reynolds dedicates his Entertainer of the Year Award to sick children

We’re going la la over Emma Stone’s embellished black frock. And let’s take a moment for those Va Va Voom lips!

No doubt ex Andrew Garfield was mesmerised!

Kaley Cuoco looked head over heels in love with her new leading man, boyfriend Karl Cook.

The 31-year-old was all about making a big bang in a statement pale pink jumpsuit.

Critics Choice is all about blue and Viola Davis definitely got memo! The actress was radiant in a shade of sky blue.

We’re seeing stripes! Jessica Biel and Allison Williams were twinning with their red carpet fashion.

John Travolta kept things dapper in a velvet tux.

Hugh Grant beamed as he walked the red carpet with Anna Eberstein.

Kate Beckinsale was as pretty as a princess in this fairytale-inspired gown.

Leslie Mann and hubby Judd Apatow strike a pose while Jeff Bridges was joined by his other half, Susan Geston.

Mel Gibson and his pregnant girlfriend Rosalind Ross, 26, flashed their best smiles.

Andrew Garfield cuddles up to Mel Gibson.

Aww, Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are more in love than ever.

Kerry Washington, who recently welcomed her second bub, oozed elegance in this LBD.

Amy Adams and husband Darren Le Gallo worked black and white ensembles.

Jessica Biel holds hands with her hubby, Justin Timberlake.

Hollywood love birds Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson enjoyed a date night out!

Sarah Hyland, Ruth Wilson, Naomie Harris and Ariel Winter are worked stunning black dresses.

The charming stars of Stranger Things know how to work a red carpet.

Mandy Moore kept things classic in this figure-hugging navy gown.

Swoon! Ryan Gosling is in the house.

The cast of Lion are gearing up for a fun night of celebrations!

Bryce Dallas Howard packed a punch in this sunshine-yellow dress.

Besties unite! Busy Phillips and Michelle Williams made for the ultimate dream team.

The pair could be mistaken for sisters.

Modern Family favourites Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen put their best foot forward.

The 60-year-old was up for a Best Actor nomination for his role in Sully, but he lost out to Ryan Gosling.

Cynthia Nixon stunned in a pink and red wrap dress.

There’s plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding Jackie star Natalie Portman!

The actress found the Jackie spoof hilarious.

Aussie actor Joel Edgerton.

Nic and screenwriter Ryan Murph cuddle up.

Ryan inception! Ryan Reynolds has a firm friend in Ryan Gosling.

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