For nearly a century, Moët & Chandon has celebrated the glamour and the red carpet moments of international cinema. On the occasion of the Critics’ Choice Awards 21st year, Moët & Chandon has joined as the official champagne of this award show for the first time. Also for the first time A+E Networks, home of “The Critics’ Choice Televsion Awards”
and “The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards” combined the two shows into one star-studded three hour event held at Santa Monica Airport’s Barker Hangar in California on Sunday, Jan. 17.
Effervescent and effortlessly chic, Moët & Chandon and the movies are like a Hollywood glamorous couple. The Maison is a strong and long-time supporter of film awards and ceremonies, such as the Golden Globe Awards and the International Film Festivals in Venice and Locarno to name a few. Moët & Chandon, which has become synonymous with Hollywood glamour, fêted the industry’s elite at the ceremony hosted by Comedian T.J. Miller.
Stars including Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Matt Damon, Bryan Cranston, Sylvester Stallone, Helen Mirren, Sharon Stone and many more walked the red carpet and enjoyed glasses of the iconic Moët Impérial at their tables during the awards show. Funny girl Amy Schumer raised a glass of Moët & Chandon with friends in celebration of receiving the “Critic’s Choice MVP Award” for Inside Amy Schumer, a show for which she is the creator, star, writer and executive producer. She was joined by the all-star casts of Empire, Friends, Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black who were vying for the award of “Most Bingeworthy.”
Making their first red-carpet appearance to date, Amy Schumer was arm-in-arm with boyfriend Ben Hanisch all night. Critics’ Choice winner Alicia Vikander made a Moët toast to her table beforebeing honored on for Best Supporting Actress in The Danish Girl.
Helen Mirren and Leslie Mann were all hugs, seen hanging out, chatting for most of the commercial breaks. Sharon Stone was so eager to speak with Fred Savage, that she got up and moved seats, capturing the moment taking an endless amount of selfies over glasses of bubbly. Backstage, Patrick Stewart and Aziz Ansari hung out, as John Stamos and Kirsten Dunst were spotted sipping bubbly.
“The Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics’ organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. BFCA members are the primary source of information for today’s film-going public. BTJA is the collective voice of almost 100 journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.
About Moët & Chandon
Founded in 1743, Moët & Chandon is the Maison that introduced champagne to the world by offering a range of unique wines for every occasion. From the iconic Moët Impérial to the Grand Vintage Collection, the extroverted Moët Rosé Impérial to the innovative Moët Ice Impérial, each champagne dazzles and delights with bright fruitiness, an enticing palate and an elegant maturity. And NOW: Moët & Chandon celebrates the thrill of living. With a bottle of its champagne opened every second around the globe, Moët & Chandon knows that every second is an experience, and every experience is a #moetmoment to live now. #openthenow