MARGOT Robbie has kicked off the new year in spectacular fashion, winning Best Actress in a comedy award at the 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards for her starring role in I, Tonya.
It was the Australian star’s second win at the annual awards show, after being named Best Actress in an action movie in 2016 for Suicide Squad.
A stunned Robbie, 27, who missed out on the prize in the same category to Ladybird‘s Saoirse Ronan at the Golden Globes earlier this week, appeared to be on the verge of tears as she was announced as the winner.
As the former Neighbours star made her way to the stage, she was stopped by fellow nominee Ronan, who pulled her in for an emotional hug.
Fellow Aussie Nicole Kidman took home yet another award for her acclaimed role in the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies – and this time made a point of thanking “all my children” during her speech.
Kidman has in the past attracted attention for acknowledging only her two daughters with husband Keith Urban in award show speeches, and not the two adult adopted children she raised with ex-husband Tom Cruise. ‘I wanna thank all of my children who show me so much love,’ she said.
The Best Actor in a comedy award was picked up by James Franco, who wasn’t present at the ceremony amid a string of sexual misconduct accusations, published in the Los Angeles Times on Thursday.
Before the show, Robbie had turned heads on the red carpet with her full-length, strapless Liquorice Allsorts-inspired dress, which featured black-and-gold horizontal strips and a bold frill around the neckline.
It was accessorised with a bejewelled belt.
The star was accompanied to the ceremony by her husband Tom Ackerley.