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Sylvester Stallone perfects his winners speech at Critics' Choice Awards

Tom Hardy had a double win on Sunday, winning a Best Actor award at the Critics' Choice Awards as well as the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

Sylvester Stallone redeemed himself at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday night (18Jan16) when he remembered to thank his Creed director and co-star.

The 69-year-old won Best Supporting Actor at the ceremony just a week after receiving the same prize at the Golden Globes for his role as Rocky Balboa in Creed.

But having forgotten to thank the film's director Ryan Coogler and co-star Michael B. Jordan in his speech on 10 January, Sylvester rectified the situation as he took to the stage to accept his award on Sunday, and name checked both of them as soon as possible.

"Before I get into any more trouble," he joked.

British actor Tom Hardy also had a good night, winning Best Actor in an Action Movie for his work on Mad Max: Fury Road just hours after he received a Best Actor award at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards.

The movie also won Best Action Movie, while co-star Charlize Theron picked up the Best Actress in an Action Movie title.

Alicia Vikander made up for missing out on a Golden Globe by winning the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in period drama The Danish Girl.

The Swedish star beat out tough competition from the likes of Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet for the accolade.

Alicia also returned to the stage to help accept the award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie for her film Ex-Machina.

Meanwhile British actor Idris Elba won the Best Actor in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series for his hit show Luther, while Jeffrey Tambor took away the Best Actor in a Comedy Series prize for Amazon series Transparent.

There are 51 categories in total to be announced during the ceremony, with Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Picture still to come.

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