Spencer & Plummer win first Critic’s Choice Awards

Spencer beat The Help co-star Jessica Chastain, Shailene Woodley, Carey Mulligan, Berenice Bejo and Melissa McCarthy to pick up the Best Supporting Actress honour.

And Oscars favourite Christopher Plummer was also an early winner – he was named the Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners.

Accepting his trophy, he joked, “Being honoured by a critic is like being on a three-week binge with the enemy… but I’m cool about it.”