Jim Carrey just won a ‘best villain’ Critics Choice Award for the Sonic movie

Somebody stop him!!!!

Jim Carrey has had an absolute wild ride of a career; and life, for that matter.

But in 2020, all roads led to his role in Sonic the Hedgehog, where he brought his own signature zany humor into the character of Doctor Robotnik. However you all collectively felt about the Olive Garden-advertisement-laden Sonic film, I think most people would agree that for what he was given, he was pretty good! The Critics Choice Association agrees.

Formed in 1995, the Critics Choice Association (still one of the largest collective of film critics in North America) has been providing annual “super awards,” which recognize “superhero, science fiction/fantasy, horror, action, and animation” in ways that other associations don’t. It’s a neat idea, and among other winners for 2020 like Jamie Foxx for “best voice actor in an animated movie” for Soul, and “best actor in a horror movie” for Vince Vaughn in Freaky (I saw both, both enjoyable in their own way!), so too has Carrey won the “best villain” award for the aforementioned hedgehog flick.

Although 2020 wasn’t kind to films in general, Sonic launched at the very beginning of the year, and managed to snag a decent box office take alongside of positive video-on-demand reception (it was also one of the first VOD offerings for families to rent at the start of the pandemic). It was enough to get a sequel greenlit, which a lot of us will only hope involves copious amounts of Carrey.

Critics Choice Association [Super Awards]

FILM WINNERS FOR THE INAUGURAL CRITICS CHOICE SUPER AWARDS 

BEST ACTION MOVIE 
Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) 

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE 
Delroy Lindo – Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) 

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE 
Betty Gilpin – The Hunt (Universal) 

BEST ANIMATED MOVIE 
Soul (Disney+)

BEST VOICE ACTOR IN AN ANIMATED MOVIE 
Jamie Foxx – Soul (Disney+) 

BEST VOICE ACTRESS IN AN ANIMATED MOVIE 
Tina Fey – Soul (Disney+) 

BEST SUPERHERO MOVIE* 
The Old Guard (Netflix) 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE* 
Ewan McGregor – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPERHERO MOVIE* 
Margot Robbie – Birds of Prey (Warner Bros.) 

BEST HORROR MOVIE 
The Invisible Man (Universal) 

BEST ACTOR IN A HORROR MOVIE 
Vince Vaughn – Freaky (Universal) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A HORROR MOVIE 
Elisabeth Moss – The Invisible Man (Universal) 

BEST SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 
Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON) 

BEST ACTOR IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON) 

BEST ACTRESS IN A SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY MOVIE 
Cristin Milioti – Palm Springs (Hulu and NEON) 

BEST VILLAIN IN A MOVIE 
Jim Carrey – Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount) 

Chris Carter
Reviews Director, Co-EIC - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step, make an account, and start blogging in January of 2009. Now, he's staff!