'La La Land' stormed the Critics' Choice Awards 2016 winning an impressive eight gongs.

Damien Chazelle's spectacular new musical was awarded Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Score, Best Song and Best Original Screenplay.

During his acceptance speech on stage at The Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (11.12.16), director Chazelle praised lead stars Ryan Gosling, 36, and Emma Stone, 28, after the pair failed to receive individual awards for their parts in the movie.

Speaking to them, he said: ''Both of you (gave) more than I ever could have expected from actors ... just the most transformative performances I've ever been lucky enough to film.''

Elsewhere, the prestigious Best Actress and Best Actor accolades went to Natalie Portman, 35, for her portrayal of the former US first lady Jackie Kennedy in 'Jackie' and Casey Affleck, 41, for his role in drama 'Manchester By The Sea'.

Ryan Reynolds, 40, received the prestigious Entertainer of The Year award and Best Actor in a Comedy for 'Deadpool'.

And the superhero film also picked up Best Comedy.

The night - hosted by 'Deadpool' star TJ Miller - was not without some surprises, as when the director of 'Silicon Valley', Tom Lassally, took to the stage to give his acceptance speech for Best Comedy Series, rival Lakeith Standfield from 'Atlanta' interrupted him.

He said: ''I want to thank everybody for honouring us in this way.

''We worked very hard on 'Silicon Valley' and here we are. Thank you.''

Lassally then proceeded with his speech and claimed he didn't know who the stage invader was.

He quipped: . ''I have no idea who that was.''

Other winners on the night included 'Game of Thrones', which won Best Drama Series and Alec Baldwin was named Best Guest Performer for his impersonation of President-elect Donald Trump on 'Saturday Night Live'.

The 2016 Critics' Choice Awards winners list is as follows:

BEST ACTION MOVIE

'Hacksaw Ridge'

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

'Moonlight'

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Lucas Hedges - 'Manchester by the Sea'

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Jane Krakowski - 'Unbreakable Kimmy' Schmidt - Netflix

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Louie Anderson - 'Baskets' - FX

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

'Arrival'

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

'Elle'

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Andrew Garfield - 'Hacksaw Ridge'

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

Margot Robbie - 'Suicide Squad'

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Eric Heisserer - Arrival

BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Courtney B. Vance - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' - FX

BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

Sarah Paulson - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' - FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Thandie Newton - 'Westworld' - HBO

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

John Lithgow - 'The Crown' - Netflix

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Linus Sandgren - 'La La Land'

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

'La La Land' - David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds-Wasco

BEST EDITING

Tom Cross - 'La La Land'

BEST SCORE

Justin Hurwitz - 'La La Land'

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Madeline Fontaine - 'Jackie'

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

'Jackie'

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

'The Jungle Book'

SPECIAL AWARD: Entertainment Weekly Presents Entertainer Of The Year

Ryan Reynolds

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Donald Glover - 'Atlanta' - FX

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Kate McKinnon - 'Saturday Night Live' - NBC

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali - 'Moonlight'

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

'Zootopia'

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Meryl Streep - 'Florence Foster Jenkins'

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Ryan Reynolds - 'Deadpool'

SPECIAL AWARD: First Annual #SeeHer Award

Viola Davis

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED

SERIES

Sterling K. Brown - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' - FX

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR

LIMITED SERIES

Regina King - 'American Crime' - ABC

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES

Alec Baldwin - 'Saturday Night Live' - NBC

BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES

Jeffrey Dean Morgan - 'The Walking Dead' - AMC

BEST SONG

City of Stars - 'La La Land'

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Damien Chazelle - 'La La Land' (TIE)

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea (TIE)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Viola Davis - 'Fences'

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES

'The People v. O.J. Simpson' - FX

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES

'Shark Tank' - ABC

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES

Anthony Bourdain: 'Parts Unknown' - CNN

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

'The Voice' - NBC

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST

Anthony Bourdain - Anthony Bourdain: 'Parts Unknown' - CNN

BEST TALK SHOW

'The Late Late Show with James Corden' - CBS

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

BoJack Horseman - Netflix

BEST DIRECTOR

Damien Chazelle - 'La La Land'

BEST COMEDY

'Deadpool'

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Evan Rachel Wood - 'Westworld' - HBO

BEST ACTRESS

Natalie Portman - 'Jackie'

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Bob Odenkirk - 'Better Call Saul' - AMC

BEST ACTOR

Casey Affleck - 'Manchester by the Sea'

BEST DRAMA SERIES

'Game of Thrones' - HBO

BEST COMEDY SERIES

'Silicon Valley' - HBO

BEST PICTURE

'La La Land'