The Critics' Choice Movie Awards have made the smart move holding their annual ceremony the same day as the Academy Awards nominations. It keeps any intriguing narrative, snub or surprise at the top of everyone's minds during the show and, potentially, should increase viewership.

Over the years, the show has at times served, at worst, as a place where expected SAG, BAFTA or Oscar winners could essentially practice their acceptance speeches before a crowd. Learn what works and doesn't. Or maybe even generate some buzz for their candidacy. The 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards show had too many inherent problems to be that memorable (surprise: host Michael Strahan wasn't really one of them), but there were some gems for this year's Oscar nominees and even competing awards show producers scouting for talent.

Check out our top 10 takeaways from the 2015 Critics' Choice Movie Awards in the embedded gallery below.

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With over a decade of experience in the movie industry, Ellwood survived working for two major studios and has written for Variety, MSN and the LA Times. A co-founder of HitFix, Ellwood spends his time relaxing hitting 3’s on the basketball court and following his beloved Clippers.