Jenny Slate Is the Lead Actress in a Comedy Winner at the Critics’ Choice Awards

She's our kind of leading lady.

Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

While any award with the word “lead” in it is normally reserved for household names like Streep and Lawrence, our own Jenny Slate left the Critics’ Choice Awards last night with a trophy for Lead Actress in a Comedy for her role in Obvious Child. Werk, gurl.

While the CCAs are generally a mess with the categorizing (American Sniper, an action movie?), Slate came out on top in a pretty competitive pool of deserving women. Also nominated in this category was Rose Byrne (Neighbors), Rosario Dawson (Top Five), Melissa McCarthy (St. Vincent), and Kristen Wiig (The Skeleton Twins)—all of which are established outside the comedy genre, too.

While Obvious Child had everyone laughing in 2014, Slate is probably most well-known for her brief stint as a Saturday Night Live cast member, and her Marcel the Shell with Shoes On web series. She’s also had some smaller TV roles on Parks and Rec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bob’s Burgers, and House of Lies.

Up next on the awards season calendar: the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, January 25. Below, see full list of Critics’ Choice Awards winners.

Best Picture

Best Director
Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best Actor
Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Actress
Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor
J. K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Best Young Actor/Actress
Ellar Coltrane — Boyhood

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Adapted Screenplay
Gillian Flynn — Gone Girl

Best Original Screenplay
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Armando Bo — Birdman

Best Animated Feature
The Lego Movie

Best Action Movie
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Actor in an Action Movie
Bradley Cooper — American Sniper

Best Actress in an Action Movie
Emily Blunt — Edge of Tomorrow

Best Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Actor in a Comedy
Michael Keaton – Birdman

Best Actress in a Comedy
Jenny Slate – Obvious Child

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure

Best Documentary Feature
Life Itself

Best Art Direction
Adam Stockhausen, Anna Pinnock – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Cinematography
Emmanuel Lubezki — Birdman

Best Costume Design
Milena Canonero – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Best Editing
Douglas Crise and Stephen Mirrione — Birdman

Best Hair & Makeup
Guardians of the Galaxy

Best Score
Antonio Sánchez – Birdman

Best Song
“Glory” John Legend and Common – Selma

Best Visual Effects
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes