Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again', 'The Voice' Win at Critics Choice Awards 2016
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" may have been snubbed at the Oscars this year, but the dynamic duo won big on Sunday night (Jan. 17). At this year's Critics' Choice Awards, the Furious 7 soundtrack song took home the award for Best Song.
"See You Again" bested out a trio of Oscar-nominated songs (Lady Gaga's "Til It Happens to You," Sam Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" and David Lang's "Simple Song #3") to win at the Critics' Choice Awards, E! Online reports. Other nominated songs included Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey and Brian Wilson's "One Kind of Love."
Despite topping the Hot 100 for 12 non-consecutive weeks in the spring and summer of 2015, "See You Again" fought an uphill battle at the Critics' Choice Awards before winning the trophy. The song, though nominated at the Golden Globes, lost out to Smith's "Writing's on the Wall" and was snubbed at the Academy Awards - making the fan-favorite track from a beloved franchise feel like an outsider.
Khalifa wasn't the only music-related winner at the Critics' Choice Awards.
Ennio Morricone's score for The Hateful Eight also won, beating out compositions from Carol, The Revenant, Sicario and Spotlight.
Music also dominated on television at the CCAs. Though music-centric productions such as The Wiz Live! and Nashville failed to win this year, The Voice continued its dominance as Best Reality Show - Competition. The NBC singing show regained its trophy this year after failing to beat Shark Tank at the 2014 Critics Choice Awards. The Voice beat a string of established and beloved reality competitions, including The Amazing Race, Masterchef Jr. and Survivor.