Jude Hill dazzled at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023 last night as the 12-year-old delighted viewers while presenting the award for Best Animated Feature.
The 28th annual Critics’ Choice Awards was hosted by comedian Chelsea Handler last night, January 15, at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. The ceremony seeks to honor the best tv series and films of the year.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All At Once took home five awards, including Best Picture and Best Supporting Actor. While Netflix’s Better Call Saul cleared up on the TV front with three trophies including Best Drama Series.
Let’s take a closer look at Jude Hill’s memorable moment at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2023.
Jude Hill presented a Critics Choice Award
Having won the Critics’ Choice Award for best young actor last year for his role in Belfast, Jude Hill took on the role of presenting at this year’s ceremony.
The child actor presented Guillermo Del Toro with the trophy for his version of Pinocchio, which the Mexican filmmaker directed and wrote.
He gave a speech that charmed the audience, playing on the fact that he starred in a blockbuster movie so young. Jude said: “After starring in Belfast, all the young actors ask me all the time if I have any advice on how to stay normal and grounded in “the biz.” That’s what we call it in Hollywood,” adding, “And I do have some advice I learned first-hand. First, stop calling it “the biz.” Your friends at school think it’s really weird when you call it that.”
He added: “Second, ask your siblings if they think you’re cooler now because you’ve been in a big movie. Spoiler alert: they don’t,” he joked.
The young star concluded with one final word of wisdom: “Lastly, do your chores. You might be big time now but you still have to pick up your underwear. And also, don’t call it big time. The kids at school also think that’s weird too.”
Who is Jude Hill?
Jude Hill is from County Down in Northern Ireland. His breakthrough into the industry came from his portrayal of Buddy in Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast.
There was even Oscar buzz surrounding his performance last year which at the age of 11, would have made Hill the second-youngest actor ever nominated since Jackie Cooper, who was recognized for Norman Taurog’s classic comedy Skippy, at the fourth Oscars ceremony in the 1930s, The Irish News reports.
The then-11-year-old still attended the 2021 Academy Awards as Belfast was heavily nominated. He told the BBC: “I’m very, very lucky, it’s been a hell of a ride. I mean, not many 11-year-olds get to go to Hollywood and go to the Oscars.”
Hill will work with Kenneth Branagh again as he is set to feature in his upcoming murder mystery A Haunting In Venice, based on Agatha Christie’s Hallow’een Party. He will star alongside Everything Everywhere’s Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey, and Belfast co-star Jamie Dornan.
Fans call Critics’ Choice Award kid ‘precious’
Fans flocked online to share how adorable they found Jude Hill as a Critics’ Choice presenter.
One fan commented on YouTube: “Hilarious!! Best presenter of the night!! I’m a big fan of this kid!!” while another one Twitter user wrote: “This Jude Hill boy is very charismatic.”