Musical La La Land was named best film at the Critics' Choice Awards, where Natalie Portman and Casey Affleck took home the top acting honours.

The star-studded ceremony, which recognises both film and television talent, saw La La Land win eight awards, including best director for Damien Chazelle.

Chazelle paid tribute to La La Land stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, who missed out on individual honours, as they collected the best picture award.

He told them: "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."

Portman, who won out ahead of Irish nominee Ruth Negga for Loving, won best actress for her performance in Jackie as former US first lady Jackie Kennedy, while Affleck received the best actor award for his portrayal as a troubled janitor in drama Manchester By The Sea.

Natalie Portman won a Best Actress Award for Jackie

The best original screenplay award was tied between Chazelle for La La Land and Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester By The Sea.

American Crime Story: The People Versus OJ Simpson won four awards including best movie made for television or limited series.

Courtney B Vance - who played Simpson's lawyer Johnnie Cochran - won best actor in a limited series or movie made for television, Sarah Paulson was named best actress for her portrayal of prosecutor Marcia Clark and Sterling K Brown picked up best supporting actor for his performance as prosecutor Christopher Darden.

Game Of Thrones won best drama series, while Silicon Valley picked up the best comedy series prize.

Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live

Alec Baldwin was named best guest performer in a comedy series for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

It comes after the US president-elect repeatedly criticised the sketch show and Baldwin's performance, tweeting that the programme is "totally biased, not funny and the Baldwin impersonation just can't get any worse".

Kate McKinnon, who has played Hillary Clinton opposite Baldwin's Trump, won best actress in a comedy series.

Evan Rachel Wood won best actress in a drama series for her role as robot Dolores in Westworld. Bob Odenkirk was named best actor in a drama series for Better Call Saul, the spin-off show to Breaking Bad.