Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth win Best Song at Critics' Choice Awards
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 January 2016
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth won Best Song at the Critics' Choice Awards, for 'See You Again', their tribute to the late Paul Walker, which features on the 'Furious 7' soundtrack
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth won Best Song at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday (17.01.16).
The pair picked up the prestigious gong for 'See You Again', their tribute to the late Paul Walker, which features on the 'Furious 7' soundtrack.
While their category was not televised, the win was announced on the Critics' Choice Awards' Twitter page before the show started.
The tweet read: "Congrats to #SeeYouAgain, Best Song winner from @FastFurious! It's a pitch-perfect tribute. #CriticsChoice (sic)."
'See You Again' beat off strong competition from 'Love Me Like You Do' from 'Fifty Shades of Grey', 'Til It Happens to You' from 'The Hunting Ground', 'One Kind of Love' from 'Love & Mercy', 'Writing's on the Wall' from 'Spectre' and 'Simple Song #3' from 'Youth' to take home the prize.
The win comes after Wiz and Charlie were snubbed in the Best Original Song category when the Academy Awards nominations were announced last week.
'Earned It' from 50 Shades of 'Grey', 'Til It Happens To You from 'The Hunting Ground', 'Writings On The Wall from 'Spectre'. 'Manta Ray' from 'Racing Extinction' and 'Simple Song 3' from 'Youth' were all nominated.
Reacting to the snub, The Roots' Questlove tweeted: "I woulda bet the farm that @wizkhalifa was taking that statue home for "See You Again". Guess they told me huh? #Oscars (sic)."