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Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII® Genius Award presented by Matthew McConaughey

Alright Alright Alright! Oscar nominee Matthew McConaughey was the presenter of second annual "Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award" to Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater.

Matthew McConaughey poses with the winners
Matthew McConaughey poses with the winnersGetty Images

LOUIS XIII Cognac, the world's most esteemed spirit from the House of Remy Martin, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association chose the trio for their demonstration of unprecedented excellence in the cinematic arts.

Hawke, Delpy and Linklater created a compelling and unique romantic sagas, Richard Linklater, Julie Delpyand Ethan Hawke which captures the passage of time and the legacy of romance.

In 1995 the troop brought Jesse (Hawke) and Celine (Delpy) together in ‘Before Sunrise,’ a story of two travelers who meet on a train to Vienna, and have what they believe will be only one night together. The story picks up in 2004's "Before Sunset" Jesse meets Celine while on a European book tour, and 2013's "Before Midnight," the couple begins to question their life decisions while on vacation in Greece.

"We are honored to partner with the Broadcast Film Critics Association for the second time to present the Critics' Choice LOUIS XIII Genius Award," said Augustin Depardon, Global Marketing Director, LOUIS XIII. "The genius collaboration of these three creative artists bestows a legacy for future generations of filmmakers."

LOUIS XIII Cognac was created in 1874 by the House of Remy Martin founded in 1724. It is an intricate alchemy blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie, created from grapes grown in the chalky soils of Grande Champagne, the best growing area of the Cognac region, France.

Matthew McConaughey has been nominated for Best Actor in the film "Dallas Buyer's Club'