We weren't even there and we were cheering, too!
And it sure seems like no one was complaining of the choice of Ben for Batman then!
Check it all out in the video (above) !!!
Most of the Critics’ Choice Awards reward excellence in film. But one rewards excellence in humanity.
Forest Whitaker is this year's recipient of the Joel Siegel Award for all his good works for others.
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to see the amazing actor and philanthropist accept his award from his Lee Daniels' The Butler costar Oprah Winfrey!
And who doesn't love getting a gift from Oprah? Good work, Forest!