'The Shape Of Water' and 'Big Little Lies' top the Critics’ Choice Awards


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  • Friday, 12 Jan 2018

Gal Gadot received the 2018 #SeeHer award for her performance in Wonder Woman. Photo: Reuters

Get Out, The Shape Of Water, Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale were just some of the films and television series honoured by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. on Thursday at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards.

Overall nominations leader The Shape Of Water walked away with the most movie awards with four, including best picture and best director for helmer Guillermo del Toro.

On the television side, Big Little Lies also reigned with four wins, including yet another best limited series prize. The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won in the top drama and comedy fields.

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) joined Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) in the winners circle for film acting honours, while Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Ted Danson (The Good Place) and Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) were among the television acting victors.

Guillermo del Toro won Best Director at the Critics' Choice Awards for The Shape Of Water, which also won Best Picture. Photo: AP
Guillermo del Toro won Best Director at the Critics' Choice Awards for The Shape Of Water, which also won Best Picture. Photo: AP

The BFCA’s genre categories went to Get Out (best sci-fi/horror film), Wonder Woman (best action film) and The Big Sick (best comedy film). Screenplay honours went to Get Out and Call Me by Your Name.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins presented Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award, honouring women who push boundaries and recognise the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape.

At the end of a day that saw five women come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct aimed at James Franco, the Disaster Artist star won the award for best actor in a comedy. He did not attend the ceremony, and presenter Walton Goggins accepted on his behalf.

The Time’s Up movement was otherwise very much a topic at hand. Del Toro, Gadot, Kidman and Kumail Nanjiani all referenced the amplification of women’s voices in their speeches. Meanwhile, emcee Olivia Munn was joined by comedian Niecy Nash for a tongue-in-cheek ”Toast to the Good Guys” bit, appreciating all the men who behaved themselves in 2017. The segment also referenced the recent All The Money In The World pay gap dispute: ”Thank you to all the producers for paying Niecy and I the same and Mark Wahlberg a million bucks,” Munn said. – Reuters

Here is a selected list of winners:

Gary Oldman's portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour snagged him the Critics' Choice award for best actor. Photo: AP
Gary Oldman's portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour snagged him the Critics' Choice award for best actor. Photo: AP

FILM

Best Picture: The Shape Of Water

Best Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Young Actor/Actress: Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

Best Acting Ensemble: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water

Best Animated Feature: Coco

Best Action Movie: Wonder Woman

Best Comedy: The Big Sick

Best Actor In A Comedy: James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Actress In A Comedy: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Best Sci-Fi Or Horror Movie: Get Out

Best Foreign Language Film: In The Fade

Best Song: Remember Me from Coco

Best Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape Of Water

Best Original Screenplay: Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name

Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049

Best Production Design: The Shape Of Water

Best Editing (Tie): Baby Driver and Dunkirk

Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread

Best Hair And Makeup: Darkest Hour

Best Visual Effects: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Nicole Kidman won the award for best actress in a movie made for TV or limited series. Photo: AP
Nicole Kidman won the award for best actress in a movie made for TV or limited series. Photo: AP

TELEVISION

Best Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Actor In A Comedy Series: Ted Danson, The Good Place

Best Actress In A Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: Walton Goggins, Vice Principals

Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Best Drama Series: The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Actor In A Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us

Best Actress In A Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: David Harbour, Stranger Things

Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale

Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies

Best Movie Made For TV: The Wizard Of Lies

Best Actor In A Movie Made For TV Or Limited Series: Ewan McGregor, Fargo

Best Actress In A Movie Made For TV Or Limited Series: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actor In A Movie Made For TV Or Limited Series: Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

Best Supporting Actress In A Movie Made For TV Or Limited Series: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies

Best Talk Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Best Animated Series: Rick And Morty

Best Unstructured Reality Series: Born This Way

Best Structured Reality Series: Shark Tank

Best Reality Competition Series: The Voice

Best Reality Show Host: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

The cast and producers of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won Best Comedy Series. Photo: Reuters
The cast and producers of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won Best Comedy Series at the Critics' Choice Awards. Photo: Reuters

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