Friday, January 12, 2018

Critics' Choice Awards finds themselves in very good 'Shape'

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards last night, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica. The gala event, which aired on The CW Network, was hosted by actress Olivia Munn. 
"The Shape of Water" has Sally Hawkins in love with a creature (Doug Jones).
“The Shape of Water,” the most nominated film of the evening, took home four awards, the most of the night, including Best Picture; Best Director for Guillermo del Toro; Best Production Design for Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin, and Best Score for Alexandre Desplat.
The top film acting awards were bestowed upon Gary Oldman, who took home Best Actor for his work in “Darkest Hour,” and Frances McDormand, awarded Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”  McDormand’s co-star Sam Rockwell won the trophy for Best Supporting Actor, while Best Supporting Actress went to Allison Janney for her standout performance in “I, Tonya.”
Nominated for five awards, Big Little Lies (HBO) earned four trophies, including Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for Nicole Kidman, while co-stars Alexander Skarsgård and Laura Dern were named Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series, respectively.  The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) won Best Drama Series, in addition to Best Actress in a Drama Series for Elisabeth Moss, and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Ann Dowd. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon) won Best Comedy Series, in addition to Best Actress in a Comedy Series for its leading lady, Rachel Brosnahan.
As previously announced, Gal Gadot received the #SeeHer Award presented by the Association of National Advertisers in conjunction with The CW Network. Gadot accepted the award from her “Wonder Woman” director, Patty Jenkins.
WINNERS OF THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, “The Shape of Water”
BEST EDITING (TIE) – Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, “Baby Driver”
BEST EDITING (TIE) – Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP  “Darkest Hour”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS  “War for the Planet of the Apes”
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”
 “The Critics’ Choice Awards” are bestowed annually by the BFCA and BTJA to honor the finest in cinematic and television achievement. The BFCA is the largest film critics' organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics.  BFCA members are the primary source of information for today's film-going public.  Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.
BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences. Click here for a complete list of winners.

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