Critic’s Choice Award Winners

January 12, 2018 - 5:30am

The Critics' Choice Awards were bestowed last night on some of the 2017's best films and television series. The event, hosted by Olivia Munn, saw quite a few repeat winners from Sunday's Golden Globes. Big Little Lies, for example, saw wins for Best Limited Series, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgrd, and the Best Actor and Best Actress went to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Other familiar faces: Guillermo del Toro won Best Director, Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale as Best Drama and Best Actress for Elizabeth Moss, and Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for Best Comedy and Best Actress for Rachel Brosnahan.

Gal Gadot was awarded the #SEEHER award. It's an award to honor women who bring "accuracy and integrity, challenging female stereotypes both on screen and within the entertainment industry." Her take on Wonder Woman earned Gadot great praise throughout the year and the introduction by director Patty Jenkins places that in context: "She didn't do it for the glory. She didn't do it for the fame. She's not here for the money. She did it for us. She knew the great importance of this character and what she could mean to the world if well done"

"Throughout my career, I was always asked to describe my dream role," Gadot began her acceptance speech. "It was clear to me that I wanted to play a strong and independent woman - a real one...[Wonder Woman] is full of heart, strength, compassion, and forgiveness. She sees wrong that must be made right. She takes action when everyone around her is idle. She commands the attention of the world, and in doing so, she sets a positive example for humanity ... She gets confused, insecure, and she's not perfect - and that's what makes her real."

Gadot also talked about Hollywood as a whole, showing her solidarity with the ongoing #MeToo movement. She highlighted the number of women directors and actresses that have been placed at the forefront of projects over the years and how things have changed since she began acting. And before finishing up, she dedicates the award to who have taken a stand: "Although this is progress, there is still a long way to go. We've been witnessing a movement in our industry and society and I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right...We will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality."

James Franco, who had new sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him earlier in the day, was among the early winners, but the actor wasn’t on hand to accept his award. Franco won Best Actor in a comedy film for his starring turn in The Disaster Artist. The film wasn’t deemed the Best Comedy, though; that award went to The Big Sick.

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Winners included:

Film Categories

  • Best Picture: The Shape of Water
  • Best Director: Guillermo del Toro - 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 Acting Ensemble: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Best Young Actor/Actress: Brooklynn Prince - The Florida Project
  • Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele - Get Out
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory - Call Me by Your Name
  • Best Animated Feature: Coco
  • Best Foreign Language Film: In the Fade
  • Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins - Blade Runner 2049
  • Best Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin - The Shape of Water
  • Best Editing: Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos - Baby Driver
  • Best Costume Design: Mark Bridges - Phantom Thread
  • Best Hair And Makeup: Darkest Hour
  • Best Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes
  • 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 Song: "Remember Me" - Coco
  • Best Score: Alexandre Desplat - The Shape of Water

 

Television Categories

  • Best Drama Series: The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Best Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown - This Is Us (NBC)
  • Best Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss - The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: David Harbour - Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd - The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
  • Best Comedy Series: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Ted Danson - The Good Place (NBC)
  • Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan - The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Walton Goggins - Vice Principals (HBO)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  • Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Best Movie Made for TV: The Wizard of Lies (HBO)
  • Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Ewan McGregor - Fargo (FX)
  • Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Nicole Kidman - Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Alexander Skarsgrd - Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Laura Dern - Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Best Talk Show: Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)
  • Best Animated Series: Rick and Morty (Adult Swim)
  • Best Unstructured Reality Series: Born This Way (A&E)
  • Best Structured Reality Series: Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Best Reality Competition Series: The Voice (NBC)
  • Best Reality Show Host: RuPaul - RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)

Gal Gadot Receives The #SeeHer Award: