By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

2018 Critics Choice Awards

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced the winners of the 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards tonight, live from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.  Hollywood’s brightest stars shined at the gala event, which aired on The CW Network and was hosted by actor and activist Olivia Munn.  

“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.

“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. BTJA is the collective voice of journalists who regularly cover television for TV viewers, radio listeners and online audiences.  Historically, the “Critics’ Choice Awards” are the most accurate predictor of the Academy Award nominations.

 

The 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards show was produced by Bob Bain Productions and Berlin Entertainment.  The BFCA and BTJA are represented by Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig and WME.

 

About BFCA/BTJA

The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada, representing more than 300 television, radio and online critics. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) is a partner organization to the BFCA and includes TV, radio and Internet journalists who cover television on a regular basis. For more information, visit: www.CriticsChoice.com.

 

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WINNERS OF THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

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 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”

 

 

TELEVISION:

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 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 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 Skarsgård, 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

 

 

 

WINNERS BY FILM FOR THE 23RD ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS

 

BABY DRIVER (1)

Best Editing (TIE) – Paul Machliss

 

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (1)

Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins

 

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (1)
Best Adapted Screenplay – James Ivory

 

COCO (2)

Best Animated Feature

Best Song – “Remember Me”

 

DARKEST HOUR (2)

Best Actor – Gary Oldman

Best Hair and Makeup

 

DUNKIRK (1)

Best Editing (TIE) – Lee Smith

 

GET OUT (2)

Best Original Screenplay – Jordan Peele

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

 

I, TONYA (2)

Best Supporting Actress – Allison Janney

Best Actress in a Comedy – Margot Robbie

 

IN THE FADE (1)

Best Foreign Language Film

 

PHANTOM THREAD (1)

Best Costume Design – Mark Bridges

 

THE BIG SICK (1)

Best Comedy

 

THE DISASTER ARTIST (1)

Best Actor in a Comedy – James Franco

 

THE FLORIDA PROJECT (1)
Best Young Actor/Actress – Brooklynn Prince

 

THE SHAPE OF WATER (4)

Best Picture

Best Director – Guillermo del Toro

Best Production Design – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin

Best Score – Alexandre Desplat

 

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI (3)

Best Actress – Frances McDormand

Best Supporting Actor – Sam Rockwell

Best Acting Ensemble

 

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (1)

Best Visual Effects

 

WONDER WOMAN (1)

Best Action Movie

 

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