Women Win Big at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2018

The one where ‘Wonder Woman’ got its due but ‘Lady Bird’ was snubbed.

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Nicole Kidman and Gal Gadot, two of the winners of the night. 
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Hollywood's biggest stars came together once again for the vibrant Critics Choice Awards 2018 after the Golden Globe Awards 2018 this week, which was dominated by politics, bold statements and a black dress code for solidarity.

Hosted by Olivia Munn, the ceremony took place in Santa Monica. She raised a toast with Niecy Nash “to all the good guys in Hollywood”, who held meetings in conference rooms rather than hotel rooms. Resonating the climate of the Golden Globes 2018, the Time’s Up initiative and everything it stands for took centre-stage at this event too. Vociferous personalities addressed gender equality.

Though James Franco won the acting award for The Disaster Artist, he did not attend the event in the wake of the sexual misconduct accusations levelled against him by some actors on social media.

“I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what’s right, standing for those who can’t stand or speak for themselves. My promise to you is: I will never be silenced. We will continue to band together to make strides, uniting for equality.”
Gal Gadot said while accepting the second annual #SeeHer award.
“Let’s not lose focus, let’s keep this going.”
Rachel Brosnahan, who won best actress in a TV comedy on the Time’s Up initiative. 
“I’d like to thank all the white men who allowed us to stand here today. Men have been talking too much for centuries. We need to shut up, listen and amplify.”
Kumail Nanjiani after The Big Sick won the Best Picture prize.

Here’s a complete list of the winners of the night. Narratives of women, and by women were conspicuous by their wins at this awards show as well. Many of the winners from the Golden Globes 2018 held on to their winning streak at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2018.

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
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

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