Critics’ Choice Awards: ‘The Shape of Water’ Wins Big for Best Picture, Director, Production Design and Score

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The winners of the Critics’ Choice Awards were announced Thursday night at the 23rd annual ceremony, shining a spotlight on some of 2017’s best films and TV series. Coming in with the most wins was Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” which received awards for best film, director, production design and score. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” also won big tonight, earning awards for best acting ensemble, best actress (Frances McDormand), best supporting actor (Sam Rockwell).

“Big Little Lies” topped in the world of television with the most wins, earning awards for best limited series, best actress in a limited series/TV movie (Nicole Kidman), best supporting actor in a limited series/TV movie (Alexander Skarsgård) and best supporting actress in a limited series/TV movie (Laura Dern). Coming in close behind with three wins was “The Handmaid’s Tale,” winning best drama series, best actress in a drama series (Elisabeth Moss) and best supporting actress in a drama series (Ann Dowd). “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” also wowed critics at the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn., winning for best comedy series and best actress in a comedy (Rachel Brosnahan).

The winners for best genre film were “Get Out,” “The Big Sick” and “Wonder Woman” in the sci-fi/horror, comedy and action film categories with “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins presenting the #SeeHer award to Gal Gadot for her acting as the Amazonian princess; the award highlights “women who push boundaries and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape,” according to Variety.

See the full list of winners below.

FILM

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 YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”

BEST EDITING (TIE)

Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, “Baby Driver”

Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

“Darkest Hour”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, “The Shape of Water”

BEST SCORE

Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”

BEST SONG

“Remember Me,” “Coco”

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”

TELEVISION

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 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

Walter Goggins, “Vice Principals”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”

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

“Ricky 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”

Have you missed a precursor?  Click the “PRECURSORS 2017” tag to bring up all the prizes thus far!

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LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |
FOREIGN LANGUAGE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE |

ANIMATED SHORT | DOCUMENTARY SHORT | LIVE ACTION SHORT |

  • Phill Milner

    My predictions were so bad for this. I had Lady Bird and Get Out taking most of the awards. I wasn’t a fan of The Shape of Water. Made me feel kind of icky, but Del Toro is still in my top 10 directing achievements of the year. He truly is an artist and sees things in a completely different way. Honestly, I wouldn’t mind Del Toro, Mcdonagh, or Peele taking director, and those are probably the top three candidates at this point.

  • Michael R

    I am baffled by the continued dominance of Three Billboards.