Women dominate Critics' Choice Awards; Absent James Franco wins pre-telecast award

Gal Gadot in Lebanese designer sparks backlash

Tony says the big victor of the evening was 'The Shape of Water, ' taking home 4 awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Score. The only female Critics' Choice Award victor for Best Director since 1995 was Kathryn Bigelow, for The Hurt Locker.

Sterling K Brown won the award for his role in hit-drama series This is Us.

The Handmaid's Tale was named Best Drama Series.

Not everyone opted to wear white, and a number of the stars chose brightly-coloured gowns following the black code at the Golden Globes.

"The Shape Of Water" was named Best Picture at the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, and became the biggest victor overall.

The message was amplified once inside; Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot dedicating her acceptance speech to the movement for a special #SeeHer award.

Gal Gadot in Lebanese designer sparks backlash
Gal Gadot Critics' Choice Awards Video: Watch #SeeHer Award Speech

Kidman thanked the entertainment community "who show up to make really fantastic films and TV and let us do what we love".

Bosworth dished up some advice for her younger self too in the context of Time's Up: "I always would say to my younger self, don't worry so much". Thank you for letting me do it all the way through to this age and beyond.

Critics' Choice Awards host Olivia Munn took aim at Mark Wahlberg on Thursday night (11Jan17) over claims he got paid more than Michelle Williams for their All the Money in the World reshoots. Winners are signified by an asterisk (*) and boldface type. Coco won animated feature and original song for Remember Me.

Allison Janney from I, Tonya went home with the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie and her co-star Margot Robbie won the statuette for Best Actress in a Comedy Movie. He opened this show with a big win for "The Big Sick" and an even bigger statement about the issue of the moment in Hollywood. The Best Comedy Series award went to Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel", with star Rachel Brosnahan bagging the award of Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Hemsworth presented the best actress award to an absent Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

"The official Twitter handle of the film posted, "#DarkestHour wins two #CriticsChoiceAwards for BEST ACTOR and BEST HAIR & MAKEUP!


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