Jordan Peele, Allison Janney, Margot Robbie, And More Take Home The Prize At The 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards
The 23rd Annual Critics Choice Awards was another night of unforgettable moments and surprising wins.
From the romantic-fantasy film The Shape of Water to the critically acclaimed biopic I, Tonya, the Critics Choice Awards celebrated some of the industries' best while also acknowledging some of their worst.
Jordan Peele, Gary Oldman, Guillermo del Toro, and Allison Janey Win Big
As predicted, director Guillermo del Toro's latest film The Shape of Water won Best Picture and del Toro was awarded as Best Director. The film also won the award for Best Score and Best Art Direction.
Actor Gary Oldman took home the Best Actor award for his outstanding portrayal as Winston Churchill in the film Darkest Hour. The Best Actress award went to Frances McDormand for her performance in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Noticeably absent from the ceremony was actor James Franco, who won Best Actor in a Comedy for the film The Disaster Artist. Franco is currently facing allegations from several women of sexual exploitative and inappropriate behavior.
For Best Original Screenplay and Best Thriller, director Jordan Peele won for his breakout film Get Out. Also, actresses Allison Janney and Margot Robbie both won individual awards for their portrayals in the film, I, Tonya.
Women Continue to Dominate
Actress Olivia Munn hosted the annual awards show and opened with a musical number featuring SNL member, Jay Pharaoh. Munn also brought to the stage actress Niecy Nash, where the two ladies made a toast to all the men in Hollywood who haven't been accused of any sexual misconduct.
Munn also poked fun at actor Mark Wahlberg, who is currently being accused of demanding an excessive amount of money for the film All the Money in the World.
"Thank you to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money and Mark Wahlberg a million dollars. He took a pay cut so it's really nice of him," Munn stated. The joke received a mixed reception from the audience.
Director Patty Jenkins' film Wonder Woman won the Best Action Film award, while the all-female led television shows Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale won big as well.