Get Out, The Shape Of Water, Big Little Lies and The Handmaid’s Tale were just some of the films and television series honoured by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. on Thursday at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Overall nominations leader The Shape Of Water walked away with the most movie awards with four, including best picture and best director for helmer Guillermo del Toro.

On the television side, Big Little Lies also reigned with four wins, including yet another best limited series prize. The Handmaid’s Tale and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won in the top drama and comedy fields.

Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) joined Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri) in the winners circle for film acting honours, while Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Ted Danson (The Good Place) and Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) were among the television acting victors.

Guillermo del Toro won Best Director at the Critics' Choice Awards for The Shape Of Water, which also won Best Picture. Photo: AP

Guillermo del Toro won Best Director at the Critics’ Choice Awards for The Shape Of Water, which also won Best Picture. Photo: AP

The BFCA’s genre categories went to Get Out (best sci-fi/horror film), Wonder Woman (best action film) and The Big Sick (best comedy film). Screenplay honours went to Get Out and Call Me by Your Name.

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins presented Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer Award, honouring women who push boundaries and recognise the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape.

At the end of a day that saw five women come forward with accusations of sexual misconduct aimed at James Franco, the Disaster Artist star won the award for best actor in a comedy. He did not attend the ceremony, and presenter Walton Goggins accepted on his behalf.

The Time’s Up movement was otherwise very much a topic at hand. Del Toro, Gadot, Kidman and Kumail Nanjiani all referenced the amplification of women’s voices in their speeches. Meanwhile, emcee Olivia Munn was joined by comedian Niecy Nash for a tongue-in-cheek ”Toast to the Good Guys” bit, appreciating all the men who behaved themselves in 2017. The segment also referenced the recent All The Money In The World pay gap dispute: ”Thank you to all the producers for paying Niecy and I the same and Mark Wahlberg a million bucks,” Munn said. – Reuters

Here is a selected list of winners:

Gary Oldman's portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour snagged him the Critics' Choice award for best actor. Photo: AP

Gary Oldman’s portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour snagged him the Critics’ Choice award for best actor. Photo: AP

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 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
Best Original Screenplay: Get Out
Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name
Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Best Production Design: The Shape Of Water
Best Editing (Tie): Baby Driver and Dunkirk
Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread
Best Hair And Makeup: Darkest Hour
Best Visual Effects: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Nicole Kidman won the award for best actress in a movie made for TV or limited series. Photo: AP

Nicole Kidman won the award for best actress in a movie made for TV or limited series. Photo: AP

TELEVISION

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: Walton Goggins, Vice Principals
Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
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 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: Rick 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

The cast and producers of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won Best Comedy Series. Photo: Reuters

The cast and producers of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which won Best Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Awards. Photo: Reuters