UPDATED with more details, full winners list: Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water came into tonight’s Critics’ Choice Award with the most nominations and came away with the marquee prize, winning Best Picture in the ceremony at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. It and HBO’s Big Little Lies each had four wins to lead the way.
The event, hosted by Olivia Munn and co-run by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, celebrated film and TV — and if you missed it, just use the Golden Globes as a guide. There were quite a few repeat winners from Sunday’s Hollywood Foreign Press shindig.
Big Little Lies, for example, saw wins for Best Limited Series, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgård, and the best actor and best actress went to Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour and Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Other familiar faces: del Toro won Best Director, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale as Best Drama and Best Actress for Elizabeth Moss, and Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel for Best Comedy and Best Actress for Rachel Brosnahan.
The two-hour show showed some clips of awards handed out pre-broadcast, but a majority were not announced (like Jimmy Kimmel Live! as Best Talk Show, and Rick and Morty as Best Animated Series), so see the full list of winners below our live-blog rundown.
Here’s how it went down:
5:03 PM: Early winners include Get Out as Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie; Big Little Lies‘ Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard (Supporting Actress and Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series categories), mimicking the Golden Globes; The Florida Project‘s Brooklynn Prince (Best Young Actor); and Stranger Things‘ David Harbour (Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series).
5:09 PM: WINNER: Best Comedy Movie – The Big Sick. Some of the categories are broken into genres, but Lionsgate/Amazon’s Big Sick is also up for the big Best Picture prize tonight. Kumail Nanjiani: “I’d like to thank all the white men who allowed us to stand here today. On the film coming out in the year of #MeToo: “Men have been talking too much for centuries. We need to shut up, listen and amplify.”
5:15 PM: More pre-show winners: Margot Robbie Best Actress in a Comedy for I, Tonya, and James Franco Best Actor in a Comedy for The Disaster Artist. Franco is not at the event.
5:17 PM: WINNER: Best Actor in a Drama Series – Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us. Another Globes repeater.
5:27 PM: WINNER: Best Best Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale. See Brown below. She’s getting played off: “I want to dedicate this award to our crew…” as music swells.
5:34 PM: They’re doing a “toast to the good guys,” mock-praising guys who didn’t sexually harass anyone. It was a 30-second bit that had an interesting presence, but didn’t quite land, one of several less than so-so comedy bits they seem to be scattering in.
5:36 PM: WINNER: Best Actress in a Comedy Series – Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. That’s at least five categories now that are in lockstep with the Golden Globes results.
5:39 PM: WINNER: Best Actor in a Comedy Series – Ted Danson, The Good Place. The Globes string is broken (Aziz Ansari won in the category Sunday). Danson is forgetting names in a long list of thank-yous, then remembering them — “Boom! I still got it.”
5:45 PM: Back to the comedy bit. That “Toast to the Good Guys” featured a frame on the screen that made it look like an old Bob Hope holiday special. Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn raised glasses of champagne and praised men who “asked me to meet them at a hotel conference room instead of their hotel room.”
5:47 PM: WINNER: Best Drama Series – The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu). No Margaret Atwood, who stayed away on Globes weekend, too, after being under the weather. Says producer Bruce Miller: “I would like to thank the critics. They were the first people who saw the show and they didn’t hate it.”
5:50 PM: Patty Jenkins is now onstage presenting Gal Gadot with the #SeeHer award. (Wonder Woman, by the way, is up for three awards tonight, including Best Action Movie.) The award is from the Association of National Advertisers and The CW Network, and “recognizes a woman who embodies the values set forth by the #SeeHer movement — to push boundaries on changing stereotypes and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape.”
5:54 PM: Gal Gadot gets a standing ovation after Jenkins’ intro.
5:59 PM: Gadot related an anecdote from Jenkins about a 3-year-old boy who saw Wonder Woman and shouted during the end credits, “When I grow up, I want to be a woman!” ….. More Gadot: “I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what is right, stand with those who can’t speak for themselves. … I will never be silenced. We will continue to make strides toward equality.”
6:03 PM: More winners they announced earlier when nobody was looking: Best Supporting Actor Sam Rockwell for Three Billboards; Allison Janney, Best Supporting Actress for I, Tonya. Those are certainly the Oscar front-runners now, too. For Rockwell’s clip, it was explained that “he’s hosting Saturday Night Live,” and presenter Diane Krueger said, “I guess he’s never heard of Skype.”
6:11 PM: WINNER: Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Ewan McGregor, Fargo
6:15 PM: Rachel Bloom, presenting with Anthony Anderson the award for best actress in a limited series or movie made for TV, did a meta bit where they said they were not going to banter back and forth as awards show presenters always do. Then a pause. Then, “This is awkward,” he said. She replied, “No more awkward than when T.J. Miller used to host the show.” When the audience ooooed, she said, “He can take it!”
6:16 PM: WINNER: Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series – Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies.
6:25 PM: WINNER: Best Action Movie – Wonder Woman (Warner Bros). Jenkins back onstage, carrying a big pile of papers presumably of people to thank. “I have the sad task of thanking these people” (presumably meaning “sad” like she’ll never get through them all). Music starts playing after the first name.
6:29 PM: WINNER: Best Director – Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water. Coming off the Golden Globes win and a DGA Award nom today. And we have the first bleep of the night. Getting played off, he says, charmingly, “This music is very nice. It goes with the award.” (The award is a crystal statuette, btw, and we think the music is more “gentle spa.”)
6:37 PM: WINNER: Best Limited Series – Big Little Lies (HBO). Good line from presenter Kumail Nanjiani: “There’s no such thing as an unlimited series. The only unlimited series is the news … and The Simpsons.” Another Globes repeat here.
6:40 PM: Presenter Jim Gaffigan presenting Best Comedy Series: “I’m not wearing a tie tonight. It is the Critics’ Choice Awards.” Critics look like “a sloppy, disheveled Michael Moore.”
6:41 PM: WINNER: Best Comedy Series – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon). Now the amount of overlap with the Globes is getting ridiculous. We bet the cubes of sauteed beef they served are exactly the same.
6:48 PM: WINNER: Best Actor – Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour. At the Globes, he says in his speech, “I forgot to thank my director. And I’m not going to make the same mistake twice.” So he began his speech with an effusive thank you to Joe Wright to big applause. He’s played off as he’s thanking the Churchill family — but he’ll have another chance at the Oscars, right?
6:52 PM: WINNER: Best Actress – Frances McDormand, Three Billboards. “Frances couldn’t be here tonight,” says presenter Chris Hemsworth. “She’s busy renting three billboards on Sunset Boulevard to win the Oscar.” That might have been scripted, but the joke got a good laugh. Again, like Oldman, McDormand will have another shot at the acceptance speech thing.
6:57 PM: WINNER: Best Picture – The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight). After coming in with a leading 14 nominations, del Toro’s film wins the night’s big honor. And a little industry stuff (ie, the Disney-Fox mega-deal) from producer J. Miles Dale onstage: “I don’t know if Bob Iger is out there or not. I’m not sure what’s going to happen. But don’t mess this up.”
6:59 PM: Dale wanted to toss to del Toro, but that music started playing. He snapped, “Hey, music guy — I know we’re not out of time.” The director did get a few last words in, chuckling with his typical good nature at the folly of trying to beat the clock and say anything of great import. With that, it was the end of the show.
Here’s the full list of winners:
The Shape of Water
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
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
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Jordan Peele, Get Out
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water
Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver
Lee Smith, Dunkirk
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
War for the Planet of the Apes
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
BEST ACTION MOVIE
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
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
In The Fade
“Remember Me” from Coco
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
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