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Critics' Choice Awards: 'The Shape of Water' Wins Best Picture

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Guillermo del Toro and the cast and crew of "The Shape of Water" accept the award for best picture at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

By    |   Friday, 12 January 2018 11:52 AM

The Critics' Choice Awards honored some of 2017's best film and television series in a glamourous but somewhat low-key ceremony held on Thursday in Santa Monica.

The 23rd annual event saw its fair share of surprises and drama, with James Franco notably missing amid sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced on social media recently, The Washington Post reported.

"The Disaster Artist" director and star won an award for best actor in comedy but when he did not step up to collect the award, Walton Goggins was forced to awkwardly present and accept the award on his behalf, USA Today noted.

Meanwhile former "Daily Show" correspondent Olivia Munn, who was hosting the event, took a few digs at "All the Money in the World" director Ridley Scott and actor Mark Wahlberg in a sarcastic toast with Niecy Nash.

"I want to say 'thank you' to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money and Mark Wahlberg a million dollars," said Munn, referring to news that surfaced this week which revealed how Wahlberg earned 1,500 times more than co-star Michelle Williams for reshooting scenes in Scott's thriller, according to USA Today.

The "#MeToo" movement also made an appearance at the Critics' Choice Awards, although not as prominently as it did at the Golden Globes.

Upon accepting his best comedy award for "The Big Sick," Kumail Nanjiani said he was happy the movie was "coming out in a year where Hollywood is having a lot of difficult conversations with itself, and we're amplifying voices that have been silenced for too long," The Washington Post noted, while "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot, received the #SeeHer Award, said she wanted to share her award with "all the women and men who stand for what's right."

Here is a list of winners, according to The Washington Post:

  • BEST PICTURE -- "The Shape of Water"
  • COMEDY -- "The Big Sick"
  • TV DRAMA ACTOR -- Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us" (NBC)
  • TV DRAMA ACTRESS -- Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
  • TV COMEDY ACTRESS -- Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)
  • TV COMEDY ACTOR -- Ted Danson, "The Good Place" (NBC)
  • TV DRAMA SERIES -- "The Handmaid's Tale" (Hulu)
  • SUPPORTING ACTOR -- Sam Rockwell, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
  • SUPPORTING ACTRESS -- Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"
  • TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES ACTOR -- Ewan McGregor, "Fargo" (FX)
  • TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES ACTRESS -- Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies" (HBO)
  • ACTION MOVIE -- "Wonder Woman"
  • DIRECTOR -- Guillermo del Toro, "The Shape of Water"
  • BEST LIMITED SERIES -- "Big Little Lies" (HBO)
  • TV COMEDY -- "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" (Amazon)
  • ACTOR -- Gary Oldman, "Darkest Hour"
  • ACTRESS -- Frances McDormand, "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"

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