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Friday
Jan122018

'The Shape of' the Critics Choice Winners List

by Nathaniel R

The Critics Choice Movie and Television Awards voted on by the BFCA members were held last night in California with Olivia Munn hosting. Aside from the color of the dresses and the Best Picture winner (Shape of Water) the night was faithful to the template set by the Golden Globes on Sunday in terms of the winners list and the political slant. Wonder Woman herself, Gal Gadot,  even got to make a speech with a special award (now that they've axed the acting in action film prizes).

In the night's most predictable turn of events, James Franco was a no-show (despite winning Comedy Actor again) after this past week of sexual misconduct claims. In the night's most upsetting development Lady Bird was entirely shut out of the winner's circle. In the night's "Biggest Waste of a Prize" moment, for some reason the group chose Three Billboards for Best Ensemble despite awarding McDormand and Rockwell trophies. (Aside from Woody Harrelson does anyone else in the cast demand a kind of "well, we gotta give this an ensemble prize, too!" enthusiasm? Especially when they had Mudbound, The Post, Dunkirk and Lady Bird right there as the other options!). Winners and a few more comments are after the jump...

MOVIES

The new Oscar frontrunner?

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 DIRECTOR  Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

 These look like your Oscar frontrunners in the big six categories post Globes. While The Shape of Water lost the Globe for Picture to Three Billboards, it's a far less divisive film and as we've learned the last few years, divisive doesn't help you win the big trophy with the preferential system now that the Best Picture voting is not a simple "most votes win" with the Academy. 


BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS  Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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

Margot Robbie beat out both Tiffany Haddish and Saoirse Ronan for that comedy prize so I Tonya continues to rise in awards power. I'm now expecting a Best Picture nomination as much as it pains me to say it.


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 Jordan Peele, Get Out

With different winners for Song and Screenplay than the Globes landed on perhaps we have a legitimate race for the Oscar in those categories? I'll freely admit it: though I heard other people suggest that Diane Kruger's performance alone would be enough to power a big campaign despite an initial lack of prizes for the movie itself, I did not expect In the Fade to emerge as the Oscar frontrunner for Best Foreign Film but perhaps it now has with back to back wins at the Globes and the Critics Choice? Pity that it's still not in theaters!


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin, The Shape of Water
BEST EDITING (TIE) Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver AND Lee Smith, Dunkirk
BEST COSTUME DESIGN Mark Bridges, Phantom Thread
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP Darkest Hour
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS War for the Planet of the Apes

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

Ewan and Nicole again won prizes on the same night. When are they going to get a new photo op together?

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

How do you clearly know that RuPaul's Drag Race  exists and NOT given it best reality series? 

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January 12, 2018 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Me when Ewan and Nicole win but there's no photo op:

FORMER ONSCREEN LOVERS WINNING AWARDS

AND STILL NO PHOTO TOGETHER

HOW COME, BFCA AND HFPA?

January 12, 2018 | Registered CommenterChris Feil

DUNKIRK was seriously robbed.

January 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

I had more things to say 5 days ago, but...

Are Nicole and Ewan not on good terms? No photo-ops at the Globes and the Critics Choice. And her VERY awkward way of referencing him as "the previous winner" when he won right before was eyebrow raising. Could be nothing, but...

Also I would've liked the ceremony more with WAY less skits and more showing the actual awards. No Screenplay? Or how about Young Actor where Brooklynn Prince apparently delivered a humdinger of a speech.

January 17, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRyan T.

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