SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — It was a great night time for women at the Critics’ Choice Awards, which honored women-centered tales like “Big Little Lies,” ”The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” ”Wonder Woman” was named greatest motion film and star Gal Gadot accepted a particular award for difficult gender stereotypes.
Yet the business’s ongoing sexual misconduct disaster remained a component of the ceremony as James Franco received an appearing award early within the night, hours after a report detailed new misconduct allegations in opposition to “The Disaster Artist” star and director. Franco didn’t attend Thursday’s presentation at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and his award was introduced throughout a pre-telecast part broadcast solely on-line.
Franco received an analogous award at the Golden Globes earlier within the week, the place most women wearing black to protest sexual harassment. More women wearing shade on Thursday, however their dedication to finish gender discrimination remained simply as fierce.
“I need to share this award with all of the women and males who stand for what’s proper, standing for many who cannot stand or communicate for themselves,” Gadot mentioned as she accepted the second annual #SeeHer award. “My promise to you is: I’ll by no means be silenced. We will proceed to band collectively to make strides, uniting for equality.”
Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance, “The Shape of Water,” was the highest movie winner with 4 awards. Del Toro, who was additionally named greatest director, closed the present Thursday night time by shouting that he is all the time believed within the equality of women.
“Let me let you know one factor, should you do not try this, you do not know what you are lacking,” he mentioned.
“The Shape of Water,” which led all nominees with 14 bids, additionally claimed one of the best image prize, together with rating and manufacturing design honors.
Olivia Munn hosted the dinner ceremony, which was broadcast reside on the CW community. The actress, who has spoken publicly about her personal experiences with sexual misconduct within the leisure business, led the viewers in a toast. Joined by actress Niecey Nash, they raised a glass “to all the nice guys in Hollywood,” who held conferences in convention rooms relatively than lodge rooms.
“Congratulations for doing what you are imagined to do!” Nash mentioned.
“Big Little Lies” obtained 4 awards: greatest restricted collection, in addition to appearing honors for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.
Kidman thanked the leisure neighborhood “who present as much as make actually improbable movies and TV and allow us to do what we love.”
“I really like being an actor,” mentioned the 50-year-old Oscar winner. “Thank you for letting me do it right through to this age and past.”
Stories about women additionally received in comedy classes. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was named greatest comedy collection, and star Rachel Brosnahan received greatest actress in a comedy.
As she accepted her award, Brosnahan famous that although women aren’t sporting black like most did at the Golden Globe Awards earlier within the week, she mentioned the combat to eradicate sexual harassment continues.
“Let’s not lose focus,” she mentioned, urging viewers to help the Time’s Up initiative. “Let’s preserve this going.”
Presenter Chris Hemsworth famous that women have had a stellar 12 months at the field workplace.
“The three greatest films of 2017 in North America have been ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Wonder Woman,'” which all function feminine protagonists, he mentioned. “The greatest comedy was a feminine ensemble, ‘Girls Trip,’ and the most important unbiased film was written and directed by Greta Gerwig.”
Hemsworth introduced one of the best actress award to an absent Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The movie additionally received for appearing ensemble and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.
Double winners Thursday included “I, Tonya,” ”Darkest Hour,” ”Get Out” and “Coco.”
“I, Tonya” introduced appearing accolades for star Margot Robbie and supporting actress Allison Janney. “Darkest Hour” received awards for make-up and lead actor for Gary Oldman. “Get Out” was named greatest sci-fi or horror movie, and writer-director Jordan Peele claimed authentic screenplay honors. “Coco” received animated function and authentic track for “Remember Me.”
Many Critics’ Choice Awards winners additionally took residence Golden Globes, together with McDormand, Rockwell, Oldman, Brosnahan and the celebs of “Big Little Lies.” Hollywood’s awards season continues by way of March four, when the Academy Awards are introduced.
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This story has been corrected to replicate that the Academy Awards are on March four.
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