Women take spotlight at Critics’ Choice Awards

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Women took the spotlight at the Critics’ Choice Awards, where women-centered stories like “Big Little Lies,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took home prizes. “Wonder Woman” was named best movement film and star Gal Gadot ostensible a special endowment for severe gender stereotypes.

Yet the industry’s ongoing passionate bungle predicament remained an component of the rite as James Franco won an behaving endowment early in the evening, hours after a report detailed new bungle allegations against “The Disaster Artist” star and director. Franco did not attend Thursday’s display at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, and his endowment was presented during a pre-telecast territory promote only online. The actor has confirmed that the accusations several women have done against him were “not accurate.”

Franco won a identical endowment at the Golden Globes progressing in the week, where many women dressed in black to criticism passionate harassment. More women dressed in tone on Thursday, but their integrity to finish gender taste remained just as fierce.

“I wish to share this endowment with all the women and men who mount for what’s right, station for those who can’t mount or pronounce for themselves,” Gadot pronounced as she ostensible the second annual #SeeHer award. “My guarantee to you is: we will never be silenced. We will continue to rope together to make strides, ordering for equality.”

Guillermo del Toro’s anticipation romance, “The Shape of Water,” was the top film leader with 4 awards. Del Toro, who was also named best director, sealed the show Thursday night by cheering that he’s always believed in the equivalence of women. 

“Let me tell you one thing, if you don’t do that, you don’t know what you’re missing,” he said. 

On Sunday at the Golden Globes, del Toro was partial of a remarkable moment when he won best director. Just before announcing the prize, Natalie Portman was presenting the endowment with Ron Howard when she said, “And here are the all male nominees,” as Howard laughed awkwardly.

“The Shape of Water,” which led all nominees with 14 bids, also claimed the best picture prize, along with measure and prolongation pattern honors.

Olivia Munn hosted the cooking ceremony, which was promote live on the CW network. The actress, who accused Brett Ratner of passionate nuisance in November, led the assembly in a toast. Joined by singer Niecey Nash, they lifted a potion “to all the good guys in Hollywood,” who held meetings in discussion bedrooms rather than hotel rooms.

“Congratulations for doing what you’re ostensible to do!” Nash said.

“Big Little Lies” perceived 4 awards: best singular series, as good as behaving honors for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.

Kidman thanked the party village “who show up to make really illusory films and TV and let us do what we love.”

“I adore being an actor,” pronounced the 50-year-old Oscar winner. “Thank you for vouchsafing me do it all the way by to this age and beyond.”

Stories about women also won in comedy categories. “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was named best comedy series, and star Rachel Brosnahan won best singer in a comedy.

As she ostensible her award, Brosnahan remarkable that even yet women aren’t wearing black like many did at the Golden Globe Awards progressing in the week, she pronounced the fight to exterminate passionate nuisance continues.

“Let’s not remove focus,” she said, propelling viewers to support the Time’s Up initiative. “Let’s keep this going.”

Presenter Chris Hemsworth remarkable that women have had a stellar year at the box office.

“The 3 biggest cinema of 2017 in North America were ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Wonder Woman,'” which all underline womanlike protagonists, he said. “The biggest comedy was a womanlike ensemble, ‘Girls Trip,’ and the biggest eccentric film was created and destined by Greta Gerwig.”

Hemsworth presented the best singer endowment to an absent Frances McDormand for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” The film also won for behaving garb and ancillary actor for Sam Rockwell.

Double winners Thursday enclosed “I, Tonya,” ″Darkest Hour,” ″Get Out” and “Coco.”

“I, Tonya” brought behaving accolades for star Margot Robbie and ancillary singer Allison Janney. “Darkest Hour” won awards for makeup and lead actor for Gary Oldman. “Get Out” was named best sci-fi or horror film, and writer-director Jordan Peele claimed strange screenplay honors. “Coco” won charcterised underline and strange strain for “Remember Me.”

Many Critics’ Choice Awards winners also took home Golden Globes, including McDormand, Rockwell, Oldman, Brosnahan and the stars of “Big Little Lies.” Hollywood’s awards deteriorate continues by Mar 4, when the Academy Awards are presented.

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