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Critics' Choice Awards: Gary Oldman, Margot Robbie, 'The Shape of Water' win big

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James Franco, who had new sexual misconduct allegations leveled against him earlier in the day, was among the early winners at the Critics' Choice Awards on Thursday, but the actor wasn't on hand to accept his award. 

Franco won best actor in a comedy film for his starring turn in 'The Disaster Artist' at the end of an hourlong pre-telecast during which a dozen awards were presented. 

The film wasn't deemed the best comedy, though: That award went to 'The Big Sick' once the telecast began on the CW network. 

Actress Olivia Munn is hosting the gala at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, where a cast of celebrity presenters are announcing film and TV critics' picks for the best work of 2017. 

'The Handmaid's Tale' was a triple winner, winning best drama series and acting awards for star Elizabeth Moss and supporting actress Ann Dowd. 'Big Little Lies' also claimed three awards: acting honors for Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.

Kidman thanked the entertainment community "who show up to make really fantastic films and TV and let us do what we love.'' 

"I love being an actor,'' said the 50-year-old Oscar winner. "Thank you for letting me do it all the way through to this age and beyond.'' 

'I, Tonya' also won acting double acting honors for star Margot Robbie and supporting actress Allison Janney. Other double winners included 'Get Out,' 'Coco' and 'Big Little Lies,' which all claimed awards during the pre-telecast. 

'Wonder Woman' director Patty Jenkins presented star Gal Gadot with the second annual (hash)SeeHer award, which recognizes an individual for challenging gender stereotypes. 

Gadot said she is sharing the award "with all the women and men who stand for what's right, standing for those who can't stand or speak for themselves.'' 

"My promise to you is: I will never be silenced,'' she said. "We will continue to band together to make strides, uniting for equality.'' 

'Wonder Woman' was also named best action film. 

Guillermo del Toro's Cold War fantasy romance 'The Shape of Water' leads all nominees with 14 bids. It's up for best picture, along with 'The Big Sick,' 'Call Me By Your Name,' 'Darkest Hour,' 'Dunkirk,' 'The Florida Project,' 'Get Out,' 'Lady Bird,' 'The Post' and 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.' 

'Get Out,' 'Coco' and 'Big Little Lies' each won two awards during the pre-telecast. 'Get Out' won for original screenplay and best sci-fi or horror film. 'Coco' claimed top prizes for original song and animated feature. 'Big Little Lies,' which brought supporting actor honors to Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern. 

The complete list of winners: 

Film: 'The Shape of Water' 

Actor: Gary Oldman, 'Darkest Hour' 

Actress: Frances McDormand, 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' 

Supporting actor: Sam Rockwell, 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' 

Supporting actress: Allison Janney, 'I, Tonya' 

Young actor:/actress: Brooklyn Prince, 'The Florida Project' 

Acting ensemble: 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' 

Director: Guillermo del Toro, 'The Shape of Water' 

Original screenplay: Jordan Peele, 'Get Out' 

Adapted screenplay: James Ivory, 'Call Me By Your Name' 

Cinematography: Roger Deakins, 'Blade Runner 2024' 

Production design: 'The Shape of Water' 

Editing: (tie) 'Baby Driver' and 'Dunkirk' 

Costume design: 'Phantom Thread' 

Hair and makeup: 'Darkest Hour' 

Visual effects: 'War for the Planet of the Apes' 

Animated feature: 'Coco' 

Action movie: 'Wonder Woman' 

Comedy: 'The Big Sick' 

Actor, comedy: James Franco, 'The Disaster Artist' 

Actress, comedy: Margot Robbie, 'I, Tonya' 

Sci-fi or horror: 'Get Out' 

Foreign language: 'In the Fade' 

Song: 'Remember Me,' from 'Coco' 

Score: Alexandre Desplat for 'The Shape of Water' 

Drama series: 'The Handmaid's Tale' 

Actor, drama series: Sterling K. Brown, 'This Is Us' 

Actress, drama series: Elizabeth Moss, 'The Handmaid's Tale' 

Supporting actor, drama series: David Harbour, 'Stranger Things' 

Supporting actress, drama series: Ann Dowd, 'The Handmaid's Tale' 

Comedy series: 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' 

Actor, comedy series: Ted Danson, 'The Good Place' 

Actress, comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, 'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' 

Supporting actor, comedy series: Walton Goggins, 'Vice Principals' 

Supporting actress, comedy series: Mayim Bialik, 'The Big Bang Theory' 

Limited series: 'Big Little Lies' 

TV movie: 'The Wizard of Lies' 

Actor in a TV movie or limited series: Ewan McGregor, 'Fargo' 

Actress in a TV movie or limited series: Nicole Kidman, 'Big Little Lies' 

Supporting actor in a TV movie or limited series: Alexander Skarsgard, 'Big Little Lies' 

Supporting actress in a TV movie or limited series: Laura Dern, 'Big Little Lies' 

Talk show: 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' 

Animated series: 'Rick and Morty' 

Unstructured reality series: 'Born This Way' 

Structured reality series: 'Shark Tank' 

Competition series: 'The Voice' 

Reality show host: RuPaul, 'RuPaul's Drag Race'


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