AceShowbiz - "The Shape of Water" was the biggest movie winner at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards. The romantic dark fantasy took home the most awards in movie categories, including the coveted Best Picture. It edged out other strong contenders like "The Big Sick", "Call Me by Your Name", "Get Out", "Lady Bird" and "The Post" for the title. "Shape of Water" also nabbed Best Director for Guillermo del Toro, Best Production Design for Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin, and Best Score for Alexandre Desplat.
The movie, however, lost it out to "Get Out" in Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie category. "Get Out" won another award, Best Original Screenplay for Jordan Peele, at the Thursday, January 11 ceremony.
"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three, including Best Actress for Frances McDormand, Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell, and Best Acting Ensemble. "Darkest Hour", "I, Tonya" and "Coco" were also among other winners with multiple awards.
James Franco repeated his Golden Globe win by earning the Best Actor in a Comedy trophy for his role in "The Disaster Artist". He, however, wasn't present to accept the prize after several women alleged him of sexual misconduct.
"Wonder Woman" was named Best Action Movie and "The Big Sick" won Best Comedy. "Call Me by Your Name" nabbed Best Adapted Screenplay for James Ivory, while "Baby Driver" and "Dunkirk" were tied for Best Editing.
The Critics' Choice Awards also handed out trophies for the best in TV in 2017. "Wonder Woman" helmer Patty Jenkins was honored with the #SeeHer Award for women who push boundaries and recognize the importance of accurately portraying women across the entertainment landscape. Gal Gadot accepted the award on behalf of the director.