‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ win at 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards

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Director Guillermo del Toro holds the award after his film The Shape of Water won for Best Picture. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The awardees for the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards were honored Thursday, with Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” and HBO’s “Big Little Lies” coming out as the biggest winners of the night.

“The Shape of Water” went into the event with a whopping 14 nominations, the most of any film or TV show, and walked away with four big wins, including Best Picture, Best Production Design, and Best Score. Del Toro also bagged the Best Director award for his whimsical tale about the romance between and mute lady and a fish monster.

For television, “Big Little Lies” won the most trophies with four, including Best Limited series. Nicole Kidman won Best Actress in a limited series, beating out her co-star Reese Witherspoon, while Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard won for their supporting roles in the series.

The crime film “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” went home with three awards, all of which were for acting. Frances McDormand won the Best Actress award, Sam Rockwell the Best Supporting Actor award, while the film received the award for the best Acting ensemble.

Hulu’s highly acclaimed “The Handmaid’s Tale” continued claiming more awards, as it won the Best Drama Series trophy, with Elizabeth Moss and Ann Down winning the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress for a drama series, respectively.

Gary Oldman was honored as the Best Actor for film for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” while Allison Janney’s role in “I, Tonya” won her the Best Supporting Actress nod for film.

For television, Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) and Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) joined Kidman as winners of acting awards.

Aside from the “Shape of Water,” the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association also honored “Get Out” (best sci-fi/horror film), “Wonder Woman” (best action film) and “The Big Sick” (best comedy film).