You don't know how pissed off I was when I couldn't find a livestream of the Critics' Choice Awards available in Canada last night. I had serious FOMO and had to hope and pray that Twitter users are as judgmental as me.
I missed out on the awkwardness of James Franco winning Best Actor in a Comedy on the same day that there were five sexual misconduct allegations against him. He wisely decided to skip out on attending at the last minute, but when his name was called, the room was reportedly tense and silent.
Like the Golden Globes, I'm only going to focus on the film category winners - but if you were wondering, everyone who won in the TV categories at the Globes won at the Critics' Choice Awards.
Here's the list of the winners for film:
BEST PICTURE – “The Shape of Water”
BEST ACTOR – Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
BEST ACTRESS – Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS – Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”
BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
BEST DIRECTOR – Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY – Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – James Ivory, “Call Me By Your Name”
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY – Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN – Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin, “The Shape of Water”
BEST EDITING (TIE) – Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos, “Baby Driver”
BEST EDITING (TIE) – Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”
BEST COSTUME DESIGN – Mark Bridges, “Phantom Thread”
BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP – “Darkest Hour”
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS – “War for the Planet of the Apes”
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE – “Coco”
BEST ACTION MOVIE – “Wonder Woman”
BEST COMEDY – “The Big Sick”
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY – James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE – “Get Out”
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM – “In The Fade”
BEST SONG – “Remember Me” from “Coco”
BEST SCORE – Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”
It's looking good for Coco, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Frances McDormand, Gary Oldman and Guillermo del Toro who also won at the Globes and will more than likely continue to clean up right until the Oscars (nominations will be announced January 23rd). I'm not surprised by any of the wins.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri was beat out by The Shape of Water for Best Picture. This category is troubling for me as there are so many great films to choose from and I have yet to see the ones that are winning (The Shape of Water, 3 Billboards and Call Me By Your Name).
If you're doing an Oscars pool like myself, we still have two more award shows to help us make our picks - the SAGs (January 21st) and the BAFTAs (March 3rd - also known as the British Oscars).
What are your predictions?