Stars go wild at the Critics' Choice Awards

Joann Johnston
January 13, 2018

On Thursday, Get Out won big at the Critics' Choice Awards, taking home two awards early in the night: best original screenplay for Jordan Peele and best sci-fi or horror movie.

"The Shape of Water" picked up a bit more buzz Thursday over its chances of a best-picture Oscar.

For television, Walton Goggins and Mayim Bialik won the supporting actor and actress prizes for Vice Principals and The Big Bang Theory, respectively.

"Blade Runner 2049", "Call Me By Your Name", "In The Fade", "Phantom Thread", "War for the Planet of the Apes" and "The Florida Project" also got accolades, with "Baby Driver" and "Dunkirk" being the only films to tie for an award (Best Editing). The show also picked up best-limited series.

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The season of Award functions brings in a lot of excitement. She concluded with an uplifting message: "I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right, for those who can't stand or speak for themselves".

Perhaps Allison Janney said it best when Munn accosted her in the audience to give her the "Critics' Choice Mother of the Year Award" for her nightmare momager performance in "I, Tonya". The segment also referenced the recent "All the Money in the World" pay gap dispute: "Thank you to all the producers for paying Niecy and I the same and Mark Wahlberg a million bucks", Munn said. "It really is an incredible honour".

And Kaley Cuoco got cosy with her The Big Bang Theory co-star and ex boyfriend Johnny Galecki whilst her fiancé Karl Cook looked on.

This award was launched in 2016, and it will continue till 2020. Black was a way for celebrities to show solidarity with victims of sexual harassment, as well as embrace the death of outdated and misogynistic Hollywood practices - black is the colour of mourning after all. Sterling K. Brown was honored with Best Actor in a Drama Series award for his stunning performance on NBC's "This Is Us".

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