Critics' Choice Awards: Nicole Kidman thanks all her kids

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

"I have never worn pink. And we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality", she said referring to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement.

Tony says the big victor of the evening was 'The Shape of Water, ' taking home 4 awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Score.

Del Toro's success in the best director category came at the expense of Lady Bird writer-director Greta Gerwig, who had also been up for the award. "Although it is work, and you're wanting to put on a good show and all that, but I've been through scarier things". Alongside Best Picture, the critically lauded flick also nabbed Best Director for Del Toro and Best Composer for Alexandre Desplat.

Actress and activist Olivia Munn hosted the gala, which aired on The CW.

Joined by comedian Niecy Nash for a segment of the show, Olivia embarked on a skit now being called "Toast to the Good Guys", in which the pair raised glasses of champagne to the "regular human" behaviour of the nice guys in Hollywood. Congratulations for doing what you're supposed to do!

Kidman has been the awards-season darling for her performance as a lawyer-turned-abused-wife-and-mom in the acclaimed HBO limited series "Big Little Lies".

"I know we're not all here in black tonight, but let's not lose focus", she expressed. And, if it makes the final five, then I think it stands an excellent shot at winning - voters will be more inclined to check it out than some of its competition, thanks to its accumulation of accolades, its timely story (about the rise of hate groups and hate crimes) and their familiarity with star Diane Kruger.

"Love u mama." Fans also sent Gadot love as they congratulated her on the win. Her show was nominated for Best Reality Competition Series, which was won by The Voice. "Just that was great, but we have to keep it going".

Presenter Chris Hemsworth noted that women have had a stellar year at the box office. "The biggest comedy was a female ensemble, 'Girls Trip, ' and the biggest independent movie was written and directed by Greta Gerwig".

Double winners Thursday included "I, Tonya, ' 'Darkest Hour, ' 'Get Out" and 'Coco'. Margot Robbie won the best actress in a comedy trophy.

Gary Oldman's march towards the Oscars has continued with another best actor prize for playing Winston Churchill.

Brooklynn Prince, who wowed critics and audiences alike with her portrayal of a poverty-stricken girl named Moonee in "The Florida Project", won the Best Young Actor/Actress honor, and as she made her way to the stage with tears streaming, there was no doubt about how much that meant to her.

Coco won for Best Animated Movie and Best Song for "Remember Me".