The Broadcast Film Critics Association has just finished announcing their "Critics' Choice" awards for 2017, with Gullermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" taking home the top prize for Best Picture. The film also received Best Director (Del Toro), Best Production Design, and Best Score.
The other big winner of the night was Martin McDonagh's "Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri," which took home Best Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), and Best Acting Ensemble.
While seeing "The Shape of Water" take home the top prize may have been just a little surprising, it was certainly a possibility, as the BFCA clearly loved the film from the way they showered it with multiple nominations. Aside from that, there isn't really anything out of the ordinary that happened, and it wouldn't' surprise me at all to see most of these go on to win their respective Oscar categories.
For now, we get a small awards season break, with the next major event being the Producers Guild of America Awards on the 20th, followed by the Screen Actors Guild Awards on the 21st, so be sure to check back to see how these important races play out.
Until then, please see below for a complete list of the Critics' Choice winners for film:
Best Picture: The Shape of Water Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, 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 Acting Ensemble: Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name Best Editing: Baby Driver and Dunkirk Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049 Best Production Design: The Shape of Water Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread Best Hair & Makeup: Darkest Hour Best Visual Effects: War for the Planet of the Apes Best Score: The Shape of Water Best Song: "Remember Me," Coco Best Animated Feature: Coco Best Foreign Language Film: In the Fade Best Young Actor/Actress: Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project 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/Horror Movie: Get Out