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Critics' Choice Awards 2018: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' win big!

Critics' Choice Awards 2018: 'Shape of Water,' 'Big Little Lies' win big!

Ahead of its fourth season, A&E Network's "Born This Way" won a Critics' Choice Award.

Taking to Instagram on Friday, the Australia actor shared a series of photos with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi and Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot.

After the Golden Globe Awards, which became an event to honour the fearless ladies who came forward to expose the hidden monsters of showbiz, the critical awards focused more on the entertainment aspect while honouring the deserving Hollywood films and television shows. My commitment to all of you is I will never be silenced and we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality'.

Kumail Nanjiani also used his win for the film Big Sick to highlight the issue.

"Here's to the male casting directors who didn't ever say anything derogatory to me in an audition", Nash said. In her speech, Gadot noted that throughout her career, she always wanted to play the role of a strong and independent character and found all of the qualities she was looking for in Wonder Woman.

Check out the most tastefully dressed celebrities who marked their presence at the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards.

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"We're very happy that our movie's coming out in a year when Hollywood's having a lot of hard conversations with itself and we're amplifying voices that have been silenced for too long".

At one point during the show, she was joined by comedian Niecy Nash for a tongue-in-cheek "Toast to the Good Guys" bit, appreciating all the men who behaved themselves in 2017.

Four other films managed to scoop more than one award apiece; "Coco" got Best Animated Feature as well as Best Song for "Remember Me", "Darkest Hour" saw Gary Oldman take home Best Actor and was recognised for Best Hair and Makeup, Jordan Peele landed Best Original Screenplay for "Get Out" which also won Best Horror Movie, and "I, Tonya" landed Allison Janney and Margot Robbie Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress in a Comedy respectively.

Diane Kruger wore a simple white Vera Wang dress with chain-mail detail, and Kate Bosworth showed her love of all things vintage in a bridal-esque Brock Collection lace gown.

The more I talk to Academy members, the more I hear rumblings about this summer's biggest hit - if not because it's a cinematic work of art, then because no movie better captures this new era of female empowerment.





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