"The Shape Of Water": Shape Of Things To Come At The Oscars?
The self-professed failed Catholic Guillermo del Toro chatted easily and breezily with his fans on the steps of the Telluride Elementary School following a screening of his latest, perhaps greatest project at the Telluride Film Festival: “If it is a sin, I am in.” In our view it would be a sin if “The Shape of Water” did not take home several golden statues at the Oscars, among them: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor. Following the Golden Globes and now the Critics’ Choice Awards (announced last night), it is game on for del Toro’s monster of a movie. Also three cheers for another Film Fest premiere (and favorite), “Darkest Hour”: Gary Oldman won acting honors – again. Go here to read our review of Film Fest – which leads with “The Shape of Water.” Go here for Globe results. Read on for more from Kristopher Tapley at Variety about the Critics Choice Awards.
“Get Out,” “The Shape of Water,” “Big Little Lies” and “The Handmaid’s Tale” were just some of the films and television series honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. Thursday at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
Overall nominations leader “The Shape of Water” walked away with the most movie awards with four, including best picture and best director for helmer Guillermo del Toro. On the television side, “Big Little Lies” also reigned with four wins, including yet another best limited series prize. “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won in the top drama and comedy fields.
Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) and Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) joined Frances McDormand and Sam Rockwell (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) in the winners circle for film acting honors, while Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”), Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”), Ted Danson (“The Good Place”) and Mayim Bialik (“The Big Bang Theory”) were among the television acting victors…
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