'Shape of Water,' 'Handmaid's Tale' take top Critics' Choice Awards

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The 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards are underway with Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water leading the nominations on the film side with 14, while FX's Feud: Bette and Joan on top for television with six nods.

At the Critics Choice Awards, the second major award show of the season, they took a 180, with white being the colour du jour.

"I love being an actor", said the 50-year-old Oscar victor.

"Let me tell you one thing, if you don't do that, you don't know what you're missing", he said.

Stories about women also won in comedy categories. Case in point: even after the Golden Globes that called on actresses to wear black to protest sexual harassment in the entertainment industry and beyond, she stuck with the color at the National Board of Review event on Wednesday night.

'If something feels like the right joke or the right bit, then we'll go there, but my style is not to shock.

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"The three biggest movies of 2017 in North America were "Star Wars: The Last Jedi, ' 'Beauty and the Beast" and 'Wonder Woman, '" which all feature female protagonists, he said.

"The official Twitter handle of the film posted, "#DarkestHour wins two #CriticsChoiceAwards for BEST ACTOR and BEST HAIR & MAKEUP! Stepping on stage to accept her award for her role as a victim of domestic violence in Big Little Lies, she thanked all of her kids for their support in another emotional speech.

Franco lost the best actor award, presented during televised portion of the show, to The Darkest Hour star Gary Oldman.

James Franco won best actor in a comedy at the Critics' Choice Awards, but the under-fire actor did not appear in person to collect the accolade.

Get Out was named Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie and won the Best Original Screenplay title.

Host Olivia Munn and numerous winners took time to speak out about gender inequality.

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