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James Franco May Have Won The Critics Choice Awards But He Wasn’t There To Accept

James Franco May Have Won The Critics Choice Awards But He Wasn’t There To Accept

Film and television were honored by the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. Thursday at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards. “The Shape of Water” walked away with four awards, including best picture and best director for Guillermo del Toro. No surprise, “Big Little Lies” also took home four awards as well.

Despite five women accusating of sexual misconduct, James Franco, still took home the award for best actor in a comedy for the “Disaster Artist.” He did however not attend the ceremony, and presenter Walton Goggins accepted on his behalf.

“Time’s Up” still took center stage with Del Toro, Gadot, Kidman and Kumail Nanjiani all using their voices in their speeches. The pay gap dispute was also hit upon.

The films that won, give a clear picture of how the Oscar race is shaping up.


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 Young Actor/Actress: Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”

Best Acting Ensemble: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Adapted Screenplay: “Call Me by Your Name” (James Ivory)

Best Original Screenplay: “Get Out” (Jordan Peele)

Best Cinematography: “Blade Runner 2049” (Roger Deakins)

Best Costume Design: “Phantom Thread” (Mark Bridges)

Best Editing: “Dunkirk” (Lee Smith)

Best Hair and Makeup: “Darkest Hour”“Wonder”

Best Production Design: “The Shape of Water” (Paul Denham Austerberry; Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin)

Best Score: “The Shape of Water” (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Song: “Remember Me” from “Coco”

Best Visual Effects: “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Best Animated Feature: “Coco”

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 or Horror Movie: “Get Out”

Best Foreign Language Film: “In the Fade”


Best Drama Series: “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)

Best Actor in a Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Best Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: David Harbour, “Stranger Things”

Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Best Comedy Series: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon)

Best Actor in a Comedy Series: Ted Danson, “The Good Place”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Walton Goggins, “Vice Principals”

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Mayim Bialik, “The Big Bang Theory”

Best Limited Series: “Big Little Lies” (HBO)

Best Movie Made for TV: “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO)

Best Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Ewan McGregor, “Fargo”

Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies”

Best Supporting Actor in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Alexander Skarsgård, “Big Little Lies”

Best Supporting Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies”

Best Talk Show: “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC)

Best Animated Series“Rick and Morty” (Adult Swim)

Best Unstructured Reality Series: “Born This Way” (A&E)

Best Structured Reality Series: “Shark Tank” (ABC)

Best Reality Competition Series: “The Voice” (NBC)

Best Reality Show Host: RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” – WINNER



Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. Currently she has a screenplay in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She was the Broadway Informer on the all access cable TV Show “The New Yorkers,” soon to be “The Tourist Channel.” email:

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