Critics' Choice Awards: 'Wonder Woman' wins Best Action Movie

  • Critics' Choice Awards: 'Wonder Woman' wins Best Action Movie

Critics' Choice Awards: 'Wonder Woman' wins Best Action Movie

Starring Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon, the film also picked up the Best Director, Best Production Design and Best Score prizes.

The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association handed out prizes at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards tonight, honouring the best in movies and television.

HBO's "Big Little Lies" was the favourite TV program of the year, winning Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series (Nicole Kidman), Best Supporting Actor (Alexander Skarsgård) and Best Supporting Actress (Laura Dern). Meanwhile, Elisabeth Moss beat out Caitriona Balfe ("Outlander"), Christine Baranski ("The Good Fight"), Claire Foy ("The Crown") and Tatiana Maslany ("Orphan Black") in Best Actress in a Drama Series category thanks to her role on "The Handmaid's Tale". After accepting the award, Brooklynn was seen mingling with the stars on other tables, and was warmly embraced by Angelina Jolie after they chatted together. The awards show happened last night in Long Beach.

She tweeted, "Thank you to the Critics for recognizing Wonder Woman as best action movie!".

For Best Original Screenplay and Best Thriller, director Jordan Peele won for his breakout film Get Out.

Kidman thanked the entertainment community "who show up to make really fantastic films and TV and let us do what we love".

"Let me tell you one thing, if you don't do that, you don't know what you're missing", he said. Winners are signified by an asterisk (*) and boldface type.

The story is the latest to indicate how the gender pay gap is still a massive issue in Hollywood, and Olivia couldn't resist using the scandal as comedy fodder as she took to the stage in Santa Monica, California.

The Disaster Artist won Best Comedy and its star James Franco also won an award, for best actor in a comedy but wasn't in attendance, possibly taking a back seat after accusations of sexual misconduct.

Another major accolade of the evening went to Gary Oldman, who practically cemented an Oscar win with yet another Best Actor gong for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in The Darkest Hour.

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.