Olivia Munn takes aim at Mark Wahlberg in Critics' Choice Speech

Olivia Munn takes aim at Mark Wahlberg in Critics' Choice Speech

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.

From the romantic-fantasy film The Shape of Water to the critically acclaimed biopic I, Tonya, the Critics Choice Awards celebrated some of the industries' best while also acknowledging some of their worst. Those walking away with film trophies are often seen as favorites to win at the upcoming Academy Awards, which are March 4 this year. Sterling K. Brown was honored with Best Actor in a Drama Series award for his stunning performance on NBC's "This Is Us".

Brooklynn Prince, the young breakout star of acclaimed drama The Florida Project, tearfully thanked God upon winning Best Young Actor/Actress at Thursday night's awards show and offered up an invitation to dessert afterward. They and the other members of the cast were also named Best Ensemble in a Movie.

"And here's to the male casting directors who didn't ever say anything derogatory to me in an audition".

"My promise and commitment to all of you is that I will never be silenced and we will continue to band together to make strides uniting for equality". Winners are signified by an asterisk (*) and boldface type.

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Stories about women also won in comedy categories.

After stars wore black at the Golden Globes, most opted for a splash of colour instead at the ceremony - perhaps most notably Nicole Kidman, who won a best actress award for Big Little Lies and chose a bright pink ruffled dress.

Munn, who hosted the awards show, and Niecy Nash hoisted glasses of champagne onstage to "give a toast to the good men in Hollywood".

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. I'd feel better about the prospects of the latter if the Academy hadn't stepped away from the very policy - a guaranteed 10 best picture nominees - that it created, in the wake of The Dark Knight's snub in 2009, as part of an effort to include this sort of popular movie.