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"The Shape Of Water" was named Best Picture at the 23rd Annual Critics' Choice Awards, and became the biggest victor overall.

Two ceremonies in to the months-long event that is 2018 award season, Get Out is finally getting the praise it deserves. The hit HBO series reigned with four wins, including Best Limited Series prize and Best Actress in a Movie Made for TV or Limited Series for actress Nicole Kidman.

Hemsworth presented the best actress award to an absent Frances McDormand for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Rachel Brosnahan accepts Best Actress in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

James Franco, seen in this January 6 file photo, won best actor in a comedy film for his starring turn in The Disaster Artist.

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

In the technical categories, the winners were: "Blade Runner 2049" - best cinematography award; "The Shape of Water" - best production design; "Baby Driver" - best editing; "Phantom Thread" - best costume design; "The Darkest Hour" - best hair and makeup; and "War for the Planet of the Apes" - best visual effects.

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

Coco also won a pair of awards, for Best Song and Animated Feature, while The Florida Project star Brooklynn Prince won the best young actor/actress award.

'Great night at @criticschoice awards, a lot of much needed constructive conversations about equality, women's rights, and a general good vibe on treating one another with a greater sense of compassion and respect, exciting year ahead, ' Chris said.

I, Tonya brought acting accolades for star Margot Robbie and supporting actress Allison Janney.

Munn also poked fun at actor Mark Wahlberg, who is now being accused of demanding an excessive amount of money for the film All the Money in the World.

For the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards, held in Santa Monica and hosted by Olivia Munn, many attendees wore the Time's Up pins debuted at the Golden Globes, supporting the initiative started by 300 women in entertainment to fight against abuse and harassment in the workplace.

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