There's a double dose of awards season goodness for you today, so let's get on with it!
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CRITICS' CHOICE MOVIE AWARD WINNERS
Last night (11th January), the Critics' Choice Awards were handed out. Here's a full list of film winners:
Best Picture: 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 Acting Ensemble: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro (The Shape Of Water)
Best Animated Feature: Coco
Best Original Screenplay: Get Out
Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name
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 Action Movie: Wonder Woman
Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie: Get Out
Best Foreign Language Film: In The Fade
Best Score: The Shape Of Water
Best Song: 'Remember Me' (Coco)
Best Production Design: The Shape Of Water
Best Editing: Baby Driver and Dunkirk (tie)
Best Costume Design: Phantom Thread
Best Hair & Makeup: Darkest Hour
Best Visual Effects: War For The Planet Of The Apes
Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049
Best Young Actor/Actress: Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project)
The Shape Of Water was the biggest winner of the evening with four awards, whilst Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri got three. There's a definite pattern emerging with the major category winners...
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DIRECTORS' GUILD OF AMERICA (DGA) AWARDS NOMINATIONS
Yesterday also saw the shortlist for this year's Directors' Guild Awards announced. Here are the nominees in the Feature Film category:
Guillermo del Toro (The Shape Of Water)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Jordan Peele (Get Out)
An interesting and diverse selection; this is Guillermo del Toro's first DGA nomination (and he's pretty much favourite to win). There's been a bit of surprise to Greta Gerwig and Jordan Peele's nominations- ahead of Steven Spielberg (The Post), Ridley Scott (All The Money In The World) or Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)- but they've both had previous nominations in other awards bodies, so it's not as if they've come from nowhere. Interestingly, Greta Gerwig is the eighth woman to be nominated for the Feature Film award, whilst Jordan Peele is the fourth man of colour. However, this is the first year that a white American male director has not been nominated.
The winners will be announced on 3rd February.
There's now a week's respite from awards seasons stuff; we'll pick back up on 21st January with the Producers' Guild Awards (PGA) winners before a very busy few days leading up to the Oscar nominations on 23rd January.