2018 Critics Choice Awards Winners: 'The Shape Of Water' Wins Big

Even though there appears to be a growing rift between critics and audiences, ridiculously and confusingly perpetuated by Rotten Tomatoes of all places, there are plenty who are still interested in what the critics have to say and understand the value they bring to the entertainment world.

Last night, the critics named what they thought were the crowning achievements in film and television with the 2018 Critics Choice Awards. On the film side, The Shape of Water and Guillermo del Toro came out on top, winning both Best Director and Best Motion Picture Drama. In television, The Handmaid's Tale was named the Best Drama Series while Amazon made waves again with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Best Comedy Series.

Get the full list of 2018 Critics Choice Awards winners below.

One thing I love about the Critics Choice Awards is that they have separate categories for genre films such as comedy, action and sci-fi/horror. However, being nominated for one doesn't necessarily preclude them from being included in the overall Best Picture category, which is unlike the Golden Globes, where a movie can only be a comedy/musical or a drama but not both. The Big Sick, Get Out, The Shape of Water and Lady Bird all crossed over from the individual genre categories to get nominated for Best Picture. It's a shame the Oscars or Golden Globes will never go this route.

However, this does create some discrepancies in the awards. Both Get Out and The Shape of Water were nominated for Best Picture and Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie. The Shape of Water won the overall Best Picture but Get Out beat the Guillermo del Toro film for Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie, which doesn't make much logistical sense. Shouldn't The Shape of Water have wont that award too?

As for the major acting awards, they fell right in line with many of the previous awards and predictions. Frances McDormand won Best Actress for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri while Gary Oldman won Best Actor for Darkest Hour. Unless there's some big shake-up in The Academy, that's likely how the Oscars will fall as well. Even though the nominations aren't out yet, the two are shoo-ins to get a nod, and they'll both likely win.

On the more controversial side of the acting awards, James Franco came away with the award for Best Actor in a Comedy for his role in The Disaster Artist. He also won the Golden Globe, but since that first win, several sexual misconduct allegations have come up against the actor Presumably, the ballots for the Critics Choice Awards were already in before the allegations came out, otherwise he might not have been named the winner. This could (and should) shake up his chances at coming away with an Oscar.

Anyway, here are all the 2018 Critics Choice Awards winners from the film side (winners in bold)

BEST PICTURE

The Big Sick

Call Me by Your Name

Darkest Hour

Dunkirk

The Florida Project

Get Out

Lady Bird

The Post

The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ACTOR

Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Jake Gyllenhaal – Stronger

Tom Hanks – The Post

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Daniel Day-Lewis – Phantom Thread

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS

Jessica Chastain – Molly's Game

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Meryl Streep – The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name

Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Patrick Stewart – Logan

Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige – Mudbound

Hong Chau – Downsizing

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

Mckenna Grace – Gifted

Dafne Keen – Logan

Brooklynn Prince – The Florida Project

Millicent Simmonds – Wonderstruck

Jacob Tremblay – Wonder

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

Dunkirk

Lady Bird

Mudbound

The Post

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Luca Guadagnino – Call Me By Your Name

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Steven Spielberg – The Post

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor – The Shape of Water

Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Liz Hannah and Josh Singer – The Post

Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Jordan Peele – Get Out

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name

Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – The Disaster Artist

Dee Rees and Virgil Williams – Mudbound

Aaron Sorkin – Molly's Game

Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky – Wonder

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049

Hoyte van Hoytema – Dunkirk

Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

Rachel Morrison – Mudbound

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – Call Me By Your Name

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – The Shape of Water

Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway – Murder on the Orient Express

Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis – Dunkirk

Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – Blade Runner 2049

Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Beauty and the Beast

Mark Tildesley, Véronique Melery – Phantom Thread

BEST EDITING

Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar – The Post

Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos – Baby Driver (TIE)

Lee Smith – Dunkirk (TIE)

Joe Walker – Blade Runner 2049

Sidney Wolinsky – The Shape of Water

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Renée April – Blade Runner 2049

Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread

Jacqueline Durran – Beauty and the Beast

Lindy Hemming – Wonder Woman

Luis Sequeira – The Shape of Water

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

Beauty and the Beast

Darkest Hour

I, Tonya

The Shape of Water

Wonder

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Thor: Ragnarok

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wonder Woman

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Breadwinner

Coco

Despicable Me 3

The LEGO Batman Movie

Loving Vincent

BEST ACTION MOVIE

Baby Driver

Logan

Thor: Ragnarok

War for the Planet of the Apes

Wonder Woman

BEST COMEDY

The Big Sick

The Disaster Artist

Girls Trip

I, Tonya

Lady Bird

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

Steve Carell – Battle of the Sexes

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Chris Hemsworth – Thor: Ragnarok

Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Adam Sandler – The Meyerowitz Stories

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

Zoe Kazan – The Big Sick

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE

Blade Runner 2049

Get Out

It

The Shape of Water

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

A Fantastic Woman

First They Killed My Father

In the Fade

The Square

Thelma

BEST SONG

Evermore – Beauty and the Beast

Mystery of Love – Call Me By Your Name

Remember Me – Coco

Stand Up for Something – Marshall

This Is Me – The Greatest Showman

BEST SCORE

Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water

Jonny Greenwood – Phantom Thread

Dario Marianelli – Darkest Hour

Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049

John Williams – The Post

Hans Zimmer – Dunkirk

The Handmaid's Tale Elisabeth Moss

TELEVISION

On the television side, The Handmaid's Tale took the big prize as Best Drama Series, just as it did at the Emmys last year. But Amazon was the big winner in comedy with their new series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, which also landed Rachel Brosnahan the award for Best Comedy Actress. There was also a surprise winner in the form of Ted Danson for Best Comedy Actor in The Good Place, who wasn't even nominated an Emmy (which was a huge mistake).

Otherwise, here's the full list of television nominees.

BEST DRAMA SERIES

American Gods

The Crown

Game of Thrones

The Handmaid's Tale

Stranger Things

This Is Us

BEST DRAMA ACTOR

Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us

Paul Giamatti – Billions

Freddie Highmore – Bates Motel

Ian McShane – American Gods

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight

Claire Foy – The Crown

Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid's Tale

Robin Wright – House of Cards

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR

Bobby Cannavale – Mr. Robot

Asia Kate Dillon – Billions

Peter Dinklage – Game of Thrones

David Harbour – Stranger Things

Delroy Lindo – The Good Fight

Michael McKean – Better Call Saul

BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Gillian Anderson – American Gods

Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones

Ann Dowd – The Handmaid's Tale

Cush Jumbo – The Good Fight

Margo Martindale – Sneaky Pete

Chrissy Metz – This Is Us

BEST COMEDY SERIES

The Big Bang Theory

Black-ish

GLOW

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Modern Family

Patriot

BEST COMEDY ACTOR

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Aziz Ansari – Master of None

Hank Azaria – Brockmire

Ted Danson – The Good Place

Thomas Middleditch – Silicon Valley

Randall Park – Fresh Off the Boat

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS

Kristen Bell – The Good Place

Alison Brie – GLOW

Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Sutton Foster – Younger

Ellie Kemper – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Constance Wu – Fresh Off the Boat

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR

Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Walton Goggins – Vice Principals

Sean Hayes – Will & Grace

Marc Maron – GLOW

Kumail Nanjiani – Silicon Valley

Ed O'Neill – Modern Family

BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mayim Bialik – The Big Bang Theory

Alex Borstein – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Betty Gilpin – GLOW

Jenifer Lewis – Black-ish

Alessandra Mastronardi – Master of None

Rita Moreno – One Day at a Time

BEST LIMITED SERIES

American Vandal

Big Little Lies

Fargo

Feud: Bette and Joan

Godless

The Long Road Home

BEST TV MOVIE

Flint

I Am Elizabeth Smart

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Sherlock: The Lying Detective

The Wizard of Lies

BEST TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES ACTOR

Jeff Daniels – Godless

Robert De Niro – The Wizard of Lies

Ewan McGregor – Fargo

Jack O'Connell – Godless

Evan Peters – American Horror Story: Cult

Bill Pullman – The Sinner

Jimmy Tatro – American Vandal

BEST TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES ACTRESS

Jessica Biel – The Sinner

Alana Boden – I Am Elizabeth Smart

Carrie Coon – Fargo

Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies

Jessica Lange – Feud: Bette and Joan

Reese Witherspoon – Big Little Lies

BEST TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES SUPPORTING ACTOR

Johnny Flynn – Genius

Benito Martinez – American Crime

Alfred Molina – Feud: Bette and Joan

Alexander Skarsgård – Big Little Lies

David Thewlis – Fargo

Stanley Tucci – Feud: Bette and Joan

BEST TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Judy Davis – Feud: Bette and Joan

Laura Dern – Big Little Lies

Jackie Hoffman – Feud: Bette and Joan

Regina King – American Crime

Michelle Pfeiffer – The Wizard of Lies

Mary Elizabeth Winstead – Fargo

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

Archer

Bob's Burgers

BoJack Horseman

Danger & Eggs

Rick and Morty

The Simpsons

BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES

America's Got Talent

Chopped

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

RuPaul's Drag Race

The Voice

BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES

The Carbonaro Effect

Fixer Upper

The Profit

Shark Tank

Undercover Boss

Who Do You Think You Are?

BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES

Born This Way

Ice Road Truckers

Intervention

Live PD

Ride with Norman Reedus

Teen Mom

BEST REALITY SHOW HOST

Ted Allen – Chopped

Tyra Banks – America's Got Talent

Tom Bergeron – Dancing with the Stars

Cat Deeley – So You Think You Can Dance

Joanna and Chip Gaines – Fixer Upper

RuPaul – RuPaul's Drag Race

BEST TALK SHOW

Ellen

Harry (Syndicated)

Jimmy Kimmel Live!

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen