I've now had a chance to sleep on the results of the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards, which were held on Thursday night (and which I voted for as a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association).
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). The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was named best comedy series, and star Rachel Brosnahan won best actress in a comedy.
Appearing on stage beside Niecy Nash, the Critic's Choice host hoisted a glass of champagne, the duo beginning to give a shout-out to all of the "good guys" in Hollywood, including All the Money in the World star Mark Wahlberg, The Washington Post reports.
The Critics' Choice Awards provided an extremely fast follow-up to the Golden Globes, an event where Time's Up dominated and women's representation-especially in categories like directing-were hot topics of conversation.
Coming-of-age gay drama "Call Me by Your Name" won the best adapted screenplay award for James Ivory.
"Say what?" Nash asked, to which Munn replied: "I know, he took a pay cut. Although it is work, and you're wanting to put on a good show and all that, but I've been through scarier things". Winners are signified by an asterisk (*) and boldface type.
Franco won best actor in a comedy film for his starring turn in "The Disaster Artist" at the end of an hourlong pre-telecast during which a dozen awards were presented.
I, Tonya brought acting accolades for star Margot Robbie and supporting actress Allison Janney. He opened this show with a big win for "The Big Sick" and an even bigger statement about the issue of the moment in Hollywood.
"3 Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri" took home 3 awards, including a best actress award for Frances McDormand, and Samuel Rockwell for Best Supporting Actor.
Earlier in the evening, the young actress had posed on the blue carpet with her fellow nominee, 11-year-old Jacob, who had previously won the Best Young Performer honour in 2015 for "Room'".