Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' wins Best Original Screenplay at Critics' Choice Awards

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The award-giving event, which was held at Santa Monica Airport's Barker Hangar in California on January 11, featured the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. and Broadcast Television Journalist Assn. honoring the best films and television series, with "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Big Little Lies" among shows taking home trophies that night.

Everyone's a critic, and everyone hates that music these awards shows start to play when a star natters on and on, thanking all their second cousins and postal workers. 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.

HBO's "Big Little Lies" was the top victor Thursday among TV shows with four awards, including best limited series. Del Toro, who was also named best director, closed the show Thursday night by shouting that he's always believed in the equality of women.

"#DarkestHour wins two #CriticsChoiceAwards for BEST ACTOR and BEST HAIR & MAKEUP!"

Globe victor Guillermo del Toro was on hand to pick up another best director prize for The Shape of Water, which won best picture at the Santa Monica event.

To kick off the sketch, Olivia said: "At this time, my friend Niecy Nash and I would like to make a toast to all the good guys in Hollywood". Both the movies went on to claim the screenplay honours, while Jordan Peele's Get Out beat Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water to win the Best Sci-fi/horror film.

Chris Hemsworth, Kaley Cuoco, Anthony Anderson, Nick Jonas, Kate Bosworth and Alison Brie are among the stars set to present at the ceremony, which will be broadcast on the CW network. The film also won for acting ensemble and supporting actor for Sam Rockwell.

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.

Yet Gerwig still had reason to celebrate on Thursday, having been named as one of the five film-makers up for the Directors Guild of America's best director award.

Margot Robbie accepts the award for best actress in a comedy for I, Tonya.

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