Critics' Choice Awards continue Hollywood's self-celebration


By SANDY COHEN
AP Entertainment Writer

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) – Hollywood’s self-celebratory season is continuing with the Critics’ Choice Awards Thursday night.

Actress Olivia Munn is hosting the event at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, where a cast of celebrity presenters will announce film and TV critics’ picks for the best work of 2017.

Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” leads all nominees with 14 bids. It’s up for best picture, along with “The Big Sick,” ”Call Me By Your Name,” ”Darkest Hour,” ”Dunkirk,” ”The Florida Project,” ”Get Out,” ”Lady Bird,” ”The Post” and “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”

The top TV nominee is “Feud: Bette and Joan” with six nods. Other leading contenders include “Big Little Lies” and “Fargo.”

The 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air on the CW network.

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