James Franco Skips Critics' Choice Awards Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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Franco won a similar award at the Golden Globes earlier in the week, where most women dressed in black to protest sexual harassment.

Did no one tell these folks that the critics of the Critics' Choice Awards don't refer to them?

She said: "I want to share this award with all the women and men who stand for what's right, standing for those who can't stand or speak for themselves".

Gal Gadot seized the moment at the Critics Choice Awards on Thursday night, dedicating much of her acceptance speech to the reckoning that has gripped Hollywood for the past few months.

Stories about women also won in comedy categories.

"Remember the time you pushed my head down in a vehicle towards your exposed penis and that other time you told my friend to come to your hotel when she was 17?" Hot favorites "The Shape Of Water" by Guillermo Del Toro, and the Nicole Kidman-starring "Big Little Lies" led the charge on the night.

Queen of Hollywood! The Critics Choice Award was another big win for Nicole who has also won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her part in Big Little Lies
James Franco Skips Critics' Choice Awards Amidst Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance, "The Shape of Water", was the top film victor with four awards.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continued to bring Brosnahan to the winner's podium: She won best actress in a comedy series and the Amazon show won best comedy series.

The more I talk to Academy members, the more I hear rumblings about this summer's biggest hit - if not because it's a cinematic work of art, then because no movie better captures this new era of female empowerment.

"I was still overwhelmed", she said.

Embroiled in a growing controversy following a bombshell Los Angeles Times report detailing accusations of sexual misconduct, Franco didn't show up to accept his award. "So I don't know if (Walt Disney Company chief executive) Bob Iger's out there or not, I don't know what will happen with this Disney thing, but I urge you not to mess this up. They helped us get the word out so quickly".

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