Gary Oldman was named Best Actor for his performance in "Darkest Hour;" Brooklynn Prince won the Best Young Actress award for her work in "The Florida Project;" and Betty Gabriel from "Get Out" earned the Invisible Woman Award for a supporting performance by a woman "whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored."
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"The Light of the Moon" won the Adrienne Shelly Award for a film that "most passionately opposes violence against women" and the Karen Morley Award for "best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity" was presented to "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story."
"Bombshell" also shared the Best Documentary by or About Women distinction with "Jane."
The WFCC's voting also reflected recent events in the entertainment industry in which dozens of executives and artists have been accused of inappropriate behavior by the women who work with and for them.
Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and "all the women who spoke out against the culture of sexual abuse" won the group's Acting and Activism Award.
Harvey Weinstein, an Oscar-winning producer repeatedly accused by women of sexual abuse, was inducted into the WFCC Hall of Shame.
"In a year that has been marked by women's solidarity and greater awareness of injustices towards women, it means a lot for our film to be recognized. I'm grateful to the Women Film Critics Circle for all they do to support female voices in film," Jolie said in a statement issued through Netflix, her movie's distributor.
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