The 2017 Oscar Season continues to morph and change.
The Boston Society of Film Critics has added Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread to the mix by naming it the year’s Best Film. This follows the D.C. Critics who recently cited Get Out as their Best Pic choice.
Boston also tagged Anderson as Best Director, his first notice this year in that category, for his 1950s tale of an obsessive clothing designer, played by Daniel Day-Lewis.
Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water was the runner-up in both the Picture and Director categories, while his lead Sally Hawkins won another Best Actress prize. That category remains very competitive, one that now also includes Phantom Thread‘s Vicky Krieps; she was Boston’s runner-up choice to Hawkins.
The BSFC broke from the season’s trends in the Best Actor category as well, possibly helping the lead from Get Out to get in – to the Academy Awards, that is. Daniel Kaluuya, the newcomer in the horror racism allegory Get Out, was won that Actor prize; it’s his first win of the season, boosting his Oscar prospects.
The relevant thriller’s writer/director Jordan Peele took the org’s Best New Filmmaker prize, but lost to Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird for Best Screenplay.
Willem Dafoe and Laurie Metcalf remain the odds-on favorites in the Supporting Actor/Actress categories as they each notch another wins for their movies, respectively, The Florida Project and Lady Bird.
Here are the BSFC’s full list of winners and runners-up.
BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS
Best Film: Phantom Thread
Runner Up: The Shape of Water
Best Director: Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Runner Up: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Runner Up: Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
Best Ensemble Cast: The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
Runner Up: BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Best Foreign-Language Film (awarded in memory of Jay Carr): The Square, Sweden
Runner Up: BPM (Beats Per Minute), France
Best Documentary: Dawson City: Frozen Time
Runner Up: Faces Places
Best Original Score: Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
Runner Up: TIE
Dawson City: Frozen Time, Alex Somers
The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat
Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy): Jordan Peele, Get Out
Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2017 / 18 season:
Golden Globe Winners
National Society of Film Critics
Producers Guild of America nominees
Writers Guild of America nominees
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
San Diego Film Critics Society
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Toronto Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association
AFI Top 10 of 2017
Critics Choice Awards Nominations
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review