San Francisco Critics Look East To FLORIDA PROJECT For Best Film (AWARDS 2017)


As in many things, San Francisco went its own way.

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle named The Florida Project the year’s Best Picture, a rare top win for director Sean Baker‘s indie about poverty near Walt Disney World (although it’s also been cited by some Online Critics groups). Guillermo del Toro got some traction, too, with a win for Best Director.

The bigger shocks – perhaps the biggest so far this Awards Season – came in Best Actor and (lesser so) Actress, as Andy Serkis won for his mo-cap turn as the ape Caesar in War for the Planet of the Apes, and Margot Robbie was given her first top critics group honor for I, Tonya, the gonzo biopic of infamous ice skater Tonya Harding.

Not surprising: Willem Dafoe and Laurie Metcalf winning for The Florida Project and Lady Bird in the Supporting categories. Both are nearly sweeping their way to Oscar night.

2017 Awards

Best Picture: The Florida Project
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Actor: Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes
Best Actress: Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Best Original Screenplay: Get Out, Jordan Peele
Best Adapted Screenplay: Call Me By Your Name, James Ivory
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best Foreign Film: BPM (Beats Per Minute), France
Best Documentary: Faces Places
Best Cinematography: Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins
Best Editing: Baby Driver, Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos
Best Score: Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood
Best Production Design: The Shape of WaterPaul Denham Austerberry
Special Citation: Brimstone & Glory

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
Boston Society of Film Critics
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

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