LADY BIRD Flies High With National Society Of Film Critics (AWARDS 2017)


Put a bunch of film critics from across the nation into a New York room and what movie can they all agree on? Lady Bird, which took top honors from The National Society of Film Critics for 2017’s Best Film, Best Director and Best Screenplay – all going to Greta Gerwig.

Gerwig has long been an indie film critical darling, and this year critics couldn’t stop themselves from falling head over heels for her semi-autobiographical coming-of-age directorial debut.

In a bit of a surprise, the Best Actor honor went to breakout newcomer Daniel Kaluuya for his lead turn in Get Out. The other acting awards, however, went to very popular choices throughout this awards season: Best Actress Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Best Supporting Actress Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird – again!), and Best Supporting Actor Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project).

The past two years, the NSFC choice for Best Film has gone on to win the Academy Award for Best Picture: Moonlight (2016) and Spotlight (2015).

Here’s the NSFC full winners list, complete with Runners-Up choices.

Best in Film 2017

Best Picture: Lady Bird
Runners-Up: Get Out; Phantom Thread

Best Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Runners-Up: Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread; Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Runners-Up: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird; Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion; Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Runners-Up: Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, and The Post; Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Runners-Up: Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread; Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Director: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Runners-Up: Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread; Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Screenplay: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Runners-Up: Jordan Peele, Get Out; Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Runners-Up: Hoyta van Hoytema, Dunkirk; Alexis Zabe, The Florida Project

Best Foreign Language Film: Graduation
Runners-Up: Faces Places and BPM (Beats Per Minute)

Best Non-Fiction Film: Faces Places
Runners-Up: Ex Libris – The New York Public Library and Dawson City: Frozen Time

Film Heritage Award: Dan Talbot, for his pioneering work as an exhibitor and distributor in bringing worldwide cinema to the United States.

This year’s NSFC Awards are dedicated to the memory of the late film critic and historian Richard Schickel.

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2017 / 18 season:

90th Annual Academy Award nominees
Writers Guild of America winners
Directors Guild of America winners
Screen Actors Guild winners
Producers Guild of America winners
Critics Choice Awards winners
Golden Globe Winners
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
San Diego Film Critics Society
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Toronto Film Critics Association
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Boston Society of Film Critics
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association
AFI Top 10 of 2017
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review

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