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).
Here’s the NSFC full winners list, complete with Runners-Up choices.
NATIONAL SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS
Best in Film 2017
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