Friday, December 01, 2017

2017 New York Film Critics Circle Awards Winners

Early today the east coast group started to vote for their annual winners and seems that there is no visible trend from an independent film award and the two major film critics, as for example Best Film category in Gotham went to Call Me by Your Name, in NBR to The Post and the NYFCC to Lady Bird.  There are high probabilities current award season will be interesting and perhaps even unpredictable which makes all exercises a lot more fun.

The NYFCC also announced that this year's ceremony will be dedicated to the memory of late film critic, filmmaker and author Richard Schickel.  The awards will be handed out in New York in January.

In previous years the call-by-many "harbingers of the Oscars nominations" score have been on the lower side but last year score was on the positive side with La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea got top and many awards.  So, if this year group repeats, Lady Bird, The Florida Project and Call Me By Your Name could get nominations.

My most expected win in the current award season was finally honored by this group, I really hope Faces Places run to finish line ends with Oscar for Best Documentary and I'm not alone as many in both side of the ocean are hoping for the honor that will give Agnes Varda the second Oscar in the same year.

The Winners. To check winners at official site go here.

Best Picture: Lady Bird
Best Animated Film: Coco
Best Non-Fiction Film: Faces Places
Best Foreign Language Film: BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Best First Film: Get Out

Best Director: Sean Baker for The Florida Project

Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish in Girls Trip
Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project

Best Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
Best Cinematographer: Rachel Morrison for Mudbound

Career Achievement Special Award: Molly Haskell

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