Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Award Winners

It’s award season, mother fuckers! I’m fortunate enough to be part of the inaugural class of the Seattle Film Critics Society (they shot down my name suggestion: Seattle Movie Nerd Party Club). We’ve voted on and handed out awards a few times under this moniker, but before now it’s been a loose collection of like-minded film weirdos, not an actual group with like officers, by-laws, and things like that. I wrote about the nominees the other day, but now the final votes have been tallied and the winners are here. Drumroll please…

Again, I’m a bit behind the pack when it comes to this. (The winners were announced Monday.) But better late than never, right? As usual, I voted for some of these, not for others. Some I have issues with (seriously, Daniel Day Lewis gives only the third best performer in Phantom Thread), but I’m still all in for some I didn’t vote for (I voted for City of Ghosts for best doc, but I absolutely adored Faces Places, so I harbor no ill will).

Some of these choices are rather expected, others are a bit off the wall. More than anything, it reflects the strange and varied collection of movie folks we harbor here in the upper left hand corner of the country. It’s part of why I like it here so much.



BEST DIRECTOR: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

BEST ACTOR: Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird


BEST SCREENPLAY: Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Coco – Adrian Molina, Lee Unkrich, directors

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Raw – Julia Ducournau, director

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Faces, Places – JR, Agn├Ęs Varda, directors

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Blade Runner 2049 – Roger A. Deakins

BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges

BEST FILM EDITING: Dunkirk – Lee Smith

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner (Production Designer), Alessandra Querzola (Set Decorator)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: War for the Planet of the Apes – Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett, Joel Whist

BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE: Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR: Dennis & The Horde – Split – (portrayed by James McAvoy)

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