Best Films of 2017: Part 2 – Individual Achievement

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Best Director

Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water

Honourable Mentions: Jordan Peele – Get Out; Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird

Best Actress

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Honourable Mentions: Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird; Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Best Actor

Kumail Nanjiani – The Big Sick

Honourable Mentions: Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out; Alexander Skaarsgard – IT

Best Supporting Actress

Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Honourable Mentions: Holly Hunter – The Big Sick; Octavia Spencer – The Shape of Water

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water

Honourable Mentions: Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri; Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Best Ensemble Cast

The Post

Honourable Mentions: The Shape of Water; The Big Sick

Best Original Screenplay

Jordan Peele – Get Out

Honourable Mentions: Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water; Greta Gerwig – Lady Bird; Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon – The Big Sick; Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri;

Best Adapted Screenplay

James Mangold, Scott Frank, Michael Green – Logan

Honourable Mentions: James Gray – The Lost City of Z; Molly Bloom, Aaron Sorkin – Molly’s Game

Best Cinematography

Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water

Honourable Mentions: Roger Deakens – Blade Runner 2049; Hoyte Van Hoytema – Dunkirk

Best Production Design

Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – The Shape of Water

Honourable Mentions: Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – Blade Runner 2049; Aline Bonetto – Wonder Woman

Best Visual Effects

Dennis Berardi, Mike Hill, Shane Mahan – The Shape of Water

Honourable Mentions: John Nelson, Paul Lambert, Richard R. Hoover, Gerd Nefzer – Blade Runner 2049; Daniel Barrett, Dan Lemmon, Joe Letteri, Joel Whist – War For The Planet of the Apes

Best Sound

Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mac Ruth – Blade Runner 2049

Honourable Mentions: Christian T. Cooke, Filip Hosek, Brad Zoern – The Shape of Water; Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzo, Mark Weingarten – Dunkirk

Best Stunts

Jeremy Fry, Robert Nagel, Chris O’Hara, Darren Prescott – Stunt Coordinators – Baby Driver

Honourable Mentions: Damon Caro, Tim Rigby, Marcus Shakesheff, Lee Sheward – Stunt Coordinators – Wonder Woman; Lauro Chartrand, Isaac Hamon, Terry Notary, John Stoneham, Jr., Danny Virtue, Rhys Williams – Stunt Coordinators – War For the Planet of the Apes 

Best Score

Alexander Desplate – The Shape of Water

NOTE: In my Best Of Music post three weeks ago, I originally had Wonder Woman in as Best Score. It’s still a damn good score, but I had not seen The Shape of Water at that point, only listened to the music. Hearing the music “in action,” so to speak, hearing how it paired with the film, enhanced my love of Desplate’s score.

Honourable Mentions: Hans Zimmer – Blade Runner 2049; Rupert Gregson-Williams – Wonder Woman

Best Song

‘Remember Me’ from Coco

Honourable Mentions: ‘Stand Up For Something’ from Marshall


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