Posted Dec 04 2017

LA Calls Call

Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name took several steps closer to Oscar glory at yesterday’s LA Film Critics Association awards, taking Best Picture, Best Actor for Timothée Chalamet, with Guadagnino sharing Best Director with Guillermo Del Toro for his fishy fable The Shape of Water. Unlike other critics groups, the LA lot also make public their runners up in most categories, with The Florida Project in second place for Picture. Sally Hawkins beat out Frances McDormand for Actress, whilst Laurie Metcalfe (Lady Bird) and Willem Dafoe (Florida Project) are looking more and more like the certs in the Supporting categories.

Elsewhere, Johnny Greenwood’s superb work on Phantom Thread took Best Score, Get Out is still in with a shot, and Roger Deakins remains the eternal much nominated bridesmaid with runner up for cinematography for Blade Runner, losing out to Del Toro’s Water.

Still no sign of Dunkirk, but then the critics groups and the Oscar voters are two very different animals. And can anyone see Oscar giving its top award to a gay romance two years in a row? Many of the older voters (and their name is legion) will most likely consider that box already ticked.

Here’s the full list of winners -

Picture: Call Me by Your Name

Runner-up: The Florida Project

Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water and Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name (tie)

Actress: Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Runner-up: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Runner-up: James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Supporting actress: Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Runner-up: Mary J. Blige, Mudbound

Supporting actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Runner-up: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Animated film: The Breadwinner
Runner-up: Coco

Foreign-language film: BPM (Beats Per Minute) and Loveless (tie)

Documentary/nonfiction: Faces Places 
Runner-up: Jane

 Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Runner-up: Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Editing: Lee Smith, Dunkirk
Runner-up: Tatiana S. Riegel, I, Tonya

Production design: Dennis Gassner, Blade Runner 2049
Runner-up: Paul D. Austerberry, The Shape of Water

Music/score: Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread 
Runner-up: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Cinematography: Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water
Runner-up: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Douglas Edwards Independent/Experimental Film/Video Prize: Lee Anne Schmitt's Purge This Land

Career Achievement Award: Max von Sydow

New Generation: Greta Gerwig


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