Posted Jan 12 2018

BAFTA Watch - Another Day, Another Awards Show...

The Shape Of water once again asserted itself winning big at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards. Now don’t get us wrong, we here at Last Word love us some Guillermo, have done all the way back to Cronos times. But The Shape Of Water – as good as it is – is by no means the man’s best work. It’s certainly his most derivative work – and this is coming from a guy who made Pacific Rim in an age of Transformers. Seriously though, those voting for Shape – have they never seen ET? Have they never seen Splash? Let along Creature From The Black Lagoon? The Shape Of Water references these three at least with almost gleeful abandon. In realty this is del Toro-lite – but the critics are certainly going for it. Whether the Academy follows suit remains to be seen, but it’s definitely become a force to be reckoned with this year.

Elsewhere, Alison Janney appears to be winning her battle with Laurie Metcalfe in the Best Supporting category, where Sam Rockwell also finally seems to be eclipsing Willem Dafoe. Get Out meanwhile continues to be worryingly fashionable.

Here’s the list -

Best Picture
The Shape of Water

Best Director
Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Actor
Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Best Actress
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Supporting Actor
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress
Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Young Actor/Actress
Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project

Best Acting Ensemble
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name (James Ivory)

Best Original Screenplay
Get Out (Jordan Peele)

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049 (Roger Deakins)

Best Costume Design
Phantom Thread

Best Editing
Baby Driver (Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos


Best Hair and Makeup
Darkest Hour

Best Production Design
The Shape of Water (Paul Denham Austerberry; Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin)

Best Score
The Shape of Water (Alexandre Desplat)

Best Song
“Remember Me” from Coco

Best Visual Effects
War for the Planet of the Apes

Best Animated Feature

Best Action Movie
Wonder Woman”

Best Comedy
The Big Sick

Best Actor in a Comedy
James Franco, The Disaster Artist

Best Actress in a Comedy
Margot Robbie, I, Tonya

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie
Get Out

Best Foreign Language Film
In the Fade


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