2017 Gotham and NBR Winners

BEST PICTURE: Call Me By Your Name

I’m still not 100% sold on this film being a best picture nominee, but maybe that’s because I’m getting Carol flashbacks.

BEST ACTOR: James Franco

Franco’s nomination seems like a sure thing at this point. If anything, he might be a dark horse contender for the win.

BEST ACTRESS: Saoirse Ronan

This was a real blow to Margot Robbie’s chances. On a side note, I think it’s hilarious that both acting winners also have gigs hosting SNL next month.

BEST SCREENPLAY: Get Out

Every day, I become more and more confident about thisfilm’s status as an Oscar frontrunner.

BEST DOCUMENTARY: Strong Island.

I can’t even begin to describe how happy I am that this film won. I just hope that Yance Ford has enough momentum to make it to the Oscars.

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ACTOR: Timothée Chalamet

Get used to seeing this guy winning every ‘Breakthrough’ award this year.

BEST BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR: Jordan Peele

It’s funny how first-time directors Peele and Gerwig have become two of the biggest frontrunners in the Best Director category.


And now… NBR.

BEST PICTURE: The Post

This movie premiered fairly recently, and the embargo hasn’t even lifted yet. The fact that the film was well liked enough to win the top award definitely tells us that it’s going to be a contender going into Oscar season.

TOP TEN MOVIES: Baby Driver, Call Me By Your Name, The Disaster Artist, Downsizing, Dunkirk, The Florida Project, Get Out, Lady Bird, Logan, Phantom Thread

My gut reaction was sheer excitement about Logan’s inclusion. But when I took a step back and really looked at this list, I realized that there’s quite a lot missing. Most notably, Three Billboards. We haven’t had an eventual Best Picture winner miss the NBR lineup since 2003. That makes me very worried about the film’s chances.

BEST DIRECTOR: Greta Gerwig

Even though I enjoyed Lady Bird, I do think the film is a little overhyped. (It recently surpassed Toy Story 2 as the best reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes.) I have to wonder if Gerwig’s direction is showy enough to mae it onto the Oscar lineup, especially considering how crowded the year is.

BEST ACTOR: Tom Hanks
BEST ACTRESS: Meryl Streep

And this is the part where Oscar predictors everywhere begin to wonder if The Post can win ‘The Big Five’ (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay), which only three other movies have ever done before. I think it’s too early to tell.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Willem Dafoe

It’s gonna be a toght race between Dafoe and Rockwell.

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Laurie Metcalf

This race looks like it’s between Metcalf and Janney.

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Phantom Thread
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Disaster Artist

It’s weird that Phantom Thread won, considering how crowded Original Screenplay is this year. As for Adapted, I think The Disaster Artist is starting to look like it could potentially win.

BEST DIRECTORIAL DEBUT: Jordan Peele

But Greta Gerwig is also a first time director…

BEST ENSEMBLE: Get Out

Have I mentioned that this film is an Oscar player yet?

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE: Timothée Chalamet

Add another ‘breakthrough’ award to the mantle, Timothée.

 

Okay, that’s all the awards I’ll go over today. NYFCC announces their winners on Thursday, an then we have the Critic’s Choice Awards.

Wow, things are happening fast.

I kinda like it.

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