Sunday, March 4, 2018

The 2018 Essential Film Awards

Celebrating the cinematic achievements of 2017.

Official 2017 Selections

 

 

 

 

 


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Best Film of the Year - Drama


THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro
Fox Searchlight Pictures

Cast: Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer
Screenplay: Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor
Producers: Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale
Cinematography: Dan Laustsen

Other Nominees:
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DUNKIRK
GET OUT
LOGAN
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Best Film of the Year - Comedy or Musical


THE BIG SICK
Michael Showalter
Amazon Studios, Lionsgate

Cast:  Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano, Anupam Kher
Screenplay: Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani
Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel
Cinematography: Brian Burgoyne

Other Nominees:
COCO
THE DISASTER ARTIST
I, TONYA
LADY BIRD

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ACTING AWARDS

Best Actor in a Lead Role - Drama


Hugh Jackman
LOGAN

Other Nominees:
Timothée Chalamet - CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
Daniel Day-Lewis - PHANTOM THREAD
Daniel Kaluuya - GET OUT
Gary Oldman - DARKEST HOUR
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Best Actress in a Lead Role - Drama


Sally Hawkins
THE SHAPE OF WATER

Other Nominees:
Annette Bening - FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
Jennifer Lawrence - MOTHER!
Frances McDormand - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Meryl Streep - THE POST
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Best Actor in a Lead Role - Musical or Comedy

Harry Dean Stanton
LUCKY

James Franco - THE DISASTER ARTIST
Hugh Jackman - THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
Kumail Nanjiani - THE BIG SICK
Dan Stevens - THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS
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Best Actress in a Lead Role - Comedy or Musical


Margot Robbie
I, TONYA

Other Nominees:
Anne Hathaway - COLOSSAL
Saoirse Ronan - LADY BIRD
Daniela Vega - A FANTASTIC WOMAN
Emma Watson - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
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Best Actor in a Supporting Role


Michael Stuhlbarg
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Other Nominees:
Willem Dafoe - THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Woody Harrelson - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Richard Jenkins - THE SHAPE OF WATER
Sam Rockwell - THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
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Best Actress in a Supporting Role


Allison Janey
I, TONYA

Other Nominees:
Mary J. Blige - MUDBOUND
Holly Hunter - THE BIG SICK
Lesley Manville - PHANTOM THREAD
Laurie Metcalf - LADY BIRD
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Best Ensemble


Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, 
Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg
THE SHAPE OF WATER

Other Nominees:
THE BIG SICK
DUNKIRK
GET OUT
THE POST
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Best Performance in a Voice Acting Role


Saara Chaudry
THE BREADWINNER
Other Nominees:
Will Arnett - THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
Benjamin Bratt - COCO
Bradley Cooper - GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
Taika Waititi - THOR: RAGNAROK
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SKILL & TECHNICAL AWARDS

Best Director

Christopher Nolan
DUNKIRK

Other Nominees:
Guillermo del Toro - THE SHAPE OF WATER
Patty Jenkins - WONDER WOMAN
James Mangold - LOGAN
Jordan Peele - GET OUT
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Best Screenplay - Original Material

THE BIG SICK
Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V Gordon

Other Nominees:
COCO
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
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Best Screenplay - Adapted or Historic Material

LOGAN
Scott Frank
James Mangold
Michael Green

Other Nominees:
THE BREADWINNER
THE DISASTER ARTIST
I, TONYA
THE POST
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Best Art Direction/Production Design



BLADE RUNNER 2049

Other Nominees:
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THOR: RAGNAROK

WONDER WOMAN
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Best Cinematography

BLADE RUNNER 2049
Roger Deakins

Other Nominees:
DUNKIRK - Hoyte van Hoytema
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER - Thimios Bakatakis
MUDBOUND - Rachel Morrison
THE SHAPE OF WATER - Dan Laustsen
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Best Costume Design
PHANTOM THREAD
Other Nominees:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
WONDER WOMAN
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Best Film Editing

DUNKIRK

Other Nominees:
BABY DRIVER
I, TONYA
LOGAN
WONDER WOMAN
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Best Make-Up & Hair

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Other Nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
DARKEST HOUR
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
IT
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Best Music - Original Score

DUNKIRK
Hans Zimmer

Other Nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
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Best Music - Original Song

COCO
"Remember Me"

Other Nominees: 
“Mighty River” MUDBOUND
“Never Enough” THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
"This Is Me" THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
“Visions of Gideon” CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
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Best Music - Song Score or Soundtrack


BABY DRIVER

Other Nominees:
ATOMIC BLONDE
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
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Best Sound Design

DUNKIRK

Other Nominees:
BABY DRIVER
BLADE RUNNER 2049
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
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Best Stunts

BABY DRIVER

Other Nominees:
ATOMIC BLONDE
DUNKIRK
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
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 Best Visual Effects

BLADE RUNNER 2049

Other Nominees:
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Okja
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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FILM CATEGORIES

 Best Action/Adventure Film


LOGAN
James Mangold

Other Nominees:
BABY DRIVER
DUNKIRK
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
WONDER WOMAN
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Best Animation Feature Film


COCO
Lee Unkrich

Other Nominees:
THE BREADWINNER
COCO
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
YOUR NAME
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Best Blockbuster


WONDER WOMAN
Patty Jenkins

Other Nominees:
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
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Best Documentary Film


ICARUS
Bryan Fogel

Other Nominees:
BATMAN AND BILL
FACES PLACES
FIVE CAME BACK
JIM & ANDY: THE GREAT BEYOND
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Best Foreign Language Film


A FANTASTIC WOMAN
(Una mujer fantástica)
Sebastián Lelio

Other Nominees:
OKJA
RAW
THE SQUARE
YOUR NAME
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Best Horror or Thriller Film


GET OUT
Jordan Peele

Other Nominees:
MOTHER!
IT
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
RAW
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Best Limited Theatrical Release Film


THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Sean Baker

Other Nominees:
A GHOST STORY
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
LUCKY
MUDBOUND
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Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Film


THE SHAPE OF WATER
Guillermo del Toro

Other Nominees:
BLADE RUNNER 2049
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
THOR: RAGNAROK
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The following films did not win any Essential Film Awards but are noteworthy for their cinematic contributions in 2017:

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL
THE BABYSITTER
COLOSSAL
DARKEST HOUR
THE DISASTER ARTIST
FACES PLACES
FILM STARS DON'T DIE IN LIVERPOOL
FIVE CAME BACK
GERALD'S GAME
A GHOST STORY
THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2
IT
JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2
THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER
THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE
MOTHER!
MUDBOUND
PERSONAL SHOPPER
THE POST
RAW
THE SQUARE
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING
STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI
THOR: RAGNAROK

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