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01 January 2018

2017 Critics’ Pick Award Nominees: Cinema

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We’re not exaggerating when we say that we can’t remember a year of movies better than this one. The prestige dramas were good, the action movies were good, the indie darlings were incredible. There were great superhero movies and great rom-coms and great monster movies and great war movies and even a great musical. Why can’t every year be like 2017 at the movies? Here’s our list of what we think was the best:

Who Qualifies?
Any new movie released between January 1st and December 31st was considered for nomination. Keep in mind that, in this landscape, there’s really no such thing as a straight “comedy” or “drama” so we categorized as best we could in an effort to include as many different films as possible.

Who Picks the Winners?
Our Editors and Staff Writers all get a say but we use your votes for tie breakers and to choose a Fan Favourite so be sure to share your thoughts on Twitter or shoot us an email

When Are the Winners Announced?
A full list of the winners will be published in April.

Nominee Interview Series
If you’re nominated this year, e
mail to sign up for our annual Q&A series. 

Also be sure to check out our nominations for the TV Awards, and Theatre Awards. 

Without further ado, this year’s nominees are…

Outstanding Effects
The Fate of the Furious
Wonder Woman
War for the Planet of the Apes
Atomic Blonde
The Last Jedi

Outstanding Costumes
The Greatest Showman
Ghost in the Shell
The Shape of Water
I, Tonya
Thor: Ragnarok
A Quiet Passion

Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy
Get Out
Baby Driver
The Big Sick
Brigsby Bear
Speech & Debate
The Disaster Artist

Outstanding Ensemble in a Drama
The Shape of Water
Wind River
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
LilRel Howery (Get Out)
Jon Hamm (Baby Driver)
Ray Romano (The Big Sick)
Mark Hamill (Brigsby Bear)
Dave Franco (The Disaster Artist)
John Lithgow (Beatriz at Dinner)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama
John Boyega (Detroit)
Caleb Landry Jones (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Michael Cera (Molly’s Game)
Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Michael Stuhlbarg (Call Me By Your Name)
Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Lily James (Baby Driver)
Holly Hunter (The Big Sick)
Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird)
Kate Lyn Sheil (Brigsby Bear)
Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman)
Deborah Grover (Don’t Talk to Irene)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama
Dafne Keen (Logan)
Michelle Pfeiffer (Mother!)
Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Kelly Marie Tran (The Last Jedi)
Ella Anderson (The Glass Castle)
Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy
Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver)
Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
Jason Sudeikis (Colossal)
Kyle Mooney (Brigsby Bear)
James Franco (The Disaster Artist)

Outstanding Actor in a Drama
Michael Fassbender (Alien: Covenant)
Colin Farrell (The Killing of a Sacred Deer)
Jeremy Renner (Wind River)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Timothée Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name)
Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy
Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner)
Hong Chau (Downsizing)
Sarah Steele (Speech & Debate)
Haley Lu Richardson (Columbus)
Ashleigh Murray (Deidra & Laney Rob a Train)

Outstanding Actress in a Drama
Elizabeth Olsen (Wind River)
Rebecca Hall (Professor Marston and the Wonder Women)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water)
Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper)

Outstanding Comedy Screenplay
Jordan Peele (Get Out)
Edgar Wright (Baby Driver)
Emily V. Gordon & Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
Nacho Vigalondo (Colossal)
Kevin Costello & Kyle Mooney (Brigsby Bear)
Stephen Karam (Speech & Debate)

Outstanding Drama Screenplay
Virgil Williams & Dee Rees (Mudbound)
Aaron Sorkin (Molly’s Game)
James Ivory (Call Me By Your Name)
Steven Rogers (I, Tonya)
Taylor Sheridan (Wind River)
Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Outstanding Direction
Edgar Wright (Baby Driver)
Taylor Sheridan (Wind River)
Sean Baker (The Florida Project)
Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name)
Guillermo Del Toro (The Shape of Water)
Craig Gillespie (I, Tonya)

Outstanding Comedy
Get Out
Baby Driver
Brigsby Bear
The Big Sick
The Disaster Artist

Outstanding Drama
Call Me By Your Name
The Shape of Water
Wind River
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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