Boston Society of Film Critics Awards – ‘Phantom Thread’ Tops, Kaluuya Nabs Best Actor

The Boston of Film Critics (BSFC) has just released their award winners for 2017! Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day-Lewis’ “Phantom Thread” received top kudos for the best film of the year, with Daniel Kaluuya of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” snagging best actor and Sally Hawkins of Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” earning best actress. The BSFC also highlighted the likes of “Hachimiri Madness! Japanese Independents from the Punk Years” at the Harvard Film Archive alongside two series from the Brattle Theatre, “A Year of Women in Cinema” and “Robert Mitchum Centennial Tribute”, and 2 series from The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, “Frederick Wiseman: For the Record” and “Harry Dean Stanton: Say Something True.”

See the full list of winners below.

Best Picture  –   “Phantom Thread”

Best Actor – Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Best Actress –  Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”

Best Supporting Actor –  Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”

Best Supporting Actress –  Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Best Director – Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”

Best Screenplay –  Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Best Cinematography – Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Dunkirk”

Best Documentary – “Dawson City: Frozen in Time”

Best Foreign-Language Film  (awarded in memory of Jay Carr) –  “The Square”

Best Animated Film –  “Coco”

Best Film Editing (awarded in memory of Karen Schmeer) –  David Lowery, “A Ghost Story”

Best New Filmmaker (awarded in memory of David Brudnoy) –  Jordan Peele, “Get Out”

Best Ensemble Cast –  “The Meyerowitz Stories”

Best Original Score –  Jonny Greenwood, “Phantom Thread”

Best Film Series

“A Year of Women in Cinema” at The Brattle Theatre

“Hachimiri Madness! Japanese Independents from the Punk Years” at The Harvard Film Archive

“Harry Dean Stanton: Say Something True” at The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

“Frederick Wiseman: For the Record” at The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

“Robert Mitchum Centennial Tribute” at The Brattle Theatre

Best Rediscoveries

Targets [1968, Peter Bogdanovich] at The Brattle Theatre

The Loom [1986, Stan Brakhage] (“Stan Brakhage’s Metaphors on Vision”) at The Harvard Film Archive

Seven Beauties [1975, Lina Wertmuller] (“The Films of Lina Wertmuller”) at The Brattle Theatre

The Brig [1964, Jonas Mekas] (“Scenes from the Life of a Happy Man … The Films of Jonas Mekas”) at The Harvard Film Archive

A Bay of Blood [1971, Mario Bava] (“Mario Bava and the Birth of Italian Giallo”) at The Brattle Theatre

Retrospective of the Year (awarded in memory of David Pendleton)

“The Complete Jean Renoir” at The Harvard Film Archive

Have you missed a precursor?  Click the “PRECURSORS 2017” tag to bring up all the prizes thus far!

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MOTION PICTURE | DIRECTOR |
LEAD ACTOR | LEAD ACTRESS | SUPPORTING ACTOR | SUPPORTING ACTRESS | 
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY | ADAPTED SCREENPLAY | ANIMATED FEATURE |
PRODUCTION DESIGN | CINEMATOGRAPHY | COSTUME DESIGN | FILM EDITING | MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING | SOUND MIXING | SOUND EDITING | VISUAL EFFECTS |
ORIGINAL SCORE | ORIGINAL SONG |
FOREIGN LANGUAGE | DOCUMENTARY FEATURE |