Welcome back to Academy Idol 11! We’re entering the Top 6 this week, so the race is getting extremely close. First, let’s go over the results of the Top 7 before we launch into our top 6 voting. Get ready everyone, it is screenplay week!
First up, let’s review the Top 7 voting. With Best Performance as our guide this round, we had a great top 3. We’ve seen some variation of these three show up each round in the top 4, and here we are again. “Call Me By Your Name,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” and “Lady Bird” are the top 3 for the week. “Call Me By Your Name” has been on a roll, winning last week and taking home top film 3 times already. “Lady Bird” has also taken home the prize twice. However, we have a new champ this week! “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri” takes home the prize for the first time this season.
Unfortunately, we have to send a film home as well. Our bottom three this week are “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk” and “Logan.” This is “Logan’s” fifth week in the bottom three. “Blade Runner 2049” is here for the second time, and this is the first time “Dunkirk” has found its way into the bottom of the pile. While the stats look fairly negative towards “Logan” it’s safe once again! This week, we say goodbye to “Blade Runner 2049,” a film focused more on impressive visuals than the performances (even if Gosling makes my personal ballot). It had a good run, and this also marks the 2nd year in a row that a Ryan Gosling film has placed 7th in Academy Idol.
Now on to the next round. We’re celebrating the writers this week, so let’s look to the Screenplays for our winners! We’ve got a lot of strong contenders here, especially when you consider that most of the writers were also the director. This is the case for five of our six nominees. The only film with a clear split between director and writer is “Call Me By Your Name,” which was written by the legendary James Ivory. This round, we’re cutting back the number votes for our readers to only THREE VOTES! Who will survive this round? Only time will tell.
What do you think? Which film had the best Screenplay? Let us hear in the comments below!
Academy Idol 11 Top 6 concludes voting on January 27th, 2018.