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Detroit Film Critics Society Names ‘The Florida Project’ Best Film of 2017

The Detroit Film Critics Society announced their 2017 awards winners.

The society named Sean Baker and his film, “The Florida Project” as the Best Director and Film of the year. James Franco, Frances McDormand, Willem Dafoe and Allison Janney were each recognized for their outstanding performances.

Here is the complete list of nominees and winners:

BEST FILM

  • Winner: “The Florida Project”
  • “The Disaster Artist”
  • “Get Out”
  • “The Shape of Water”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Winner: Sean Baker, “The Florida Project”
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread”
  • Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
  • Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
  • Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
  • Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”

BEST ACTOR

  • Winner: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
  • Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
  • Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
  • Robert Pattinson, “Good Time”

BEST ACTRESS

  • Winner: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
  • Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
  • Saroise Ronan, “Lady Bird”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Winner: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
  • Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
  • Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Patrick Stewart, “Logan”
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, “Call Me by Your Name”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Winner: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
  • Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip”
  • Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”
  • Melissa Leo, “Novitiate”
  • Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

BEST ENSEMBLE

  • Winner: “The Post”
  • “The Big Sick”
  • “Lady Bird”
  • “Mudbound”
  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

BREAKTHROUGH

  • Winner: Jordan Peele, Writer/Director (“Get Out”)
  • Timothée Chalamet, Actor (“Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, Hot Summer Nights”)
  • Gal Gadot, Actress (“Wonder Woman, Justice League”)
  • Tiffany Haddish, Actress (Girls Trip)
  • Caleb Landry Jones, Actor (American Made;The Florida Project;Get Out; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • Winner: Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
  • Guillermo del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, “The Shape of Water”
  • Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
  • Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, “The Big Sick”
  • Liz Hannah, Josh Singer, “The Post”
  • Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
  • Taylor Sheridan, “Wind River”

BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • Winner: “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond”
  • “The Defiant Ones”
  • “Human Flow”
  • “Kedi”
  • “Step”
  • “Strong Island”
  • “Whose Streets?”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Winner: “The LEGO Batman Movie”
  • “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie”
  • “Cars 3”
  • “Coco”
  • “Loving Vincent”

BEST USE OF MUSIC

  • Winner: “Baby Driver”
  • “Blade Runner 2049”
  • “Good Time”
  • “Phantom Thread”
  • “The Shape of Water”

CLICK THE CATEGORY TO SEE THE OSCAR PREDICTIONS:

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 |

The Detroit Film Critics Society was founded in 2007 and is composed of nineteen Michigan based critics. The winners are selected by preferential ballot in all twelve categories.

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Written by Karen M. Peterson

Karen Peterson is a writer from Southern California. When she is not at the ballpark cheering on her LA Angels, she can usually be found in a movie theater or in front of the television. Karen is obsessed with awards shows, and loves everything from the smallest indie film to the biggest of big budget spectacles. She is also unapologetically in love with Tom Cruise.

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