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Utah Film Critics Association Names ‘A Ghost Story’ Best Picture of 2017

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The Utah Film Critics Association announced their 2017 winners over the weekend, and some of their selections were a bit surprising.

A Ghost Story” is their choice for Best Picture of the year, with director David Lowery coming in as runner up for Best Director to Christopher Nolan for “Dunkirk.” They also praised Andy Serkis and his work in “War for the Planet of the Apes” by giving him the top acting prize. Other awards went to Tatiana Maslany for her supporting work in “Stronger,” and to “Thelma” for non-English language film.

View the complete list of winners here:

Best Picture
Winner: “A Ghost Story”
Runner Up: “Dunkirk”

Best Director
Winner: Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Runner Up: David Lowery, “A Ghost Story”

Best Lead Actor, Female
Winner: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Runner Up: Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Lead Actor, Male
Winner: Andy Serkis, “War for the Planet of the Apes”
Runner Up: James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Best Supporting Actor, Female
Winner: Tatiana Maslany, “Stronger”
Runner Up: Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”

Best Supporting Actor, Male
Winner: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Runner Up: Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Original Screenplay
Winner: Jordan Peele, “Get Out”
Runners Up (tie): Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” and Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Adapted Screenplay
Winner: Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, “Blade Runner 2049”
Runner Up: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, “The Disaster Artist”

Cinematography
Winner: Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”
Runner Up: Hoyte van Hoytema, “Dunkirk”

Documentary
Winner: “Jane”
Runner Up: “Chasing Coral”

Original Score
Winner: Alexandre Desplat, “The Shape of Water”
Runner Up: Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch, “Blade Runner 2049”

Non-English Language Film
Winner: “Thelma” (Norway)
Runner Up (tie): “A Fantastic Woman” (Chile) and “Raw” (France/Belgium)

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

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 |

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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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AndreTheTurtle

Blade Runner 2049 for adapted screenplay baby!

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