BETTER LATE THAN NEVER: The 2017 Howies


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I’m a tad late this year, but no matter how long ago 2017 passed, how could it be complete without the Howies, my awards for the best films of the year. And 2017 turned out to be a very good year, much superior to 2016. In fact, coming up with the best this time was much more difficult and meant I had to leave some exceptionally good films on the cutting room floor.
But without further ado, let’s proceed.
Best Picture
(BPM) Beats Per Minute

Runners up, in alphabetical order:

Call Me By Your Name

Detroit

The Florida Project

God’s Country

Good Time

Graduation

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Lady Bird

Loveless

The Square

For the runners up to the runners up: Battle of the Sexes, The Disaster Artist, Get Out, Harmonium, Logan, Patti Cake$, Thor: Ragnorak, Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri, The Unknown Girl, The Wedding Plan

 

Best Actor

Nahuel Perez Bisayet – (BPM) Beats Per Minute

Runners up in alphabetical order:

Claes Bang – The Square

Timothy Chalomet – Call Me By Your Name

Daniel Day Lewis – The Phantom Thread

Colin Farrell – The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hours

Robert Pattison – Good Time

Adrian Titieni – Graduation

Runner up to the runners up : Jamie Bell – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Steve Carrell – Battle of the Sexes, James Franco – The Disaster Artist, Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out, Aleksey Rozin – Loveless

 

Best Actress

Cynthia Nixon – A Quiet Passion

Runners up in alphabetical order:

Annette Bening – Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Adele Haenel – (BPM) Beats Per Minute, The Unknown Girl

Danielle Macdonald – Patti Cake$

Francis McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbings, Missouri

Margot Robbie – I, Tonya

Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Runners up to the runners up: Noa Koler – The Wedding Plan, Maryana Spivak – Loveless, Emma Stone – Battle of the Sexes

 

Best Supporting Actor

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Runners up in alphabetical order:

Barry G. Bernson – The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Vlad Ivanov – Graduation

Ray Ramano – The Big Sick

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Benny Safdie – Good Time

Arnaud Valois – (BPM) Beats Per Minute

 

Best Supporting Actress

Alison Janney – I, Tonya/Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

Runners up in alphabetical order:

Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Melissa Leo – Novitiate

Leslie Manville – The Phantom Thread

Michelle Pfeifer – Mother!

 

 

Best Screenplay

The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou

Runners up in alphabetical order:

(BPM) Beats Per Minute – Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot

Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory

Graduation – Cristina Munglue

Loveless – Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin

The Square – Ruben Ostlund

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

Runners up to the runners up: Detroit, The Disaster Artist, The Florida Project, God’s Country, Good Time, Lady Bird, Logan, Patti Cake$, A Quiet Passion, The Unknown Girl

 

Best Director

Robin Campillo – (BPM) Beats Per Minute

Runners up in alphabetical order:

Call Me By Your Name – Luca Guadagnino

Detroit – Kathryn Bigelow

The Florida Project – Sean Baker

The Killing of a Sacred Deer – Yorgos Lanthimos

Loveless – Andrey Zvyagintsev

The Square – Ruben Ostlund

Runners up to the runners up: Dunkirk, Get Out, God’s Country, Good Time, Graduation, Lady Bird, Logan

 

Special Awards

The Phantom Thread – Music, Costumes

Beauty and the Beast – Costumes, Set Decoration

Coco – Background Art

Baby Driver – Sound, Editing

The Square – Set Design

 

The worst films of the year: It, Justice League, LEGO Batman Movie, Murder on the Orient Express, Mother!, The Post

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