'Lady Bird' Named Best Picture by Chicago Film Critics

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'Lady Bird'

The film also took home awards for lead actress Saoirse Ronan, supporting actress Laurie Metcalf and most promising filmmaker for Greta Gerwig.

The Chicago Film Critics Association on Tuesday night announced their winners for the best in film in 2017, crowning Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird as best picture.

The film also was the biggest winner overall, earning a total of four awards, including for lead actress Saoirse Ronan, supporting actress Laurie Metcalf and most promising filmmaker for Gerwig.

The group also favored Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name, giving it nods for best actor and most promising performer for Timothée Chalamet, as well as for best adapted screenplay.

Other noteworthy wins include best director for Dunkirk helmer Christopher Nolan and best original screenplay for Jordan Peele's Get Out.

In 13 of the last 14 years, the CFCA's best picture winners went on to Oscar nominations in the same category, with the exception of WALL-E in 2008. Last year, the group chose Moonlight, which eventually went on to win the top prize at the Oscars as well.

A complete list of this year's winners follows.

Best picture: Lady Bird
Best director: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Best actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Best actress: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best supporting actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Best supporting actress, Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Best original screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best adapted screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
Best foreign language film: The Square
Best documentary: Jane
Best animated feature: Coco
Best cinematography: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Best editing: Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Baby Driver
Best art direction: Blade Runner 2049
Best original score: Johnny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
Most promising performer: Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Most promising filmmaker: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

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