'The Florida Project' Named Best Film by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle

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Willem Dafoe in 'The Florida Project'

The Sean Baker-directed film was also recognized in the category of best supporting actor, with Willem Dafoe winning that award.

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle has named The Florida Project as its best picture of 2017.

The Sean Baker-directed film about a mother and daughter living in a motel on the outskirts of Disney World was also recognized in the category of best supporting actor, with Willem Dafoe winning that award.

The Shape of Water earned two honors: best director (Guillermo del Toro) and best production design (Paul D. Austerberry).

Other noteworthy winners include: War for the Planet of the Apes' Andy Serkis for best actor; I, Tonya's Margot Robbie for best actress; Lady Bird's Laurie Metcalf for best supporting actress; Get Out for best screenplay, original; and Call Me by Your Name for best screenplay, adapted).

Coco was named best animated feature; BPM took best foreign-language film honors; and Faces Places was tapped as best documentary.

A full list of this year's winners follows.

Best Picture
The Florida Project (WINNER)
Call Me by Your Name
Get Out
The Shape of Water

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Director
Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water (WINNER)
Sean Baker - The Florida Project

Greta Gerwig - Lady Bird

Christopher Nolan - Dunkirk

Jordan Peele - Get Out

Best Actor
Andy Serkis – War for the Planet of the Apes (WINNER)
Timothee Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name

James Franco – The Disaster Artist

Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour


Best Actress
Margot Robbie – I, Tonya (WINNER)
Annette Bening – Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project (WINNER)

Armie Hammer – Call Me by Your Name

Richard Jenkins – The Shape of Water

Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name

Best Supporting Actress
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird (WINNER)
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Melissa Leo – Novitiate

Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread

Best Screenplay, Original
Get Out – Jordan Peele (WINNER)
The Big Sick – Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig

The Shape of Water – Guillermo Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh

Best Screenplay, Adapted
Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory (WINNER)
The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Molly's Game – Aaron Sorkin

Mudbound – Dee Rees and Virgil Williams

Wonderstruck – Brian Selznick

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins (WINNER)

Dunkirk – Hoyte van Hoytema

The Florida Project – Alexis Zabe
The Shape of Water – Dan Laustsen

Wonder Wheel – Vittorio Storaro

Best Production Design
The Shape of Water – Paul D. Austerberry (WINNER)
Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner

Dunkirk – Nathan Crowley
Phantom Thread – Mark Tildesley

Wonderstruck – Mark Friedberg

Best Original Score
Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood (WINNER)
Blade Runner 2049  – Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch

Dunkirk – Hans Zimmer

The Shape of Water – Alexandre Desplat

War for the Planet of the Apes – Michael Giacchino

Best Film Editing
Baby Driver – Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos (WINNER)

Blade Runner 2049 – Joe Walker

Dunkirk – Lee Smith

The Post – Michael Kahn

The Shape of Water – Sidney Wolinsky

Best Animated Feature
Coco (WINNER)
The Breadwinner

The Lego Batman Movie

Loving Vincent

Your Name


Best Foreign Language Picture
BPM (WINNER)

A Fantastic Woman

Frantz

In the Fade

The Square


Best Documentary
Faces Places (WINNER)
Brimstone & Glory

City of Ghosts
Dawson City: Frozen Time

Jane


Special Citation for under-appreciated independent cinema

Brimstone & Glory (WINNER)

Columbus
The Other Kids

Marlon Riggs Award for courage & vision in the Bay Area film community

Peter Bratt

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