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The Florida Project, Frances McDormand, Baby Driver Top Detroit Film Critics Picks

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project was the big winner from the Detroit Film Critics this morning, winning Best Film, director for Baker and Supporting Actor for Willem Dafoe. Martin McDonaugh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri earned wins for Frances McDormand in Best Actress and Screenplay for McDonaugh. A new category for the group this year, Best Use of Music, was won by Baby Driver.

The Detroit Film Critics Society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of nineteen film critics with a Michigan connection who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan; Toledo, Ohio; and New York City.

Here is the full list of winners (nominees are listed in alphabetical order).


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


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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


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


  • 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)


  • 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


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


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


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

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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