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Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC): Phantom Thread Wins Best Film, Director; Lady Bird, Get Out Grab Two Apiece

The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) have chosen Phantom Thread as the best film of 2017. The film also Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson and Original Score for Johnny Greenwood, giving it the most wins from the group. Vicky Krieps was runner-up in Best Actress, her first mention of the season.

Lady Bird and Get Out were double winners today with the former earning Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf) and the latter winning the New Filmmaker award for Jordan Peele and, in a nice surprise, Daniel Kaluuya picked up his first Best Actor win.

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) continued to steamroll his competition in Best Supporting Actor. He now has eight of nine wins in this category so far.

Here are the full list of winners and runners-up from the Boston Society of Film Critics.

Best Film
PHANTOM THREAD
Runner-up: The Shape of Water

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, PHANTOM THREAD
Runner-up: Guillermo del Toro, THE SHAPE OF WATER

Best Actor
Daniel Kaluuya, GET OUT
Runner up: Timothée Chalamet, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Best Actress
Sally Hawkins, THE SHAPE OF WATER
Runner up: Vicky Krieps, PHANTOM THREAD

Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, THE FLORIDA PROJECT
Runner up: Sam Rockwell, THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Best Supporting Actress
Laurie Metcalf, LADY BIRD
Runner-up: Allison Janney, I, TONYA

Best Ensemble
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)
Runner-up: BPM

Best Screenplay
LADY BIRD
Runner up: GET OUT

Best Foreign Language Film
THE SQUARE
Runner-up: BPM

Best Documentary
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME
Runner up: FACES PLACES

Best Animated Film
COCO
Runner up: LOVING VINCENT

Best New Filmmaker
Jordan Peele (GET OUT)

Best Cinematography
DUNKIRK
Runner-up: BLADE RUNNER 2049

Best Original Score
PHANTOM THREAD
Runners-up: DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME and THE SHAPE OF WATER

Best Editing
A GHOST STORY
Runner up: I, TONYA

The Boston Society of Film Critics was formed in 1981 to make “Boston’s unique critical perspective heard on a national and international level by awarding commendations to the best of the year’s films and filmmakers and local film theaters and film societies that offer outstanding film programming.”

The BSFC has dedicated past award proceedings in memory of members Robin Dougherty (2005) and David Brudnoy (2004) who passed before their time. The Best New Filmmaker Award was conceived and instituted in the memory of Mr. Brudnoy, a founding member of the BSFC and longtime radio talk show host on WBZ radio for several decades.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself 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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