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.
Runner-up: The Shape of Water
Paul Thomas Anderson, PHANTOM THREAD
Runner-up: Guillermo del Toro, THE SHAPE OF WATER
Daniel Kaluuya, GET OUT
Runner up: Timothée Chalamet, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
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
THE MEYEROWITZ STORIES (NEW AND SELECTED)
Runner up: GET OUT
Best Foreign Language Film
DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME
Runner up: FACES PLACES
Best Animated Film
Runner up: LOVING VINCENT
Best New Filmmaker
Jordan Peele (GET OUT)
Runner-up: BLADE RUNNER 2049
Best Original Score
Runners-up: DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME and THE SHAPE OF WATER
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.