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Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) loves Lady Bird

The Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) have bestowed their Best Film, Director and Actress awards to Lady Bird.


The group fell in line with the current batch of acting frontrunner from critics with Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in Best Actor, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) in Supporting Actor and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). They also have a dubious prize called the Best Movie Yet to Open in Iowa, which went to Call Me By Your Name, which is still in limited release (yet managed Best Actor and Supporting Actor runner-up mentions).

Here is the full list of winners and runners-up.

•“Lady Bird”
•(Runners up: “Dunkirk” and “The Shape of Water”)

•Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
•(Runners up: Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk,” and Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”)

•Gary Oldman, “The Darkest Hour”
•(Runners up: Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name,” and James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”)

•Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
•(Runners up: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water,” and Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)

•Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
•(Runners up: Armie Hammer, “Call Me By Your Name,” and Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”)

•Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
•(Runners up: Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound,” and Holly Hunter, “The Big Sick”)

•(Runners up: “Ferdinand” and “Lego Batman”)

•(Runners up: “Faces Places” and “City of Ghosts”)

•“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
• (Runners up: “The Post” and “The Shape of Water”)

•“Remember Me,” “Coco”
•(Runners up: “Mystery of Love,” “Call Me By Your Name,” and “Evermore,” “Beauty and the Beast.”

Best Movie Yet to Open in Iowa
•“Call Me By Your Name”


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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