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‘Three Billboards’ Leads North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) Nominations

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri led the North Carolina Film Critics Association nominations with six today, with an added prize of the Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award which recognizes films or performers with a special connection to North Carolina. The film earned all top nominations including Best Film, Director, Actress and double Supporting Actor nods.

Right behind were The Post and The Florida Project with five apiece (including Best Film and Best Director), Get Out and The Shape of Water with four, and Dunkirk and Lady Bird with three.

Winners will be announced on January 2, 2018. The NCFCA consists of approximately forty professional critics who live in the state or whose work contributes to an outlet based in North Carolina.

Here is the full list of nominations.

BEST FILM
The Florida Project
Get Out
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST DIRECTOR
Sean Baker – The Florida Project
​Martin McDonagh – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk
Jordan Peele – Get Out
Steven Spielberg – The Post

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me By Your Name
James Franco – The Disaster Artist
Tom Hanks – The Post
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Plummer – All The Money In The World
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Patrick Stewart – Logan

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain – Molly’s Game
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
Meryl Streep – The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige – Mudbound
Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip
Holly Hunter – The Big Sick
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Florida Project – Sean Baker & Chris Bergoch
Lady Bird – Greta Gerwig
The Post – Liz Hannah & Josh Singer
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Martin McDonagh
Get Out – Jordan Peele

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Lost City of Z – James Gray
Call Me By Your Name – James Ivory
The Disaster Artist – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber
Molly’s Game – Aaron Sorkin
Mudbound – Dee Rees and Virgil Williams

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Jane
Kedi
Last Men in Aleppo

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
Coco
The LEGO Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Faces Places
First They Killed My Father
Frantz
Okja
Raw
The Square
Thelma

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Roger Deakins – Blade Runner 2049
Hoyt Van Hoytema – Dunkirk
Dan Laustsen – The Shape of Water
Rachel Morrison – Mudbound
Alexis Zabe – The Florida Project

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes

The Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award (seeks to recognize films or performers with a special connection to North Carolina)
Emily V. Gordon
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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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