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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sets Record at 15th International Cinephile Society (ICS) Nominations

Call Me by Your Name earned a record-setting 11 nominations, including four acting nods from the International Cinephile Society

The International Cinephile Society (ICS), of which I am a voting member, has announced the nominations for its 15th season and Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous Italian summer romance Call Me By Your Name topped the list with record-setting 11 nominations including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor x 2 and Supporting Actress.

Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread was next with 8 nominations. James Gray’s The Lost City of Z earned 6 nominations, including Best Picture and Director for Gray as did Bertrand Bonello’s Nocturama. A handful of overlooked films this awards season came in with four apiece including Good Time, Personal Shopper and A Quiet Passion. Speaking of Good Time and Personal Shopper, Twilight co-stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart continue to successfully stretch their art-house talents and both earned nominations today.

As is often the case with the ICS, their choices can often divert from the more predictable best of lists. That includes the total lack of mentions from Oscar favorites like The Shape of Water and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Even Get Out only snagged an Original Screenplay nomination here. Only Lady Bird managed to escape, earning six nominations including Best Picture and Director. But the International Cinephile Society has never been about aligning itself with other awards bodies and the membership is so uniquely, well, international, that the results of their year-end choices very often reflect that. Films like Nocturama, On the Beach at Night Alone and The Death of Louis XIV found major support within the group.

In keeping with ICS tradition, the ‘Films Not Yet Released’ list features 20 underseen films that our members were lucky enough to catch at festivals on five continents, and for which they voted passionately, but which failed to receive theatrical distribution in the USA in 2017.

Here are the nominations for the 15th International Cinephile Society Awards. Winners will be announced on February 4, 2018.

Best Picture
Blade Runner 2049
BPM
Call Me By Your Name
Good Time
Lady Bird
The Lost City of Z
Nocturama
On the Beach at Night Alone
Personal Shopper
Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion

Best Director
Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread
Bertrand Bonello for Nocturama
Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird
James Gray for The Lost City of Z
Luca Guadagnino for Call Me by Your Name
Denis Villeneuve for Blade Runner 2049

Best Actor
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart for BPM
Timothée Chalamet for Call Me by Your Name
Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread
Jean-Pierre Léaud for The Death of Louis XIV
Robert Pattinson for Good Time

Best Actress
Kim Min-hee for On the Beach at Night Alone
Vicky Krieps for Phantom Thread
Cynthia Nixon for A Quiet Passion
Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird
Kristen Stewart for Personal Shopper
Daniela Vega for A Fantastic Woman

Best Supporting Actor
John Lloyd Cruz for The Woman Who Left
Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project
Armie Hammer for Call Me by Your Name
Barry Keoghan for The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Michael Stuhlbarg for Call Me by Your Name
Arnaud Valois for BPM

Best Supporting Actress
Juliette Binoche for Slack Bay
Amira Casar for Call Me by Your Name
Lesley Manville for Phantom Thread
Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird
Sienna Miller for The Lost City of Z

Best Ensemble
BPM
Call Me by Your Name
Lady Bird
Nocturama
Sieranevada

Best Adapted Screenplay
Call Me by Your Name
The Death of Louis XIV
The Lost City of Z
Marjorie Prime
The Woman Who Left

Best Original Screenplay
Get Out
Lady Bird
Personal Shopper
Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion

Best Film Editing
Dunkirk
A Ghost Story
Good Time
Nocturama
Personal Shopper

Best Cinematography
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
The Lost City of Z
Nocturama
Wonderstruck

Best Production Design
Blade Runner 2049
Call Me by Your Name
Phantom Thread
A Quiet Passion
Wonderstruck

Best Score
Call Me by Your Name
Good Time
The Lost City of Z
Phantom Thread
Wonderstruck

Best Foreign Language Film
BPM
The Death of Louis XIV
Nocturama
On the Beach at Night Alone
The Ornithologist
Raw
Sieranevada
Staying Vertical
Visages Villages
The Woman Who Left

Best Animated Film
The Breadwinner
Coco
The Girl Without Hands
Loving Vincent
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Best Documentary Film
Chavela
Dawson City: Frozen Time
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Visages Villages (Faces Places)
Wormwood

Best Film Not Released in 2017
24 Frames
A Ciambra
Bangkok Nites
Braguino
Claire’s Camera
Closeness
The Day After
Giant
Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
Lean on Pete
Les garçons sauvages
Let the Sun Shine In
Lover for a Day
Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno
On Body and Soul
The Rider
Sicilian Ghost Story
Western
You Were Never Really Here
Zama

About the ICS

Formed in 2003, the International Cinephile Society is an online group comprised of approximately 100 accredited journalists, film scholars, historians and other industry professionals who cover film festivals and events on five continents. Led by ICS president Cédric Succivalli, each year the ICS honors the finest in American and international cinema.

In addition to award winners for the previous year announced each February, the ICS revealed a Top 100 Films of the 1990s in the first half of 2010. ICS has been accredited at the Festival de Cannes in 2010-2017, and also covers a number of other film festivals including Berlin, Toronto, New York, Vancouver, Rome, Venice, San Sebastian, San Francisco, AFI, Seattle, Rotterdam and TCM.

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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