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Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards, 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Snow! Christmas! Terrible but enjoyable music! End of year “best of” lists!

I’m a member of a couple of critics’ organisations, so we’ll be releasing a couple of these lists upon which I voted. I’ll also hopefully be releasing my own top ten as part of a Scannain end-of-year podcast some time next week.

In the meantime, the Dublin Film Critics Circle have released their end of year awards. Thrilled to be a part of the group, who are voting on films released in Ireland during the calendar year of 2017. As such, it will be a different pool of films than the Online Film Critics Society awards.

A massive thanks to the wonderful Tara Brady for organising the awards this year, balloting members and collating results.

Anyway, without further ado…

Best Film

  1. Dunkirk

  2. Get Out

  3. Moonlight

  4. Blade Runner 2049

  5. Manchester By The Sea

  6. Wind River

  7. The Florida Project / Call Me By Your Name

  8. La La Land

  9. Logan / God’s Own Country

  10. Jackie / Lady Macbeth

Runners up: The Handmaiden, Aquarius, Paddington 2

Best Director

  1. Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

  2. Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049

  3. Jordan Peele, Get Out

  4. Damien Chazelle, La La Land

  5. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

  6. Julia Ducournau, Raw/ Emer Reynolds, The Farthest

  7. Yorgos Lanthimos, The Killing of a Sacred Deer / Paul Verhoeven, Elle

  8. Pablo Larraín, Jackie

  9. Sean Baker, The Florida Project

  10. James Mangold, Logan

Runners up: Pat Collins, Song of Granite; James Franco, The Disaster Artist; Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman

Best Irish Feature Film

  1. Sanctuary

  2. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

  3. Cardboard Gangsters / Handsome Devil

  4. Song of Granite

  5. Pilgrimage

  6. Twice Shy

  7. Maze

  8. The Drummer and the Keeper

  9. In View

  10. Halal Daddy

Runners up: Property of the State, The Man Who Invented Christmas, A Dark Song

Best Documentary

  1. The Farthest

  2. I Am Not Your Negro

  3. It’s Not Yet Dark

  4. Condemned to Remember

  5. Whitney: Can I Be Me

  6. Meetings with Ivor

  7. Kedi / An Inconvenient Sequel

  8. City of Ghosts

  9. Dancer / Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect

  10. The Work / Cameraperson / The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Runners up: Casting JonBenet, Jane, Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, The Prince of Nothingwood

Best Actor

  1. James Franco, The Disaster Artist

  2. Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

  3. Robert Pattinson, Good Time

  4. Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

  5. Denzel Washington, Fences / James McAvoy, Split

  6. Armie Hammer, Call Be My Your Name

  7. Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

  8. Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

  9. Hugh Jackman, Logan

  10. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight / John Connors, Cardboard Gangster

Runners up: Ryan Gosling, Blade Runner 2049; Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes; Sherwan Haji, The Other Side of Hope; Adrian Titieni, Graduation

Best Actress

  1. Natalie Portman, Jackie / Isabelle Huppert, Elle

  2. Sally Hawkins, Maudie

  3. Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth

  4. Sonia Braga, Aquarius

  5. Viola Davis, Fences / Emma Stone, La La Land

  6. Garance Miller, Raw

  7. Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper

  8. Ruth Negga, Loving

  9. Emma Stone, Battle of the Sexes

  10. Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion / Anne Hathaway, Colossal

Runners up: Annette Bening, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool; Zoe Kazan, The Big Sick; Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Best Screenplay

  1. Jordan Peele, Get Out

  2. Taylor Sheridan, Wind River / Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

  3. Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester By The Sea

  4. Emily V. Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick

  5. Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung, The Handmaiden

  6. Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou, The Killing of a Sacred Deer

  7. Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

  8. Rebecca Blunt, Logan Lucky / Armando Iannucci, The Death of Stalin

  9. Damien Chazelle, La La Land / Makoto Shinkai, Your Name

  10. Terence Davies, A Quiet Passion

Runners up: Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049; James Gray, The Lost City of Z; Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project

Best Cinematography

  1. Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

  2. Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk

  3. Chung Chung-hoon, The Handmaiden

  4. Linus Sandgren, La La Land

  5. M. David Mullen, The Love Witch

  6. Alexis Zabe, The Florida Project

  7. Kate McCullough, The Farthest

  8. Richard Kendrick, Song of Granite

  9. Ben Richardson, Wind River / Stéphane Fontaine, Jackie

  10. Thimios Bakatakis, The Killing of a Sacred Deer / Philippe Le Sourd, The Beguiled

Runners up: James Laxton, Moonlight; Michael Seresin, War for the Planet of the Apes; Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me by Your Name

Breakthrough Artists of the Year

  • Barry Keoghan, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Dunkirk (Winner)
  • Brooklynn Prince, The Florida Project
  • Caoilfhionn Dunne, In View
  • Dafne Keen, Logan
  • Emer Reynolds, The Farthest
  • Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Julia Ducournau, Raw
  • Sunny Pawar, Lion
  • Tom Ryan, Twice Shy

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