HAWAII FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2017 NOMINEES LIST

The Hawaii Film Critics Society has cast their votes and nominated a wide range of films for their year’s end list. Dennis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049,” starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, led the charge with nine nominations, the most of any film on the list. “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo Del Toro’s  acclaimed sci-fi/romance, followed with eight nominations. Martin McDonagh’s ensemble drama “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Greta Gerwig’s comedy “Lady Bird” and the sci-fi epic “War For the Planet of the Apes,” received seven nominations each. The just-opened Aaron Sorkin-directed “Molly’s Game,” and James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” were given six nods, while Jordan Peele’s landmark horror film “Get Out” and Todd Hayne’s “Wonderstruck” were nominated in five categories.

The films selected were all over the map. Blockbusters like “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Coco,” “IT,” “Logan,” “Wonder Woman” and “Beauty and the Beast” all received two nominations each, while “Darkest Hour” and “Atomic Blonde” have three nominations each.

In the category for Best Hawaiian Film, the nominees are, for the first time, all locally made independent films. Brian Kohne’s “Kuleana,” Stacey Hayashi’s “Go For Broke” and Derek Peck’s “Ram Dass, Going Home” were nominated for the award which, in previous years, has gone to Cameron Crowe’s “Aloha” and Disney’s “Moana.”

Among the surprise nominations were single nominations for Michael Fassbender’s dual roles in “Alien: Covenant,” a Best Actor nod for James McAvoy’s celebrated turn in “Split” and a nomination for pop star Rihanna’s vocal performance in “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.”

Overall, fifty-five films were nominated (sixty if you count “Transformers: The Last Knight,” “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” “Boo 2!: A Madea Halloween,” “The Shack,” and “Rough Night,” all up for Worst Film of 2017).

The Hawaii-based critics group, which was founded in February 2015, will vote on the nominees selected and publish a list of winners on January 12th, 2018.

 

FINAL 2017 HFCS NOMINEES LIST

Best Picture

Molly’s Game

The Disaster Artist

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Lady Bird

Blade Runner 2049

 

Best Director

Martin McDonagh/ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Taylor Sheridan/ Wind River
Greta Gerwig/ Lady Bird

Denis Villeneuve/ Blade Runner 2049

James Franco/ The Disaster Artist

 

Best Actor

James Franco/ The Disaster Artist

Gary Oldman, The Darkest Hour

Tom Hanks/ The Post

Daniel Kaluuya/ Get Out

James McAvoy/ Split

 

Best Actress

Jessica Chastain/ Molly’s Game

Saorise Ronan/ Lady Bird

Sally Hawkins/ The Shape of Water

Frances McDormand/ Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Margot Robie/ I, Tonya
Best Supporting Actor

Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Richard Jenkins/ The Shape of Water

Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Christopher Plummer/ All The Money in the World

Michael Fassbender/ Alien: Covenant

 

Best Supporting Actress

Laurie Metcalf/ Lady Bird

Holly Hunter/ The Big Sick

Octavia Spencer/ The Shape of Water

Lois Smith/ Marjorie Prime

Allison Janney/ I, Tonya

 

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Disaster Artist

Molly’s Game

Blade Runner 2049

Wonderstruck

Logan

 

Best Original Screenplay

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Lady Bird

Get Out
The Big Sick
The Shape of Water

 

Best Art Direction

The Shape of Water

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

Wonderstruck

Downsizing

 

Best Costume Design

Darkest Hour

Battle of the Sexes

Beauty and the Beast

Wonderstruck
Wonder Woman

 

Best Make-Up

The Disaster Artist

Darkest Hour

IT
Blade Runner 2049

Wonder

 

Best Editing

Molly’s Game
Baby Driver

Dunkirk

The Disaster Artist

Blade Runner 2049

 

Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

War For the Planet of the Apes

Wonderstruck

 

Best Original Score

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

War For the Planet of the Apes

The Shape of Water

Wonderstruck
Thor: Ragnarok

 

Best Song

“Remember Me”/ Coco

“This is Me”/ The Greatest Showman

“Evermore”/ Beauty and the Beast

“Prayers in This World”/ Cries From Syria
“The Mystery of Love”/ Call Me By Your Name

 

Best Visual Effects

War For the Planet of the Apes

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

The Shape of Water

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Best Stunt Work

Atomic Blonde

Baby Driver

John Wick: Chapter Two

Logan

Wonder Woman

 

BEST NEW FILMMAKER

Jordan Peele/ Get Out

Taylor Sheridan/ Wind River

Greta Gerwig/ Lady Bird

Aaron Sorkin/ Molly’s Game

David Leitch/ Atomic Blonde

 

BEST FIRST FILM

Get Out

Wind River

Lady Bird

Molly’s Game

Atomic Blonde

 

BEST OVERLOOKED FILM

Wind River

T2: Trainspotting

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Brawl in Cell Block 99

Battle of the Sexes

 

BEST VOCAL/MOTION CAPTURE PERFORMANCE

Andy Serkis/ War For the Planet of the Apes

Steve Zahn/ War For the Planet of the Apes

Karin Konoval/ War For the Planet of the Apes

Terry Notary/ Kong: Skull Island

Rihanna/ Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

 

Best Horror/Sci-Fi  Film

IT

Get Out

Blade Runner 2049
War For the Planet of the Apes

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

 

Best Animated Film

Coco

Loving Vincent

In This Corner of the World

The Breadwinner

The Lego Batman Movie
Best Documentary

Jane

Whitney: Can I Be Me

The Death of Superman Lives

Kedi

LA 92

 

Best Foreign Language Film

In This Corner of the World (Japan)

Kedi (Turkey)
BPM (France)
In The Fade (Germany)

Taxicab Driver (South Korea)

 

Best Hawaiian Film

Kuleana/ dir. Brian Kohne

Go For Broke/ dir. Stacey Hayashi

Ram Dass, Going Home/ dir. Derek Peck

 

Worst Film of 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

The Shack

Rough Night


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