Indie Outlook Picks the 2017 Nominees

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2017 has been an extraordinary year for cinema, and as per tradition, I am providing my list of the nominees I would like to see included in various awards season categories. David Lynch’s 18-part masterpiece, “Twin Peaks: The Return,” is the clear front-runner this year, earning a total of fourteen nominations, with Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me by Your Name” tying for second place with seven nods apiece. My two other Best Picture contenders, Margaret Betts’ “Novitiate” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird,” each earned five nominations, as did Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Among my thirteen special mentions are three short films that are the equal of any feature I saw over the past twelve months.

And the nominees are…

 

BEST PICTURE

Call Me by Your Name

Lady Bird

Novitiate

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Twin Peaks: The Return

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Bobbi Jene

Five Came Back

I Am Not Your Negro

Rat Film

Shingal, Where Are You?

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Family Film

Foxtrot

Killing Jesús

My Happy Family

Thelma

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

A Bastard Child

Coco

Ethel & Ernest

My Life as a Zucchini

Your Name

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Margaret Betts, “Novitiate”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name”

David Lynch, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

BEST ACTOR

Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”

Kyle MacLachlan, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Harry Dean Stanton, “Lucky”

 

BEST ACTRESS

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Cynthia Nixon, “A Quiet Passion”

Florence Pugh, “Lady Macbeth”

Haley Lu Richardson, “Columbus”

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mark Hamill, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”

Matthew Lillard, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Jason Mitchell, “Mudbound”

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laura Dern, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Melissa Leo, “Novitiate”

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”

Julia Sarah Stone, “The Space Between”

Naomi Watts, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

 

BEST ACTOR UNDER 18

Tikaeni Faircrest, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Dafne Keen, “Logan”

Amiah Miller, “War for the Planet of the Apes”

Brooklynn Prince, “The Florida Project”

Izabela Vidovic, “Wonder”

 

BEST CAMEO

Michael Cera, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Betty Gabriel, “Get Out”

Jeff Goldblum, “Thor: Ragnarok”

Terry Notary, “The Square”

Frank Oz, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Margaret Betts, “Novitiate”

Terence Davies, “A Quiet Passion”

Mark Frost & David Lynch, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”

Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Alice Birch, “Lady Macbeth”

James Ivory, “Call Me by Your Name”

David E. Kelley, “Big Little Lies”

Dee Rees & Virgil Williams, “Mudbound”

Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game”

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ben Davis, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Roger Deakins, “Blade Runner 2049”

Hoyte Van Hoytema, “Dunkirk”

Tudor Vladimir Panduru, “My Happy Family”

Alexis Zabé, “The Florida Project”

 

BEST EDITING

Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss, “Baby Driver”

Duwayne Dunham, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Michael McCusker & Dirk Westervelt, “Logan”

Lee Smith, “Dunkirk”

Will Znidaric, “Five Came Back”

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Olivier Bériot, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”

Lou Eyrich, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Catherine Marchand, “A Quiet Passion”

Luis Sequeria, “The Shape of Water”

Nancy Steiner, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Judy Becker, “Feud: Bette and Joan”

Rick Carter, “The Post”

Stefania Celia, “Downsizing”

Ruth De Jong, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Alejandro Jodorowsky, “Endless Poetry”

 

BEST SCORE

Angelo Badalamenti, “Twin Peaks: The Return”

Carter Burwell, “Wonderstruck”

Jonny Greenwood, “Phantom Thread”

John Williams, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Hans Zimmer, “Dunkirk”

 

BEST SONG

“Jesus, Bro!” from “Jesus, Bro!”

“Mystery of Love” from “Call Me by Your Name”

“Prayers for this World” from “Cries from Syria”

“Remember Me” from “Coco”

“Visions of Gideon” from “Call Me by Your Name”

 

BEST SOUND

Baby Driver

Detroit

Dunkirk

mother!

Twin Peaks: The Return

 

BEST MAKEUP

Darkest Hour

Logan

Manifesto

Okja

Wonder

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Blade Runner 2049

Dunkirk

Logan

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

War for the Planet of the Apes

 

Thirteen Special Mentions

BEST SHORT FILM

“Runner” directed by Clare Cooney

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

“Edith+Eddie” directed by Laura Checkoway

BEST SHORT FILM ONLINE

“The Actor” directed by Sigal Avin [posted above]

BEST DISCOVERIES

Jessie Pinnick & Malic White, “Princess Cyd”

BEST CHAMPION OF THE ARTS

Julie Andrews, “Julie’s Greenroom”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

Ryan Heffington, “Baby Driver”

BEST ENSEMBLE

Dianna Agron, Ashley Bell, Rebecca Dayan, Maddie Hasson, Melissa Leo, Liana Liberato, Julianne Nicholson, Denis O’Hare, Eline Powell, Margaret Qualley and Morgan Saylor, “Novitiate”

BEST COMIC ENSEMBLE

Sunita Mani, Tallie Medel and Eleanore Pienta, “Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone”

BEST SWAN SONG

Carrie Fisher, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

BEST UNDERSTUDY

Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”

BEST TRAILER

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (red band)

BEST CANINE PERFORMANCE

The dog in “Family Film” directed by Olmo Omerzu

WORST FILM OF THE YEAR

“I Love You, Daddy” directed by Louis C.K.

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