‘Get Out’ wins Best Film, Best Original Screenplay and Best First Film from Austin Film Critics Association


The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) announced its 2017 awards Tuesday, with Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” winning Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best First Film. (I am a member of said organization.)

Guillermo del Toro took Best Director for The Shape of Water, which leads the group’s Top Ten list.

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Acting award winners include Timothée Chalamet, as Best Actor for “Call Me By Your Name,” Frances McDormand as Best Actress for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting Actor in “The Florida Project,” and Allison Janney for Best Supporting Actress in “I, Tonya.”

Timothée Chalamet also receives the Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award for “Call Me By Your Name,” “Lady Bird,” and “Hostiles.” (Seemed like dude was everywhere for a second.)

Two film legends also win AFCA awards: James Ivory, for his Best Adapted Screenplay for “Call Me By Your Name,” and Roger Deakins, for Best Cinematography for “Blade Runner 2049.” (Where on earth is Deakins’ Oscar? He is the Susan Lucci of this category.)

Alexandre Desplat wins Best Score for The Shape of Water.

Other major awards includes Bong Joon-ho’s “Okja” winning Best Foreign Language Film, Agnès Varda and JR’s Faces Places winning Best Documentary, and Disney/Pixar’s “Coco” winning Best Animated Feature.

The AFCA also announces two Special Awards, honoring DougJones for “The Shape of Water”and Andy Serkis for “War for the Planet of the Apes” Andy Serkis for their exemplary body and motion-capture performances, respectively, and the late Harry Dean Stanton for his long and distinguished career.

The AFCA previously announced director Macon Blair’s “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” won the Austin Film Award.

The full list of winners, plus the AFCA Top Ten Films of 2017 list, is included below. You can also find details at the AFCA website, www.austinfilmcritics.org.

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Here are the ACFA awards:

Best Film: Get Out (dir: Jordan Peele)

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

Best Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Best Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name

Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Best Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Best Foreign-Language Film: Okja (dir: Bong Joon-ho)

Best Documentary: Faces Places (dirs: Agnès Varda and JR)

Best Animated Film: Coco (dir: Lee Unkrich)

Best First Film: Get Out (dir: Jordan Peele)

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name, Lady Bird, Hostiles

Austin Film Award: I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore (dir: Macon Blair)

Special Honorary Award: To The Shape of Water’s Doug Jones and War for the Planet of the Apes’ Andy Serkis for their exemplary body and motion-capture performances, respectively.

Special Honorary Award: To honor Harry Dean Stanton, for his body of work

AFCA’s Top 10

1. “The Shape of Water”

2. “Call Me By Your Name”

3. “Lady Bird”

4. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

5. “The Florida Project”

6. “Dunkirk”

7. “Get Out”

8. “I, Tonya”

9. “The Big Sick”

10. “Logan”


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