Lists and Awards: NSFC and More

On Film / The Daily — Jan 6, 2018

We begin this round on the best of 2017 with awards, because the National Society of Film Critics has just announced theirs. Forty-four of the Society’s fifty-nine members have cast ballots, and the majority of them are champions of Greta Gerwig and her directorial debut, Lady Bird.

The Producers Guild of America has announced the nominations for its awards, including eleven films now up for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer, five animated features, seven documentaries, and an array of television categories.

The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has presented its seventh annual AACTA International Awards, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri has won Best Film, Best Screenplay (Martin McDonagh), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell). I, Tonya scores Best Lead Actress (Margot Robbie) and Best Supporting Actress (Allison Janney). Christopher Nolan wins Best Direction for Dunkirk and Gary Oldman wins Best Lead Actor for Darkest Hour.

Lists

The list that’ll take a little time to absorb is Steven Soderbergh’s annually posted diary of all he’s watched and read during the past year. Comments are few, but he does let out a “wow!” after rewatching Episode 8 of Twin Peaks: The Return.

One of the most recent directors to list his favorite films of all time at LaCinetek is Todd Haynes.

“Hollywood is constantly recycling, and sometimes revitalizing, Hollywood.” David Bordwell takes a close look at several American films of 2017 that “adhere to canons of classical Hollywood construction.”

Contributors to Cine-File and Vague Visages have posted their 2017 lists.

Posting his top twenty-five (#1: Hong Sangsoo’s On the Beach at Night Alone), Michael Sicinski looks back on a hard year.

Robert Koehler’s sorted out two lists now, one for world premieres, the other for U.S. premieres.

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project tops Monica Castillo’s list of twenty-five at Letterboxd.

And Ruben Östlund’s The Square tops John Fink’s ten at the Film Stage.

You can watch Art of the Title’s top ten title sequences of 2017. Television shows take the top four slots, and there’s also a game, a web series, even a conference.

Kodak has put together lists of the top ten “movies shown on film, movies shot on film, venues, and cities where you can see a film on film.”

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