North Carolina Film Critics 2017

BEST NARRATIVE FILM
The Florida Project
* Get Out
The Post
The Shape of Water
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Tom Hanks, The Post
Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
* Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
* Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Plummer, All The Money in the World
Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Patrick Stewart, Logan

BEST ACTRESS
Jessica Chastain, Molly’s Game
* Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Meryl Streep, The Post

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Holly Hunter, The Big Sick
Allison Janney, I, Tonya
* Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

BEST DIRECTOR
Sean Baker, The Florida Project
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
* Jordan Peele, Get Out
Steven Spielberg, The Post

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project
Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
Liz Hannah and Josh Singer, The Post
Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
* Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
James Gray, The Lost City of Z
James Ivory, Call Me By Your Name
* Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist (tie)
* Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game (tie)
Virgil Williams and Dee Rees, Mudbound

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Hoyt Van Hoytema, Dunkirk
Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water
Rachel Morrison, Mudbound
Alexis Zabe, The Florida Project

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
BPM Beats Per Minute
Faces Places
First They Killed My Father
Frantz
* Okja
Raw
The Square
Thelma

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
Blade Runner 2049
Dunkirk
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
* War for the Planet of the Apes

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
Faces Places
Jane
* Kedi
Last Men in Aleppo

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Boss Baby
The Breadwinner
* Coco
The LEGO Batman Movie
Loving Vincent

KEN HANKE MEMORIAL TAR HEEL AWARD
This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was dedicated to long time North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke.

Emily V. Gordon, born and raised in Winston-Salem and a graduate of UNC-Greensboro, Gordon is recognized for writing and co-producing The Big Sick
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, documentary profiles the popular North Carolina musicians
* Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the studio drama was filmed in part in North Carolina.