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Film Honors: 2017

My own personal choices for the year. They reflect not just necessarily what I think is the best or essential cinema, but perhaps resonate with me or inspire, both at the time, and still today. Subject to alter choices if new viewings are worthy enough. Other published Film Honors posts can be found at the menu at the top of the page.

Special Honor: Career Excellence

Isabelle Huppert

Special Honor: Female Filmmaking

Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Alice Winocour

Special Honor: World Cinema

Pedro Almodóvar

Youth Breakthrough

Dafne Keen (Logan)
Garance Marillier (Raw)
Maggie Mulubwa (I Am Not a Witch)
Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project)
Sreymoch Sareum (First They Killed My Father)

Special Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Kong: Skull Island
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
War for the Planet of the Apes
Wonder Woman

Costume Design

The Handmaiden
Murder on the Orient Express
Phantom Thread
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets
Victoria and Abdul

Actor Support

Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project)
Barry Keoghan (The Killing of a Sacred Deer)
Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing Missouri)
Benny Safdie (Good Time)
Patrick Stewart (Logan)

Song Composing

“If I Dare” (Battle of the Sexes)
“Kanashikute Yari Kirenai” (In This Corner of the World)
“Mystery Of Love” (Call Me by Your Name)
“Never Forget” (Murder on the Orient Express)
“Visions Of Gideon” (Call Me by Your Name)

Filmmaking Breakthrough

Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore)
Julia Ducournau (Raw)
Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird)
Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman (Loving Vincent)
Ben Young (Hounds of Love)


Chung Chung-hoon (The Handmaiden)
Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049)
Zach Kuperstein (The Eyes of My Mother)
Anthony Dod Mantle (First They Killed My Father)
Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk)

Actress Support

Taraneh Alidoosti (The Salesman)
Hong Chau (Downsizing)
Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2019)

Allison Janney (I, Tonya)
Michelle Pfeiffer (mother!)

Set Design

Blade Runner 2049
The Handmaiden
The Shape of Water
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Acting Breakthrough

Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name)
Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country)
Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth)
Ia Shughliashvili (My Happy Family)
Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden)

Film Editing

The Handmaiden
The Villainess

Special Honor: LGBTQ Representation

Call Me by Your Name


Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond

Screenwriting Adapted

Alice Birch (Lady Macbeth)
Park Chan-wook, Chung Seo-kyung (The Handmaiden)
Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin, Peter Fellows (The Death Of Stalin)
Sunao Katabuchi, Chie Uratani (In This Corner of the World)
Loung Ung, Angelina Jolie (First They Killed My Father)

Sound Design

In This Corner of the World
The Villainess
Wonder Woman


The Girl Without Hands
In This Corner of the World
Loving Vincent
The Night is Short, Walk On Girl
The Red Turtle

Cast Ensemble

The Death Of Stalin
Land of Mine
Loving Vincent
The Party

Actor Lead

Shahab Hosseini (The Salesman)
Roland Møller (Land Of Mine)
Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)
Makis Papadimitriou (Suntan)
Robert Pattinson (Good Time)

Screenwriting Original

Ildikó Enyedi (On Body and Soul)
Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)
Yorgos Lanthimos, Efthymis Filippou (The Killing of a Sacred Deer)
Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev (Loveless)
Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not a Witch)

Score Composing

Ann Dudley (Elle)
Jonny Greenwood (Phantom Thread)
Daniel Hart (A Ghost Story)
Jo Yeong-wook (The Handmaiden)
Hans Zimmer (Dunkirk)

Actress Lead

Emma Booth (Hounds of Love)
Alexandra Borbély (On Body and Soul)
Sally Hawkins (The Shape Of Water)
Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Of Ebbing Missouri)
Margot Robbie (I, Tonya)


Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden)
Mohamed Diab (Clash)
Angelina Jolie (First They Killed My Father)
Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk)
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Loveless)

Motion Picture

Clash (Mohamed Diab) Egypt
Dunkirk (Christopher Nolan) USA / UK / France / Netherlands
First The Killed My Father (Angelina Jolie) Cambodia / USA
The Florida Project (Sean Baker) USA
The Handmaiden (Park Chan-wook) South Korea
My Happy Family (Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß) Georgia
In This Corner of the World (Sunao Katabuchi) Japan
The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Yorgos Lanthimos) Ireland / UK
Loveless (Andrey Zvyagintsev) Russia
On Body and Soul (Ildikó Enyedi) Hungary

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