The Winners for the 4th Aceys: Artists’ Choice Film Awards

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Congratulations to the winners of the 4th Annual Aceys Awards for Film!

(Winners in bold.)

Best Performance In A Major Role

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
  • Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  • Tomasz Kot, Cold War
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me
  • Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Eva Melander, Border
  • Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
  • J.D. Washington, BlacKkKlannsman

Best Performance In A Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Nina Arianda, Stan & Ollie
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Regina Hall, The Hate U Give
  • Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Michael Peña, Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Tessa Thompson, Sorry To Bother You
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
  • Steve Yuen, Burning

Best Performance by a New or Overlooked Talent

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians
  • Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting
  • Stephan James, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Joanna Kulig, Cold War
  • Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Robbie Sheehan, The Song Of Sway Lake
  • Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give
  • Tessa Thompson, Sorry To Bother You
  • Steven Yuen, Burning

Best Performance By An Ensemble

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
  • The Favourite
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Shoplifters
  • Suspiria
  • Vice

Excellence in Cinematic Beauty & Technical Achievement

  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs: Bruno Delbonnel
  • Burning: Kyung-pyo Hong
  • Capernaum: Christopher Aoun
  • The Favourite: Robbie Ryan
  • Happy As Lazzaro: Hélène Louvart
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: James Laxton
  • Madeline’s Madeline: Ashley Conner
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Suspiria: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
  • We The Animals: Zak Mulligan

Excellence In Sound Recording, Edit, & Mix

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Paul Massey, & John Warhurst
  • First Man: Mary Ellis, Ai-Ling Lee, Frank A. Montaño, & Jon Taylor
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout: Gilbert Lake, James H. Mather, Chris Munro, & Mike Prestwood Smith
  • A Quiet Place: Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, & Ethan Van der Ryn
  • Roma: Craig Berkey, Steve Browell, Sergio Diaz, Craig Henighan, Skip Lievsay, & Liliana Villaseñor
  • A Star Is Born: Steven Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Jason Ruder, & Dean A. Zupancic

Excellence In Music: Score, Songs, or Soundtrack

  • Black Panther: Ludwig Göransson & Dave Jordan
  • BlacKkKlansman: Terence Blanchard & Rochelle Claerbaut
  • Happy As LazzaroKarol Mossakowski & Lina Cardillo
  • Mary Poppins: Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
  • The Song Of Sway Lake: Ethan Gold & Robin Urdang
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Daniel Pemberton & Kier Lehman
  • A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, Hillary Lindsey, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna, Nick Monson, Laul Blair, & Édith Piaf
  • Suspiria: Thom Yorke & Robin Urdang

Excellence in Production Design & Art Direction

  • Black Panther: Hannah Beachler & Alan Hook
  • BlacKkKlansman: Curt Beech & Marci Mudd
  • The Favourite: Fiona Crombie & Lynne Huitson
  • Sorry To Bother You: Jason Kisvarday & Stephen Dudro
  • Suspiria: Inbal Weinberg, Merlin Ortner, & Monica Sallustio

Excellence In Costume Design & Wardrobe

  • Black Panther: Ruth E. Carter
  • The Favourite: Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns: Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen Of Scots: Alexandra Byrne
  • The Nutcracker & the Four Realms: Jenny Beavan
  • Suspiria: Giulia Piersanti

Excellence in Hair & Makeup

  • Border: Erica Spetzig & Pamela Goldammer
  • The Favourite: Samantha Denyer
  • Mary Queen Of Scots: Jessica Brooks, Hannah Edwards, Sarah Kelly, & Marc Pilcher
  • Suspiria: Manolo García & Fernanda Perez
  • Vice: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe & Patricia Dehaney

Best Analog or Digital Special Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War: Daniel Sudick, Kaustubh Athavale, Aharon Bourland, Jeff Capogreco, Dan DeLeeuw, Rohit Prakash Gujar, Varun Hadkar, Laurie Pellard, Kelly Port, Doug Spilatro, & Charles Tait
  • Black Panther: Daniel Sudick, Geoffrey Baumann, Rohit Prakash Gujar, Stuart Lashley, & Kenneth Nelson
  • First Man: J.D. Schwalm & Paul Lambert
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story: Dominic Tuohy, Kenneth Au, & Megan Flood
  • Suspiria: Franco Ragusa & Luca Saviotti

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble

  • Black Panther: Jonathan Eusebio, Andy Gill, & Darrin Prescott
  • Deadpool 2: Scott J. Ateah & Jonathan Eusebio
  • The Debt Collector: Luke LaFontaine
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout: Wade Eastwood
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me: Domonkos Pardanyi & Gary Powell

Excellence in Editing

  • Black Panther: Debbie Berman & Michael P. Shawver
  • BlacKkKlansman: Barry Alexander Brown
  • First Man: Tom Cross
  • Hereditary: Lucian Johnston & Jennifer Lame
  • Shirkers: Lucas Celler, Kimberley Hassett, & Sandi Tan
  • Suspiria: Walter Fasano

Best Original Film Concept or Story

  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • The Favourite: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • A Quiet Place: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck
  • Happy As Lazzaro: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Searching: Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman

Best Screenplay Adaptation of Work of Fiction or Nonfiction

  • BlacKkKlansman: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, & Spike Lee
  • Border: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, & John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Burning: Chang-dong Lee & Jungmi Oh
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins

Best Original Screenplay

  • Beirut: Tony Gilroy
  • The Favourite: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • First Reformed: Paul Schrader
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • Vice: Adam McKay

Excellence In Directorial Debut

  • Blindspotting: Carlos López Estrada
  • Hereditary: Ari Aster
  • Nancy: Christina Choe
  • Shirkers: Sandi Tan
  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • A Star is Born: Bradley Cooper

Excellence In Direction: Overlooked or Alternative

  • Blindspotting: Carlos López Estrada
  • Border: Ali Abbasi
  • Happy as Lazzaro: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Leave No Trace: Debra Granik
  • The Rider: Chloé Zhao
  • Shoplifters: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Let The Sunshine In: Claire Denis

Best Director

  • BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee
  • The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Happy as Lazzaro: Alice Rohrwacher
  • The Other Side Of the Wind: Orson Welles
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • You Were Never Really Here: Lynne Ramsay

Lifetime Achievement In Film

  • Spike Lee

Best Animated Film

  • Bao: Becky Neiman
  • Incredibles 2: Brad Bird, John Walker & Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, & Scott Rudin
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet: Clark Spencer
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Outstanding Film: Short or Experimental

  • Bao: Becky Neiman
  • Chuchotage (Susotázs): Andrea Kuczkó, Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos, Judit Stalter, Barnabás Tóth, & Lajos Tóth
  • Concussion Protocol: Laura Poitras
  • Hair Wolf: Valerie Steinberg
  • Madre: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Magic Alps: Andrea Italia
  • A Siege (Ostrom): Nóra Alföldi, István Kovács, Ernö Mesterházy, & Mónika Mécs
  • Vox Lipoma: Cecilia Nessen
  • Zion: Carter Collins & Floyd Russ

Outstanding Film: Documentary

  • Free Solo: Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Minding the Gap: Bing Liu & Diane Moy Quon
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening: Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, & RaMell Ross
  • Shirkers: Jessica Levin, Maya E. Rudolph, & Sandi Tan
  • Three Identical Strangers: Tara Elwood, Grace Hughes-Hallett, & Becky Read
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, & Morgan Neville

Outstanding Film: Comedy

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, & David Yarnell
  • Deadpool 2: Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, & Ryan Reynolds
  • An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn: Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Andrew Starke, & Lucan Toh
  • The Favourite: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, & Lee Magiday
  • Sorry To Bother You: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, & Kelly Williams
  • Vice: Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner

Outstanding Film: Musical or Music Subject

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: Jim Beach & Graham King
  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Megan Ellison, Robert Graf, & Sue Naegle
  • Cold War: Ewa Puszczynska & Tanya Seghatchian
  • Mary Poppins Returns: John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, & Marc Platt
  • A Star Is Born: Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor, Jon Peters, & Todd Phillips

Outstanding Film: Art House Or Limited Release

  • A Bread Factory: Daryl Freimark, Matt Miller, & Patrick Wang
  • Burning: Chang-dong Lee, Joon-dong Lee, & Gwang-hee Ok
  • Capernaum: Michel Merkt & Khaled Mouzanar
  • Cold War: Ewa Puszczynska & Tanya Seghatchian
  • Eighth Grade: Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, & Lila Yacoub
  • Happy As Lazzaro: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Gregory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau, Alexandra Henochsberg, Pierre-François Piet, Tiziana Soudani, & Michael Weber
  • Madeline’s Madeline: Krista Parris & Elizabeth Rao
  • Shoplifters: Hirokazu Koreeda, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi, & Akihiko Yose
  • Song Of Sway Lake: Michael Bederman, Allison Rose Carter, Ari Gold, & Zak Kilberg

Artistic Achievement In Film (Top Prize)

  • BlacKkKlansman: Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele, & Shaun Redick
  • Border: Nina Bisgaard, Piodor Gustafsson, & Petra Jönsson
  • Burning: Chang-dong Lee, Joon-dong Lee, & Gwang-hee Ok
  • Cold War: Ewa Puszczynska & Tanya Seghatchian
  • The Favourite: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, & Lee Magiday
  • Minding the Gap: Bing Liu & Diane Moy Quon
  • Roma: Nicolás Celis, Alfonso Cuarón, & Gabriela Rodriguez
  • Shoplifters: Hirokazu Koreeda, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi, & Akihiko Yose
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
  • Sorry To Bother You: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, & Kelly Williams

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The Nominees for the 4th Aceys: Artists’ Choice Film Awards

Best Performance In A Major Role

  • Christian Bale, Vice
  • Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
  • Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  • Tomasz Kot, Cold War
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me
  • Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Eva Melander, Border
  • Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
  • J.D. Washington, BlacKkKlannsman

Best Performance In A Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Nina Arianda, Stan & Ollie
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Regina Hall, The Hate U Give
  • Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Michael Peña, Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Tessa Thompson, Sorry To Bother You
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
  • Steve Yuen, Burning

Best Performance by a New or Overlooked Talent

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Awkwafina, Crazy Rich Asians
  • Daveed Diggs, Blindspotting
  • Stephan James, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Joanna Kulig, Cold War
  • Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Robbie Sheehan, The Song Of Sway Lake
  • Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give
  • Tessa Thompson, Sorry To Bother You
  • Steven Yuen, Burning

Best Performance By An Ensemble

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn
  • The Favourite
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Shoplifters
  • Suspiria
  • Vice

Excellence in Cinematic Beauty & Technical Achievement

  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs: Bruno Delbonnel
  • Burning: Kyung-pyo Hong
  • Capernaum: Christopher Aoun
  • The Favourite: Robbie Ryan
  • Happy As Lazzaro: Hélène Louvart
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: James Laxton
  • Madeline’s Madeline: Ashley Conner
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Suspiria: Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
  • We The Animals: Zak Mulligan

Excellence In Sound Recording, Edit, & Mix

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: John Casali, Tim Cavagin, Paul Massey, & John Warhurst
  • First Man: Mary Ellis, Ai-Ling Lee, Frank A. Montaño, & Jon Taylor
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout: Gilbert Lake, James H. Mather, Chris Munro, & Mike Prestwood Smith
  • A Quiet Place: Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, & Ethan Van der Ryn
  • Roma: Craig Berkey, Steve Browell, Sergio Diaz, Craig Henighan, Skip Lievsay, & Liliana Villaseñor
  • A Star Is Born: Steven Morrow, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Jason Ruder, & Dean A. Zupancic

Excellence In Music: Score, Songs, or Soundtrack

  • Black Panther: Ludwig Göransson & Dave Jordan
  • BlacKkKlansman: Terence Blanchard & Rochelle Claerbaut
  • Happy As LazzaroKarol Mossakowski & Lina Cardillo
  • Mary Poppins: Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman
  • The Song Of Sway Lake: Ethan Gold & Robin Urdang
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Daniel Pemberton & Kier Lehman
  • A Star Is Born: Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, Lukas Nelson, Jason Isbell, Hillary Lindsey, Natalie Hemby, Lori McKenna, Nick Monson, Laul Blair, & Édith Piaf
  • Suspiria: Thom Yorke & Robin Urdang

Excellence in Production Design & Art Direction

  • Black Panther: Hannah Beachler & Alan Hook
  • BlacKkKlansman: Curt Beech & Marci Mudd
  • The Favourite: Fiona Crombie & Lynne Huitson
  • Sorry To Bother You: Jason Kisvarday & Stephen Dudro
  • Suspiria: Inbal Weinberg, Merlin Ortner, & Monica Sallustio

Excellence In Costume Design & Wardrobe

  • Black Panther: Ruth E. Carter
  • The Favourite: Sandy Powell
  • Mary Poppins Returns: Sandy Powell
  • Mary Queen Of Scots: Alexandra Byrne
  • The Nutcracker & the Four Realms: Jenny Beavan
  • Suspiria: Giulia Piersanti

Excellence in Hair & Makeup

  • Border: Erica Spetzig & Pamela Goldammer
  • The Favourite: Samantha Denyer
  • Mary Queen Of Scots: Jessica Brooks, Hannah Edwards, Sarah Kelly, & Marc Pilcher
  • Suspiria: Manolo García & Fernanda Perez
  • Vice: Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe & Patricia Dehaney

Best Analog or Digital Special Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War: Daniel Sudick, Kaustubh Athavale, Aharon Bourland, Jeff Capogreco, Dan DeLeeuw, Rohit Prakash Gujar, Varun Hadkar, Laurie Pellard, Kelly Port, Doug Spilatro, & Charles Tait
  • Black Panther: Daniel Sudick, Geoffrey Baumann, Rohit Prakash Gujar, Stuart Lashley, & Kenneth Nelson
  • First Man: J.D. Schwalm & Paul Lambert
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story: Dominic Tuohy, Kenneth Au, & Megan Flood
  • Suspiria: Franco Ragusa & Luca Saviotti

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble

  • Black Panther: Jonathan Eusebio, Andy Gill, & Darrin Prescott
  • Deadpool 2: Scott J. Ateah & Jonathan Eusebio
  • The Debt Collector: Luke LaFontaine
  • Mission Impossible: Fallout: Wade Eastwood
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me: Domonkos Pardanyi & Gary Powell

Excellence in Editing

  • Black Panther: Debbie Berman & Michael P. Shawver
  • BlacKkKlansman: Barry Alexander Brown
  • First Man: Tom Cross
  • Hereditary: Lucian Johnston & Jennifer Lame
  • Shirkers: Lucas Celler, Kimberley Hassett, & Sandi Tan
  • Suspiria: Walter Fasano

Best Original Film Concept or Story

  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • The Favourite: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • A Quiet Place: Bryan Woods, Scott Beck
  • Happy As Lazzaro: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Searching: Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Phil Lord & Rodney Rothman

Best Screenplay Adaptation of Work of Fiction or Nonfiction

  • BlacKkKlansman: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, & Spike Lee
  • Border: Ali Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, & John Ajvide Lindqvist
  • Burning: Chang-dong Lee & Jungmi Oh
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty
  • If Beale Street Could Talk: Barry Jenkins

Best Original Screenplay

  • Beirut: Tony Gilroy
  • The Favourite: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
  • First Reformed: Paul Schrader
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • Vice: Adam McKay

Excellence In Directorial Debut

  • Blindspotting: Carlos López Estrada
  • Hereditary: Ari Aster
  • Nancy: Christina Choe
  • Shirkers: Sandi Tan
  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • A Star is Born: Bradley Cooper

Excellence In Direction: Overlooked or Alternative

  • Blindspotting: Carlos López Estrada
  • Border: Ali Abbasi
  • Happy as Lazzaro: Alice Rohrwacher
  • Leave No Trace: Debra Granik
  • The Rider: Chloé Zhao
  • Shoplifters: Hirokazu Koreeda
  • Let The Sunshine In: Claire Denis

Best Director

  • BlacKkKlansman: Spike Lee
  • The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Happy as Lazzaro: Alice Rohrwacher
  • The Other Side Of the Wind: Orson Welles
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Sorry to Bother You: Boots Riley
  • You Were Never Really Here: Lynne Ramsay

Lifetime Achievement In Film

  • TBA

Best Animated Film

  • Bao: Becky Neiman
  • Incredibles 2: Brad Bird, John Walker & Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs: Wes Anderson, Jeremy Dawson, Steven Rales, & Scott Rudin
  • Ralph Breaks The Internet: Clark Spencer
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller

Outstanding Film: Short or Experimental

  • Bao: Becky Neiman
  • Chuchotage (Susotázs): Andrea Kuczkó, Gábor Rajna, Gábor Sipos, Judit Stalter, Barnabás Tóth, & Lajos Tóth
  • Concussion Protocol: Laura Poitras
  • Hair Wolf: Valerie Steinberg
  • Madre: Rodrigo Sorogoyen
  • Magic Alps: Andrea Italia
  • A Siege (Ostrom): Nóra Alföldi, István Kovács, Ernö Mesterházy, & Mónika Mécs
  • Vox Lipoma: Cecilia Nessen
  • Zion: Carter Collins & Floyd Russ

Outstanding Film: Documentary

  • Free Solo: Jimmy Chin, Shannon Dill, Evan Hayes, & Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
  • Minding the Gap: Bing Liu & Diane Moy Quon
  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening: Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, & RaMell Ross
  • Shirkers: Jessica Levin, Maya E. Rudolph, & Sandi Tan
  • Three Identical Strangers: Tara Elwood, Grace Hughes-Hallett, & Becky Read
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor: Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, & Morgan Neville

Outstanding Film: Comedy

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Anne Carey, Amy Nauiokas, & David Yarnell
  • Deadpool 2: Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, & Ryan Reynolds
  • An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn: Sam Bisbee, Theodora Dunlap, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Andrew Starke, & Lucan Toh
  • The Favourite: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, & Lee Magiday
  • Sorry To Bother You: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, & Kelly Williams
  • Vice: Megan Ellison, Will Ferrell, Dede Gardner

Outstanding Film: Musical or Music Subject

  • Bohemian Rhapsody: Jim Beach & Graham King
  • The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Megan Ellison, Robert Graf, & Sue Naegle
  • Cold War: Ewa Puszczynska & Tanya Seghatchian
  • Mary Poppins Returns: John DeLuca, Rob Marshall, & Marc Platt
  • A Star Is Born: Bradley Cooper, Bill Gerber, Lynette Howell Taylor, Jon Peters, & Todd Phillips

Outstanding Film: Art House Or Limited Release

  • A Bread Factory: Daryl Freimark, Matt Miller, & Patrick Wang
  • Burning: Chang-dong Lee, Joon-dong Lee, & Gwang-hee Ok
  • Capernaum: Michel Merkt & Khaled Mouzanar
  • Cold War: Ewa Puszczynska & Tanya Seghatchian
  • Eighth Grade: Eli Bush, Scott Rudin, Christopher Storer, & Lila Yacoub
  • Happy As Lazzaro: Carlo Cresto-Dina, Gregory Gajos, Arthur Hallereau, Alexandra Henochsberg, Pierre-François Piet, Tiziana Soudani, & Michael Weber
  • Madeline’s Madeline: Krista Parris & Elizabeth Rao
  • Shoplifters: Hirokazu Koreeda, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi, & Akihiko Yose
  • Song Of Sway Lake: Michael Bederman, Allison Rose Carter, Ari Gold, & Zak Kilberg

Artistic Achievement In Film (Top Prize)

  • BlacKkKlansman: Jason Blum, Spike Lee, Raymond Mansfield, Sean McKittrick, Jordan Peele, & Shaun Redick
  • Border: Nina Bisgaard, Piodor Gustafsson, & Petra Jönsson
  • Burning: Chang-dong Lee, Joon-dong Lee, & Gwang-hee Ok
  • Cold War: Ewa Puszczynska & Tanya Seghatchian
  • The Favourite: Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Yorgos Lanthimos, & Lee Magiday
  • Minding the Gap: Bing Liu & Diane Moy Quon
  • Roma: Nicolás Celis, Alfonso Cuarón, & Gabriela Rodriguez
  • Shoplifters: Hirokazu Koreeda, Kaoru Matsuzaki, Hijiri Taguchi, & Akihiko Yose
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
  • Sorry To Bother You: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Jonathan Duffy, Charles D. King, George Rush, Forest Whitaker, & Kelly Williams

 

 

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The Aceys Shortlist Of 2018 Short or Experimental Films & Where to Watch Them

Want to catch up on 2018 short and experimental films? We’ve compiled this handy list of some of our picks for the year’s best––and we included links where you can see them or learn more about them!

Film Name

Description

Where to watch online

(no paywall whenever possible)

’63 Boycott
(short)
63 Boycott chronicles the Chicago School boycott of 1963 when more than 200,000 Chicagoans, mostly CPS students, marched to protest the segregationist policies of CPS Superintendent Benjamin Willis https://worldchannel.org/episode/lusa-63-boycott/?asset_slug=63-boycott-kl4eo7
Age of Sail
(short)
Set on the open ocean in 1900, Age of Sail is the story of William Avery (voiced by Ian McShane), an old sailor adrift and alone in the North Atlantic. When Avery reluctantly rescues Lara, who has mysteriously fallen overboard, he finds redemption and hope in his darkest hours. https://youtu.be/TH3HOcRayC8
All Inclusive
(doc short)
Director Corina Schwingruber Ilić sees the cruise (ship) as a microcosm of society in a confined space, where the opposites of our times collide: wealth and poverty, mass and loneliness, nature and artificiality, culture and commerce.
Animal Behaviour (short) Animated anthropomorphized characters in a therapy session… Oscar nominee
Aria
(short)
Athens, today. Seventeen-year-old, Aria working at the local kebab place, is waiting for a driving lesson with her father. trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKrQdZrpUsQ
Ayka A poor Kazakhstani woman without a job struggles to raise her child.
Bao
(short)
A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings comes alive. Oscar nominee https://www.amazon.com/Bao-Domee-Shi/dp/B07L6NXQRZ
Biidaaban (The Dawn Comes)
(stop-action short)
Accompanied by a 10,000-year-old shape-shifter and friend known as Sabe, Biidaaban sets out on a mission to reclaim the ceremonial harvesting of sap from maple trees in an unwelcoming suburban neighbourhood in Ontario. excerpt
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0MH29hym_0
Bilby
(short)
Set in the Australian outback, ‘Bilby’ follows the desert-dwelling marsupial Perry through the trials and tribulations of “parenthood” after he saves a defenseless chick from predators and inadvertently becomes her protector. Animated.
Bird Karma
(short)
A tale of a long-legged bird’s journey of blissful joy, inescapable greed and the accidental discovery of the consequences when too much is not enough. Animated.
Black Sheep
(short)
After the high-profile killing of Damilola Taylor, Cornelius’ family move out of London. But when they discover their new town is run by racists, Cornelius takes a drastic step to survive. Oscar nominee. Documentary. https://youtu.be/A-Y5zvnDxsI
Blue Christmas (short) On Christmas Eve, 1968, in a Scottish coastal town, a debt collector goes to work to avoid confronting his wife’s worsening psychosis at home.
Broccoli
(comedy short)
A man eats nothing but broccolli, which causes problems at work and gets him into conflict with a neighborhood hot dog vendor.
The Burden
(short)
An animated musical with animal personification and apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant.
Caroline
(short)
When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6SegEkdXoA
Chuchotage
(short)
During a professional conference in Prague, two interpreters in the Hungarian booth realize that only one person is listening to them. They vie for her attention. trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY-Nq08SuYg
Colophon (for the Arboretum Cycle) (experimental) A film by Nathaniel Dorsky in the spirit of the early Chinese landscape, shifting perspective and rediscovering abstract imagery. (info here)
Come On Mandy A possibly homeless is woman the center of this voyeuristic film about the complete indifference of her dog in in response to hearing its name repeated over and over again.
Concussion Protocol (doc short) Mesmerizing footage of every concussion of the 2017-18 NFL season, played in reverse. https://theintercept.com/2018/02/01/concussion-protocol/
Counterfeit Kunkoo (short) In a city overflowing with buildings and slums, Smita must find herself a house to rent. She is hard-working, honest and respectful – the ideal tenant – except for one glaring flaw. She is a middle-class Indian woman without a husband
Cyclists (Biciklisti) (animated short) The cycling season is nearing its grand finale. During the final race, the two men in the lead are competing for more than the Grand Trophy; they are fighting for the affection of a lady.
December
(short) (overly melodramatic)
An urban romance doesn’t work out.
Deer Boy
(short)
A story about a hunter’s son, who was born with antlers, and about how each man kills the thing he loves.
Detainment
(short)
Two ten year-old boys are detained by police under suspicion of abducting and murdering a toddler. A true story based on interview transcripts and records from the James Bulger case which shocked the world in 1993. Oscar nominee
Don’t Be A Hero (short) A middle-aged woman battles her loneliness and boredom by robbing banks in the guise of a cowboy on her lunch break. But after the adrenaline rush wears off, she still has to deal with her deeply unhappy life. Inspired by a true story. https://www.filmsshort.com/short-film-pages/dont-be-a-hero-peter-lee.html#.XFck5s9KhE4
Emergency
(short)
Faced with an emergency situation, a group of young Black and Latino friends carefully weigh the pros and cons of calling the police. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R9-ZsRAX3c
End Game
(documentary short)
Filmed and edited in intimate vérité style, this movie follows visionary medical practitioners who are working on the cutting edge of life and death and are dedicated to changing our thinking about both. Oscar nominee https://www.netflix.com/title/80210691
End Of The Line (short) A lonely man goes to the pet store and buys a tiny man in a cage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9yGEr-ote4
Fauve
(short)
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer… Oscar nominee https://vimeo.com/293033666
Feathers
(short)
Elizier, an emotionally-dejected new enrollee at The Edward R. Mill School for Boys, must overcome memories of a tragic past and the present hazing by his peers in order to tackle larger issues dominating his young life.
The Fisherman (short) After his mother’s death, James travels to Mexico in search of the father he’s never known, armed only with his father’s last known whereabouts and his mother’s ring.
Gagarin, I Will Miss You (Gagarin, mi mancherai)
(short)
An astronaut falls, maybe to Earth. The exploration of this mysterious place uncovers the nature of the voyage as well as the identity of the traveller. (if you like films that never explain and leave you wondering for weeks afterward, this is for you.) trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXTKMGviLII
Gingerbread
(short)
The Lincolns’ debate having a seance in the White House to help them grieve over the loss of their young son, Robert.
Great Choice
(short)
A woman gets stuck in a Red Lobster commercial. trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sabqgSDrICw
Hair Wolf
(short)
The staff of a black hair salon fend off a strange new monster: white women intent on sucking the lifeblood from black culture. HBO starts Feb 11th!

https://www.hbo.com/search?q=hair%20wolf&page=1&size=5

trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1Br1RhxPyc

Icare
(short)
Despite the huge developments in modern aviation, an inventor is obsessed with achieving his dearest dream: to fly using nothing but his arms.
III
(animated short)
Middle aged woman and man meet in a waiting room. Slowly, they get closer. He helps her take off her heavy, black fur coat that covers her naked body. That’s how the game between them begins: they keep seducing and exposing themselves. Their hands reach inside their bodies in which organs resemble floral forms. (Info here)
Irish Prince
(short)
On the day of his 56th anniversary a town elder tells of how he met his wife. However his mates find the story a bit too familiar. https://vimeo.com/263067241
Late Afternoon (short) An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present. Oscar nominee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsWbnTTzBBM
Lifeboat
(short)
Volunteers from a German non-profit risk the waves of the Mediterranean to pluck refugees from sinking rafts pushing off from Libya in the middle of the night. Documentary. Oscar nominee. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6KafHaD1ZM
The Lion
(short)
A corporate recording session implodes when a seasoned voice over artist is pushed to his breaking point. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNBKWdymfLI
The Lion And His Wall
(documentary short)
An L.A. mural artist describes his passion project, a giant, building-sized mural.
Los Comandos (short) In El Salvador, gang violence has overrun the country, disproportionately targeting children and teenagers, and turning it into ‘The Murder Capital of the World’. The emergency medical unit, Los Commandos de Salvamento is one of the few institutions standing up to the gangs’ reign of terror, and is a place of refuge and community for young people. 16 year old Mimi is a dedicated Commando caught in the violence. When her friend and fellow Commando, 12 year old Erick Beltran, is gunned down while serving, she faces pressure to leave El Salvador and Los Commandos, and head north for a better life.
Lost & Found
(short)
A clumsy crochet dinosaur must unravel itself to save the love of its life. https://youtu.be/35i4zTky9pI
Magic ’85
(short)
Gabriel helps Trevor to a conscious death during the height of the AIDS epidemic in Los Angeles in 1985.
Magic Alps
(short)
Italian border authorities are confounded by a refugee who insists that his goat is part of his family trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=376inPuHaWQ
Marguerite
(short)
An aging woman and her nurse develop a friendship that inspires her to unearth unacknowledged longing and thus help her make peace with her past. Oscar nominee.
Maude
(short)
When Teeny arrives to a gorgeous home for what she thinks is just another routine babysitting job, she is shocked to see who answers the door. Over the course of the day, Teeny decides to become the woman she had no idea she always wanted to be. Until she gets caught.
May Day
(short)
A dozen desperate job seekers find themselves trapped in the most awkward job interview ever.
Mother
(short)
While at home in her apartment with her own mother in Spain, a woman gets a phone call from her six-year-old son, who’s on holiday in France with his father. Every parent’s nightmare ensues. Oscar nominee.
My Dead Dad’s Porno Tapes
short)
A filmmaker tries to uncover a better understanding of his deceased father through the random objects he inherited, including a pile of VHS dirty movies. Oscar nominee https://youtu.be/eLhctg8j5kI
A Night At The Garden (Nancy) Archival footage of an American Nazi rally that attracted 20,000 people at Madison Square Garden in 1939, shortly before the beginning of World War 2. Oscar nominee. https://youtu.be/MxxxlutsKuI
One Small Step (short) A Chinese-American girl named Luna dreams of becoming an astronaut. Oscar nominee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWd4mzGqQYo
Paseo
(short)
The story of Luna, a Chinese-American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut.
Pépé le Morse (short) On the windy and cloudy beach, Granny is praying, Mum is shouting, the sisters don’t care, Lucas is alone. Grandpa was a weird guy, now he’s dead.
Period. End of Sentence.
(short)
In a rural village outside Delhi, India, women lead a quiet revolution. They fight against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. Documentary. Oscar nominee.
Redemption Square (short) A journey into the hidden world of Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles.
Shadow Cut
(short)
A restless young man approaches adulthood in rural New Zealand. He spends an afternoon with his best friend, struggling to confide his plans for the future.
A Siege (Ostrom) Very realistic and gritty wartime drama… about the little ways that the war touched lives and the sacrifices women made to survive. trailer:
https://www.asiegefilm.com/media-horizon/
Skin
(short)
A small supermarket in a blue collar town, a black man smiles at a 10 year old white boy across the checkout aisle. This innocuous moment sends two gangs into a ruthless war that ends with a shocking backlash. Oscar nominee
Umbra (Tariki)
(short)
A few minutes after midnight, the young lady realizes that her partner disappeared after their sex. She goes out worried to seek her partner in the darkness of streets.
Todo se calma (short) Engulfed in her home, a woman makes plans to not leave the house. (info here)
Token
(short)
A young black girl struggles to feel accepted by her white surroundings.
The Trader (Sovdagari)
(short)
A traveling trader provides a window into rural life in the Republic of Georgia, where potatoes are currency and ambition is crushed by poverty. https://www.netflix.com/title/80209006
Vox Lipoma A short about Ingmar Bergman’s power, sexuality and facial lipoma that gives him no rest.
Wale
(short)
An 18 year old youth offender is trying to get his own business going as a mechanic. But enterprise isn’t so easy when you’re a young, black male with a criminal past. And it doesn’t get any easier when you’re framed by one of your new clients for a harrowing crime.
Weekends
(short)
Weekends have been the glimmer of hope for the working youth. Kevin, PPT and Pari are 3 colleagues, who are also in pursuit of that elusive perfect Weekend. But somehow their plans always end up getting cancelled. Oscar nominee https://www.kanopy.com/wayf/product/weekends
Women of the Gulag (short) The film tells the story of the last known group of women who survived being held in the Soviet-era forced labor camps called Gulag.
Zion
(short)
A portrait of Zion Clark, a young wrestler who was born without legs and grew up in foster care. https://www.netflix.com/title/80239831

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3rd Annual Aceys Film Awards WINNERS ANNOUNCED

For 2017 films. Winners in bold:

Best Performance In A Major Role

  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • John Boyega, Detroit
  • Brooklyn Prince, The Florida Project
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • Melanie Lynskey, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Danielle McDonald, Patticake$
  • Daniel Day Lewis,  Phantom Thread
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Performance In A Supporting Role

  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name
  • Hong Chau, Downsizing
  • Wilem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Laurie Metcalf,  Lady Bird
  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Daisy Ridley, Murder on the Orient Express
  • Lesley Manville, Phantom Thread
  • Woody Harrelson, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Graham Greene, Wind River

Best Performance by a New or Overlooked Talent

  • Teresa Palmer, Berlin Syndrome
  • Ryan Simkins, Brigsby Bear
  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • John Cho, Columbus
  • John Boyega, Detroit
  • Brooklyn Prince, The Florida Project  
  • Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
  • LaKeith Stanfield, Get Out
  • Aubrey Plaza, Ingrid Goes West
  • Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread

Best Performance By An Ensemble

  • Dave Made A Maze
  • Detroit
  • I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore
  • Lady Bird
  • Mother
  • Mudbound
  • The Shape of Water
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Excellence in Cinematic Beauty & Technical Achievement

  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
  • Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Call Me by Your Name
  • Elisha Christian, Columbus
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk
  • Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water

Excellence In Sound Recording, Edit, & Mix

  • Baby Driver : Jonathan Connaught, Mary H. Ellis, James Peterson, and Julian Slater
  • Blade Runner 2049 : Ron Bartlett, Doug Hemphill, Mark A. Mangini, and Mac Ruth 
  • Dunkirk Richard King, Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo, and Mark Weingarten
  • The Killing Of A Sacred Deer : Johnnie Burn, Geoff Maxwell, and Ashley Smith 
  • Patti Cake$ : Ryan Billia, Beau Emory, and Jim Morgan
  • The Shape Of Water : Christian T. Cooke, Glen Gauthier, Paul Gosse, Nathan Robitaille, and Brad Zoern

Excellence In Music: Score, Songs, or Soundtrack

  • Atomic Blonde : Tyler Bates and John Houlihan
  • Baby Driver : Kirsten Lane and Steven Price
  • Call Me by Your Name : Robin Urdang
  • I, Tonya : Susan Jacobs and Peter Nashel
  • Phantom Thread : Jonny Greenwood
  • The Shape Of Water : Mark Gordon 
  • Thor: Ragnarok : Wataru Hokoyama, Dave Jordan, and Tim Jones

Excellence in Production Design & Art Direction

  • Blade Runner 2049 : Dennis Gassner and Paul Inglis
  • Columbus : Adriaan Harsta and Diana Rice
  • The Florida Project : Stephonik Youth
  • The Lure : Joanna Macha
  • Mother : Isabelle Guay and Philip Messina
  • Phantom Thread : Denis Schnegg and Mark Tildesley
  • The Shape of Water : Paul D. Austerberry and Nigel Churcher
  • Zhgi! : Irina Grazhdankina

Excellence In Costume Design & Wardrobe

  • Battle of the Sexes : Leigh Bell
  • The Darkest Hour : Jacqueline Durran
  • The Lure : Katarzyna Lewinska
  • Phantom Thread : Mark Bridges
  • The Shape of Water : Luis Sequeira

Excellence in Hair & Makeup

  • The Darkest Hour : Flora Moody, Ivana Primorac, Kazuhiro Tsuji, Christine Whitney
  • I, Tonya : Deborah La Mia Denaver and Adruitha Lee 
  • Murder on the Orient Express : Carol Hemming and Wakana Yoshihara
  • The Shape of Water : Paula Fleet and Jordan Samuel
  • Slack Bay : Michèle Constantinides and Mathieu Gueracague

Best Analog or Digital Special Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049 : Pierre Buffin, Richard Clegg, Paul Lambert, Nicolas Maillard, Scott Mitchell, Viktor Muller, Gerd Nefzer, and John Nelson
  • Ghost in the Shell : Asregadoo Arundi, Yves De Bono, John Dykstra, Seth Hill, Steve Ingram, Greg McKneally, Guillaume Rocheron, and Doug Spilatro
  • Life : John Moffatt, Adam Rowland, Doug Spilatro, and David Watkins
  • Okja : Stephen Clee, Erik De Boer, Jun Hyoung Kim, Jeon Hyoung Lee, and Kyung-soo Park
  • The Shape of Water : Dennis Berardi, Atilla Ceylan, and Shane Mahan

Outstanding Stunt Ensemble

  • Atomic Blonde :  Sam Hargrave and Domonkos Pardanyi
  • Baby Driver : Robert Nagle and Darrin Prescott
  • Fate Of The Furious : J.J. Perry, Spiro Razatos, and Troy Robinson
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard : Dian Hristov, Borislav Iliev, and Greg Powell
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 : J.J. Perry and Darrin Prescott

Excellence in Editing

  • Atomic Blonde : Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir
  • Baby Driver : Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss
  • Dunkirk : Lee Smith
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard : Jake Roberts
  • I Am Not Your Negro : Alexandra Strauss
  • I, Tonya : Tatiana S. Riegel
  • The Killing Of A Sacred Deer :  Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Best Original Film Concept or Story

  • A Ghost Story : David Lowery
  • Brigsby Bear : Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney
  • Get Out : Jordan Peele
  • The Killing Of A Sacred Deer : Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Mother : Darren Aronofsky
  • Sylvio : Kentucker Audley, Albert Birney, and Meghan Doherty

Best Screenplay Adaptation of Work of Fiction or Nonfiction

  • Call Me by Your Name: James Ivory
  • It : Gary Dauberman, Cary Joji Fukunaga, and Chase Palmer
  • Molly’s Game : Aaron Sorkin
  • Mudbound : Dee Rees and Virgil Williams
  • Wonder : Stephen Chbosky, Steve Conrad, and Jack Thorne

Best Original Screenplay

  • Brigsby Bear : Kevin Costello and Kyle Mooney
  • Get Out : Jordan Peele
  • I, Tonya : Steven Rogers
  • Lady Bird : Greta Gerwig
  • The Square : Ruben Östlund
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri : Martin McDonagh
  • Wind River : Taylor Sheridan

Excellence In Directorial Debut

  • American Fable : Anne Hamilton 
  • Columbus : Kogonada
  • Get Out : Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird : Greta Gerwig
  • Lemon : Janicza Bravo

Excellence In Direction: Overlooked or Alternative

  • A Fantastic Woman : Sebastián Lelio
  • Berlin Syndrome : Cate Shortland
  • Call Me By Your Name : Luca Guadagnino
  • Columbus : Kogonada
  • Menashe : Joshua Z Weinstein
  • Mudbound : Dee Rees

Excellence in Direction

  • Detroit : Kathryn Bigelow
  • Get Out : Jordan Peele
  • I, Tonya : Craig Gillespie
  • Lady Bird : Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread : Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water : Guillermo del Toro
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri : Martin McDonagh

Lifetime Achievement In Film

  • Agnes Varda

Best Animated Film

  • The Breadwinner : Anthony Leo, Tomm Moore, Andrew Rosen, and Paul Young
  • Coco : Darla K. Anderson
  • Loving Vincent : Sean M. Bobbitt and Ivan Mactaggart 
  • My Entire High School is Sinking into the Sea: Kyle Martin and Craig Zobel
  • Your Name : Kôichirô Itô, Genki Kawamura, and Katsuhiro Takei

Outstanding Film: Short or Experimental

  • Black Holes : Kevin Van Der Meiren
  • The Eleven O’Clock : Karen Bryson, Josh Lawson, Derin Seale
  • In a Heartbeat : Esteban Bravo and Beth David
  • Manifesto : Julian Rosefeldt
  • My Nephew Emmett : Lauren L. Owen and Kevin Wilson Jr.
  • Rat Film : Sebastian Pardo and Riel Roch Decter

Outstanding Film: Documentary

  • Abacus: Small Enough To Jail : Julie Goldman and Mark Mitten
  • Dina : Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles
  • Faces Places : Rosalie Varda 
  • I Am Not Your Negro : Rémi Grellety, Hébert Peck, and Raoul Peck
  • I Called Him Morgan : Kasper Collin
  • Icarus : Dan Cogan, David Fialkow, Bryan Fogel, Jim Swartz, and Tessa Treadway

Outstanding Film: Comedy

  • The Big Sick : Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel
  • Brigsby Bear : Will Allegra, Al Di, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Mark Roberts, Billy Rosenberg, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone
  • The Disaster Artist : James Franco, Evan Goldberg, Vince Jolivette, Seth Rogen, and James Weaver
  • Get Out : Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Jordan Peele
  • I Don’t Feel At Home In This World : Mette-Marie Katz, Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, and Anish Savjani
  • Lady Bird : Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, and Bryan Unkeless
  • I Tonya : Eli Bush, Evelyn O’Neill, and Scott Rudin
  • Thor: Ragnarok : Kevin Feige

Outstanding Film: Musical or Music Subject

  • Beauty and the Beast : David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman
  • Coco : Darla K. Anderson
  • Folk Hero and Funny Guy : Ryland Aldrich and Jeff Grace
  • The Greatest Showman : Peter Chernin, Laurence Mark,and Jenno Topping
  • Patti Cake$ : Chris Columbus, Dan Janvey, Noah Stahl, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Rodrigo Teixeira

Outstanding Film: Art House Or Limited Release

  • A Fantastic Woman : Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio, and Gonzalo Maza
  • Brigsby Bear : Will Allegra, Al Di, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Mark Roberts, Billy Rosenberg, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone
  • Columbus : Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Aaron Boyd, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Andrew Miano, and Chris Weitz
  • Patti Cake$ : Chris Columbus, Dan Janvey, Noah Stahl, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, and Rodrigo Teixeira
  • Personal Shopper : Charles Gillibert
  • The Salesman: Asghar Farhadi and Alexandre Mallet-Guy
  • The Square : Philippe Bober and Erik Hemmendorff
  • Thelma : Thomas Robsahm

Artistic Achievement In Film (Top Prize)

  • Call Me By Your Name : Emilie Georges, Luca Guadagnino, James Ivory, Marco Morabito, Howard Rosenman, Peter Spears, and Rodrigo Teixeira
  • Columbus : Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Aaron Boyd, Giulia Caruso, Ki Jin Kim, Andrew Miano, and Chris Weitz
  • Detroit : Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Matthew Budman, Megan Ellison, and Colin Wilson
  • Get Out : Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr., and Jordan Peele
  • A Fantastic Woman : Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Sebastián Lelio, and Gonzalo Maza
  • I, Tonya : Tom Ackerley, Margot Robbie, Steven Rogers, and Bryan Unkeless
  • Mother : Darren Aronofsky, Scott Franklin, and Ari Handel
  • Phantom Thread : Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison, Daniel Lupi, and JoAnne Sellar
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri : Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, Martin McDonagh
  • The Shape of Water : J. Miles Dale and Guillermo del Toro

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