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Chicago Loves Lady Bird. AAFCA Loves Get Out

The Chicago Film Critics Association was established in 1988. Last year they broke big for the three arguable top dogs with Oscar so their tastes, shall we say, align. This year there were only two clear favorites were Lady Bird (4 prizes) and Call Me By Your Name (3 prizes) with a surprise Director win for Christopher Nolan and Dunkirk

Chicago's winners and the African American Film Critics Association prizes are after the jump...


Picture: Lady Bird
Director: Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
Actor: Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Actress: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Supporting actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Supporting actress, Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
Original screenplay: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Adapted screenplay: James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
Foreign language film: The Square
Documentary: Jane
Animated feature: Coco
Cinematography: Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
Editing: Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss, Baby Driver
Art direction: Blade Runner 2049
Original score: Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
Most promising performer: Timothee Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
Most promising filmmaker: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Curious that they opted to not spread the wealth with Best Actor and Most Promising both going to Timothée Chalamet. Do they vote in rounds there? If they vote all at once that might explain the double dip. 

Four big wins for GET OUT at the AAFCAs

The African American Film Critics Association, the largest association of professional black film critics, announced their winners for the year as well. They  went wild for Get Out (hey it deserves the devotion) with 4 prizes but strangely they were quite mum about Mudbound, the other big African American film in the broader awards discussions this year. It only took one prize "New Media". So perhaps its "is it a movie? is it television?" thing is really hurting it this season. Detroit and Girls Trip each won two categories. They also honored South Africa's The Wound just days before it was selected as one of the 9 finalist for the Foreign Language Film nomination with Oscar.


Picture: Get Out
Director: Jordan Peele, Get Out
Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards
Supporting Actor: Laurence Fishburne, Last Flag Flying
Supporting Actress: Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip
Ensemble: Detroit
Screenplay: Get Out
Independent Film: Crown Heights
Comedy: Girls Trip
Animated Feature: Coco
Documentary: Step
Foreign Film: The Wound
Song: "It Aint Fair" from Detroit (The Roots featuring Bilal)
New Media: Mudbound
TV Series, Comedy: black-ish
TV Series, Drama: Queen Sugar
Breakout: Lakeith Stanfield, Crown Heights

Top Ten Films:  Get Out, Three Billboards, Coco, Girls Trip, Detroit, Call Me By Your Name, The Shape of Water, Gook, Crown Heights, and Marshall. 

Top Ten TV: Queen Sugar (s2), Underground (s2), Insecure (s2), Master of None (s2), black-ish (s4), The Handmaid's Tale (s1), Dear White People (s1), She's Gotta Have It (s1), The Defiant Ones, and [tie] Guerilla (s1) / Snowfall (s1)


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Reader Comments (10)

How is Lakeith Stanfield still winning breakthrough prizes? He broke through years ago.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Boring... Ii am finding upon a 2nd watch Lady Bird to be a delightful film with wonderful

performances... but it is not Awards gatherer... IMO

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commentergrrr

Steve - that is a great question. alas awards organizations have been playing this silly game forever. remember Charlize Theron's "breakthrough" prizes for MONSTER a good 7 years after becoming famous?

December 15, 2017 | Registered CommenterNATHANIEL R

Damn... Willem and Laurie are at a J.K./Patricia level of tag-team unstoppability. (Which is totally boring and lame, but I'm basically fine with it because I LOVELOVELOVE them.)

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike in Canada

We got good taste here in Chi.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

I was hoping for a more exciting battle between Janney and Metcalf. It's really dull when everyone picks the same thing.

St. Louis announces on Sunday. Kristen Stewart is in the running there.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterforever1267

We got good taste here in Chi.

You do. Kathy Bates has been amply recognized and awarded with them.

December 15, 2017 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtful

Such shot, many navigation, so magnificent AOC recruitment 2017

December 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRiya

Chalamet is starting to steamroll a bit isn’t he ? I can totally see a scenario where he’ll win the Globe and SAG and dare I dream Oscar for the type of part they hardly ever award even if nominated

December 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRami

Very curious about MUDBOUND at the AAFCA. It won the "new media" award and nothing else, not even a top ten placement. Was it... not eligible because it's Netflix?

December 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterGlenn Dunks

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