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List: 2017 InSession Film Awards (All nominees and winners)

List: 2017 InSession Film Awards (All nominees and winners)

This week on the InSession Film Podcast, we featured our 5th annual InSession Film Awards! During Part 1, we discussed the very best that 2017 had to offer in terms of film. We dove into everything from movie surprises, to movie trailers, to the best acting performances and so much more!

For every category, we each listed our own nominations and winners. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Best Actor

Brendan:

  • Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, BPM (Beats Per Minute)
  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me by Your Name
  • Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky
  • Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99

JD:

  • Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Ryan Gosling, Blade Runner 2049
  • Hugh Jackman, Logan
  • Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99
Best Actress

Brendan:

  • Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
  • Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
  • Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Kristen Stewart, Personal Shopper

JD:

  • Haley Lu Richardson, Columbus
  • Margot Robbie, I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Lil Rel Howery, Get Out
  • Phoeung Kompheak, First They Killed My Father
  • Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

JD:

  • Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories
  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • Colin Farrell, The Beguiled
  • LilRel Howery, Get Out
  • Patrick Stewart, Logan
Best Actress Supporting Role

Brendan:

  • Allison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck
  • Izabela Vidovic, Wonder
  • Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project

JD:

  • Bria Vinaite, The Florida Project
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Alison Janney, I, Tonya
  • Millicent Simmonds, Wonderstruck
  • Rebecca Hall, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Best Director

Brendan:

  • Sean Baker, The Florida Project
  • Luca Guadagnino, Call Me by Your Name
  • Angelina Jolie, First They Killed My Father
  • David Lowery, A Ghost Story
  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk

JD:

  • Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
  • Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Best Original Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Koganada, Columbus
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out

JD:

  • Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, The Big Sick
  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Sean Baker and Chris Bergoch, The Florida Project
  • Steven Rogers, I, Tonya
Best Adapted Screenplay

Brendan:

  • Mark Bomback and Matt Reeves, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled
  • James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
  • Brian Selznick, Wonderstruck
  • Makoto Shinkai, Your Name.

JD:

  • Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game
  • James Ivory, Call Me by Your Name
  • Dee Rees and Virgil Williams, Mudbound
  • Sofia Coppola, The Beguiled
  • James Mangold, Michael Green and Scott Frank, Logan
Best Cinematography

Brendan:

  • Elisha Christian, Columbus
  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk
  • Ed Lachman, Wonderstruck
  • Andrew Droz Palermo, A Ghost Story

JD:

  • Elisha Christian, Columbus
  • Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
  • Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk
  • Dan Lausten, The Shape of Water
  • Alexis Zabe, The Florida Project
Best Animated Movie

Brendan:

  • The Breadwinner
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
  • Loving Vincent
  • The Red Turtle
  • Your Name

JD:

  • The Breadwinner
  • Loving Vincent
  • Your Name
  • The Red Turtle
  • The LEGO Batman Movie
Best Original Score

Brendan:

  • Carter Burwell, Wonderstruck
  • Michael Giacchino, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Hart, A Ghost Story
  • Laurent Perez Del Mar, The Red Turtle

JD:

  • Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
  • Laurent Perez Del Mar, The Red Turtle
  • Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Michael Giacchino, War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Daniel Hart, A Ghost Story
Best Use of Soundtrack Music (Doesn’t have to be original. Closing and Opening credits count)

Brendan:

  • “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang, The Florida Project
  • “I Get Overwhelmed” by Dark Rooms, A Ghost Story
  • “Runaway” by Del Shannon, Song to Song
  • “Space Oddity” by David Bowie, Wonderstruck
  • “Visions of Gideon” by Sufjan Stevens, Call Me by Your Name

JD:

  • “I Get Overwhelmed” by Dark Rooms, A Ghost Story
  • “PBNJ” by Danielle Macdonald, Patti Cake$
  • “Visions of Gideon” by Sufjan Stevens, Call Me By Your Name
  • “Love and Lies” by Zoe Lister Jones and Adam Pally, Band Aid
  • “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver, Kingsman: The Golden Circle / Logan Lucky
Biggest Disappointment

Brendan:

  • Baby Driver
  • Downsizing
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

JD:

  • Good Time
  • The Circle
  • Downsizing
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Surprise Movie

Brendan:

  • Get Out
  • mother!
  • A Quiet Passion
  • Wonder
  • Wonder Woman

JD:

  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • A Cure for Wellness
  • It
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Best Surprise Actor/Actress

Brendan:

  • Mary J. Blige, Mudbound
  • Daniel Craig, Logan Lucky
  • Kumail Nanjiani, The Big Sick
  • Adam Sandler, The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
  • Vince Vaughn, Brawl in Cell Block 99

JD:

  • Kevin Kline, Beauty and the Beast
  • Danielle Macdonald, Patti Cake$
  • Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
  • Garrett Hedlund, Mudbound
  • Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman
Best Opening/Closing Credits Sequence or Scene

Brendan:

  • Baby Driver (Opening)
  • Call Me by Your Name (Closing)
  • The Florida Project (Opening Credits)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Opening Credits)
  • The Shape of Water (Opening)

JD:

  • Lady Bird (Opening)
  • Call Me By Your Name (Closing)
  • The Florida Project (Closing)
  • Get Out (Closing)
  • Dunkirk (Closing)
Best Movie Trailer

Brendan:

  • The Disaster Artist
  • A Ghost Story
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Thor: Ragnarok

JD:

  • Logan
  • Dunkirk
  • War for the Planet of the Apes
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • Columbus
Best Movie Poster

Brendan:

  • Good Time
  • It
  • mother!
  • The Shape of Water
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

JD:

  • The Red Turtle
  • Logan
  • Get Out
  • The Shape of Water
  • Blade Runner 2049
Best Movie Discovery

Brendan:

  • Millicent Simmonds – Actress, Wonderstruck
  • Bria Vinaite – Actress, The Florida Project
  • Jessie Pinnick – Actress, Princess Cyd

JD:

  • Kogonada – Director, Columbus
  • Bria Vinaite – Actress, The Florida Project
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Actor, Get Out
  • Zoe Lister Jones – Director and Actress, Band Aid
  • Millicent Simmonds – Actress, Wonderstruck
Best Overlooked Movie

Brendan:

  • Columbus
  • Wonderstruck
  • A Quiet Passion

JD:

  • A Quiet Passion
  • Maudie
  • Brawl in Cell Block 99
  • Columbus
  • The Meyerowitz Stories
JD’s Individual Special Awards

Best Individual Score Track

  • “The Final Journey” – Christopher Spelman (The Lost City of Z)
  • “Apes Together Strong” – Michael Giachhino (War for the Planet of the Apes)
  • “Grew Up Londinium” – Daniel Pemberton (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword)
  • “Love in the Sky” – Laurent Perez Del Mar (The Red Turtle)
  • “The Shape of Water” – Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water)
  • “Billboards on Fire” – Carter Burwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Best Documentary

  • Jane
  • Five Came Back
  • Icarus
  • Human Flow
  • Score: A Film Music Documentary

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Okja
  • First They Killed My Father
  • After the Storm
  • BPM (Beats Per Minute)
  • The Lure

Best “Wow” Moments

  • Terry Notary in The Square
  • Ethan Hawke in Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • The fact that A Cure for Wellness was made and backed by a major studio

Ridley Scott Gets My Full Respect Despite His Attempts To Destroy The Alien Franchise

  • Recasting Kevin Spacey in All the Money in the World with Christopher Plummer just one month before the film’s theaterical release
Brendan’s Individual Special Awards

Best Directorial Debut

  • Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  • Koganada, Columbus
  • John Carroll LynchLucky
  • Dave McCaryBrigsby Bear
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Agnieszka Smoczynska, The Lure
  • Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best Film Directed by a Woman

  • The Beguiled
  • The Breadwinner
  • First They Killed My Father
  • Lady Bird
  • The Lure
  • Mudbound
  • Wonder Woman

Well that’s it for our 2017 InSession Film Awards! Hopefully you all enjoyed our nominations and winners. If you agree or disagree with us, let us know in the comment section below. We would love to hear how your nominations and winners would vary from our picks above. You can also email your selections to us at insessionfilm@gmail.com or follow us on social media.

To hear our Top 10 Movies of 2017, listen to Part 2 of Episode 257!

Huge movie fanatic and InSession Film founder and owner. I pretend to know a lot about movies, but mostly I'm good at discussing them. My favorite movies include Shawshank Redemption, Warrior, Top Gun and Transformers (fav as a kid!). Follow me on Twitter @RealJDDuran

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