Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Name THE SHAPE OF WATER Best Film of 2017

The Shape of Water Voted best picture of 2017

The Shape of Water was voted as the best film of 2017 by The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, according to the results of its 24th annual critics' poll released today.

Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows:

2) The Post

3) Lady Bird

4) Call Me By Your Name

5) Get Out

6) Dunkirk

7) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

8) I, Tonya

9) The Florida Project

10 Darkest Hour

Best Actor
darkest hour1) Gary Oldman for Darkest Hour

2) James Franco for The Disaster Artist

3) Daniel Day-Lewis for Phantom Thread

4) Timothee Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name

5) Tom Hanks for The Post


Best Actress

shape of water poster1) Sally Hawkins for The Shape of Water

2) Frances McDormand for Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

3) Margo Robbie for I, Tonya

4) Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird

5) Mery Streep for The Post


Best Supporting Actor

three billboards1) Sam Rockwell for Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri

2) Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project

3) Richard Jenkins for The Shape of Water

4) Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name

5) Woody Harrelson for Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri


Best Supporting Actress

i tonya poster1) Allison Janney for I, Tonya

2) Laurie Metcalf for Lady Bird

3) Mary J. Blige for Mudbound

4) Holly Hunter for The Big Sick

5) Octavia Spencer for The Shape of Water


Best Director

shape of water poster1) Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water

2) Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird

3) Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk

4) Steven Spielberg for The Post

5) Jordan Peele for Get Out


Best Foreign Language Film

square1) The Square

2) Thelma

3) BPM

4) First They Killed My Father

5) In the Fade


Best Documentary

city of ghosts poster1) City of Ghosts

2) Jane

3) An Inconvenient Sequel

4) Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

5) Last Men in Aleppo


Best Animated Film

coco poster1) Coco

2) Loving Vincent




Best Screenplay

lady bird poster1) Greta Gerwig for Lady Bird

2) Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor for The Shape of Water




Best Cinematography

shape of water poster1) Dan Laustsen for The Shape of Water

2) Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049




Best Musical Score

shape of water posterAlexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk




Russell Smith Award

florida project posterThe association also voted The Florida Project as the winner of the Russell Smith Award, named for the late Dallas Morning News film critic. The honor is given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film.




The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 34 broadcast, print and online journalists from throughout North Texas. For more information, visit www.dfwcritics.com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter @dfwfilmcritics.

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