Utah Film Critics Association names "A Ghost Story" best film of 2017
Dec 21, 2017 12:37AM
By Dan Metcalf
A Ghost Story - © 2017 A24 Films.
A Ghost Story took top honors as best picture from the Utah Film Critics Association during an annual meeting held on Dec. 17. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was runner up in the best picture category. Nolan was designated as best director.
Sally Hawkins was named best female actor by the UFCA for her performance in The Shape of Water, while Andy Serkis was given top honors as best male actor for his motion-capture and voice performance in War for the Planet of the Apes.
Tatiana Maslany was honored for her performance in Stronger in the best supporting actor (female) category, while Willem Dafoe won best supporting male actor for his performance in The Florida Project.
Pixar’s Coco was singled out as best animated feature.
Here is the complete list of the winners and runners-up of the 2017 Utah Film Critics Association.
A Ghost Story
Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
runner-up: David Lowery, A Ghost Story
Best Actor, Female
Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water
runner-up: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor, Male
Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes
runner-up: James Franco, The Disaster Artist
Best Supporting Actor, Female
Tatiana Maslany, Stronger
runner-up: Allison Janney, I, Tonya
Best Supporting Actor, Male
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
runner-up: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Adapted Screenplay
Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, Blade Runner 2049
runner-up: Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Disaster Artist
Best Original Screenplay
Jordan Peele, Get Out
runners-up: Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird and Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (tie)
Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
runner-up: Hoyte van Hoytema, Dunkirk
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
runner-up: Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch, Blade Runner 2049
Best Documentary Feature
runner-up: Chasing Coral
Best Animated Feature
runner-up: The LEGO Batman Movie
Best Non-English Language Film
runners-up: Raw/A Fantastic Woman (tie)
The UFCA is comprised of film critics based in Utah, including:
Brooks Bird (Cinenerds), Kaitlyn Booth (Bleeding Cool), Richard Bonaduce (KSTU-TV), Kent Dunn (Showtime Showdown), Luke Hickman (The Reel Place dot com), Jimmy Martin (KSL 5-TV), Adam McDonald (Big Shiny Robot), Sean Means (Salt Lake Tribune), Dan Metcalf (City Journals), Andy Morgan (KVNU-Radio), Ryan Painter (KUTV-TV), Aaron Peck (Logan Herald-Journal), Scott Renshaw (City Weekly), Steve Salles (KBER 101 FM), Mike Thiriot (KHTB 101.9 FM-Radio), Tony Toscano (KTVX - TV), Jenniffer Wardell (Davis Clipper), and Doug Wright (KSL - Radio).