The Best and Worst of 2017

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.


The 10 Best Films

  1. War of the Planet of the Apes
  2. A Ghost Story
  3. Blade Runner 2049
  4. Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  5. SS-GB
  6. Wonder Woman
  7. The Shape of Water
  8. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  9. The Evil Within
  10. The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Worst Films

  1. Alien Implant
  2. Kuso
  3. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
  4. Ghost in the Shell
  5. The Dark Tower

Best Director

Luc Besson – Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
Guillermo Del Toro – The Shape of Water
Xavier Gens – Cold Skin
Patty Jenkins – Wonder Woman
Denis Villeneuve – Blade Runner 2049 (*)


Best Original Screenplay

Blade Runner 2049
A Ghost Story
The Killing of a Sacred Deer
The Lego Batman Movie (*)
The Shape of Water


Best Adapted Screenplay

Gerald’s Game
Goodbye Christopher Robin
Logan
My Friend Dahmer
SS-GB (*)


Best Actor

Tom Holland – Spider-Man: Homecoming
Hugh Jackman – Logan
Ross Lynch – My Friend Dahmer
James McAvoy – Split (*)
Andy Serkis (+ CGI artists) – War of the Planet of the Apes


Best Actress

Hong Chau – Downsizing
Gal Gadot – Wonder Woman (*)
Rebecca Hall – Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water
Madison Wolfe – I Kill Giants


Best Supporting Actor

Lars Eidinger – SS-GB
Bruce Greenwood – Gerald’s Game
Barry Keoghan – The Killing of a Sacred Deer
Michael Shannon – The Shape of Water
Patrick Stewart – Logan (*)
Steve Zahn (+ CGI artists) – War of the Planet of the Apes


Best Supporting Actress

Ana De Armas – Blade Runner 2049
Bella Heathcote – Professor Marston and the Wonder Women
Sylvia Hoeks – Blade Runner 2049
Catherine Keener – Get Out (*)
Amiah Miller – War of the Planet of the Apes


Best Cinematography

Blade Runner 2049 (*)
Bokeh
The Lodgers
2: 22
Voice from the Stone


Best Special Effects

Blade Runner 2049
Kong: Skull Island
Transformers: The Last Knight
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
War of the Planet of the Apes (*)


Best Production Design

Beauty and the Beast
Blade Runner 2049
The Shape of Water
Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (*)