2018 Oscars scorecard: Early critics awards for ‘The Florida Project,’ Willem Dafoe, Laurie Metcalf

Prior to Oscar nominations balloting beginning on Jan. 5, we will have heard from all the critics awards save one; the National Society of Film Critics reveals its winners on Jan. 6. Of the nine groups to weigh in to date, four have named “The Florida Project” as the best picture of the year. Of the other five films that have merited mention, only “Get Out” has won over two of the critics associations. However, as per the Oscar trend to split the awards for picture and director, “The Florida Project” helmer Sean Baker has won with only two groups as has “The Shape of Water” director Guillermo del Toro.

Three of the leading Best Actor Oscar contenders have each picked up a pair of prizes: Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”); Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”); and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”). Likewise, on the distaff side the two Best Actress frontrunnersSally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) and Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) — each have three wins with the critics.

Supporting Actor Oscar frontrunner Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) is racking up trophies for his mantle with seven wins to date. And in a preview of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar race, Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) has five wins while her closest rival, Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), has three.

Last year, “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were tied at 14 wins apiece among the 33 major film critics groups. In 2015, Best Picture Oscar winner “Spotlight” was the clear favorite among the scribes, with “Mad Max: Fury Road” far back in second place. In 2014, “Boyhood” had twice as many wins as the showbiz-themed “Birdman,” which then proved to be the favorite of the industry. 2013’s Oscar champ “12 Years a Slave” held the edge among the critics although the guilds split between it, “American Hustle” and “Gravity.” And in 2013, critics darling “Argo” was able to overcome the snub of Ben Affleck by the directors branch of the academy to take the top Oscar.

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BEST PICTURE

“The Florida Project” (4)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) – Tie
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

“Get Out” (2)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Call Me by Your Name” (1)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)

“Lady Bird” (1)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

“Mudboud” (1)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO) – Tie

“Phantom Thread” (1)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

BEST DIRECTOR

Sean Baker, “The Florida Project” (2)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” (2)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) – Tie
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” (1)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” (1)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me by Your Name” (1)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) – Tie

Christoper Nolan, “Dunkirk” (1)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Jordan Peele, “Get Out” (1)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Dee Rees, “Mudbound” (1)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)

BEST ACTOR

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” (2)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” (2)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” (2)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist” (1)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out” (1)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

Andy Serkis, “War for the Planet of the Apes” (1)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)

BEST ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” (3)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (3)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Margot Robbie, “I Tonya” (2)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird” (1)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” (7)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Woody Harrelson, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (1)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (1)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” (5)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” (3)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Tiffany Haddish, “Girls Trip” (1)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Get Out” (6)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Original
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“Call Me By Your Name” (1)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Adapted

“Lady Bird” (1)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)

“Mudbound” (1)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Adapted

“Phantom Thread” (1)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (1)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

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