Our forum posters have been furiously debating the merits of the the winners of this year’s Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards. They were generally happy with the winners, with lots of cheers for Luca Guadagnino‘s “Call Me By Your Name” winning Best Picture, Director and Actor (Timothee Chalamet). And they were heartened that “The Shape of Water” rallied after being snubbed by the New York Film Critics Circle as well as both the Gotham and Indie Spirit Awards. However, they were disappointed that the NYFCC pic for best pic, “Lady Bird” had to settle for a single win for Oscars frontrunner Laurie Metcalf.
Below, see a sampling of our readers’ comments divided into their biggest cheers and boos, and then be sure have your say by joining the free-wheeling discussion in our forums.
Best Picture: “Call Me By Your Name”
Noah Arlington: Yesss!! The possibility of having two LGBT films win best picture back to back years is becoming more real.
Rinolo Twenty-two: Not even runner-up for “The Shape of Water”. What a mess.
Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” and Luca Guadagnino, “Call Me By Your Name”
Bee: Great day for CMBYN and good revival for TSOW. A bit for Three Billboards as well. The Florida Project has some sort of passion for it to be runner up for Picture.
Best Actor: Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me By Your Name”
sofan: Oh wow. Chalamet won and Franco is runner-up? Perfect case scenario.
Miles Allen: Oldman better win a precursor soon to keep his frontrunner status.
Best Actress: Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
eclipseart98: Guess that Hawkins and Mcdormand trains are already fixed as well.
StegeoTV: I think SAG will be McDormand and Oscar will be Hawkins
Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Marcus Snowden: Dafoe wins again. He is quickly becoming the frontrunner in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Emmy Winner: Supporting Actor is gonna be Florida Project’s “consolation prize” on Oscar night.
Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Atypical: Laurie Metcalf! How about that for Mary J. Blige for runner-up?
Eddy Q: I thought Mary J. Blige was good, not spectacular, in Mudbound. There must have been more deserving options for runner-up.
Be sure to make your Oscar nomination predictions so that Hollywood studio executives can see how their films are faring in our Academy Awards odds. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominees are announced on January 23.