2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘Lady Bird’ wins with Chicago film critics, ‘Get Out’ takes San Diego

The Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) named “Lady Bird” as Best Picture on Tuesday (Dec. 12). That marked the first win with the critics for this charmer since it took the top prize with the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) at the end of November. The second city scribes were so taken with Greta Gerwig‘s film that they also gave it both acting awards on the distaff side for lead Saoirse Ronan and featured player Laurie Metcalf.

While the Chicago critics went with “Dunkirk” helmer Christopher Nolan, Gerwig was named Best Director by the San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) on Tuesday. However, the big winner with those west coasters was “Get Out,” which claimed Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay for writer/director Jordan Peele.

That win for “Get Out” brings its total tally to four top awards from the 13 critics groups heard from to date. Another four have named “The Florida Project” as the best picture of the year

Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me by Your Name”) won over the Chicago critics thus bringing his total up to four. He continues to widen the gap with the two other leading Best Actor Oscar contenders who have each picked up a pair of prizes: ; Daniel Day-Lewis (“Phantom Thread”); and Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”). Likewise, on the distaff side, with the San Diego critics opting for Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”), she now has two more wins than Best Actress frontrunner Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) who has three of these critics awards.

Supporting Actor Oscar frontrunner Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) is racking up trophies for his mantle with nine wins to date, including with the CFCA. And in a preview of the Best Supporting Actress Oscar race, Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) now has eight wins while her closest rival, Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”), has four; Metcalf won with both Chicago and San Diego critics, albeit in a tie with Janney at the latter.

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” (4)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Lady Bird” (2)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)

“Blade Runner 2049” (1)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)

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

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

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

BEST DIRECTOR

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” (3)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Christoper Nolan, “Dunkirk” (3)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

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)

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

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” (4)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
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)

Sam Elliott, “The Hero” (1)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)

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

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

James McAvoy, “Split” (1)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)

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

BEST ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” (5)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)

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” (2)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

Jennifer Lawrence, “mother!” (1)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” (9)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
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)

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Harrison Ford, “Blade Runner 2049” (1)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” (8)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Tie
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” (4)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Tie

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

Catherine Keener, “Get Out” (1)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Get Out” (9)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Original
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Original
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” (2)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Adapted
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Adapted

“The Disaster Artist” (2)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC) – Adapted
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Adapted

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

“November”
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC) – Original

“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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