2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘Three Billboards’ and ‘The Shape of Water’ win big with Nevada film critics

The Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS) named “Three Billboards In Ebbing, Missouri” as the best film of the year on Dec. 22. This is only its second top prize from the 22 regional critics group heard from to date. The dark drama also claimed Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) and Best Original Screenplay for writer/director Martin McDonagh.

These group of scribes in the silver state also awarded gold to “The Shape of Water,” which claimed three awards as well. Best Director went to Guillermo del Toro, who is now tied with “Dunkirk” helmer Christopher Nolan at six wins apiece. Best Actress was Sally Hawkins, who now has 10 of these prizes, twice that of both Oscar frontrunner Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) and Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”). This fantasy film also won Best Production Design.

Best Actor Oscar frontrunner Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) shared the award here with James Franco whose film, “The Disaster Artist,” also won Best Adapted Screenplay.

Rockwell and Best Supporting Actress winner Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) now have five victories apiece but remain far behind the Oscar frontrunners: Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) , who is at 14, and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) with 15 wins.

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

“Get Out” (7)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“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)

“Lady Bird” (4)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

“The Shape of Water” (2)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie

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

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

“A Ghost Story” (1)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)

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

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

BEST DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” (6)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) – Tie
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)

Christoper Nolan, “Dunkirk” (6)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” (4)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Paul Thomas Anderson, “Phantom Thread” (2)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

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

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” (6)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” (5)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS) – Tie
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread” (4)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

Andy Serkis, “War for the Planet of the Apes” (2)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)

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

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

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

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

Harry Stanton, “Lucky” (1)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)

BEST ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” (10)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)

Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (5)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird” (5)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

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

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

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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project” (14)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (5)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

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

Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water” (1)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” (15)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Tie
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Allison Janney, “I, Tonya” (5)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
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)

Tatiana Maslany, “Stronger” (1)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Get Out” (14)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Original
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Original
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Original
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA) – Original
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA) – Original
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“Call Me By Your Name” (4)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Adapted
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) – Adapted – Tie
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Adapted
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA) – Adapted

“The Disaster Artist” (4)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC) – Adapted
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA) – Adapted
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Adapted

“Lady Bird” (4)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA) – Original
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (3)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS) – Original
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie

“Logan” (2)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA) – Adapted
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) – Adapted – Tie

“Blade Runner 2049” (1)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA) – Adapted

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

“November” (1)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC) – Original

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

“The Shape of Water” (1)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA) – Original

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