2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘The Shape of Water’ wins with St. Louis film critics, ‘Get Out’ takes Kansas City

The St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA) named “The Shape of Water” as Best Picture on Sunday (Dec. 18). These scribes were so taken with Guillermo del Toro‘s film that they also gave it four more awards including direction and original screenplay. While the Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) went with “Get Out” for Best Picture, those journalists liked “The Shape of Water” enough to name Del Toro as the best director and his leading lady, Sally Hawkins, as the best actress of the year.

That win with the KCFCC brings the “Get Out” total tally to five top awards from the 16 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 Kansas City critics and now has six awards in all. However, the Best Actor Oscar frontrunner Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) picked up this prize from the St. Louis critics, bringing his total to three. On the distaff side, the Kansas City critics gave Hawkins her seventh win this season, while the St. Louis crowd went with Best Actress frontrunner Frances McDormand (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) who now has five of these critics awards.

Supporting Actor Oscar frontrunner Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) is racking up trophies for his mantle with 10 wins to date, including with the KCFCC. And by winning with both groups, Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) is now at 11, thus widening her lead over her Best Supporting Actress Oscar rival, Allison Janney (“I, Tonya”) who has four.

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” (5)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
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” (2)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)

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

“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)

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (1)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie

BEST DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” (4)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) – Tie
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)

Christoper Nolan, “Dunkirk” (4)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

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

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

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” (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” (3)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

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

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” (7)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)

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)

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” (10)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
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)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (3)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
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)

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” (11)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
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)
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” (11)
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
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“Call Me By Your Name” (3)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Adapted
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) – Adapted – Tie
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Adapted

“The Disaster Artist” (3)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC) – Adapted
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA) – Adapted
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Adapted

“Lady Bird” (2)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie

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

“Logan” (1)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) – Adapted – Tie

“November” (1)
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)

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

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