2018 Oscars scorecard: ‘Three Billboards’ sweeps London film critics after Academy Awards nominations

Five days after the Oscar nominations are announced on Jan. 23, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” got a nice boost when it dominated the awards handed out by the London Critics Circle (LCC). These scribes named Martin McDonagh‘s character study as the Best Picture of the year. That marked just its third win from the 29 regional critics group heard from to date.

With her victory in London, “Three Billboards” leading lady Frances McDormand brought her total tally up to seven trophies. While that broke her tie with Saorise Ronan (“Lady Bird“), Sally Hawkins (“The Shape of Water”) remains far out front with 14 wins in all. And by winning over the London critics, Timothee Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”) is now tied with Best Actor Oscar frontrunner Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) with eight each.

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” (9)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
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)

“Lady Bird” (7)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC)

“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)

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

“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)

“Dunkirk” (1)
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)

“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)

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BEST DIRECTOR

Christoper Nolan, “Dunkirk” (8)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)
Utah Film Critics Assn. (UFCA)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

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)

Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird” (6)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC)
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS)
Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA)

Sean Baker, “The Florida Project” (3)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
London Critics Circle (LCC)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

Jordan Peele, “Get Out” (3)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

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

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

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

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BEST ACTOR

Timothee Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name” (8)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
London Critics Circle (LCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC)

Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour” (8)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS) – Tie
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
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)

James Franco, “The Disaster Artist” (3)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS) – Tie

Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out” (2)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)

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

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

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BEST ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water” (14)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
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” (6)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
London Critics Circle (LCC)
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” (6)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
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” (3)
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
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” (18)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA)
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
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” (7)
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
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)

Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2” (1)
London Critics Circle (LCC)

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

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird” (18)
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)
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA)
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC)
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” (8)
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
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)

Lesley Manville, “Phantom Thread” (1)
London Critics Circle (LCC)

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

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Get Out” (18)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Original
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS) – Original
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) – Original
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC)
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
New York Film Critics Online (NYFCO)
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) – Original
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC) – Original
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” (7)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Adapted
Denver Film Critics Society (DFCS) – Adapted
Florida Film Critics Circle (FFCC) – Adapted
Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) – Adapted – Tie
Oklahoma Film Critics Circle (OFCC) – Adapted
San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) – Adapted
Southeast Film Critics Assn. (SFCA) – Adapted

“Lady Bird” (6)
Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC)
Houston Film Critics Society (HFCS)
Indiana Film Journalists Assn. (IFJA) – Original
National Society of Film Critics (NSFC)
Phoenix Critics Circle (PCC) – Tie
Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS)

“The Disaster Artist” (5)
Nevada Film Critics Society (NFCS)
New Mexico Film Critics Assn. (NMXFC) – Adapted
North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) – Adapted
St. Louis Film Critics Association (STLFCA) – Adapted
San Diego Film Critics Society (SDFCS) – Adapted

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (4)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
London Critics Circle (LCC)
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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