Phoenix Film Critics Society has announced its 2017 award winners.

The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture, 3 other Phoenix Film Critics Society 2017 Awards 

THE SHAPE OF WATER

Guillermo del Toro’s "The Shape of Water," which led the field in nominations, tied with “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Mssouri” for the most wins, with four apiece. Del Toro’s romantic fantasy was honored for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Score and Best Production Design.

“The Shape of Water is truly a film that warrants attention,” said PFCS President Gayle Bass. “It’s one of those films that stays with you long after viewing.”

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI
Frances McDormand received Best Actress for “Three Billboards,” and the film also took awards for Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell), Best Ensemble Acting and Best Original Screenplay. Gary Oldman won Best Actor for his performance as Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour,” and Alison Janney takes home the Best Supporting Actress award for her turn as the title character’s mother in “I, Tonya.” McKenna Grace won both the Breakthrough Performance and the Best Performance by a Youth awards for "Gifted.”

“Coco” won both Best Animated Film and Best Song. “Disney clearly knows where to strike gold in affectionate storytelling and music.”

Of the acting winners, Bass said, “Gary Oldman completely transformed himself. And what isn’t there to like about Frances McDormand?”

THE DISASTER ARTIST
"The Disaster Artist" won for Best Adapted Screenplay, while best documentary went to “City of Ghosts.” "War for the Planet of the Apes" took Best Visual Effects, while Disney’s live-action "Beauty and the Beast" won for Best Costumes.

The PFCS also awards the film they feel audiences missed, but shouldn't have, with "The Overlooked Film of the Year" award. This year it was given to "Gifted."

A complete list of winners is provided below.

The Phoenix Film Critics Society presents an entire slate of awards each year. To qualify for the 2017 awards, films had to be screened in the Phoenix area by Friday, December 8, 2017. Only critic members of the Society may vote. The films must open in theaters prior to the end of the year to be eligible for awards consideration.

The Phoenix Film Critics Society is a tax-exempt, not-for-profit, self-funded, independent organization consisting of professional film critics and film journalists in Arizona. For more information, visit: https://www.phoenixfilmcriticssociety.org

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PHOENIX FILM CRITICS SOCIETY 2017 AWARDS

BEST PICTURE
The Shape of Water

BEST DIRECTOR
Guillermo del Toro - The Shape of Water

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Frances McDormand - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Alison Janney - I, Tonya

BEST ENSEMBLE ACTING
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

BEST SCREENPLAY ADAPTED FROM OTHER MATERIAL
The Disaster Artist

THE OVERLOOKED FILM OF THE YEAR
Gifted

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Coco

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
First They Killed My Father

BEST DOCUMENTARY
City of Ghosts

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Coco - Remember Me

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
The Shape of Water

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049

BEST FILM EDITING
Dunkirk

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Shape of Water

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Beauty and the Beast

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
War for the Planet of the Apes

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Mckenna Grace - Gifted

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUTH
McKenna Grace – Gifted

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