Get Out named Best Picture by the Kansas City Film Critics Circle

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle declared GET OUT as the best film in 2017 for the 52nd Annual James Loutzenhizer Awards. Along with Best Picture, GET OUT won best Original Screenplay for Jordan Peele and Best Science Fiction/Horror/Fantasy film.

The other two top winners included CALL ME BY YOUR NAME with three awards and THE SHAPE OF WATER taking home two awards.  The Kanas City Film Critics Circle spread the love around with nine different movies being awarded, including one tie this year in the Adapted Screenplay category for CALL ME BYOUR NAME and LOGAN.

The Kansas City Film Critics Circle is the second oldest film critics group in the country, founded in 1967 by Dr. James Loutzenhizer.  The KCFCC gathered December 17 to award the best in film for 2017.  As a voting member, I like to give a little insight to our readers.  This was our unofficial short list of Best Picture nominees:

BLADE RUNNER 2049
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME
DETROIT
DUNKIRK
FLORIDA PROJECT
GET OUT
LADY BIRD
PHANTOM THREAD
THE SHAPE OF WATER
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Here is a complete KCFCC list of winners:

BEST FILM –  GET OUT

ROBERT ALTMAN AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR – Guillermo del Toro, THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST ACTOR – Timothée Chalamet – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR –  Willem Dafoe – THE FLORIDA PROJECT

BEST ACTRESS –  Sally Hawkins – THE SHAPE OF WATER

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – Laurie Metcalf – LADY BIRD

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY –  Jordan Peele – GET OUT

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY – (tie) James Ivory – CALL ME BY YOUR NAME/Scott Frank, Michael Green and James Mangold – LOGAN

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE –  COCO

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM –  IN THE FADE (Germany)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE –  JANE

VINCE KOEHLER AWARD FOR BEST SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY or HORROR FILM –  GET OUT

TOM POE AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM –  CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

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