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Recently, the Film Independent Spirit Awards and the National Board of Review have honoured what they considered to be the best that the film industry had given us in 2017. Now, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association have got in on the action and have given their awards out.
Who were the winners?
Looking at the results, I would say that Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water were the big winners at the 2018 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards. Call Me By Your Name won the grand prize of Best Picture in the eyes of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. Additionally, Timothée Chalamet won Best Actor for his performance in the film that itself is really capturing the hearts of film critics and film fans.
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave the award for Best Director to two directors. Indeed, Luca Guadagnino and Guillermo del Toro shared that award for the work they did on Call Me By Your Name and The Shape of Water respectively. The Shape of Water also garnered a win in the category of Best Cinematography and Sally Hawkins won Best Actress for her performance in the film. Other winners of note include Jordan Peele who won Best Screenplay for Get Out and Laurie Metcalf also won Best Supporting Actress for her work in Lady Bird.
The Shape of Water Finally Gets Some Love
A variety of films have been receiving award nominations and wins in the past couple of weeks. Yet, The Shape of Water has, for the most part, been left out in this regard. Indeed, the National Board of Review did not bestow any nominations on Guillermo del Toro’s latest fantasy film. However, The Shape of Water has now received some appreciation from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.
This could be a catalyst for more success for this film. Indeed, we still have the AFI Awards and the Critics Choice nominations to come as well as the Satellite Awards, the SAG Awards and the Oscars. We will have to see how The Shape of Water fares when it comes to future award recognition.
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