Personal Ballot for 2017: List version

Hi! There’s a few changes between this list and my write-ups, seeing new films and reconsidering perspectives, though I still love all the stuff that didn’t translate between here and there. Shorn of the few six-spots I couldn’t resist writing about, this will probably be subject to change the more I see old 2017 titles or rethink the ones I’ve already seen. Runner-ups will be listed alphabetically.
* – original nominee that subsequent became a runner-up
** – nominee that was originally recognized in a different category
^ – runner-up that was originally a nominee
^^ – runner-up that was a nominee and then became a runner-up again
” – film seen after original ballot was posted


  1. Good Time
  2. Last Men in Aleppo
  3. The Work
  4. Félicité
  5. Dawson City: Frozen Time^
  6. Get Out
  7. mother!
  8. Whose Streets?
  9. Raising Bertie
  10. Lady Bird^

Runners-Up: Atomic Blonde*, Your Name, The Lost City of Z, Starless Dreams*, The Death of Louis XIV, Nocturama, The Ornithologist*, Patti Cake$, Phantom Thread, Call Me By Your Name, The Post, Beatriz at Dinner, A Woman’s Life, Personal Shopper.


  • Darren Aronofsky, mother!
  • Alain Gomis, Félicité
  • Jairus McLeary, The Work^
  • Jordan Peele, Get Out
  • Josh and Benny Safdie, Good Time

Runners-Up: Sabaah Folayaan and Damon Davies (Whose Streets?), Margaret Byrne (Raising Bertie)*, James Gray (The Lost City of Z), Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name), João Pedro Rodrigues (The Ornithologist), David Leitch (Atomic Blonde), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Alberto Serra (The Death of Louis XIV), Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo), Bertrand Bonello (Nocturama), Jeremy Gaspar (Patti Cake$), Stephen Cone (Princess Cyd), Stéphane Brizé (A Woman’s Life), Olivier Assayas (Personal Shopper), Mehdrad Oskovei (Starless Dreams), Steven Spielberg (The Post), Terence Davies (A Quiet Passion), Angela Robinson (Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women), John Trengrove (The Wound).

Documentary Film

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time, dir. Bill Morrison
  • Last Men in Aleppo, dir. Feras Fayyad
  • Raising Bertie, dir. Margaret Byrne
  • Whose Streets?, dir. Sabaan Folayan
  • The Work, dir. Jairus McLeary

Runners-Up: Starless Dreams^, Casting JonBenet, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Human Flow.

Unreleased Film

  • Araby, Joao Dumans and Alfonso Uchoa^”
  • Life and Nothing More, dir. Antonio Méndez Esparza^”
  • Summer 1993, Carla Simon^”
  • Western, dir. Valeska Grisebach
  • Zama, dir. Lucrecia Martel

Runners-Up: Ava, Lean on Pete, A Ciambra, First Reformed, You Were Never Really Here, Beast, Disappearance, Closeness, They.


  • Sally Hawkins, Maudie
  • Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Félicité
  • Cynthia Nixon, A Quiet Passion
  • Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  • Rebecca Spence, Princess Cyd^

Runners-Up: Annette Bening (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool)*, Kristen Stewart (Personal Shopper)*, Meryl Streep (The Post), Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner), Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), Jessie Pinnick (Princess Cyd), Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$), Melanie Lynskey (i don’t feel at home in this world anymore), Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes), Emma Booth (Hounds of Love), Ashleigh Cummings (Hounds of Love), Rebecca Hall (Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women), Regina Hall (Girls Trip), Jennifer Lawrence (mother!), Riley Keough (Lovesong), Haley Lu Richardson (Columbus), Dafnee Keen (Logan), Nicole Kidman (The Beguiled), Millicent Simmons (Wonderstruck), Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth), Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day), Charlize Theron (Atomic Blonde), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water).


  • Hiroshi Abe, After the Storm
  • Claes Bang, The Square^
  • Jamie Bell, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool
  • Timothee Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name
  • Robert Pattinson, Good Time

Runners-Up: Harris Dickenson (Beach Rats)^^, Charlie Hunnam (The Lost City of Z)*, Nahuel Perez Biscayart (BPM), Denzel Washington (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Jean-Pierre Leaud (The Death of Louis XIV), Adam Sandler (The Meyerowitz Stories – New and Selected), Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country), Nakhane (The Wound), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out), Hugh Jackman (Logan), Alec Secareneu (God’s Own Country), Menashe Lustig (Menashe), Ethan Hawke (Maudie), Harry Dean Stanton (Lucky).

Supporting Actress

  • Carmen Ejogo, Roman J. Israel, Esq.
  • Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip^
  • Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird
  • Elizabeth Olsen, Ingrid Goes West
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, mother!

Runners-Up: Kirin Kiki (After the Storm), Allison Williams (Get Out)*, Holly Hunter (The Big Sick), Bridget Everett (Patti Cake$), Sienna Miller (The Lost City of Z), Betty Gabriel (Get Out), Julia Roberts (Wonder), Elizabeth Marvel (The Meyerowitz Stories – New and Selected), Julie Walters (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool), Anne Dorval (Heal the Living), Joanna Bacon (A Quiet Passion), Taliah Webster (Good Time), Amira Casar (Call Me By Your Name), Andrea Riseborough (Battle of the Sexes), Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049), Jada Pinkett Smith (Girls Trip), Rosanna Arquette (Lovesong), Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Yōko Maki (After the Storm), Julianne Nicholson (I, Tonya), Allison Janney (I, Tonya), Lois Smith (Lady Bird), Beanie Feldstein (Lady Bird), Mela Murder (The Florida Project), Edwina Findlay (Free in Deed), Kate Walsh (Girls Trip), Ella Rumpf (Raw), Vanessa Redgrave (Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool).

Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr., Ingrid Goes West
  • Ray Romano, The Big Sick*
  • Sebastian Stan, I, Tonya
  • Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me By Your Name

Runners-Up: Papi M’Baka (Félicité)^^, Colin Farrell (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), Armie Hammer (Call Me By Your Name)^, Angus MacFayden (The Lost City of Z), Rob Morgan (Mudbound), Dustin Hoffman (The Meyerowitz Stories – New and Selected), Jack Dylan Grazer (It: Chapter One), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Lady Bird), Bill Skarsgard (It: Chapter One), Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya), Patrick Stewart (Logan), Lucas Hedges (Lady Bird), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Jake Gyllenhaal (Okja), LaKeith Stanfield (Get Out), Patrick d’Assumçao (The Death of Louis XIV), Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver), Dave Bautista (Blade Runner 2049), Noah Jupe (Wonder), Jason Mitchell (Mudbound), Stephen McHattie (mother!), Cosmo Jarvis (Lady Macbeth), Jason Mitchell (Detroit).


  • BPM, Leila Fornier and Sarah Teper
  • Get Out, Terri Taylor
  • Lady Bird, Heidi Griffiths, Allison Jones, Toni Staniewicz, and Jordan Thaler
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Douglas Aibels and Francine Maisler
  • The Post, Ellen Lewis*

Runners-Up: The Big Sick^, Good Time, After the Storm, Beatriz at Dinner, I Tonya, Lovesong, i don’t feel at home in this world anymore, Patti Cake$, Princess Cyd, Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Their Finest, Lady Macbeth.

Original Screenplay

  • A Sort of Family, Diego Lerman and Maria Meira^
  • Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig
  • The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected), Noah Baumbach^
  • The Ornithologist, João Pedro Rodrigues
  • The Post, Liz Hannah & Josh Singer

Runners-Up: Beatriz at Dinner^^, I Tonya, Phantom Thread, Princess Cyd*, The Big Sick, Get Out, i don’t feel at home in this world anymore, A Quiet Passion, The Wound, Félicité, Personal Shopper, Good Time, Casting JonBenet, A Ghost Story, Free in Deed, Lovesong, Patti Cake$, Okja, BPM.

Adapted Screenplay

  • Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Matt Greenhalgh
  • Lady Macbeth*, Alice Birch
  • The Lost City of Z, James Gray
  • A Woman’s Life, Stéphane Brizé and Florence Vignon
  • Your Name, Makoto Shinkai

Runners-Up: Call Me By Your Name, The Beguiled, Logan, Heal the Living, Wonderstruck^, The Girl With All The Gifts, It: Chapter Two.


  • Call Me By Your Name, Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
  • The Death of Louis XIV, Jonathan Ricquebourg^
  • Good Time, Sean Price Williams
  • The Lost City of Z, Darius Khondji
  • mother!, Matthew Libatique

Runners-Up: Dunkirk*, Beach Rats, Phantom Thread, Blade Runner 2049, The Florida Project, Princess Cyd, I Tonya, mother!, A Ghost Story, God’s Own Country, Battle of the Sexes, The Beguiled, It: Chapter One, The Wound, A Sort of Family, Nocturama, A Cure for Wellness, The Villainess, After the Storm, The Post, A Woman’s Life.


  • Atomic Blonde, Elísabet Ronaldsdottir
  • Dawson City: Frozen Time, Bill Morrison^
  • Lady Bird, Nick Huoy
  • Nocturama, Bertrand Bonello^
  • A Woman’s Life, Anne Klotz

Runners-Up: mother!^, Whose Streets?, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, Good Time*, A Ghost Story, BPM, Patti Cake$, I Tonya, The Work, Casting JonBenet, Félicité, I Tonya, The Ornithologist*, Personal Shopper, Get Out, Dunkirk, The Post, The Beguiled.

Sound Mixing

  • Atomic Blonde, Jonas Jannson & co.
  • Get Out, Trevor Gates & co.
  • Good Time, Evan Mangiamele^
  • mother!, Paula Fairfield and Simon Poudrette
  • Phantom Thread, David Acord, John Migley, Andrew Sissions & co.

Runners-Up: The Lost City of Z^^, Blade Runner 2049*, The Work, A Ghost Story, Free in Deed, Detroit, I Tonya, Nocturama, Patti Cake$, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Girls Trip, Logan, The Villainess, Call Me By Your Name.

Sound Editing

  • Blade Runner 2049, Mark Mangini, Theo Green & co.
  • Dunkirk, Richard King, Alex Gibson & co.
  • mother!, Jill Purdy & co.

Runners-Up: Kong: Skull Island, Logan, Phantom Thread, John Wick: Chapter Two”, Baby Driver, The Villainess, The Lost City of Z*.

Original Score

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time, Alex Somers
  • Dunkirk, Hans Zimmer
  • Good Time, Oneohtrix Point Never
  • The Lost City of Z, Christopher Spelman
  • Wonderstruck, Carter Burwell

Runners-Up: Get Out, Your Name, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Heal the Living, Wonder Woman, Beach Rats, The Post, Battle of the Sexes, Kong: Skull Island”.

Costume Design

  • Atomic Blonde^, Cindy Evans
  • Lady Bird^, April Napier
  • Personal Shopper, Jurgen Doerig
  • Phantom Thread, Mark Bridges
  • The Post^, Ann Roth

Runners-Up: Wonderstruck, I Tonya*, Blade Runner 2049^^, Roman J. Israel Esq.*, The Lost City of Z*, Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women, Wonder Woman, Battle of the Sexes, The Beguiled, Girls Trip, Ingrid Goes West, Call Me By Your Name, The Death of Louis XIV, The Lure, It: Chapter One.

Production Design

  • It: Chapter One, Claude Paré
  • Maudie^, John Hand
  • mother!, Philip Messina
  • The Square^, Josefin Åsberg
  • Wonderstruck, Mark Friedberg

Runners-Up: Atomic Blonde, Blade Runner 2049*, The Death of Louis XIV, The Florida Project, The Lost City of Z*, Lady Macbeth, The Beguiled, A Cure for Wellness, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, John Wick: Chapter Two”, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Ghost in the Shell, The Post, Dunkirk, The Shape of Water, The Lure, Columbus.

Visual Effects

  • Blade Runner 2049, John Nelson & co.
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Christopher Townsend & co.
  • It: Chapter One, Nicholas Brooks & co.
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ben Morris, Mike Mulholland, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould & co.
  • War for the Planet of the Apes, Joe Letteri & co.

Runners-Up: Kong: Skull Island”, Dunkirk, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets”, Ghost in the Shell, Logan, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, A Cure for Wellness, Okja, The Untamed.

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Atomic Blonde – Paul Pattinson
  • The Death of Louis XIV – Antoine Mancini and Lluís Soriano
  • I, Tonya, Deborah La Mia Denaver, Adruitha Lee & Vincent Van Dyke^
  • Logan, Joel Harlow & co.^
  • Raw, Amelie Grossier & co.^

Runners-Up: Battle of the Sexes, Blade Runner 2049, The Shape of Water, It: Chapter One, Darkest Hour, Wonder^, Ingrid Goes West, The Lost City of Z*, Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women, Girls Trip, A Cure for Wellness, Phantom Thread*, The Post, Wonderstruck, Wonder Woman.

Films with multiple Nominations

Good Time-6
Lady Bird-6
Atomic Blonde-4
Get Out-4
Call Me By Your Name-3
Dawson City: Frozen Time-3
Last Men in Aleppo-3
The Lost City of Z-3
The Post-3
The Work-3
Blade Runner 2049-2
The Death of Louis XIV-2
Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool-2
I, Tonya-2
Ingrid Goes West-2
It: Chapter One-2
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)-2
Phantom Thread-2
Raising Bertie-2
The Square-2
A Woman’s Life-2

Best films with no nominations

After the Storm, Beach Rats, Beatriz at Dinner, A Ghost Story, God’s Own Country, Free in Deed, Heal the Living, Hounds of Love, i don’t feel at home in this world anymore, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, Patti Cake$, Professor Marsten and the Wonder Women, Starless Dreams, The Wound.

Other Ballots

| 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 (pt. 1, pt. 2, pt. 3, pt. 4) |

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