The National Society of Film Critics has declared Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird” the best film of 2017. The organization also handed “Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya and Sally Hawkins, of “The Shape of Water,” top acting honors Saturday.
Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”) and Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”) received supporting prizes, keeping them way out in front in their respective categories on the critical kudos circuit.
Gerwig also won best director for “Lady Bird,” as well as the screenplay award, narrowly surpassing Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” for the latter by one vote. (“Lady Bird” also won the top overall honor over “Get Out” by just two votes.)
“Graduation” and “Faces Places” won the foreign and documentary prizes, respectively. “Blade Runner 2049” lenser Roger Deakins won the cinematography award.
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