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Georgia Film Critics Announce 2017 Award Winners

Georgia Film Critics Announce 2017 Award Winners


After releasing a list of nominees earlier this week, the Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA), has released winners for the 2017 GAFCA Awards.

“Lady Bird” was designated as Best Picture, taking home four awards in total: Best Picture, Best Director (Greta Gerwig), Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf). Jordan Peele won Best Original Screenplay for “Get Out” and the Breakthrough Award. Daniel Kaluuya won Best Actor for the film. Other multiple award winning films include “Coco” (Best Animated Film and Best Original Song) and “Dunkirk” (Best Cinematography and Best Score). Edgar Wright’s “Baby Driver” won the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema. A shortlist of other films up for the prize will be released soon.

Check out the complete list of winners below.


Best Picture

  • “Lady Bird”

Best Director

  • “Lady Bird” – Greta Gerwig

Best Actor

  • Daniel Kaluuya (“Get Out”) 

Best Actress

  • Saoirse Ronan (“Lady Bird”) 

Best Supporting Actor

  • Willem Dafoe (“The Florida Project”)

Best Supporting Actress

  • Laurie Metcalf (“Lady Bird”)

Best Original Screenplay

  • “Get Out” – Jordan Peele

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • “The Disaster Artist” -Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber

Best Cinematography

  • “Dunkirk” – Hoyte van Hoytema

Best Production Design

  • “Blade Runner 2049” – Dennis Gassner & Alessandra Querzola

Best Original Score

  • “Dunkirk” – Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song

  • “Remember Me” – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez (“Coco”) 

Best Ensemble

  • “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” 

Best Foreign Film

  • “The Square” 

Breakthrough Award

  • Jordan Peele (“Get Out”) 

Best Animated Film

  • “Coco”

Best Documentary Film

  • “Jane”

Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema

  • “Baby Driver” – Edgar Wright

Founded in 2011, this year marks the 7th annual awards program for the critics group. GAFCA is made up of 26 film critics from around the state, representing print, television, radio and online media. For more information on the Georgia Film Critics Association, visit

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