Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle: 2017 CIFCC Awards Winners

Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC)

The 26 film critics and voting members of the Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle completed their final ballots in 21 categories for their second annual CIFCC Awards. Leading all films with four awards is Get Out from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, including three awards for Jordan Peele and his many hats. A24’s Lady Bird from director Greta Gerwig follows with three wins, including Best Independent Film. Fifteen different films were award winners.

In two special award categories, the Trailblazer Award honoring the work of an artist who truly pushed the boundaries of the medium in terms of form and content was won by Jordan Peele for his work on Get Out . The Impact Award celebrating a person whose work has had a positive impact on society was given to Patty Jenkins and her efforts leading Wonder Woman.

The complete list of winners for the 2017 CIFCC Awards:

BEST INDEPENDENT FILM

 

Lady Bird – Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, and Evelyn O’Neil (producers)

BEST STUDIO FILM

 

Logan – Hutch Parker, Simon Kinberg, and Lauren Schuler Donner (producers)

BEST FOREIGN FILM

Raw – Jean de Forêts (producer)

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Faces Places – JR and Agnes Varda (co-directors)

 

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Coco – Darla K. Anderson (producer)

 

BEST DIRECTOR

 

Jordan Peele, Get Out

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Get Out- Jordan Peele

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Disaster Artist- Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber

BEST ACTOR

Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out

Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

BEST ACTRESS

 

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Allison Janney, I, Tonya

Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Abbie Cornish, Peter Dinklage, Woody Harrelson, John Hawkes, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Frances McDormand,, Sam Rockwell, and Samara Weaving

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner

 

BEST EDITING

Baby Driver – Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN AND MAKEUP

Phantom Thread – Mark Bridges (costumes), Paul Engelen (makeup)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood

 

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

War for the Planet of the Apes – Joe Leterri, Dan Lemmon, Eric Winquist, and Dan Cervin

TRAILBLAZER AWARD

Jordan Peele, Get Out

IMPACT AWARD

Patty Jenkins, Wonder Woman

Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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