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The 2017 Soft Action Boy™ - a male protagonist who treats those around him, especially women, with respect, and uses his compassion and strength of heart as motivation

The antithesis of the Asshole Hero, who treats everyone around him like garbage and makes his friends and love interests teach him how to be a good person so he can save the day at the end, you know who you are

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Amazing artwork by Dmitry Grozov, aka Ahriman who takes scenes from films and turns them into anime from the 80’s and 90’s. Here is his Instagram and Artstation page if you want to see more.

https://www.instagram.com/megagrozov/

https://www.artstation.com/ahriman                                               

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Cinematography by: Roger Deakins
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Directed by Denis Villeneuve

“I watched Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris (1972, DP Vadim Yusov) a couple of times – not that it bears much relation to what we were doing, but it is a film I love. My main references came from general searches I did on the Internet relating to stern, modern, brutalist, concrete architecture, looking at how they use natural light as part of their design. What I found was really the greatest stimulation for what I wanted to do.” - Roger Deakins on visual references for Blade Runner 2049

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BEST PICTURE

  • Call Me by Your Name - Peter Spears, Luca Guadagnino, Emilie Georges and Marco Morabito, Producers
  • Darkest Hour - Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce, Anthony McCarten and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
  • Dunkirk - Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
  • Get Out - Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Edward H. Hamm Jr. and Jordan Peele, Producers
  • Lady Bird - Scott Rudin, Eli Bush and Evelyn O'Neill, Producers
  • Phantom Thread - JoAnne Sellar, Paul Thomas Anderson, Megan Ellison and Daniel Lupi, Producers
  • The Post - Amy Pascal, Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers
  • The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale, Producers
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri - Graham Broadbent, Pete Czernin and Martin McDonagh, Producers

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Timothée Chalamet - Call Me by Your Name
  • Daniel Day-Lewis - Phantom Thread
  • Daniel Kaluuya - Get Out
  • Gary Oldman - Darkest Hour
  • Denzel Washington - Roman J. Israel, Esq.

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Sally Hawkins - The Shape of Water
  • Frances McDormand - Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Margot Robbie - I, Tonya
  • Saoirse Ronan - Lady Bird
  • Meryl Streep - The Post

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Willem Dafoe - The Florida Project
  • Woody Harrelson - Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Richard Jenkins - The Shape of Water
  • Christopher Plummer - All the Money in the World
  • Sam Rockwell - Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Mary J. Blige - Mudbound
  • Allison Janney - I, Tonya
  • Lesley Manville - Phantom Thread
  • Laurie Metcalf - Lady Bird
  • Octavia Spencer - The Shape of Water

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • The Boss Baby - Tom McGrath and Ramsey Naito
  • The Breadwinner - Nora Twomey and Anthony Leo
  • Coco - Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson
  • Ferdinand - Carlos Saldanha
  • Loving Vincent - Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman and Ivan Mactaggart

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Blade Runner 2049 - Roger A. Deakins
  • Darkest Hour - Bruno Delbonnel
  • Dunkirk - Hoyte van Hoytema
  • Mudbound - Rachel Morrison
  • The Shape of Water - Dan Laustsen

COSTUME DESIGN

  • Beauty and the Beast - Jacqueline Durran
  • Darkest Hour - Jacqueline Durran
  • Phantom Thread - Mark Bridges
  • The Shape of Water - Luis Sequeira
  • Victoria & Abdul - Consolata Boyle

DIRECTING

  • Dunkirk - Christopher Nolan
  • Get Out - Jordan Peele
  • Lady Bird - Greta Gerwig
  • Phantom Thread - Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Shape of Water - Guillermo del Toro

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail - Steve James, Mark Mitten and Julie Goldman
  • Faces Places - Agnès Varda, JR and Rosalie Varda
  • Icarus - Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan
  • Last Men in Aleppo - Feras Fayyad, Kareem Abeed and Søren Steen Jespersen
  • Strong Island - Yance Ford and Joslyn Barnes

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

  • Edith+Eddie - Laura Checkoway and Thomas Lee Wright
  • Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405 - Frank Stiefel
  • Heroin(e)  -Elaine McMillion Sheldon and Kerrin Sheldon
  • Knife Skills - Thomas Lennon
  • Traffic Stop - Kate Davis and David Heilbroner

FILM EDITING

  • Baby Driver - Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos
  • Dunkirk - Lee Smith
  • I, Tonya - Tatiana S. Riegel
  • The Shape of Water - Sidney Wolinsky
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri - Jon Gregory

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • A Fantastic Woman - Chile
  • The Insult - Lebanon
  • Loveless - Russia
  • On Body and Soul - Hungary
  • The Square - Sweden

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Darkest Hour - Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick


Victoria & Abdul - Daniel Phillips and Lou Sheppard


Wonder - Arjen Tuiten


MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

  • Dunkirk - Hans Zimmer
  • Phantom Thread - Jonny Greenwood
  • The Shape of Water - Alexandre Desplat
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi - John Williams
  • Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri - Carter Burwell

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

  • “Mighty River” from Mudbound - Music and Lyric by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson
  • “Mystery Of Love” from Call Me by Your Name - Music and Lyric by Sufjan Stevens
  • “Remember Me” from Coco - Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall - Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn and Diane Warren
  • “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman - Music and Lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Beauty and the Beast - Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • Blade Runner 2049 - Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Alessandra Querzola
  • Darkest Hour - Production Design: Sarah Greenwood; Set Decoration: Katie Spencer
  • Dunkirk - Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
  • The Shape of Water - Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau and Jeff Melvin

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

  • Dear Basketball - Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant
  • Garden Party - Victor Caire and Gabriel Grapperon
  • Lou -Dave Mullins and Dana Murray
  • Negative Space - Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata
  • Revolting Rhymes - Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer
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My Favorite Films of 2017

honorable mentions: 

  • Good Time
  • I, Tonya
  • Logan
  • Raw
  • Molly’s Game
  • Wonder Woman
  • Coco
  • Dunkirk
  • The Disaster Artist