Squirrelly Awards For Film 2017

Feature Films: 
- Okja
- The Shape Of Water
- Lady Bird
- Baby Driver
- Get Out
- Dunkirk
- Blade Runner 2049
- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
- A Ghost Story
- The Last Jedi
- War For The Planet Of The Apes
- Colossal

Documentary Feature:
- Kedi
- Dawson City: Frozen Time
- 78/52
Animated Feature: TBD
Animated Short:
- Mamoon

Director:
- Guillermo del Toro, The Shape Of Water
- Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
- Christopher Nolan, Dunkirk
- Edgar Wright, Baby Driver
- David Lowery, A Ghost Story
- Joon-ho Bong, Okja

Actress:
- Sally Hawkins, The Shape Of Water
- Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
- Seo-Hyun Ahn, Okja
- Rooney Mara, A Ghost Story

Actor:
- James McAvoy, Split
- Daniel Kaluuya, Get Out
- Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour

Acting Ensemble: Mudbone

Editing:
- Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss, Baby Driver
- Lee Smith, Dunkirk
- Sidney Wolinsky, The Shape Of Water

Screenplay:
- Guillermo del Toro & Vanessa Taylor, The Shape Of Water
- Aaron Sorkin, Molly's Game (for dialogue)

Production Design/Art Direction:
- Paul Austerberry & Nigel Churcher, The Shape Of Water

Score:
- Alexandre Desplat, The Shape Of Water
- Bear McCreary, Colossal

Cinematography:
- Dan Lausten, The Shape Of Water
- Hoyte Van Hoytema, Dunkirk
- Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049
- Andrew Droz Palermo, A Ghost Story 

 

Squirrelly Awards For Film 2016

Feature Film: A Monster Calls / Arrival
Documentary Feature Film: Miss Sharon Jones / O.J. Made In America
Animated Feature Film: Trolls
Animated Short Film: Blind Vaysha / Pear Cider & Cigarettes

Director: J.A. Bayona, A Monster Calls / Denis Villeneuve, Arrival
Script: Joel & Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! / Fences, August Wilson
Cinematography: Linus Sandgren, La La Land / Roger Deakins, Hail, Caesar! / Rodrigo Prieto, Silence
Editing: Julian Clarke, Deadpool
Score; Michael Giacchino, Rogue One
Actress: Ruth Negga, Loving / Margot Robbie, Suicide Squad / Viola Davis, Fences
Actor: Adam Driver, Paterson / Aiden Ehrenreich, Hail, Caesar! 

There's lots of ties and there's a few films I still need to see (+ a couple of scripts I want to read).

Mini-Review - Jackie

Not a warm movie. Natalie Portman’s performance as Jackie Kennedy doesn’t make you like her but that may not be the point. You do come away from the movie with an understanding of what Jackie went through following the assignation of President John F. Kennedy. This is an Actress’ movie though at times it’s hard to see past Portman’s acting. 

Too much score  - there are moments when less score would allow the movie to breathe.