Outstanding Direction and Writing of 2017

This was a strong year filled with amazing films.  The directing and writing were certainly difficult to narrow down, but I’ve done it.  Below are the directors and writers I loved this year.

My nominees are:

Best Director

 BPM (Beats per Minute)

dir. Robin Campillo

 Call Me By Your Name

dir. Luca Guadagnino

The Florida Project

dir. Sean Baker

A Ghost Story

dir. David Lowery

 Phantom Thread

dir. Paul Thomas Anderson

Denis Villeneuve

(Blade Runner 2049)

Jordan Peele

(Get Out)

Dee Rees



Best Original Screenplay

 The Big Sick

w. Emily V Gordon, Kumail Nanjiani

Get Out

w. Jordan Peele 

Ingrid Goes West

w. Matt Spicer

Lady Bird

w. Greta Gerwig

 The Salesman

w. Asghar Farhadi

Terence Davies

(A Quiet Passion)

Paul Thomas Anderson

(Phantom Thread)




Best Adapted Screenplay

 Blade Runner 2049

w. Hampton Fancher, Michael Green

Call Me By Your Name

w. James Ivory


w. Francois Ozon, Philippe Piazzo


w. Scott Cooper


w. Virgil Williams, Dee Rees

Anita Doron

(The Breadwinner)

Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

(The Disaster Artist)

James Gray

(The Lost City of Z)


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