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

Runners-Up:
Denis Villeneuve

(Blade Runner 2049)

Jordan Peele

(Get Out)

Dee Rees

(Mudbound)

 

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

Runners-Up:
Terence Davies

(A Quiet Passion)

Paul Thomas Anderson

(Phantom Thread)

Kogonada

(Columbus)

 

Best Adapted Screenplay
 

 Blade Runner 2049

w. Hampton Fancher, Michael Green

Call Me By Your Name

w. James Ivory

Frantz

w. Francois Ozon, Philippe Piazzo

 
 
 Hostiles

w. Scott Cooper

 Mudbound

w. Virgil Williams, Dee Rees

Runners-Up:
Anita Doron

(The Breadwinner)

Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

(The Disaster Artist)

James Gray

(The Lost City of Z)

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