LAOFCS Announces 2017 Winners: The Shape of Water Wins Best Picture

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society has unveiled its list of winners for the Best of 2017. After revealing their nominees a few weeks ago, the critical body voted on the best of the best and the winners are below.

Highlights include Guillermo del Toro scoring a Best Director victory for his The Shape of Water, along with a Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Score. That Fox film was the top winner with four victories. They were followed closely behind in the groundbreaking debut of this critics organization with Lady Bird, Baby Driver and Get Out each scoring three victories each.

Want to know more about the LAOFCS, here’s a tease. “Krisily Kennedy, Scott Mantz, and Scott Menzel founded the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society in late 2016. The primary goal of the society was to create a critics group that appropriately reflects a varied history and perspective of people from various races and gender. The intention was to create a critics group that was as diverse as the city in which it is based.”

For more on the group, check out their page on Facebook, Twitter and the website,

And here, ladies and gentlemen, are the winners of the inaugural Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society best of 2017. Look for the awards to be handed out at the LAOFCS Gala on January 10, 2018.

Best Picture:

The Shape of Water

Best Actress:

Sally Hawkins – The Shape of Water

Best Actor:

Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour

Best Supporting Actress:

Allison Janney – I, Tonya

Best Supporting Actor – TIE

Patrick Stewart, Logan

Michael Stuhlbarg, Call Me by Your Name

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Aaron Sorkin, Molly’s Game

Best Original Screenplay:

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Male Director:

Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water

Best Female Director:

Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Animated Film:


Best Foreign Film:

The Square

Best Documentary: TIE

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond


Best Visual Effects:

War for The Planet of the Apes

Best Cinematography:

Roger Deakins, Blade Runner 2049

Best Blockbuster:

Wonder Woman

Best Independent Film:

Lady Bird

Best First Feature:

Jordan Peele, Get Out

Best Comedy or Musical:

The Big Sick

Best Action/War:

Baby Driver

Best Sci-Fi/Horror:

Get Out

Best Actor or Actress 23 and Under:

Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Stunt Work:

Baby Driver

Best Score:

Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

Best Editing:

Paul Machliss and Jonathan Amos, Baby Driver

Best Visual Effect Performance:

Andy Serkis, War for the Planet of the Apes

Special Awards:

Trailblazer Award: Jessica Chastain

LAOFCS Achievement Award: Hugh Jackman