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The Bloomies for 2017

English Language Films
Foreign Films

The Florida Project (S. Baker)
A Quiet Passion (T. Davies)
Darkest Hour (J. Wright)
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (M. McDonagh)
The Post (S. Spielberg)
The Sense of An Ending (R. Batra)
Mudbound (D. Rees)
The Shape of Water (G. del Toro)
I, Tonya (C. Gillespie)
Downsizing (A. Payne)
The Young Pope (P. Sorrentino)
The Night of (S. Zaillian)
Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (B. Yari)
The Circle (J. Ponsoldt)
A United Kingdom (A. Asante)
All the Money in the World (R. Scott)
The Lost City of Z (J. Gray)
Norman (J. Cedar)
The Promise (T. George)
Wind River (T. Sheridan)
The Light Between Oceans (D. Cianfrance)
Blade Runner: 2049 (D. Villeneuve)
Dunkirk (C. Nolan)
Detroit (K. Bigelow)
The Big Sick (M. Showalter)
Battle of the Sexes (V. Faris & J. Dayton)
The Comedian (T. Hackford)
Wonder Wheel (W. Allen)
The Edge of Seventeen (K.F. Craig)
Touched with Fire (P. Dalio)
The Wizard of Lies (B. Levinson)
The Founder (J.L. Hancock)
Septembers of Shiraz (W. Blair)
Hands of Stone (J. Jakubowicz)
Snowden (O. Stone)
Desert Dancer (R. Raymond)
The Hero (B. Haley)
The Automatic Hate (J. Lerner)
Stronger (D.G. Green)
It Comes At Night (T.E. Shults)

Frantz (F. Ozon)
Tanna (M. Butler & B. Dean)
The Square (R. Ístlund)
The Salesman (A. Farhadi)
La Belle Saison (C. Corsini)
Run Boy Run (P. Danquart)
Aftermath (W. Pasikowski)
13 Minutes (O. Hirschbiegel)
Beloved Sisters (D. Graf)
Land of Mine (M. Zandvliet)
The People vs Fritz Bauer (L. Kraume)
Come What May (C. Carion)
My King (Ma´wenn)
Baba Joon (Y. Delshad)
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared (F. Herngren)
Taipei Story (E. Yang) (1985)*
Insiang (L. Brocka) (1976)*
*Restored in 2017 DVDs.


English Language Film – The Florida Project

Foreign Film – Frantz

Director – Sean Baker (The Florida Project)

Original Screenplay – (1) Joseph Cedar (Norman); (2) Martin McDonagh (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)

Screenplay Adaptation – Nick Payne (The Sense of an Ending)

Cinematography – (1) Roger Deakins (Blade Runner: 2049); (2) Luca Bigazzi (The Young Pope); (3) Florian Hoffmeister (A Quiet Passion)

Film Editing – A Quiet Passion

Original Music Score – Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner: 2049)

Actor – Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour)

Others  –  Robert De Niro (The Comedian; The Wizard of Lies); Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread); Adrian Sparks (Papa); David Oyelowo (A United Kingdom); Sam Elliott (The Hero); Vincent Cassel (My King); Miles Teller (Bleed For This); Silvio Orlando (The Young Pope); Brian Cox (Churchill); Adrian Brody (Septembers of Shiraz); Luke Kirby (Touched with Fire); Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project); Edgar Ramirez (Hands of Stone); Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger); David Kaluuya (Get Out); Christian Friedel (13 Hour); Tom Hanks (The Post); Christopher Plummer (All the Money in the World)

Actress – Cynthia Nixon (A Quiet Passion)

Others  – Frances McDormand (Three Billboards); Sally Hawkins (Maudie; The Shape of Water); Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird); Hailee Steinfeld (The Edge of Seventeen); CÚcile de France (La Belle Saison); Meryl Streep (The Post); Emmanuelle Bercot (My King); Margot Robbie (I, Tonya); Paula Beer (Frantz); Emma Stone (Battle of the Sexes); Kate Winslet (Wonder Wheel); Allison Janney (I, Tonya); Katie Holmes (Touched With Fire); Rosamund Pike (A United Kingdom); McKenna Grace (Gifted); Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project); Bria Vinaite (The Florida Project); Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game); Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread)

Special Documentary *Award  – The Vietnam War (Ken Burns & Lynn Novick)

*Because many documentaries are unavailable, The Bloomies do not cover documentaries.

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