The Best Of 2017 So Far

Normally people do this around the mid point of the year, but I haven’t actually done this yet. Granted, I’ve only seen 58 films released in 2017 (as of this posting), but I’ve been pretty impressed by several performances and films. So, as of right now, here’s what my “Best Of 2017” is looking like. For me, there are some obvious “top films” where you’ll see the film represented across every category. If these were “award nominations”, Logan would be getting 14 nominations, which I believe is the most. I wonder how much this list will have changed by the end of the year, when I’ve seen another 60+ movies.

If you don’t feel like scrolling through the whole list, here are the biggest highlights.
BEST PICTURE: Okja
BEST ACTOR: Andy Serkis (War For The Planet Of The Apes)
BEST ACTRESS: Anne Hathaway (Colossal)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Patrick Stewart (Logan)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Holly Hunter (The Big Sick)
BEST DIRECTOR: James Mangold (Logan)

TOP 20 BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR SO FAR:
Okja
The Girl With All The Gifts
Spider-Man: Homecoming
Logan
Colossal
The Big Sick
Split
Wonder Woman
War For The Planet Of The Apes
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
Get Out
Baby Driver
Rough Night
To The Bone
I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore
Valerian
Beauty and the Beast
The Discovery
Life
Kong: Skull Island

TOP 10 PERFORMANCES BY A LEADING ACTOR:
1) Andy Serkis (War For The Planet Of The Apes)
2) James McAvoy (Split)
3) Hugh Jackman (Logan)
4) Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
5) Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
6) Tracy Letts (The Lovers)
7) Jim Broadbent (The Sense Of An Ending)
8) Arnold Schwarzenegger (Aftermath)
9) Jacob Latimore (Sleight)
10) Tom Holland (Spider-Man Homecoming)

TOP 10 PERFORMANCES BY A LEADING ACTRESS
1) Anne Hathaway (Colossal)
2) Lily Collins (To The Bone)
3) Anya Taylor Joy (Split)
4) Elle Fanning (3 Generations)
5) Senna Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts)
6) Debra Winger (The Lovers)
7) Ahn Seo-Hyun (Okja)
8) Melanie Lynskey (I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore)
9) Anna Kendrick (Table 19)
10) Melissa Leo (The Most Hated Woman in America)

TOP 10 PERFORMANCES BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR
1) Patrick Stewart (Logan)
2) Jason Sudekis (Colossal)
3) Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast)
4) Scoot McNairy (Aftermath)
5) Jake Gyllenhaal (Okja)
6) Jude Law (King Arthur)
7) Keanu Reeves (To The Bone)
8) Michael Keaton (Spider-Man: Homecoming)
9) John C Reilly (Kong: Skull Island)
10) Michael Pitt (Ghost In The Shell)

TOP 10 PERFORMANCES BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS
1) Holly Hunter (The Big Sick)
2) Dafne Keen (Logan)
3) Tilda Swinton (Okja)
4) Charlotte Rampling (The Sense Of An Ending)
5) Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)
6) Jillian Bell (Rough Night)
7) Kate McKinnon (Rough Night)
8) Carrie Preston (To The Bone)
9) Maggie Grace (Aftermath)
10) Elizabeth Banks (Power Rangers)

TOP 10 BEST DIRECTORS:
1) James Mangold (Logan)
2) M Night Shyamalan (Split)
3) Patty Jenkins (Wonder Woman)
4) Bong Joon-ho (Okja)
5) Matt Reeves (War For The Planet Of The Apes)
6) Colm McCarthy (The Girl With All The Gifts)
7) James Gunn (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2)
8) Jordan Peele (Get Out)
9) Luc Besson (Valerian)
10) Michael Showalter (The Big Sick)

BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTORS:
1) Jordan Peele (Get Out)
2) Charlie McDowell (The Discovery)
3) Macon Blair (I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore)

BEST ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCE:
1) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
2) Baby Driver
3) Rough Night
4) To The Bone
5) Spider-Man: Homecoming

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A YOUNG ACTOR
1) Senna Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts)
2) Ahn Seo-Hyun (Okja)
3) Dafne Keen (Logan)
4) McKenna Grace (Gifted)
5) RJ Cyler (Power Rangers)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE (STAR OF TOMORROW):
1) Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
2) Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)
3) Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
4) Jacob Latimore (Sleight)
5) Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

BEST FILM YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T SEE THIS YEAR (Made less than 10M)
1) The Girl With All The Gifts
2) Okja
3) Colossal
4) To The Bone
5) The Discovery

BEST GUILTY PLEASURES OF THE YEAR (FILMS I ENJOYED CRITICS DIDN’T, BELOW 50% RT)
Baywatch- I gave it a B+, Rotten Tomatoes- 19%

FUNNIEST COMEDY OF THE YEAR:
1) Rough Night
2) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
3) Baywatch
4) The Big Sick
5) Girls Trip

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE BY A MALE:
1) Dwayne Johnson (Baywatch)
2) Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick)
3) Bradley Cooper (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2)
4) Zac Efron (Baywatch)
5) Dave Bautista (Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol 2)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE:
1) Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip)
2) Jillian Bell (Rough Night)
3) Kate McKinnon (Rough Night)
4) Goldie Hawn (Snatched)
5) Kristen Bell (How To Be A Latin Lover)

BEST ACTION FILM:
1) Logan
2) Wonder Woman
3) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
4) War For The Planet Of The Apes
5) Baby Driver

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION FILM
1) Hugh Jackman (Logan)
2) Jamie Foxx (Baby Driver)
3) Keanu Reeves (John Wick: Chapter Two)
4) Dwayne Johnson (The Fate Of the Furious)
5) Michael Rooker (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2)

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION FILM
1) Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman)
2) Dafne Keen (Logan)
3) Scarlett Johansson (Ghost In The Shell)
4) Charlize Theron (The Fate Of The Furious)
5) Karen Gillan (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2)

SCARIEST HORROR FILM:
1) Get Out
2) Life
3) The Girl With All The Gifts
4) Split
5) The Belko Experiment

BEST ACTING IN A HORROR FILM:
1) James McAvoy (Split)
2) Anya Taylor Joy (Split)
3) Senna Nanua (The Girl With All The Gifts)
4) Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out)
5) Glenn Close (The Girl With All The Gifts)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
1) The LEGO Batman Movie
2) The Boss Baby
3) Smurfs: The Lost Village

BEST VOICE ACTING:
1) Bradley Cooper (Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2)
2) Will Arnett (The LEGO Batman Movie)
3) Alec Baldwin (The Boss Baby)

BEST SEQUEL/SPINOFF:
1) Spider-Man: Homecoming
2) Logan
3) Wonder Woman
4) War For The Planet Of The Apes
5) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2

SEQUEL I’D LIKE TO SEE MOST:
1) Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol 3
2) Valerian 2
3) Wonder Woman 2
4) X23 (And The Other Kids)
5) Spider-Man: Homecoming 2

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
1) The Big Sick
2) Get Out
3) Colossal
4) Baby Driver
5) Okja

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
1) Logan
2) Split
3) Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2
4) Wonder Woman
5) War For The Planet Of The Apes

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1) Valerian
2) War For The Planet Of The Apes
3) Okja
4) Kong: Skull Island
5) Ghost In The Shell

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
1) Logan
2) War For The Planet Of The Apes
3) Valerian
4) The Discovery
5) The Girl With All The Gifts

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
1) Beauty and the Beast
2) Valerian
3) The Lost City Of Z
4) Wonder Woman
5) King Arthur

BEST STUNT WORKS:
1) Logan
2) The Fate Of The Furious
3) Atomic Blonde
4) Baby Driver
5) Power Rangers

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
1) Evermore (Beauty and the Beast)
2) Keep Your Eyes On Me (The Shack)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
1) War For The Planet Of The Apes
2) The Discovery
3) King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword
4) Get Out
5) Split

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
1) Eric Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker)
2) Steve Zahn (War For The Planet Of The Apes)

WORST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
1) Astrid Berges-Frisbey (King Arthur)
2) Rihanna (Valerian)
3) Nina Dobrev (XXX3)
4) Teresa Palmer (Message From The King)
5) Radha Mitchell (the Shack)

WORST DIRECTION:
1) Chris Wedge (Monster Trucks)
2) Ry Russo-Young (Before I Fall)
3) Anna Foerster (Underworld: Blood Wars)

WORST SEQUEL/SPINOFF/FRANCHISE FILM
1) King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword

WORST SCREENPLAY
1) Before I Fall
2) Monster Trucks
3) The Circle
4) Fifty Shades Darker
5) Free Fire

WORST VISUAL EFFECTS
1) Monster Trucks
2) Fifty Shades Darker
3) King Arthur

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