The day before the Hollywood Foreign Press comes through with what’s sure to be some baffling choices at the Golden Globes, it’s time for the only awards you can rely on for straight FACTS, The Flannies! 

The prestigious and influential Flanny awards (you can decide for yourself what shape the statuette takes) are my personal picks for films that are eligible for this year’s awards season. So while Elle, Moonlight etc are in my top films of 2017 due to their UK release date, their 2016 US release keeps them from inclusion here. Gotta keep it current for those clicks.

WINNERS HIGHLIGHTED (don’t worry guys you’re all winners):


Best Film


It’s a phenomenon


Personal Shopper

Get Out


The Square


The Beguiled

The Florida Project

Good Time



Best Direction


Assayas nailed the balance of emotional power and Hitchcockian weirdness 


Christopher Nolan – Dunkirk

Olivier Assayas – Personal Shopper

Kogonada – Columbus

Trey Edward Shultz – It Comes at Night

Sofia Coppola – The Beguiled

Sean Baker – The Florida Project

Jordan Peele – Get Out


Best Male Performance (Lead)


Franco makes you uniquely aware of what acting is


Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out

John Cho – Columbus

James Franco -The Disaster Artist

Ryan Gosling – Blade Runner 2049

Robert Pattinson – Good Time


Best Female Performance (Lead)

Richardson makes it like you’re not even watching acting

Kristen Stewart – Personal Shopper

Haley Lu Richardson – Columbus

Rooney Mara – A Ghost Story

Carla Guino – Gerald’s Game

Aubrey Plaza – Ingrid Goes West


Best Male Performance (Supporting)

No shame in my game

Colin Farrell – The Beguiled

Armie Hammer – Call Me By Your Name

Willem Dafoe – The Florida Project

Will Poulter – Detroit

Michael Fassbender – Alien: Covenant


Best Female Performance (Supporting)

How is nobody talking about the effortless versatility of Regina’s performance in Girls Trip?

Elizabeth Moss – The Square

Tiffany Haddish – Girls Trip

Regina Hall – Girls Trip

Elizabeth Olsen – Wind River

Michelle Pfieffer – mother!

Tessa Thompson – Thor: Ragnorok

Holly Hunter – The Big Sick


Best Screenplay

A masterclass

The Big Sick

The Beguiled

Get Out

Ingrid Goes West


The Square

The Meyerwitz Stories


Best Cinematography

Ozu in Middle America

It Comes at Night



Call Me By Your Name

A Cure For Wellness

The Florida Project


Best Editing

This movie is a Swiss clock


Baby Driver

Get Out


Personal Shopper


Best Soundtrack

Soundtrack so atmospheric it makes actually makes this one worth watching

OPN – Good Time

A Ghost Story – Daniel Hart

Hans Zimmer – Dunnies

The Greatest Showman – I guess Hugh Jackman mostly

Get Out – Michael Abels


Best TV Show

You know I had to Dougie to em 

Twin Peaks

The Good Place

The Leftovers

Big Little Lies

The Young Pope


The My G Award for Most Lit Moment

call me
No context Nocturama

‘Girls Trip

Austin Powers – Baby Driver

Call Me – Nocturama

Texting the Dead – Personal Shopper

Cotton Picking – Get Out


That about wraps it up. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners on your great work and a great year of cinema.

If the awards process has taught me anything it’s that I didn’t get a chance to write about as many of the films I loved this year as I would have liked. Seriously, what was I so busy with when Get Out, Personal Shopper and Columbus dropped that I couldn’t give them a shout out?

Watch this space for more consistency, more depth and more quality in 2018.



Watching you 2018


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