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LADY BIRD NAMED BEST FILM OF 2017 BY VANCOUVER FILM CRITICS CIRCLE; PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON WINS BEST DIRECTOR
VANCOUVER, B.C. (December 18, 2017) – Greta Gerwig’s coming-of-age comedy Lady Bird leads the Vancouver Film Critic’s Circle international awards with three wins, including Best Film. Saoirse Ronan has been named Best Actress, while her co-star Laurie Metcalf takes home Best Supporting Actress. Paul Thomas Anderson swept up Best Director for his virtuosic work in Phantom Thread, while the film’s lead actor Daniel Day-Lewis wins Best Actor. Willem Dafoe receives Best Supporting Actor, while Jordan Peele wins Best Screenplay for Get Out. BPM is the Best Foreign Language Film and Frederic Wiseman’s Ex Libris: The New York Public Library Best Documentary.
The Vancouver Film Critics Circle also announced that actor John Cassini will be the recipient of this year’s Ian Caddell Award for Achievement, a prize handed out to a British Columbian who has made a significant contribution to our province’s film industry.
Mr. Cassini will receive his award at the VFCC’s awards ceremony on Monday, January 8. Winners of the VFCC’s Canadian awards will be announced at the same event.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread
Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
Best Supporting Actor
Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Best Supporting Actress
Laurie Metcalf, Lay Bird
Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
Jordan Peele, Get Out
Best Foreign Language Film
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library