It is time once again for the least prestigious part of awards season: the “Braddies”, my own personal, subjective nominations for the best movies released in this calendar year. They are entirely distinct from Guardian Film’s best of the year countdown and come in the following categories: best film, best director, best actress, best supporting actress, best actor, best supporting actor, best documentary, best screenplay and best cinematographer. You are, as ever, invited to vote for the winner in the comments section, and to note what you think are unfair omissions.

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Film of the year

The Florida Project (dir. Sean Baker)

The Death of Stalin (dir. Armando Iannucci)

Call Me By Your Name (dir. Luca Guadagnino)

Blade Runner 2049 (dir. Denis Villeneuve)

The Handmaiden (dir. Park Chan-wook)

Get Out (dir. Jordan Peele)

The Love Witch (dir. Anna Biller)

La La Land (dir. Damien Chazelle)

Moonlight (dir. Barry Jenkins)

I Am Not a Witch (dir. Rungano Nyoni)

Christopher Nolan on Dunkirk: ‘There are 400,000 men on this beach – how do you get them home?’

Best Director

Christopher Nolan for Dunkirk

Luca Guadagnino for Call Me By Your Name

Darren Aronofsky for Mother!

Kelly Reichardt for Certain Women

Edgar Wright for Baby Driver

Dee Rees for Mudbound

Michael Haneke for Happy End

Cristian Mungiu for Graduation

Maren Ade for Toni Erdmann

Kathryn Bigelow for Detroit

Get Out: trailer for Jordan Peele’s comedy horror

Best Actor

Peter Simonischek for Toni Erdmann

Jason Mitchell for Mudbound

Jean-Pierre Léaud for The Death of Louis XIV

Armie Hammer for Call Me By Your Name

Timothée Chalamet for Call Me By Your Name

Simon Russell Beale for The Death of Stalin

Colin Farrell for The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Beguiled

Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out

Makis Papadimitriou for Suntan

John Boyega for Detroit

Best Supporting Actor

Rob Morgan for Mudbound

Willem Dafoe for The Florida Project

Mahershala Ali for Moonlight

Michael Palin for The Death of Stalin

Michael Stuhlbarg for Call Me By Your Name

Ha Jung-woo for The Handmaiden

Henry BJ Phiri for I Am Not a Witch

Daniel Craig for Logan Lucky

Fabrice Luchini for Slack Bay

Adam Sandler for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

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Best Actress

Florence Pugh for Lady Macbeth

Kristen Stewart for Personal Shopper and Certain Women

Ruth Negga for Loving

Rooney Mara for A Ghost Story and Una

Sonia Braga for Aquarius

Jennifer Lawrence for Mother!

Taraji P Henson for Hidden Figures

Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Happy End

Annette Bening for Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool

Lois Smith for Marjorie Prime

Best Supporting Actress

Tilda Swinton for Okja

Brookynn Prince for The Florida Project

Naomie Harris for Moonlight

Janelle Monáe for Hidden Figures

Octavia Spencer for Hidden Figures

Marion Cotillard for It’s Only the End of the World

Laura Dern for Certain Women

Michelle Williams for Certain Women

Catherine Keener for Get Out

Valeria Bruni Tedeschi for Slack Bay

‘It’s a feminist message’: Gemma Arterton and Bill Nighy on Their Finest

Best Screenplay

James Ivory for Call Me By Your Name

Armando Iannucci, David Schneider and Ian Martin for The Death of Stalin

Sally Potter for The Party

Noah Baumbach for The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)

Kenneth Lonergan for Manchester By the Sea

Jordan Peele for Get Out

Harry Michell for Chubby Funny

Gaby Chiappe for Their Finest

Simon Farnaby, Paul King and Jon Croker for Paddington 2

Matt Spicer and David Branson Smith for Ingrid Goes West

Best Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro (dir. Raoul Peck)

Cameraperson (dir. Kirsten Johnson)

City of Ghosts (dir. Matthew Heineman)

Bunch of Kunst (dir. Christine Franz)

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (dir. Sophie Fiennes)

Destination Unknown (dir. Claire Ferguson)

Machines (dir. Rahul Jain)

Whitney: Can I Be Me (dirs. Nick Broomfield, Rudi Dolezal)

Tower (dir. Keith Maitland)

Trophy (dirs. Shaul Schwarz, Christina Clusiau)

La La Land trailer: Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone star in musical movie

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins for Blade Runner 2049

Sayombhu Mukdeeprom for Call Me By Your Name

Laurie Rose for Free Fire

M David Mullen for The Love Witch

Chung Chung-hoon for The Handmaiden

James Laxton for Moonlight

Linus Sandgren for La La Land

Urszula Pontikos for Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Zach Kuperstein for The Eyes of My Mother

Bojan Bazelli for A Cure for Wellness


Peter Bradshaw

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