2018 ICS Award Winners

Call Me by Your Name and Phantom Thread Match Wins at 15th ICS Awards

Call it peaches with a tinge of poison. At this year’s ICS Awards, Luca Guadagnino’s sweet and juicy Call Me by Your Name scooped up best picture along with 3 other wins; yet Paul Thomas Anderson still chopped a whole lot of mushrooms, as his devilishly clever Phantom Thread took best director honors while topping the awards tally with 5.

In lead and supporting actor, CMBYN‘s Timothée Chalamet broke our hearts with his first romance, while Michael Stuhlbarg offered him fatherly words of wisdom. An enigmatic turn by Vicky Krieps, playing the muse who tamed a fashion icon, earned her lead actress honors for Phantom Thread, while Lesley Manville’s sardonic gaze sealed the deal on a supporting actress win. Still matching each other category by category, CMBYN took adapted screenplay with James Ivory’s warm and delicate rendering of the beloved book, while Thread‘s P.T. Anderson parlayed his witty dialogue to an original screenplay prize. And Phantom Thread gained a modicum of revenge by snagging its fifth award for Jonny Greenwood’s lush violin score.

BPM (Beats Per Minute), an emotional tale of AIDS activists in 1990s Paris, managed to break through the logjam at the top with kudos for its acting ensemble and for best non-English language film. The sci-fi artistry of Blade Runner 2049 also earned it multiple awards: Roger Deakins’ gorgeous cinematography and Dennis Gassner’s eye-popping production design. Good Time, the bank-robber-brothers crime drama, was honored for Ronald Bronstein and Benny Safdie’s kinetic editing.

Best documentary saw a tie between two legendary directors, as French road trip Visages Villages earned Agnès Varda her second ICS award, following 2010’s The Beaches of Agnès; and Frederick Wiseman took us on an in-depth tour of Ex Libris: The New York Public Library. Finally, another French title, The Girl Without Hands, produced a nice surprise by beating out several higher-profile films in animated feature.

This year, the International Cinephile Society has created a special 15th Anniversary Award for our all-time favorite best picture. All 14 prior winners competed in final-round voting, where Leos Carax’s surreal masterpiece Holy Motors rolled over the field to a decisive victory.

Previously released nominations may be found here.

PICTURE
01.  Call Me by Your Name
02.  Phantom Thread
03.  Personal Shopper
04.  BPM (Beats Per Minute)
05.  The Lost City of Z
06.  On the Beach at Night Alone
07.  Lady Bird
08.  A Quiet Passion
09.  Good Time
10.  Nocturama
11.  Blade Runner 2049

DIRECTOR
Paul Thomas Anderson – Phantom Thread
runner-up:  Luca Guadagnino – Call Me by Your Name

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
01.  BPM (Beats Per Minute)
02.  On the Beach at Night Alone
03.  Nocturama
04.  Visages Villages
05.  The Death of Louis XIV
06.  The Ornithologist
07.  Staying Vertical
08.  The Woman Who Left
09.  Sieranevada
10.  Raw

ACTOR
Timothée Chalamet – Call Me by Your Name
runner-up:  Robert Pattinson – Good Time

ACTRESS
Vicky Krieps – Phantom Thread
runner-up:  Kim Min-hee – On the Beach at Night Alone

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Michael Stuhlbarg – Call Me by Your Name
runner-up:  Arnaud Valois – BPM (Beats Per Minute)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Lesley Manville – Phantom Thread
runner-up:  Laurie Metcalf – Lady Bird

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Phantom Thread – Paul Thomas Anderson
runner-up:  Get Out – Jordan Peele

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Call Me by Your Name – James Ivory
runner-up:  The Lost City of Z – James Gray

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Blade Runner 2049 – Roger Deakins
runner-up:  The Lost City of Z – Darius Khondji

EDITING
Good Time – Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie
runner-up:  A Ghost Story – David Lowery

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Blade Runner 2049 – Dennis Gassner
runner-up:  Phantom Thread – Mark Tildesley

SCORE
Phantom Thread – Jonny Greenwood
runner-up:  Good Time – Daniel Lopatin as Oneohtrix Point Never

ENSEMBLE
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
runner-up:  Lady Bird

ANIMATED FILM
The Girl Without Hands
runner-up:  Coco

DOCUMENTARY
Visages Villages
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
runner-up:  Dawson City: Frozen Time

15th ANNIVERSARY AWARD
Holy Motors
runner-up:  Carol

BEST PICTURE NOT RELEASED IN 2017
• 24 Frames
• A Ciambra
• Bangkok Nites
• Braguino
• Claire’s Camera
• Closeness
• The Day After
• Giant
• Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc
• Lean on Pete
• Les garçons sauvages
• Let the Sun Shine In
• Lover for a Day
• Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno
• On Body and Soul
• The Rider
• Sicilian Ghost Story
• Western
• You Were Never Really Here
• Zama