At the end of the year, it’s time for evaluations. Here’s my list - in alphabetical order:

PICTURE

DUNKIRK

GET OUT

LADY BIRD

MUDBOUND

THE POST

THE SHAPE OF WATER

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

WIND RIVER

WONDERSTRUCK

WONDER WOMAN

LEADING ACTOR

Timothee Chalamet for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Steve Carell for BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Daniel Day-Lewis for PHANTOM THREAD

Sam Elliott for THE HERO

Jake Gyllenhaal for STRONGER

Tom Hanks for THE POST

Kumail Nanjiani for THE BIG SICK

Daniel Kaluuya for GET OUT

Gary Oldman in DARKEST HOUR

Jeremy Renner in WIND RIVER

LEADING ACTRESS

Annette Bening for FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Jessica Chastain for MOLLY’S GAME

Judi Dench for VICTORIA & ABDUL

Sally Hawkins for THE SHAPE OF WATER and MAUDIE

Frances McDormand for THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Carey Mulligan for MUDBOUND

Margot Robbie for I, TONYA

Saoirse Ronan for LADY BIRD

Emma Stone for BATTLE OF THE SEXES

Meryl Streep for THE POST

SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jamie Bell for FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOL

Willem Dafoe for THE FLORIDA PROJECT

Armie Hammer for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Woody Harrelson in THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Richard Jenkins for THE SHAPE OF WATER

Ben Mendelsohn for DARKEST HOUR

Sam Rockwell for THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Mark Rylance for DUNKIRK

Michael Shannon for THE SHAPE OF WATER

Michael Stuhlbarg for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Mary J. Blige for MUDBOUND

Hong Chau for DOWNSIZING

Lindsay Duncan for GIFTED

Holly Hunter for THE BIG SICK

Allison Janney for I, TONYA

Jennifer Jason Leigh for LBJ

Melissa Leo for NOVITIATE

Laurie Metcalf for LADY BIRD

Octavia Spencer for THE SHAPE OF WATER

Juno Temple in WONDER WHEEL

DIRECTOR

Guillermo del Toro for THE SHAPE OF WATER

Greta Gerwig for LADY BIRD

Todd Haynes for WONDERSTRUCK

Patty Jenkins for WONDER WOMAN

Christopher Nolan for DUNKIRK

Martin McDonagh for THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Jordan Peale for GET OUT

Dee Rees for MUDBOUND

Taylor Sheridan for WIND RIVER

Steven Spielberg for THE POST

DOCUMENTARY

ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY

CHASING CORAL

CITY OF GHOSTS

FACES PLACES

ICARUS

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER

JANE

LAST MEN IN ALEPPO

STRONG ISLAND

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

A FANTASTIC WOMAN

FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER

FOXTROT

FRANZ

IN THE FADE

LOVELESS

MENACHE

THE SQUARE

THELMA

ANIMATED FILM

BIRDBOY: THE FORGOTTEN CHILDREN

THE BOSS BABY

THE BREADWINNER

CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE

COCO

DESPICABLE ME 3

FERDINAND

THE GIRL WITHOUT HANDS

LOVING VINCENT

WINDOW HORSES: THE POETIC PERSIAN EPIPHANY OF ROSIE MING

On the Granger Movie Gauge of 1 to 10, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is an engaging, enchanted 8, a fun-filled return to the wizarding world.