The 1997 Critics Consensus Award Winners


Kim Basinger and Guy Pearce in L.A. Confidential

L.A. Confidential was the big winner with critics in 1997, taking three Critics Consensus Awards including Best Picture and Director. There were double acting wins for Boogie Nights with both Julianne Moore and Burt Reynolds winning supporting prizes, and the Original Screenplay award went to non-Oscar nominee Kevin Smith for Chasing Amy in the first year of two screenplay categories at the CCAs. The critics also got on board with honouring Roger Deakins 20 years before the Academy would follow suit, as he wins Best Cinematography for Martin Scorsese's Kundun. Indeed, only one category here matched with Oscar, as the year's record-equalling haul of 11 Academy Awards for Titanic was roundly dismissed by critics, as it failed to win a single award; so too did nominations leaders As Good as It Gets and The Sweet Hereafter, making them both the biggest losers at the CCAs to date. Check out all the winners' details below.


Best Picture

L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, Arnon Milchan and Michael G. Nathanson)


Best Director

Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Helena Bonham Carter (The Wings of the Dove)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Robert Duvall (The Apostle)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights)


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights)


Best Original Screenplay

Kevin Smith (Chasing Amy)


Best Adapted Screenplay

Curtis Hanson and Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential)


Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins (Kundun)


Best Documentary

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Errol Morris)


Best Foreign Language Film

Shall We Dance? (Masui Shoji, Ogata Yuji and Suo Masayuki)


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