No acceptance speeches.
No statues.
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Just your opinion and a chance to win.

The Washington DC Film Society announces the 17th annual vote for the best films, actors and directors of the year in Best of 2017. DC FILM SOCIETY MEMBERS ONLY! It's YOUR chance to tell us what you think are the best films, performances and directors of 2017. This is NOT an Oscar opinion poll to guess what will be nominated. These are what DC Film Society members think were the Best of 2017.

SIX WINNERS! All ballots will be entered in a drawing to win great prizes including pairs of tickets to the 26th Annual And the Winner Is... Oscars Party, DVDs or other movie promo items. Six winners will be randomly selected from submitted ballots.

THE BALLOT: Click here to take survey. Pick your choice for the BEST movie, director, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress and foreign film. The deadline has been EXTENDED to Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at midnight.

See a complete list of movies released in 2017 here or here.

Drawing winners will be notified by February 5, 2018.

THE RULES: You must be a member of the Washington DC Film Society to enter and can only enter once. See the complete list of rules here.

Past Winners:

The winners of the Best of 2017 were:

Best Film: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Runner-Up: The Shape of Water

Best Director: Guillermo del Toro, The Shape of Water
Runner-Up: A tie between Christopher Nolan, Darkest Hour and Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird

Best Actor: Gary Oldman, Darkest Hour
Runner-Up: A tie between Timothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your Name and Daniel Day-Lewis, Phantom Thread

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Runner-Up: Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird

Best Supporting Actor: Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
Runner-Up: Sam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Best Supporting Actress: A tie between Allison Janney, I, Tonya and Laurie Metcalf, Lady Bird

Best Foreign Language Film: A Fantastic Woman (Chile)
Runner-Up: They Killed My Father

The winners of the Best of 2016 were:

Best Film: Moonlight
Runner-Up: a tie between Manchester by the Sea and La La Land

Best Director: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Runner-Up: Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Best Actor: Casey Affleck, Manchester By the Sea
Runner-Up: Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Jackie
Runner-Up: Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor: Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Runner-Up: Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Best Supporting Actress: Viola Davis, Fences
Runner-Up: a tie between Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea and Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Foreign Language Film: Elle (France)
Runner-Up: Toni Erdmann (Germany)

The winners of the Best of 2015 were:

Best Film: Spotlight
Best Director: Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Best Actress: Brie Larson, Room
Best Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Best Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Best Foreign Film: Son of Saul (Hungary)

The winners of the Best of 2014 were:

Best Film: Boyhood
Best Director: Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actor: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actress: Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Best Supporting Actor: J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Best Foreign Film: Force Majeure, Sweden

The winners of the Best of 2013 were:

Best Film: Twelve Years a Slave
Best Director: Steve McQueen, Twelve Years a Slave
Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Actress: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o, Twelve Years a Slave
Best Foreign Film: Blue is the Warmest Color

The winners of the Best of 2012 were:

Best Film: Lincoln
Best Director: Ben Affleck, Argo
Best Actor: Daniel Day Lewis, Lincoln
Best Actress: Tie: Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty and Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Best Supporting Actor: Tied: Robert DeNiro, Silver Linings Playbook and Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Best Foreign Film: Amour

The winners of the Best of 2011 were:

Best Film: The Artist
Best Director: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation

The winners of the Best of 2010 were:

Best Film: The King's Speech
Best Director: David Fincher, The Social Network
Best Actor: Colin Firth, The King's Speech
Best Actress: Natalie Portman, Black Swan
Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, The Fighter
Best Supporting Actress: Melissa Leo, The Fighter
Best Foreign Language Film: I Am Love

The winners of the Best of 2009 were:

Best Film: The Hurt Locker
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock, The Blind Side
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, Inglourious Basterds
Best Supporting Actress: Mo'Nique, Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Best Foreign Language Film: White Ribbon

The winners of the Best of 2008 were:

Best Picture: Slumdog Millionaire
Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
Best Actor: A tie between Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler and Sean Penn, Milk
Best Actress: Kate Winslet, Revolutionary Road
Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, Dark Knight
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Doubt
Best Foreign Language Film: Waltz with Bashir, Israel

Happy voting and the best of luck!

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