The 4th Annual CineMunchies: The Performances of the Year

With the 90th Annual Oscars in the rear-view mirror, it's high time we put a cherry on top of the sh*t sundae that was 2017 with our 4th Annual CineMunchies! Honoring our favorite films and performances from the previous year, below you'll find the first half of our awards, crowning the best (and worst) performances the cinematic year had to offer.  Our individual Top Ten lists were revealed in the latest CineDrunk podcast, so read on and listen in to find out which lucky actors netted a coveted CineMunchie this year.

For our acting awards, we attributed points based on our personal rankings, and those with the most points became our honorees. For other categories, we used a combination of secret ballot, tea leaves, and martini-fueled caucusing.

Cheers to another year of cinematic superlatives!


Best Actor: Timothée Chalamet in Call Me by Your Name

2. Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out
3. Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread
4. Arnaud Valois in BPM (Beats per Minute)
5. Kumail Najiani in The Big Sick



Best Actress: Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

2. Vicky Krieps in Phantom Thread
3. Meryl Streep in The Post
4. Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water
5. (TIE) Aubrey Plaza in Ingrid Goes West & Margot Robbie in I, Tonya

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Stuhlbarg in Call Me by Your Name

2. Ray Romano in The Big Sick
3. Tracy Letts in Lady Bird
4. Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project
5. Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name



Best Supporting Actress: Laurie Metcalf in Lady Bird

2. Holly Hunter in The Big Sick
3. (TIE) Betty Gabriel in Get Out & Lesley Manville in Phantom Thread
5. Michelle Pfeiffer in mother!

Ensembles of the Year
The casts of BPM (Beats per Minute), Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, and Novitiate


Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Female: Ahn Seo-hyun in Okja
   Male: Noah Jupe in Suburbicon & Wonder

Best Performance in a Bad Movie
John C. Reilly in Kong: Skull Island

Worst Performance in a Goodish Movie
Johnny Depp in Murder on the Orient Express


Sexiest Performance
   Female: Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde
   Male: Armie Hammer in Call Me by Your Name

Best Performance by an Inanimate Object
Kristen Stewart's cell phone and text usage in Personal Shopper

Breakthrough of the Year
   Female: Tiffany Haddish in Girls Trip
   Male: Barry Keoghan in Dunkirk and The Killing of a Sacred Deer


Best Feline Performance
Agnès Varda's cat in Faces Places

The "I Wasn't Sure You Had That In You" Award
Ridley Scott replacing Kevin Spacey for Christopher Plummer with lightning speed for All the Money in the World

Best Performance by an Elderly British Actor
Gemma Jones in God's Own Country

The "Wait. So-and-so is in this?! I love them!" Award
Jacki Weaver in The Disaster Artist

Special 'WTF' Commendation
Everyone involved in The Book of Henry


Part 2 featuring the best films and scenes of the year is here.

The 1st Annual CineMunchies

The 2nd Annual CineMunchies

The 3rd Annual CineMunchies