On January 3, 2018, Rotten Tomatoes announced the winners of Golden Tomato Awards, which was formerly called the RT Awards. Since 2000, the website has been honoring best-reviewed films and TV shows according to its rating system.
The top spot in the website’s list of the best 2017 films that had wide release went to “Get Out.” Written and directed by Jordan Peele, the horror film starred Daniel Kaluuya and Allison Williams.
In “Get Out,” Kaluuya played , an African-American man named Chris Washington, who visits the family of his white girlfriend Rose Armitage (Williams). The 11-year-old version of Kaluuya’s character was played by Zailand Adams.
On January 24, 2017, “Get Out” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Universal Pictures released it theatrically in the United States on February 24, 2017.
Peele was the narrator of the UNCF commercial in the film. Also in the cast are Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford, Caleb Landry Jones, Stephen Root, Lakeith Stanfield, Lil Rel Howery, Erika Alexander, Marcus Henderson, Betty Gabriel and Richard Herd.
Next to “Get Out” as the best 2017 film with wide release in the Golden Tomato Awards list are “The Big Sick” and “Dunkirk” in the second and third places, respectively. Also in the Top 10 are “Wonder Woman,” “Lady Bird,” “Logan,” “Baby Driver,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Coco” and “Thor: Ragnarok.”
Moreover, “Get Out” was named the best horror film in 2017. It was followed by “It,” “It Comes at Night,” “Prevenge” and “The Devil’s Candy.”
Among the best films that had limited release in 2017, “Call Me By Your Name” ranked number 1 followed by “I am not Your Negro” in the second spot, “The Florida Project” in the third spot and “The Salesman” in the fourth spot. “My Life as a Zucchini,” “God’s Own Country,” “Faces Places,” “City of Ghosts” and “Truman” are in the list, as well.
“Get Out” marked Peele’s directorial debut. Watch the trailer here: