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  • by Jeff Beck

New York Film Critics Circle Names Roma Best Picture of 2018

The New York Film Critics Circle has just finished announcing their awards for 2018, naming Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" the best film of the year. The film also won Best Director (Cuaron) and Best Cinematography (Cuaron). With the film's immense popularity, this is sure to be merely the first of several major wins to come.

The only other film to take more than one award was Paul Schrader's "First Reformed," which took Best Actor for Ethan Hawke's outstanding performance and Best Screenplay for Schrader. The only major surprise here was seeing Regina Hall win Best Actress for "Support the Girls" over frontrunners like Glenn Close for "The Wife" and Olivia Colman for "The Favourite."

However, the season has just started, meaning there's still plenty of time for other nominees to rack up wins. Next up sees the DC critics announcing their winners, so be sure to check back to see who gets honored as we continue to dive into awards season.

In the meantime, please see below for a list of today's NYFCC winners:

Best Picture - Roma

Best Director - Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Screenplay - Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Best Actor - Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress - Regina Hall, Support the Girls

Best Supporting Actor - Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actress - Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Cinematographer - Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Animated Film - Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Non-Fiction Film (Documentary) - Minding the Gap

Best Foreign Language Film - Cold War

Best First Film - Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

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