- by Jeff Beck
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Praises Roma as Best Film of 2018
The Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their awards this morning, adding even more praise to Alfonso Cuaron's gorgeous "Roma," declaring it the Best Film of 2018. The film also received Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
The rest of the awards were very spread out, honoring a number of films, including "The Favourite" (Best Original Screenplay and Best Acting Ensemble), "If Beale Street Could Talk" (Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Score), "A Star is Born" (Best Actor and Best Actress), and "Isle of Dogs" (Best Animated Feature and Best Voice Performance). Even "Black Panther" managed to squeeze in a rather shocking win, taking Best Production Design over presumed winner "The Favourite," while "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" was a somewhat surprise victor in the Best Adapted Screenplay category.
With the New York Film Critics Circle AND The Washington D.C. Area Films Critics Association both honoring "Roma" with their top awards, are we already starting to see the formation of a consensus? It's still a little early to say, but it wouldn't be surprising if the streak kept going.
The next stop for awards season is this Thursday morning, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces their annual nominees for the Golden Globes, so be sure to check back to see if your favorites make the cut.
Until then, please see below for a complete list of WAFCA's winners:
Best Film: Roma Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) Best Actor: Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) Best Actress: Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born) Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali (Green Book) Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) Best Acting Ensemble: The Favourite Best Youth Performance: Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) Best Voice Performance: Bryan Cranston (Isle of Dogs) Best Motion Capture Performance: Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War) Best Original Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite) Best Adapted Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) Best Animated Feature: Isle of Dogs Best Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Best Foreign Language Film: Roma Best Production Design: Production Designer: Hannah Beachler; Set Decorator: Jay Hart (Black Panther) Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón (Roma) Best Editing: Tom Cross, ACE (First Man) Best Original Score: Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk) The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, DC: Vice
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