Los Angeles, New York (Online), Toronto, and San Francisco Announce Their 2018 Awards


It was a big day for film critics awards today, with the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Online, the Toronto Film Critics Association, and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle all announcing their year-end picks. The fascinating thing here is that all four groups were in agreement, naming Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" as the best film of 2018. New York and Toronto also awarded the film Best Director, while Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco also awarded it Best Cinematography. Additionally, San Francisco also named it Best Foreign Language film.

Only a few things happened out of the ordinary today, such as Los Angeles and Toronto giving Best Supporting Actor to Steven Yeun for "Burning," while San Francisco gave theirs to Michael B. Jordan for "Black Panther." Meanwhile, Los Angeles (known to make an odd pick or three every year) gave their Best Director award to Debra Granik for "Leave No Trace," with San Francisco giving Spike Lee his first win in the category for "Blackkklansman."

Overall, it's a wonderful group of winners, including four more Best Actor wins for Ethan Hawke ("First Reformed"), four more Best Supporting Actress wins for Regina King ("If Beale Street CouldTalk"), two more Best Actress wins for Olivia Colman ("The Favourite"), and Melissa McCarthy's first two Best Actress wins for "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

The next big event coming up this awards season is the Screen Actors Guild nominations, which are scheduled to take place on Wednesday morning at 10 am, so be sure to check back and see who makes the cut as we continue down the long path to the Oscars.

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

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Best Picture

  • Winner: Roma

  • Runner-Up: Burning

Best Director

  • Winner: Debra Granik, Leave No Trace

  • Runner-Up: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actor

  • Winner: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

  • Runner-Up: Ben Foster, Leave No Trace

Best Actress

  • Winner: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

  • Runner-Up: Toni Collette, Hereditary

Best Supporting Actor

  • Winner: Steven Yeun, Burning

  • Runner-Up: Hugh Grant, Paddington 2

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Winner: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Runner-Up: Elizabeth Debicki, Widows

Best Screenplay

  • Winner: Nicole Holofcener, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • Runner-Up: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Best Animated Feature

  • Winner:Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

  • Runner-Up: Incredibles 2

Best Documentary/Non-Fiction

  • Winner: Shirkers

  • Runner-Up: Minding the Gap

Best Cinematography

  • Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

  • Runner-Up: James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Editing

  • Winner: Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, Minding the Gap

  • Runner-Up: Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough, Roma

Best Music Score

  • Winner: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Runner-Up: Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Best Production Design

  • Winner: Hannah Beachler, Black Panther

  • Runner-Up: Fiona Crombie, The Favourite

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Winner: Burning and Shoplifters (tie)

New York Film Critics Online

Best Film: Roma

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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

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

Best Ensemble: The Favourite

Best Screenplay: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

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

Best Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Best Foreign Language Film: Cold War

Best Use of Music: Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Breakthrough Performer: Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

Best Debut as Director: Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade

Top Ten Films of 2018

BLACKKKLANSMAN

EIGHTH GRADE

THE FAVOURITE

FIRST REFORMED

GREEN BOOK

IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

LEAVE NO TRACE

ROMA

A STAR IS BORN

VICE

Toronto Film Critics Association

Best Film: Roma

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun, Burning

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

Best Screenplay: Paul Schrader, First Reformed & Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite (Tie)

Best Animated Film: Isle of Dogs

Best Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Best Foreign Language Film: Burning

Best First Film: Sorry to Bother You

San Francisco Film Critics Circle

Best Film: Roma

Best Director: Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther

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

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

Best Film Editing: Bob Murawski and Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind

Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler, Black Panther

Best Original Score: Terence Blanchard, Blackkklansman

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

Best Documentary: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Best Foreign Language Film: Roma

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