Online Film Critics Society — 2018 Awards (22nd Annual) Winners

The 22nd annual awards for 2018 movies as chosen by the Online Film Critics Society (of which I’m a member) have been revealed. Many of these weren’t surprises — a few I’d still argue with — but it’s wonderful to have so many choices.

* Winners in BOLD

Best Picture
* Roma
If Beale Street Could Talk
First Reformed
The Favourite
You Were Never Really Here
Eighth Grade
A Star Is Born

Best Animated Feature
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
* Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director
* Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here

Best Actor
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
* Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
* Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Regina Hall – Support the Girls
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
* Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Steven Yeun – Burning

Best Supporting Actress
Elizabeth Debicki – Widows
* Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay
Eighth Grade – Bo Burnham
The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
* First Reformed – Paul Schrader
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
Sorry to Bother You – Boots Riley

Best Adapted Screenplay
BlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
* If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
Leave No Trace – Debra Granik, Anne Rossellini
Widows – Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen

Best Editing
The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
First Man – Tom Cross
* Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Eddie Hamilton
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
Widows – Joe Walker

Best Cinematography
Cold War – Lukasz Zal
The Favourite – Robbie Ryan
First Man – Linus Sandgren
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Laxton
* Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

Best Original Score
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
First Man – Justin Hurwitz
* If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
Suspiria – Thom Yorke

Best Debut Feature
* Ari Aster – Hereditary
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Carlos López Estrada – Blindspotting
Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You

Best Film Not in the English Language
Cold War
* Roma

Best Documentary
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Three Identical Strangers
* Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Technical Achievement Awards
* Annihilation – Best Visual Effects
* Black Panther – Best Costume Design
* Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Best Stunt Coordination
* A Quiet Place – Best Sound Design
* A Star Is Born – Best Original Songs

Lifetime Achievement Awards
* Roger Deakins
* Spike Lee
* Rita Moreno
* Robert Redford
* Agnès Varda

Special Achievement Awards
* To Ryan Coogler, for Black Panther’s distinctive critical and box office appeal.
* To the city of Oakland, CA, for hosting 2018’s most socially and artistically compelling films about racism, “Sorry to Bother You” and “Blindspotting.”

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