Best Picture: Roma
Best Director: Debra Granik, Leave No Trace
Runner-up: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Runner-up: Toni Collette, Hereditary
Best Actor, Winner: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Runner-up: Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
Best Supporting Actress, Winner: Regina King,If Beale Street Could Talk
Runner-up: Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun, Burning
Runner-up: Hugh Grant, Paddington 2
Best Foreign-Language Film: Burning and Shoplifters (tie)
Best Documentary: Shirkers
Runner-up: Minding the Gap
Best Animation: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Runner-up: Incredibles 2
Best Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Runner-up: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Best Editing: Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, Minding the Gap
Runner-up: Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, Roma
Best Score: If Beale Street Could Talk
Runner-up: Justin Hurwitz, First Man
Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Runner-up: James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Production Design: Hannah Beachler, Black Panther
Runner-up: Fiona Crombie, The Favourite
New Generation Prize: Chloe Zhao
Special Citation: The Other Side of the Wind
At 10AM Pacific Time, the Los Angeles Film Critics will throw their hat into the ring. Although at this point, there aren’t going to be many surprises. They might toss out a surprise or two, but by and large we know what the critics think, what they like and what they don’t like. What we don’t know is what the industry likes. Not yet anyway. We’ll get a small hint when the SAG awards announce their nominees Wednesday. That will be the first big consensus vote. Roughly 2,000 randomly selected SAG/AFTRA members will choose their idea of the best acting of the year.
The critics portion is about over – their consensus is Roma, First Reformed, The Favourite, Beale Street. That’s pretty much the films they’re circling as the year’s best, with stragglers here and there like Paddington 2 or the random female directed film no one can seem to agree on.
We’ll wait it out today to see what Los Angeles has to say but for the most part, this part of the story’s ending has already been written. The only way things will dramatically shift is if LA picks something outside the realm of what we already know, which they probably won’t.