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2018 Women Film Critics Circle Awards

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in The Favourite

Rather too little interest in the Women Film Critics Circle, unfortunately, or what it decides upon as the best in film of this year or any other, but awards season it is and awards season I shall follow, and the WFCC plays a part in that season whether I like them or not. And hooray for an all-female critics group all the same! Awards all over the place, and why not? You can see their nominations here, and their winners below.

Best Actress

1. Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

2. Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Best Actor

1. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

2. Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Movie About Women

1. The Favourite

2. Roma

Best Movie by a Woman

1. Can You Ever Forgive Me?

2. Leave No Trace

Best Young Actress

1. Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

2. Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Best Comedic Actress

1. Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

2. Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

1. Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give)

2. Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Women's Work (Best Ensemble)

1. Widows

2. The Favourite

Best Documentary by or About Women

1. RBG

2. Shirkers

Best Foreign Film by or About Women

1. Roma

2. Capernaum

Special Mention Awards

Best Family Film

Eighth Grade

Best Female Action Heroes

Black Panther

Best Animated Female

Incredibles 2

Best Equality of the Sexes

Black Panther

Best Screen Couple

If Beale Street Could Talk

Courage in Filmmaking

1. Jennifer Fox (The Tale)

2. Haifaa Al-Mansour (Mary Shelley)

Courage in Acting (taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen)

1. Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)

2. Viola Davis (Widows)

The Invisible Woman Award (performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Adrienne Shelly Award (for a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Josephine Baker Award (for best expressing the woman of colour experience in America)

If Beale Street Could Talk

Karen Morley Award (for best exemplifying a woman's place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)


Best Kept Secret Award

'All the overlooked 'Gone Girls of Cinema''

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

Acting and Activism

Viola Davis

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ellen Burstyn

Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award

Jacki Weaver (Widows)

WFCC Hall of Shame Award

Bryan Singer

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