2018 Women Film Critics Circle Nominations Announced


Thomasin McKenzie and Ben Foster in Leave No Trace

I want to love the Women Film Critics Circle. I've always wanted to love them. I still always want to support female-focused film organizations. But I just... they just... I just don't get them. I don't understand their tastes. I'm not even sure they have taste. It's perhaps less of a shame this year than certain others - their 2018 awards nominations aren't the worst - but then the year isn't yet over, and who knows what the WFCC will come up with when they announce their winners. They have been known to come up with entirely new categories out of nowhere upon such announcements. Check out their (current) slate of nominees:


Best Actress

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Viola Davis (Widows)

Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Kindergarten Teacher)


Best Actor

Ben Foster (Leave No Trace)

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Hugo Weaving (Black 47)


Best Movie About Women

The Favourite

Mary Shelley Roma

Widows


Best Movie by a Woman

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The Kindergarten Teacher

Leave No Trace

You Were Never Really Here


Best Young Actress

Elle Fanning (Mary Shelley)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)


Best Comedic Actress

Helena Bonham Carter (55 Steps)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Kathryn Hahn (Private Life)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)


Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher)

Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)

Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give)


Women's Work (Best Ensemble)

55 Steps

The Favourite

Ocean's Eight

Widows


Best Documentary by or About Women

RBG

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland

Seeing Allred

Shirkers


Best Foreign Film by or About Women

Capernaum

Happy as Lazzaro

Roma

Zama


Special Mention Awards


Best Family Film

Eighth Grade

The Hate U Give

Incredibles 2

Science Fair


Best Female Action Hero

55 Steps

Adrift

Black Panther

RBG


Best Animated Female

Incredibles 2

Liyana

Mary and the Witch's Flower

Mirai


Best Equality of the Sexes

Black Panther

Like Me

On the Basis of Sex

Widows


Best Screen Couple

Crazy Rich Asians

Disobedience

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born


Courage in Filmmaking

Haifaa Al-Mansour (Mary Shelley)

Sara Colangelo (The Kindergarten Teacher)

Jennifer Fox (The Tale)

Sandra Luckow (That Way Madness Lies...)


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

Helena Bonham Carter (55 Steps)

Viola Davis (Widows)

Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)


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

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Andrea Riseborough (Nancy)

Widows (the women of...)


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

Call Her Ganda

I Am Not a Witch

On Her Shoulders

Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland


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

The Hate U Give

If Beale Street Could Talk

Life and Nothing More

Widows


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

93 Queen

On the Basis of Sex

Roma

Woman Walks Ahead


Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom of the Year Award

Krista Allen (Party Mom)

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)

Jacki Weaver (Widows)


WFCC Hall of Shame Award

Bryan Singer

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