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Alliance Of Women Film Journalists Announces 2018 EDA Award Nominees

Thomasin McKenzie in Leave No Trace

The 84-member Alliance of Women Film Journalists is among the most prestigious film journalism awards bodies in the U.S., their awards among each year's most anticipated. No surprise in which movie leads this year's: The Favourite notches up 11 mentions for the AWFJ's EDA awards, though there's an even more impressive showing for Debra Granik's excellent Leave No Trace, which pulls in eight - its best performance thus far this awards season. Looks like the AWFJ was paying attention to Jane Campion! And Vice beats back against its recent influx of scathing reviews with several top category nominations. We'll have to wait until the 10th of January to find out the winners. For now, all the nominations are below.

AWFJ Best Of Awards

Best Film


The Favourite

Green Book

Leave No Trace



Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Viola Davis (Widows)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Actor

Christian Bale (Vice)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)

Ben Foster (Leave No Trace)

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams (Vice)

Claire Foy (First Man)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Steve Carell (Vice)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Hugh Grant (Paddington 2)

Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

Best Screenplay, Original

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Screenplay, Adapted

Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini (Leave No Trace)

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott (BlacKkKlansman)

Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give)

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

James Laxton (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)

Robbie Ryan (The Favourite)

Linus Sandgren (First Man)

Best Editing

Debbie Berman and Michael P. Shawver (Black Panther)

Hank Corwin (Vice)

Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough (Roma)

Yorgos Mavropsaridis (The Favourite)

Joe Walker (Widows)

Best Ensemble Cast / Casting Director

Black Panther (Sarah Finn)

BlacKkKlansman (Kim Coleman)

Crazy Rich Asians (Terri Taylor)

The Favourite (Dixie Chassay)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Cindy Tolan)

Vice (Francine Maisler)

Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird)

Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson)

Mary and the Witch's Flower (Giles New and Yonebayashi Hiromasa)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Phil Johnston and Rich Moore)

Smallfoot (Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason Reisig)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman)

Best Documentary

Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin)

Liyana (Aaron Knopp and Amanda Knopp)

RBG (Julie Cohen and Betsy West)

Shirkers (Sandi Tan)

Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle)

Won't You Be My Neighbour? (Morgan Neville)

Best Non-English Language Film

Burning (Lee Chang Dong) - South Korea

Capernaum (Nadine Labaki) - Lebanon

Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) - Poland

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron) - Mexico

Shoplifters (Koreeda Hirokazu) - Japan

EDA Female Focus Awards

Best Woman Director

Elizabeth Chomko (What They Had)

Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Marielle Heller (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)

Karyn Kusama (Destroyer)

Nadine Labaki (Capernaum)

Rungano Nyoni (I Am Not a Witch)

Sally Potter (The Party)

Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)

Chloe Zhao (The Rider)

Best Woman Screenwriter

Diablo Cody (Tully)

Deborah Davis (The Favourite) (with Tony McNamara)

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini (Leave No Trace)

Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) (with Jeff Whitty)

Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)

Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)

Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give)

Chloe Zhao (The Rider)

Best Breakthrough Performance

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Kiki Layne (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Letitia Wright (Black Panther)

Best Animated Female

Greta Gerwig - 'Tracy Walker' (Isle of Dogs)

Holly Hunter - 'Elastigirl' (Incredibles 2)

Sarah Silverman - 'Vanellope' (Ralph Breaks the Internet)

Hailee Steinfeld - 'Gwen Stacy' (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Zendaya - 'Meechee' (Smallfoot)

Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Film Industry

82 women who stood on the Palais des Festivals steps at the Cannes Film Festival to protest gender inequality in festival programming

Ava DuVernay for hiring women filmmakers for Queen Sugar and other projects

Megan Ellison for challenging the status quo and producing projects by unique and diverse voices

Nicole Kidman for a banner year of performances in Destroyer, Boy Erased and Aquaman, and for opening opportunity for women in production

Rachel Morrison for paving the road for women cinematographers with her Oscar nomination for Mudbound and scoring as DP on Black Panther

Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and all the women speaking out in the #MeToo movement

EDA Special Mention Awards

Actress Defying Age and Ageism

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Viola Davis (Widows)

Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)

Sissy Spacek (The Old Man & the Gun)

Tea with the Dames (Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith)

Bravest Performance

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Viola Davis (Widows)

Nicole Kidman (Destroyer)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Charlize Theron (Tully)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead (All About Nina)

Remake or Sequel That Shouldn't Have Been Made

Death Wish

Fifty Shades Freed


The Predator

Robin Hood

Actress Most in Need of a New Agent

Anna Faris (Overboard)

Jennifer Garner (Peppermint)

Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades Freed)

Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow)

Melissa McCarthy (Everything except Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Amy Schumer (I Feel Pretty)

Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Lead and the Love Interest

Nicolas Cage and Andrea Riseborough (Mandy)

Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Fallout)

Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris (Overboard)

Joel Edgerton and Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow)

Keanu Reeves and Ana Ularu (Siberia)

AWFJ Hall of Shame Award

Abusers Weinstein, Moonves, CK, Rush, Franco, Singer, Rose, Lauer et al.

Fifty Shades Freed

The Happytime Murders

Red Sparrow

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