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BFCA Announces 2018 Critics Choice Nominations

Updated: Jan 14, 2019

I have very little to say about the Critics Choice nominations this year, except that they're as disappointingly dull as they ever are, and as dully disappointing as they ever are. Truly, it's as though the BFCA meets up every year to decide how best to predict the Oscars and pass it off as actual opinion... actually, no, that genuinely is what they do, and tbf the joke's on us for paying a jot of attention. So you know, The Favourite leads the field this year with 14 nominations (not too hard to achieve here, when one considers the glut of superfluous categories at the so-called Critics Choice awards, nor the fact that certain top categories are bumped up to seven nominees in an attempt to match all the Oscar nominees), Black Panther fights its way up to 12, and First Man makes a triumphant arrival to the awards race with 10. This year's Critics Choice awards will be held on the 13th of January. All the nominees below.

Best Picture

Black Panther


The Favourite

First Man

Green Book

If Beale Street Could Talk

Mary Poppins Returns


A Star Is Born


Best Director

Damien Chazelle (First Man)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Peter Farrelly (Green Book)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Best Actor

Christian Bale (Vice)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate)

Ryan Gosling (First Man)

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams (Vice)

Claire Foy (First Man)

Nicole Kidman (Boy Erased)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

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

Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

Best Original Screenplay

Scott Beck, John Krasinski and Bryan Woods (A Quiet Place)

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)

Peter Farrelly, Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga (Green Book)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Joe Robert Cole and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther)

Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth (A Star Is Born)

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)

Josh Singer (First Man)

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

James Laxton (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Matthew Libatique (A Star Is Born)

Rachel Morrison (Black Panther)

Robbie Ryan (The Favourite)

Linus Sandgren (First Man)

Best Editing

Jay Cassidy (A Star Is Born)

Hank Corwin (Vice)

Tom Cross (First Man)

Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough (Roma)

Yorgos Mavropsaridis (The Favourite)

Joe Walker (Widows)

Best Production Design

Andrew Baseman and Nelson Coates (Crazy Rich Asians)

Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart (Black Panther)

Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez (Roma)

Fiona Crombie and Alice Fenton (The Favourite)

Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas (First Man)

John Myhre and Gordon Sim (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Costume Design

Alexandra Byrne (Mary Queen of Scots)

Ruth E. Carter (Black Panther)

Julian Day (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Sandy Powell (The Favourite)

Sandy Powell (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Ready Player One

Best Hair and Makeup

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots



Best Score

Kris Bowers (Green Book)

Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs)

Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther)

Justin Hurwitz (First Man)

Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Song

'All The Stars' (Black Panther)

'Girl In The Movies' (Dumplin')

'I'll Fight' (RBG)

'Shallow' (A Star Is Born)

'The Place Where Lost Things Go' (Mary Poppins Returns)

'Trip A Little Light Fantastic' (Mary Poppins Returns)

Best Acting Ensemble

Black Panther

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite



Best Animated Feature

The Grinch

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Foreign Language Film



Cold War



Best Action Movie

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

Deadpool 2

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Ready Player One


Best Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

Deadpool 2

The Death of Stalin

The Favourite

Game Night

Sorry to Bother You

Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie




A Quiet Place


Best Actress in a Comedy

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Rachel McAdams (Game Night)

Charlize Theron (Tully)

Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians)

Best Actor in a Comedy

Christian Bale (Vice)

Jason Bateman (Game Night)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)

Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool 2)

Lakeith Stanfield (Sorry to Bother You)

Best Young Actor / Actress

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Ed Oxenbould (Wildlife)

Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place)

Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)

Sunny Suljic (Mid90s)

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