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Columbus Film Critics Association Announces 2018 Award Nominees

Updated: Jan 5, 2019

Liam Neeson and Viola Davis in Widows

With its helpful combination of strong tech specs and a cast at the top of its game, it was perhaps inevitable that Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite would lead the nominations for a large amount of critics' awards. And so it does yet again with the Columbus Film Critics Association, formerly known as the Central Ohio Film Critics Association. While that's no surprise, that it's followed closely by Steve McQueen's Widows certainly is, given the cold shoulder with which the heist thriller has been met so far this awards season. Speaking of cold shoulders, there's not a single mention for Green Book among these nominations, not even in Supporting Actor, where Mahershala Ali has been a steady presence even among groups that have otherwise ignored that title. I really like this lineup, fyi. Winners will be announced on the 3rd of January. All the current details below.

Best Film


Black Panther

Eighth Grade

The Favourite

First Man


If Beale Street Could Talk

A Quiet Place


A Star Is Born


Best Director

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Steve McQueen (Widows)

Best Actress

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Viola Davis (Widows)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Best Actor

Christian Bale (Vice)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Ben Foster (Leave No Trace)

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams (Vice)

Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor

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)

Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen (Widows)

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

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Lee Chang Dong and Oh Jung Mi (Burning)

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

Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

James Laxton (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Pawel Pogorzelski (Hereditary)

Robbie Ryan (The Favourite)

Linus Sandgren (First Man)

Best Film Editing

Debbie Berman and Michael P. Shawver (Black Panther)

Tom Cross (First Man)

Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough (Roma)

Yorgos Mavropsaridis (The Favourite)

Joe Walker (Widows)

Best Score

Terence Blanchard (BlacKkKlansman)

Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther)

Justin Hurwitz (First Man)

Johann Johannsson (Mandy)

Anna Meredith (Eighth Grade)

Best Ensemble

Black Panther

The Favourite

If Beale Street Could Talk



Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Best Documentary

Free Solo

Minding the Gap


Science Fair


Three Identical Strangers

Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Best Foreign Language Film


Cold War

Let the Sunshine In



Best Overlooked Film


Leave No Trace

Private Life



Best Breakthrough Film Artist

Ari Aster (Hereditary) - directing / screenwriting

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade) - directing / screenwriting

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) - acting / directing / screenwriting

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) - acting

John Krasinski (A Quiet Place) - acting / directing / screenwriting

Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You) - directing / screenwriting

Actor of the Year (for an exemplary body of work)

Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns / A Quiet Place / Sherlock Gnomes)

Ethan Hawke (Blaze / First Reformed / Juliet, Naked)

Lucas Hedges (Ben Is Back / Boy Erased / Mid90s)

Brian Tyree Henry (Hotel Artemis / If Beale Street Could Talk / Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse / Widows)

Joaquin Phoenix (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot / The Sisters Brothers / You Were Never Really Here)

Tessa Thompson (Annihilation / Creed II / Sorry to Bother You)

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