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Indiana Film Journalists Love The Hate U Give

Amandla Stenberg and Lamar Johnson in The Hate U Give

Reviews for The Hate U Give may have been strong, but George Tillman Jr.'s movie has rather fallen out of favour with critics in their year-end awards. So it's with considerable pleasure that I note another critics' group - the Indiana Film Journalists Association - picking it as their best film of 2018, also winning for its screenplay and, in a season first, for its lead Amandla Stenberg. It's an idiosyncratic list on the whole (double Radiohead in the Musical Score category!) but not a bad one by any means, so check it out:

Best Film

1. The Hate U Give

2. Paddington 2

Other nominees

Black Panther

Eighth Grade

First Reformed

The Rider


Sorry to Bother You

A Star Is Born

You Were Never Really Here

Best Director

1. Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

2. Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Actress

1. Amandla Stenberg (The Hate U Give)

2. Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Best Actor

1. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

2. Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Best Supporting Actress

1. Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

2. Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor

1. Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

2. Jonah Hill (Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot)

Best Original Screenplay

1. Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

2. Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Best Adapted Screenplay

1. Audrey Wells (The Hate U Give)

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

Best Musical Score

1. Thom Yorke (Suspiria)

2. Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Ensemble Acting

1. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

2. BlacKkKlansman

Best Animated Feature

1. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

2. Isle of Dogs

Best Documentary

1. Won't You Be My Neighbour?

2. Minding the Gap

Best Foreign Language Film

1. Roma

2. Cold War

Breakout of the Year

1. Chloe Zhao (The Rider)

2. Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Best Vocal / Motion Capture Performance

1. Josh Brolin (Avengers: Infinity War)

2. Ben Whishaw (Paddington 2)

Original Vision Award

1. Sorry to Bother You

2. Eighth Grade

The Hoosier Award

Dead Man's Line

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