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North Carolina Film Critics Association Announces Award Nominees For 2018

Topher Grace in BlacKkKlansman

42 professional North Carolinan film critics comprise the North Carolina Film Critics Association, and they've just recently voted on their choices for the best achievements in cinema for 2018. A very close field between several titles nevertheless sees two lead outright - If Beale Street Could Talk and Roma each collect six mentions, two fine films making for a fine reflection on the year. Interesting here is the cold shoulder shown to both The Favourite and A Star Is Born across many categories, though the pair makes room for nine nominations between them. Winners will be announed on the 2nd of January. Check it out:

Best Director

Ethan Coen and Joel Coen (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Damien Chazelle (First Man)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

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)

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

Best Supporting Actress

Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)

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)

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

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)

Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You)

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)

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Bruno Delbonnel (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

James Laxton (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Linus Sandgren (First Man)

Lukasz Zal (Cold War)

Best Special Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Black Panther

First Man

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Ready Player One

Best Music


Black Panther

First Man

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

Best Narrative Film

Black Panther


First Man

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 Film

Free Solo



Three Identical Strangers

Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Best Foreign Language Film



Cold War

The Guilty



Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award

Lucas Hedges (Ben Is Back / Boy Erased) - UNC School of the Arts

David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (Halloween) - UNC School of the Arts

Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp) - North Carolina native

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