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Roma Leads 2018 Chicago Critics Nominations

Yalitza Aparicio in Roma

Roma is the best film of 2018, so it's certainly heartening to see that intelligent, authoritative voices on cinema agree with this plain fact. Alfonso Cuaron's latest leads the nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association's 2018 awards, with Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite and Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born next in line with seven. This is a damn strong slate - look at those Best Actress nominees! - with multiple nods for some of awards season's most (currently) underrepresented titles such as Paddington 2 and You Were Never Really Here, and only Mahershala Ali making it in for Green Book, refreshingly. The CFCA will present its awards tomorrow, the 8th of December. Check out all the details below:

Best Picture

The Favourite

First Reformed



A Star Is Born

Best Director

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Regina Hall (Support the Girls)

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)

Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here)

Best Supporting Actress

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Elizabeth Debicki (Widows)

Zoe Kazan (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Timothee Chalamet (Beautiful Boy)

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

Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

Steven Yeun (Burning)

Best Original Screenplay

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (The Favourite)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

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

Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin and David Schneider (The Death of Stalin)

Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

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

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

James Laxton (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Robbie Ryan (The Favourite)

Linus Sandgren (First Man)

Lukasz Zal (Cold War)

Best Editing

Joe Bini (You Were Never Really Here)

Tom Cross (First Man)

Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough (Roma)

Bob Murawski and Orson Welles (The Other Side of the Wind)

Joe Walker (Widows)

Best Art Direction / Production Design


Black Panther

The Favourite

Paddington 2


Best Use of Visual Effects


Black Panther

First Man

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

Paddington 2

Best Original Score

Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here)

Justin Hurwitz (First Man)

Johann Johannsson (Mandy)

Thom Yorke (Suspiria)

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ruben Brandt, Collector

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary

Free Solo

Minding the Gap


Three Identical Strangers

Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Best Foreign Film



Cold War



Most Promising Filmmaker

Ari Aster (Hereditary)

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Liu Bing (Minding the Gap)

Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You)

Most Promising Performer

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

John David Washington (BlacKkKlansman)

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