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Snubs And Surprises In Detroit Critics' 2018 Award Nominations

Noah Jupe and Millicent Simmonds in A Quiet Place

As the current awards season starts to take shape (and it's still not even December yet), it's interesting to note which contenders are rising above the rest and which are lingering behind. Perhaps it's a good idea for a critics group like the Detroit Film Critics Society to announce early - that way, they stand a better chance at convincing us that their nominations are genuine reflections of their opinions, as opposed to those filtered through the prism of a season already underway. A very strong showing for Eighth Grade and the surprise Best Picture nod fof A Quiet Place are the main takeaways here, alongside the absence of Glenn Close in Best Actress and both First Man and Widows throughout - possibly another early sign that those films' poor commercial standings will put them at a major disadvantage over the next three months. And First Reformed continues to stake its claim as an early contender for the year's most impressive performance, turning up not only in categories like Best Actor and Original Screenplay, but in Picture and Director too. This coming Monday, the 3rd of December, the DFCS announces its award winners.

Best Picture

Eighth Grade

First Reformed

Green Book

A Quiet Place


Best Director

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Actress

Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

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

Amy Adams (Vice)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Thomasin McKenzie (Leave No Trace)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

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

Josh Hamilton (Eighth Grade)

Jesse Plemons (Game Night)

Best Screenplay

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

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 Use of Music

Bohemian Rhapsody

Green Book


Mary Poppins Returns

A Star Is Born

Best Ensemble

Crazy Rich Asians

Eighth Grade

The Favourite



Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Ralph Breaks the Internet


Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary

Free Solo


Three Identical Strangers


Won't You Be My Neighbour?

Best Breakthrough

Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)

Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting)

Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Boots Riley (Sorry to Bother You)

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