Zama Is The ICS' Best Picture of 2018


Daniel Gimenez Cacho and Lola Duenas in Zama

Only one movie won more than two awards from the International Cinephile Society as they voted on the best in cinema for 2018. Lucrecia Martel's brilliant Zama took Best Picture, Director, Actor and Non-English Language Film prizes, while Best Picture runner-up (as it was in three other categories) Burning took just Best Adapted Screenplay. I eagerly await these awards every year - they're such a good tonic to the blinkered purview of many of the industry bodies currently handing out prizes. Great stuff all around, ICS! Check out their nominations here, and their awards results below.


Best Picture

1. Zama

2. Burning

3. Roma

4. The Wild Boys

5. Shoplifters

6. The Rider

7. A Bread Factory

= If Beale Street Could Talk

9. Madeline's Madeline

10. First Reformed

11. The Favourite

12. The Other Side of the Wind


Best Director

1. Lucrecia Martel (Zama)

2. Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)


Best Actress

Ando Sakura (Shoplifters)

Helena Howard (Madeline's Madeline)


Best Actor

1. Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Zama)

2. Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)


Best Supporting Actress

1. Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

2. Lola Duenas (Zama)


Best Supporting Actor

1. Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk)

2. Steven Yeun (Burning)


Best Original Screenplay

1. Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

2. Koreeda Hirokazu (Shoplifters)


Best Adapted Screenplay

1. Lee Chang Dong and Oh Jung Mi (Burning)

2. Lucrecia Martel (Zama)


Best Cinematography

1. Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

2. Rui Pocas (Zama)


Best Editing

1. RaMell Ross (Hale County This Morning, This Evening)

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


Best Production Design

1. Astrid Tonnelier (The Wild Boys)

2. Renata Pinheiro (Zama)


Best Score

1. Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)

2. Mowg (Burning)


Best Ensemble

1. Shoplifters

2. A Paris Education


Best Animated Film

1. Isle of Dogs

2. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Best Documentary

1. Hale County This Morning, This Evening

2. Minding the Gap


Best Film Not in the English Language

1. Zama

2. Burning

3. Roma

4. The Wild Boys

5. Shoplifters

6. A Paris Education

7. Happy as Lazzaro

8. Western

9. Sicilian Ghost Story

10. Cold War


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