The New York Film Critics Circle has spoken. The critic organization has unveiled their list for the best in cinema the past year. They don’t have the best track record when predicting the eventual Academy Award winners, but their choices are usually nominated.
Roma was the big winner of the night with three wins. The Netflix drama walked away with Best Film, Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and Best Cinematography. For those interested in watching Cuarón’s black-and-white ode to the woman who raised him, it arrives on the streaming service on December 14.
In a pleasant surprise, Regina Hall snatched up Best Actress for her charming performance as Lisa in Support the Girls. Her character is the general manager of Double Whammies, a sports bar that features skimpily dressed waitresses.
Check out all the winners below.
2018 New York Film Critics Circle Award Winners
Best Film: Roma (Netflix)
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma (Netflix)
Best First Film: Eighth Grade, dir. Bo Burnham (A24)
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke for First Reformed (A24)
Best Actress: Regina Hall, Support the Girls (Magnolia Pictures)
Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant for Fox Searchlight’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight)
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)
Best Screenplay: First Reformed (Paul Schrader) (A24)
Best Cinematography: Roma, Alfonso Cuaron (Netflix)
Best Foreign Language Film: Cold War (dir. Pawel Pawlikowski) (Amazon)
Best Documentary: Minding the Gap (dir. Bing Liu)
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (dirs. Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)
Special Awards: David Schwartz, Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image (who will be stepping down after 33 years) and Kino Classics Box Set “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers.