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Nominations 26.Dec.18 • Winners 2.Jan.19

Notes by Rich: One of the awards I get to vote in, the Online Film Critics Society was established in 1997, and is now part of the mainstream awards season. Members come from all over the world, but the predominantly American membership is only slowly showing the impact of more globally minded critics (the non-US release category has been scrapped for some reason). This group's nominations always bridge the populist titles (A Star Is Born) and the more critically acclaimed ones (You Were Never Really Here), although there's a tendency to tilt toward mainstream, even fanboy favourites. So it's a surprise Black Panther isn't represented more. And what's Suspiria doing in the best film list? Otherwise, there are some nice quirks here and there, remembering obscure films while also being somewhat trendy. Meanwhile, the winners feel fairly solid - perhaps a bit on the safe side, even with a couple of quirky picks.

Rich Cline has been a member of the OFCS since September 2003.               See also: The OFCS site


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W I N N E R S . . .

4/7 ROMA
3/6 IF BEALE STREET
        COULD TALK
2/3 BLACK PANTHER
      FIRST REFORMED
      HEREDITARY
2/2 MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
        FALLOUT
1/5 A STAR IS BORN
1/2 ANNIHILATION
1/1 A QUIET PLACE
      SPIDER-MAN: INTO
        THE SPIDER-VERSE
      WON'T YOU BE
        MY NEIGHBOR?

N O M I N E E S . . .

8 THE FAVOURITE
5 BLACKKKLANSMAN
3 EIGHTH GRADE
   FIRST MAN
   WIDOWS
   YOU WERE NEVER
     REALLY HERE
2 BURNING
   CAN YOU EVER
     FORGIVE ME?
   COLD WAR
   ISLE OF DOGS
   LEAVE NO TRACE
   SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
   SUSPIRIA
1 BLINDSPOTTING
   FREE SOLO
   GREEN BOOK
   INCREDIBLES 2
   MINDING THE GAP
   MIRAI
   RALPH BREAKS
     THE INTERNET
   SHIRKERS
   SHOPLIFTERS
   SUPPORT THE GIRLS
   THREE IDENTICAL
     STRANGERS
   VICE
   ZAMA

A L L   T H E   N O M I N E E S

F I L M

Annihilation
BlacKkKlansman
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Hereditary
If Beale Street Could Talk
WINNER Roma
A Star Is Born
Suspiria
You Were Never Really Here


F O R E I G N   F I L M

Burning
Cold War
WINNER Roma
Shoplifters
Zama

D O C U M E N T A R Y

Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Shirkers
Three Identical Strangers
WINNER Won't You Be My Neighbor?

D I R E C T O R

WINNER Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Lynne Ramsay - You Were Never Really Here

A N I M A T E D   F E A T U R E

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
WINNER Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

A C T O R

Christian Bale - Vice
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
WINNER Ethan Hawke - First Reformed
Joaquin Phoenix - You Were Never Really Here
John David Washington - BlacKkKlansman

A C T R E S S

Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
WINNER Toni Collette - Hereditary
Olivia Colman - The Favourite
Regina Hall - Support the Girls
Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R

Mahershala Ali - Green Book
Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman
Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?
WINNER Michael B. Jordan - Black Panther
Steven Yeun - Burning

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

Elizabeth Debicki - Widows
WINNER Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Thomasin McKenzie - Leave No Trace
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

O R I G I N A L   S C R E E N P L A Y

Eighth Grade - Bo Burnham
The Favourite - Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
WINNER First Reformed - Paul Schrader
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
Sorry to Bother You - Boots Riley

A D A P T E D   S C R E E N P L A Y

BlacKkKlansman - Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
WINNER If Beale Street Could Talk - Barry Jenkins
Leave No Trace - Debra Granik, Anne Rossellini
Widows - Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen

S C O R E

Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson
First Man - Justin Hurwitz
WINNER If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat
Suspiria - Thom Yorke

D E B U T   F E A T U R E

WINNER Ari Aster - Hereditary
Bo Burnham - Eighth Grade
Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born
Carlos Lopez Estrada - Blindspotting
Boots Riley - Sorry to Bother You

C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y

Cold War - Lukasz Zal
The Favourite - Robbie Ryan
First Man - Linus Sandgren
If Beale Street Could Talk - James Laxton
WINNER Roma - Alfonso Cuaron

F I L M   E D I T I N G

The Favourite - Yorgos Mavropsaridis
First Man - Tom Cross
WINNER Mission: Impossible Fallout - Eddie Hamilton
Roma - Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough
Widows - Joe Walker

T E C H N I C A L   A C H I E V E M E N T

WINNER Annihilation - visual effects
WINNER Black Panther - costume design
WINNER Mission: Impossible Fallout - stunt coordination
WINNER A Quiet Place - sound design
WINNER A Star Is Born - original songs

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S

LIFE ACHIEVEMENT
WINNER Roger Deakins, Spike Lee, Rita Moreno,
Robert Redford, Agnes Varda

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT
WINNER Ryan Coogler, for Black Panther's distinctive appeal
WINNER Oakland, California, for hosting Sorry to Bother You and Blindspotting

O F C S   M E M B E R   P O L L S
WINNER The OFCS’ 100 BEST FIRST FILMS
(2010)
WINNER The TOP 100 FILMS and PERFORMANCES of the OFCS' FIRST DECADE (1995-2005)
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