“Roma” was selected Sunday as the best movie of 2018 in voting by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association with “Burning,” the runner-up.
“Roma” director Alfonso Cuaron was runner-up for best director to Debra Granik of “Leave No Trace.” Cuaron won for best cinematography and was the runner-up for best editing with Adam Gough to Joshua Altman and Bing Liu of the documentary “Minding the Gap.”
The drama detailing the lives of a middle-class Mexico City family in the 1970s received three Golden Globe nominations Thursday — best director and best screenplay in a motion picture for Cuaron and best foreign language film. It won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice Film Festival and was chosen best picture by the New York Film Critics Circle.
“Roma” will begin streaming Friday on Netflix.
Ethan Hawke won for best actor for his portrayal of a Protestant minister at a church in a fictional town in Albany County, New York in “First Reformed.” Olivia Colman won for best actress for playing the early 18th century British monarch Queen Anne in “The Favourite.”
Ben Foster (“Leave No Trace”) was the runner-up for best actor. Toni Collette (“Hereditary”) was the best actress runner-up.
The best supporting actor award went to Steven Yeun for his portrayal of a well-off and confident man whose profession is unclear in the South Korean mystery `Burning.” Hugh Grant was the runner-up for his role as hapless but well-meaning City of London risk analyst Henry Brown in “Paddington 2.”
Regina King won for best supporting actress for her portrayal of the mother of a 19-year-old (KiKi Layne) who falls in love with a man falsely accused of rape.
King has received a Golden Globe best supporting actress in a movie and Film Independent Spirit Awards best supporting female nominations for the role and a victory in the category from the New York Film Critics Circle.
The runner-up was Elizabeth Debicki from “Widows.”
The best screenplay award went to Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, for their script for the biographical comedy about the late author and forger Lee Israel, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” The runners-up were Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for “The Favourite.”
“What I love about this year’s awards is how naturally inclusive this year’s crop of winners is,” Los Angeles Film Critics Association President Claudia Puig said. “It’s a joy to celebrate such an eclectic, outstanding array of films and honorees from around the world.”
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association best picture winner has gone on to win the best picture Academy Award 10 times since the group began giving awards for films made in 1975, including both the 2015 and 2016 winners, “Spotlight” and “Moonlight.”
The 2017 winner, “Call Me By Your Name,” received an Oscar best picture nomination, losing to “The Shape of Water.”
The 44th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awards ceremony will be held Jan. 12 at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel. As previously announced, Japanese animator, filmmaker, screenwriter, cartoonist, author and manga artist Hayao Miyazaki will receive the 2018 Career Achievement Award.
Here is the list of winners and runners-ups:
— Best picture, “Roma”; runner-up, “Burning”;
— Best director, Debra Granik (“Leave No Trace”); runner-up, Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”);
— Best actor, Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”); runner-up, Ben Foster (“Leave No Trace”);
— Best actress, Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”); runner-up, Toni Collette (“Hereditary”);
— Best supporting actor, Steven Yeun (“Burning”); runner- up, Hugh Grant (“Paddington 2”);
— Best supporting actress, Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”); runner-up, Elizabeth Debicki (“Widows”);
— Best screenplay, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”); runner-up, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (“The Favourite”);
— Best animation, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”; runner-up, “The Incredibles 2”;
— Best foreign language film, “Burning” and “Shoplifters” (tie);
— Best documentary/nonfiction film, “Shirkers”; runner-up, “Minding the Gap”;
— New generation, Chloe Zhao;
— Best film editing, Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, (“Minding the Gap”); runner-up, Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough, (“Roma”);
— Best cinematography, Alfonso Cuaron (“Roma”); runner-up, James Laxton (“If Beale Street Could Talk”);
— Best production design, Hannah Beachler (“Black Panther”); runner-up, Fiona Crombie, (“The Favourite”);
— Best music/score, Nicholas Britell (“If Beale Street Could Talk”); runner-up, Justin Hurwitz, (“First Man”);
— Douglas Edwards independent/experimental film/video, “The Green Fog” from directors Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson and Guy Maddin;
— Special citation, “The Other Side of the Wind.”
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