Monday Movie Report: Critics make their choices

The Critics’ Choice Awards, organized by the Broadcast Film Critics Association, announced their nominations Monday, with “The Favourite” leading the pack.

From Fox Searchlight and director Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite” picked up a whopping 14 nominations including Best Picture. Following that film was “Black Panther” with 12 noms and “First Man” with 10.

The full list of nominees is below:

BEST PICTURE

  • “Black Panther”
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “First Man”
  • “Green Book”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”
  • “Vice”

BEST ACTOR

  • Christian Bale – “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
  • Willem Dafoe – “At Eternity’s Gate”
  • Ryan Gosling – “First Man”
  • Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”
  • Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book”

BEST ACTRESS

  • Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma”
  • Emily Blunt – “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • Glenn Close – “The Wife”
  • Toni Collette – “Hereditary”
  • Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”
  • Lady Gaga – “A Star Is Born”
  • Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Mahershala Ali – “Green Book”
  • Timothée Chalamet – “Beautiful Boy”
  • Adam Driver – “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Sam Elliott – “A Star Is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Amy Adams – “Vice”
  • Claire Foy – “First Man”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Boy Erased”
  • Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Emma Stone – “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz – “The Favourite”

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Elsie Fisher – “Eighth Grade”
  • Thomasin McKenzie – “Leave No Trace”
  • Ed Oxenbould – “Wildlife”
  • Millicent Simmonds – “A Quiet Place”
  • Amandla Stenberg – “The Hate U Give”
  • Sunny Suljic – “Mid90s”

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • “Black Panther”
  • “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Vice”
  • “Widows”

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Damien Chazelle – “First Man”
  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
  • Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma”
  • Peter Farrelly – “Green Book”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite”
  • Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Adam McKay – “Vice”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Bo Burnham – “Eighth Grade”
  • Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma”
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara – “The Favourite”
  • Adam McKay – “Vice”
  • Paul Schrader – “First Reformed”
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly – “Green Book”
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski – “A Quiet Place”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – “Black Panther”
  • Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters – “A Star Is Born”
  • Josh Singer – “First Man”
  • Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Alfonso Cuarón – “Roma”
  • James Laxton – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Matthew Libatique – “A Star Is Born”
  • Rachel Morrison – “Black Panther”
  • Robbie Ryan – “The Favourite”
  • Linus Sandgren – “First Man”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – “Black Panther”
  • Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez – “Roma”
  • Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman – “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton – “The Favourite”
  • Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas – “First Man”
  • John Myhre, Gordon Sim – “Mary Poppins Returns”

BEST EDITING

  • Jay Cassidy – “A Star Is Born”
  • Hank Corwin – “Vice”
  • Tom Cross – “First Man”
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough – “Roma”
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis – “The Favourite”
  • Joe Walker – “Widows”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Alexandra Byrne – “Mary Queen of Scots”
  • Ruth Carter – “Black Panther”
  • Julian Day – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Sandy Powell – “The Favourite”
  • Sandy Powell – “Mary Poppins Returns”

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

  • “Black Panther”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Mary Queen of Scots”
  • “Suspiria
  • “Vice”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “First Man”
  • “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
  • “Ready Player One”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • “The Grinch”
  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Isle of Dogs”
  • “Mirai”
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “Deadpool 2”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
  • “Ready Player One”
  • “Widows”

BEST COMEDY

  • “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • “Deadpool 2”
  • “The Death of Stalin”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Game Night”
  • “Sorry to Bother You”

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Christian Bale – “Vice”
  • Jason Bateman – “Game Night”
  • Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book”
  • John C. Reilly – “Stan & Ollie”
  • Ryan Reynolds – “Deadpool 2”
  • Lakeith Stanfield – “Sorry to Bother You”

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Emily Blunt – “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”
  • Elsie Fisher – “Eighth Grade”
  • Rachel McAdams – “Game Night”
  • Charlize Theron – “Tully”
  • Constance Wu – “Crazy Rich Asians”

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE

  • “Annihilation”
  • “Halloween”
  • “Hereditary”
  • “A Quiet Place”
  • “Suspiria”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “Burning”
  • “Capernaum”
  • “Cold War”
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters”

BEST SONG

  • All the Stars – “Black Panther”
  • Girl in the Movies – “Dumplin’”
  • I’ll Fight – “RBG”
  • The Place Where Lost Things Go – “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • Shallow – “A Star Is Born”
  • Trip a Little Light Fantastic – “Mary Poppins Returns”

BEST SCORE

  • Kris Bowers – “Green Book”
  • Nicholas Britell – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Alexandre Desplat – “Isle of Dogs”
  • Ludwig Göransson – “Black Panther”
  • Justin Hurwitz – “First Man”
  • Marc Shaiman – “Mary Poppins Returns”

Other film critic groups have already gotten busy with their awards, with several handing out their honors in the past week or so. For example, here are the New York Film Critics Online winners.

  • Picture – Roma
  • Director – Alfonso Cuarón– Roma
  • Actor – Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
  • Actress – Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Supporting Actor – Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Supporting Actress – Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Screenplay – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara – The Favourite
  • Cinematography – Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • DocumentaryWon’t You Be My Neighbor?
  • Foreign LanguageCold War
  • Ensemble CastThe Favourite
  • Breakthrough Performer – Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
  • Debut as Director – Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
  • Use of Music – Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Animated Feature Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Top Ten (Alphabetical)

1. BlackKklansman (Focus Features)
2. Eighth Grade (A24)
3. The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
4. First Reformed (Fox Searchlight)
5. Green Book (Universal)
6. If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)
7. Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
8. Roma (Netflix)
9. A Star Is Born (Warner Bros.)
10. Vice (Annapurna)

Here are the winners of the New York Critics Circle:

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  • Best Film: Roma
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Best Actor: Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
  • Best Actress: Regina Hall – Support the Girls
  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Best Supporting Actress: Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Best Screenplay: Paul Schrader – First Reformed
  • Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
  • Best Documentary: Bing Liu – Minding the Gap
  • Best Animated Film: Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • Best First Film: Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association had their awards announced Sunday. Here are those winners:

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  • Best Picture: “Roma” | Runner up: “Burning
  • Best Director: Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace” | Runner up: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma
  • Best Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” | Runner up: Toni Collette, “Hereditary
  • Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” | Runner up: Ben Foster, “Leave No Trace”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” | Runner up: Elizabeth Debicki, “Widows
  • Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun, “Burning” | Runner up: Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2
  • Best Animation: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” | Runner up: “Incredibles 2
  • Best Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” | Runner up: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite
  • Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film: “Shirkers” | Runner up: “Minding the Gap
  • Best Foreign Language Film (tie): “Burning” and “Shoplifters
  • Best Editing: Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap” | Runner up: Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, “Roma
  • 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
  • Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” | Runner up: James Laxton, “If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Hayao Miyazaki
  • The Douglas Edwards Experimental Film Award: Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson, and Guy Maddin’s “The Green Fog

Finally, here are the honorees from the Chicago Film Critics Association:

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  • Best Picture: Roma.
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron – Roma.
  • Best Actor: Ethan Hawke – First Reformed.
  • Best Actress: Toni Collette – Hereditary.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman – The Favourite.
  • Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader – First Reformed.
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk.
  • Best Foreign Film: Roma.
  • Best Documentary: Minding the Gap.
  • Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
  • Best Cinematography: Roma – Alfonso Cuaron.
  • Best Editing: Roma – Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough.
  • Best Art Direction/Production Design: The Favourite.
  • Best Original Score: If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell.
  • Best Use of Visual Effects: Annihilation.
  • Most Promising Filmmaker: Ari Aster – Hereditary.
  • Most Promising Performer: Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade.

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At a slow weekend box office, it was animation dominating the competition. Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” took first with the new “Grinch” adaptation snagging the No. 2 spot.

The full top five was:

1. Ralph Breaks the Internet – $16,141,000
2. The Grinch – $15,175,000
3. Creed II – $10,322,515
4. The Crimes of Grindelwald – $6,805,000
5. Bohemian Rhapsody – $6,000,000

For the upcoming weekend, new releases include the crime drama “The Mule,” the animated super hero flick “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and the fantasy movie “Mortal Engines.”

Meanwhile, for the small screen, releases include:

  • The Equalizer 2, my rating: 2.75 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.83 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 51%.
  • Peppermint, my rating: 2 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.81 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 10%.
  • Smallfoot, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.08 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes rating: 76%.
  • Unbroken: Path to Redemption, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 38%.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

My name is Matthew Liedke. I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, but I also have a passion for the art of film. This passion led me to start writing about film in 2008. From 2008-2016 I wrote pieces at my own website, After the Movie Reviews. Then, from 2016-May 2018, my write-ups were featured on AreaVoices, a blog network run by Forum Communications Company. Today, I now write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead where I studied journalism and film. Outside of film, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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