Monday Movie Report: Critics’ Choice Award Winners

Weeks after awards were handed out by regional film critic groups, such as those in New York and Los Angeles,  the Broadcast Film Critics Association joined the party.

On Sunday, the BFCA held the Critics’ Choice Awards and gave its top honor to “Roma.” Other pictures having a good night included “The Favourite,” winning Best Ensemble and “Black Panther” snagging awards in several tech categories.

In the performance categories, Christian Bale won Best Actor for “Vice,” while Glenn Close and Lady Gaga earned Best Actress in a tie for “The Wife” and “A Star is Born.”

The full list of winners is below:

BEST PICTURE

  • Roma

BEST ACTOR

  • Christian Bale – Vice

BEST ACTRESS (TIE)

  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Mahershala Ali – Green Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • The Favourite

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  •  Paul Schrader – First Reformed

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  •  Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  •  Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  •  Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart – Black Panther

BEST EDITING

  •  Tom Cross – First Man

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  •  Ruth Carter – Black Panther

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP

  • Vice

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  •  Black Panther

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  •  Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  •  Mission: Impossible – Fallout

BEST COMEDY

  •  Crazy Rich Asians

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  •  Christian Bale – Vice

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  •  Olivia Colman – The Favourite

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE

  •  A Quiet Place

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Roma

BEST SONG

  •  Shallow – A Star Is Born

BEST SCORE

  •  Justin Hurwitz – First Man

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At the weekend box office, “Aquaman” was finally dethroned after holding the No. 1 spot for three weeks. Winning the top spot over the weekend was the feel good flick, “The Upside” with $19.5 million. “Aquaman” was still strong, though, taking in $17.2 million.

The full top five was:

1. The Upside – $19,590,000
2. Aquaman – $17,265,000
3. A Dog’s Way Home – $11,300,000
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – $9,000,000
5. Escape Room – $8,900,000

For the upcoming weekend, the major new release is M. Night Shyamalan’s sequel “Glass.”

On the small screen, meanwhile, films available for home services include:

  • Hell Fest, my rating: 2 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.58 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 40%.
  • Mid90s, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 77%.
  • The Oath, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 61%.
  • What They Had, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 88%
  • Halloween, my rating: 3.75 out of 5, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 3.54 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 79%.
  • Goosebumps 2, Large Association of Movie Blogs rating: 2.75 out of 5, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 47%.
  • The Old Man & The Gun, Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%.
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Author: Matthew Liedke

I'm a reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer in Minnesota, and 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 write film reviews and other pieces here on Word Press. More about me: I'm a 2009 graduate of Rainy River College and a 2012 graduate of Minnesota State University in Moorhead. At MSU, I studied journalism and film. Outside of movies, I enjoy sports, video games, anime and craft beers.

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