The North Texas Film Critics Association voted the biographical dramedy GREEN BOOK as best film of 2018, according to the results of its annual critics’ poll. Completing the list of the top 9 films of the year were: ROMA (2), THE FAVOURITE (3), BLACKkKLANSMAN (4), FIRST MAN (5), BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (6), EIGHTH GRADE (7), VICE (8) and A STAR IS BORN (9).
For Best Actor, the association named Rami Malek for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY. Runners-up included Viggo Mortensen for GREEN BOOK (2), Christian Bale for VICE (3), Ryan Gosling for FIRST MAN (4) and John David Washington for BLACKkKLANSMAN (5).
Toni Collette was voted Best Actress for HEREDITY. Next in the voting were Olivia Colman for THE FAVOURITE (2), Rosamund Pike for A PRIVATE WAR (3), Viola Davis for WIDOWS (4) and Melissa McCarthy for CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (5).
In the Best Supporting Actor category, the winner was Mahershala Ali for GREEN BOOK. He was followed by Michael B. Jordan for BLACK PANTHER (2), Adam Driver for BLACKkKLANSMAN (3), Timothée Chalamet for BEAUTIFUL BOY (4) and Sam Elliott for A STAR IS BORN (5).
For Best Supporting Actress, the association named Emma Stone for THE FAVOURITE. Runners-up included Claire Foy for FIRST MAN (2), Elizabeth Debicki for WIDOWS (3), Rachel Weisz for THE FAVOURITE (4) and Tessa Thompson for CREED II (5).
Alfonso Cuarón was voted Best Director for ROMA. Next in the voting were Peter Farrelly for GREEN BOOK (2), Spike Lee for BLACKkKLANSMAN (3), Yorgos Lanthimos for THE FAVOURITE (4) and Damien Chazelle for FIRST MAN (5).
The association voted ROMA (Mexico) as the Best Foreign Language Film of the year. Runners-up were COLD WAR (Poland) (2), BURNING (South Korea) (3), SHOPLIFTERS (Japan) (4), and NEVER LOOK AWAY (Germany) (5).
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? won for Best Documentary over FREE SOLO (2), SHIRKERS (3), THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (4) and RGB (5).
ISLE OF DOGS was named the Best Animated Film of 2018, over INCREDIBLES 2 (2), and SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (3).
The award for Best Cinematography went to Alfonso Cuarón for ROMA, followed by Linus Sandgren for FIRST MAN (2), Chayse Irvin for BLACKkKLANSMAN (3), Rachel Morrison for BLACK PANTHER (4) and Newton Thomas Sigel for BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY (5).
Elsie Fisher was awarded BEST NEWCOMER for EIGHTH GRADE.
The association also voted BLACK PANTHER as the winner of the 2nd annual Gary Murray Award, named for the late NTFCA president. The honor will be bestowed annually to the BEST ENSEMBLE.
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SUMMARY OF AWARD WINNERS
2018 North Texas Film Critics Association
(Choices listed in order of votes received)
Winner: GREEN BOOK
Runners-up: ROMA; THE FAVOURITE; BLACKkKLANSMAN; FIRST MAN; BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; EIGHTH GRADE; VICE and A STAR IS BORN
Winner: Rami Malek, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Runners-up: Viggo Mortensen, GREEN BOOK; Christian Bale, VICE; Ryan Gosling, FIRST MAN; John David Washington, BLACKkKLANSMAN
Winner: Toni Collette, HEREDITY
Runners-up: Olivia Colman, THE FAVOURITE; Rosamund Pike, A PRIVATE WAR; Viola Davis, WIDOWS; Melissa McCarthy, CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Winner: Mahershala Ali, GREEN BOOK
Runners-up: Michael B. Jordan, BLACK PANTHER; Adam Driver, BLACKkKLANSMAN; Timothée Chalamet, BEAUTIFUL BOY; Sam Elliott, A STAR IS BORN
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Winner: Emma Stone, THE FAVOURITE
Runners-up: Claire Foy, FIRST MAN; Elizabeth Debicki, WIDOWS; Rachel Weisz, THE FAVOURITE; Tessa Thompson, CREED II
Winner: Alfonso Cuarón, Best Director for ROMA
Runners-up: Peter Farrelly, GREEN BOOK; Spike Lee, BLACKkKLANSMAN; Yorgos Lanthimos, THE FAVOURITE; Damien Chazelle, FIRST MAN
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Winner: ROMA (Mexico)
Runners-up: COLD WAR (Poland); BURNING (South Korea); SHOPLIFTERS, (Japan); NEVER LOOK AWAY (Germany)
Winner: WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Runners-up: FREE SOLO; SHIRKERS; THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS; RGB
BEST ANIMATED FILM
Winner: ISLE OF DOGS
Runners-up: INCREDIBLES 2; SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE
Winner: Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA
Runner-ups: Linus Sandgren, FIRST MAN; Chayse Irvin, BLACKkKLANSMAN; Rachel Morrison, BLACK PANTHER; Newton Thomas Sigel, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Winner: Elsie Fisher was awarded Best Newcomer for EIGHTH GRADE.
GARY MURRAY AWARD (Best Ensemble)
Winner: BLACK PANTHER