Toronto Hops On ROMA Caravan For Best Film (AWARDS 2018)


Roma is crossing all borders now.

The Toronto Film Critics Association became the latest group of critics to name Roma the Best Film of 2018. They join their colleagues from New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Alfonso Cuarón was also name Best Director for his passion project.

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), and Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) all picked up more wins for (respectively) Actor, Actress, and Supporting Actress, each adding to their ever-increasing hauls. First Reformed and The Favourite also tied for Best Screenplay.

A surprise citation, however, was given to Steven Yeun for his Supporting Actor turn in the hailed South Korean film Burning.  Also, in what appeared to be a compromise, the Toronto crix named Burning the year’s Best Foreign Language Film instead of Mexico’s Roma. As they put it in their tweet that announced the Foreign winner, “The overlap of Best Foreign and Best Picture sparked a lot of dialogue.”

First timer Boots Riley picked up another Best First Feature award for his debut film Sorry To Bother You.

2018 Awards

Best Picture: Roma
Best Director:  Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun, Burning
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Screenplay: TIE
     First Reformed, Paul Schrader
The Favourite,
Tony McNamara, Deborah Davis
Best Animated Film: Isle of Dogs
Best Foreign Film: Burning, South Korea
Best Documentary:  Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Best First Feature: Sorry To Bother You, Boots Riley

Click on links below for other Critics Group Awards and Guild Nominees that have been announced so far for the 2018 / 19 season:

Directors Guild of America Nominees
Writers Guild of America Nominees
Golden Globe Winners
National Society of Film Critics
Producers Guild of America Nominees
Boston Society of Film Critics
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Screen Actors Guild Nominees
Critics Choice Awards Nominees
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle
Chicago Film Critics Association
AFI Film Awards
Detroit Film Critics Society
Atlanta Film Critics Circle
New York Film Critics Circle
The National Board of Review

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