You can make a new A Star Is Born meme again, this time replacing the Lady Gaga look-backs to Bradley Cooper with a Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association logo. The box office hit remake won Best Picture of 2018 from the group in central Texas.
And that’s all it won.
Meanwhile, critic consensus fave Roma took three awards from the DFWFCA (more than any other movie), including Best Director Alfonso Cuarón, Best Cinematography, and Best Foreign Language Film.
That kind of dominance makes one wonder if there was some sort of compromise vote for the top prize, to help the DFWFCA stand out amidst an increasing Roma sweep among crix groups. If so, I fully support it. Roma is the better film, but that in no way lessens the artisty and power of Star.
Familiar picks popped up elsewhere, with Christian Bale starting to gain some steam for his lead turn as Dick Cheney in Vice.
DALLAS-FORT WORTH FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION
Best Picture: A Star Is Born
Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Best Actor: Christian Bale, Vice
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Animated Film: Isle of Dogs
Best Foreign Language Film: Roma (Mexico)
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Best Screenplay: The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Best Cinematography: Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Best Musical Score: Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat
The Russell Smith Award (best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film):
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Golden Globe Winners
National Society of Film Critics
Producers Guild of America Nominees
Boston Society of Film Critics
Screen Actors Guild Nominees
Critics Choice Awards Nominees
San Francisco Film Critics Circle
Los Angeles Film Critics Association
Toronto 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