Yorgos Lanthimos’ period drama lands 11 nominations, while Roma follows with 8.
Seattle, WA. – The Seattle Film Critics Society has announced nominations for the 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards, honoring the best in film for 2018. Leading the field with 11 nominations is Yorgos Lanthimos’ spellbinding comedy, The Favourite, earning nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, and two Best Actress in a Supporting Role nominations for stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
Alfonso Cuarón’s moving domestic drama Roma received 8 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Films by Barry Jenkins and Ryan Coogler (If Beale Street Could Talk and Black Panther, respectively) each landed 7 total nominations. Jenkins won both Best Picture and Best Director in 2016 from the Seattle Film Critics Society for his film Moonlight, and is once again nominated in both categories. Coogler’s Marvel Studios powerhouse landed nominations in Best Picture along with two nominations for Michael B. Jordan as Best Supporting Actor and Villain of the Year.
Writer/director Christopher McQuarrie’s action-packed Mission: Impossible – Fallout scored 5 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score. Damien Chazelle’s intense Neil Armstrong biopic First Man, also earned 5 nods, including Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Original Score, Best Film Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Visual Effects.
Joining Lanthimos, Cuarón, and Jenkins in the Best Director category are first-time director Bradley Cooper and legendary filmmaker Paul Schrader. Cooper’s rousing musical drama A Star is Born earned 4 nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor for Cooper’s own performance, and a Best Actress nomination for pop superstar Lady Gaga. Schrader’s film First Reformed was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Screenplay.
Completing the lineup for Best Picture are Paul King’s universally adored Paddington 2, Carlos López Estrada’s provocative Blindspotting, and Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the horror classic Suspiria.
In the Best Actor category, Cooper will compete against Ethan Hawke (First Reformed), Daveed Diggs (Blindspotting), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), and Joaquin Phoenix (You Were Never Really Here).
Mahershala Ali, portraying musician Don Shirley in Green Book, joins Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give), Steven Yeun (Burning), and Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category.
Yalitza Aparicio’s breakout performance as Cleo in Roma earned her a Best Actress nod. She competes against Toni Collette (Hereditary), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Regina Hall (Support the Girls), and Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born).
In the Best Actress in a Supporting Role race, Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) competes against Claire Foy (First Man), Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk), Emma Stone (The Favourite) and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite).
Other films earning multiple nominations include Avengers: Infinity War, Burning, Hereditary, Mary Poppins Returns, Suspiria, and You Were Never Really Here.
With nominations set, voting for this year’s winners will conclude on December 14, 2018. Winners of the 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards will be announced on Monday, December 17, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. PST via the Seattle Film Critics Society’s Twitter handle – @seattlecritics.
The complete list of nominations for the 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards is below.
THE 2018 SEATTLE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARD NOMINEES:
BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR:
Black Panther (Walt Disney Pictures)
Blindspotting (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate)
The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
First Reformed (A24)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)
Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount)
Paddington 2 (Warner Bros.)
A Star is Born (Warner Bros.)
Suspiria (Amazon Studios)
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Paul Schrader – First Reformed
BEST ACTOR in a LEADING ROLE:
Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
Daveed Diggs – Blindspotting
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
BEST ACTRESS in a LEADING ROLE:
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Regina Hall – Support the Girls
Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
BEST ACTOR in a SUPPORTING ROLE:
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Steven Yeun – Burning
BEST ACTRESS in a SUPPORTING ROLE:
Elizabeth Debicki – Widows
Claire Foy – First Man
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST:
If Beale Street Could Talk
Blindspotting – Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs
The Favourite – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
First Reformed – Paul Schrader
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
Incredibles 2 – Brad Bird, director
Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson, director
Mirai – Mamoru Hosoda, director
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Rich Moore & Phil Johnston, directors
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, directors
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Burning – Lee Chang-dong, director
Cold War – Paweł Pawlikowski, director
Revenge – Coralie Fargeat, director
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, director
Shoplifters – Hirokazu Kore-eda, director
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:
Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, directors
Minding the Gap – Bing Liu, director
Shirkers – Sandi Tan, director
Three Identical Strangers – Tim Wardle, director
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Morgan Neville, director
The Favourite – Robbie Ryan
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Laxton
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Rob Hardy
The Rider – Joshua James Richards
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
BEST COSTUME DESIGN:
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
Colette – Andrea Flesch
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell
Suspiria – Giulia Piersanti
BEST FILM EDITING:
BlacKkKlansman – Barry Alexander Brown
The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
First Man – Tom Cross
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Eddie Hamilton
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, Alex Gough
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
First Man – Justin Hurwitz
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Mandy – Jóhann Jóhannsson
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Lorne Balfe
You Were Never Really Here – Jonny Greenwood
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Black Panther – Hannah Beachler (Production Designer); Jay Hart (Set Decorator)
The Favourite – Fiona Crombie (Production Designer); Alice Felton (Set Decorator)
First Man – Nathan Crowley (Production Designer); Kathy Lucas (Set Decorator)
Mary Poppins Returns – John Myhre (Production Designer); Gordon Sim (Set Decorator)
Roma – Eugenio Caballero (Production Designer); Bárbara Enríquez (Set Decorator)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:
Annihilation – Andrew Whitehurst, Sara Bennett, Richard Clarke, Simon Hughes
Avengers: Infinity War – Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick
Black Panther – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick
First Man – Paul Lambert, J.D. Schwalm, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Jody Johnson
BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE (18 years of age or younger upon start of filming):
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Kairi Jyo – Shoplifters
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie – Leave No Trace
Milly Shapiro – Hereditary
Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR:
Erik Killmonger – Black Panther – portrayed by Michael B. Jordan
Jatemme Manning – Widows – portrayed by Daniel Kaluuya
Phoenix Buchanan – Paddington 2 – portrayed by Hugh Grant
STEM – Upgrade – portrayed by Simon Maiden
Thanos – Avengers: Infinity War – portrayed by Josh Brolin
5 thoughts on “‘The Favourite’ Leads the 2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations”
All the Blindspotting love and no room for Rafael Casal in Supporting Actor? Quel dommage. ?
(At least he co-wrote with Diggs.)
No room for Masaaki Yuasa (i.e., Lu Over the Wall and especially The Night Is Short, Walk on Girl) in Animated Feature? Quel dommage! ?
The absence of RBG in Doc Feature completely surprises me. SIFF even re-released it several months after its original run! (Anyway, Three Identical Strangers FTW!)
Ugh, Black Panther in VFX? It better not win.
Isn’t Jatemme Manning more of a henchman than a villain? Oh well, great inclusion anyway. ?
(STEM’s inclusion, though…kinda spoilerish?).
I’d love so much to join this film critics society one day! ^_^