Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The 2018 Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) Nominations

By Matt Neglia 

The Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) have announced their nominees representing the best in film for 2018. The winners will be announced January 7th 2019.

Click below to see the nominees.

BEST FILM
Blindspotting
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
Suspiria
The Favourite

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Debra Granik – Leave No Trace
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here

BEST ACTRESS
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Regina Hall – Support The Girls
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Hugh Grant – Paddington 2
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk
Steven Yeun – Burning

BREAKTHROUGH ARTIST
Yalitzia Aparicio – Roma
Jim Cummings – Thunder Road
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Boots Riley – Sorry To Bother You
Brian Tyree Henry – If Beale Street Could Talk, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse & Widows

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Roma
Sorry To Bother You

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?

​The Death Of Stalin
If Beale Street Could Talk
Leave No Trace

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Burning
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma
The Favourite

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Annihilation
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
Mandy
Suspiria

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Incredibles 2
Isle Of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks The Internet
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Burning
Cold War
The Guilty
Roma
Shoplifters

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Free Solo
Minding The Gap
RBG
SHirkers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

BEST ENSEMBLE
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Crazy Rich Asians
The Favourite
Widows

BEST MOTION CAPTURE/SPECIAL EFFECTS PERFORMANCE
Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War
Shameik Moore – Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
Sonoya Mizuno​ – Annihilation

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Solo: A Star Wars Story
Ben Whishaw – Paddington 2

BEST STUNTS
Black Panther
Mandy
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
The Night Comes For Us
Upgrade

BEST FIRST FILM
Ari Aster – Hereditary
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
​Carlos Lopez Estrada – Blindspotting
Boots Riley – Sorry To Bother You

THE AUSTIN FILM AWARD
*Works made in Austin and/or directed by a filmmaker living in town during their film’s production*
1985 (dir. Yen Tan)
Call Her Ganda (dir. PJ Raval)
Damsel (dir. David & Nathan Zellner)
Run Like the Devil (dir. Steve Mims)
Support The Girls (dir. Andrew Bujalski)

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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