Thursday, October 6, 2022

The 2018 Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC) Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The Chicago Independent Film Critics Circle (CIFCC) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2018. And thus, concluding the critics awards for 2018.

Click below to see the winners.


​BEST INDEPENDENT FILM (BUDGETS UNDER $20 MILLION)

Eighth Grade
First Reformed
Hereditary
If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma

BEST STUDIO FILM (BUDGETS OVER $20 MILLION)
Annihilation
Black Panther
First Man
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
A Star is Born
Vice

BEST FOREIGN FILM
Burning
Cold War
The Guilty
Roma
Shoplifters

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Free Solo
Minding the Gap
RBG
Three Identical Strangers
Won’t You Be My Neighbor

BEST ANIMATED FILM
Big Fish & Begonia
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST DIRECTOR
Ari Aster – Hereditary
Ryan Coogler – Black Panther
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Lynne Ramsey – You Were Never Really Here

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Eighth Grade– Bo Burnham
The Favourite – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed – Paul Schrader
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
Vice – Adam McKay

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Black Panther – Ryan Coogler and Joe Robert Cole
BlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
Leave No Trace – Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini
A Star is Born – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters

BEST ACTOR
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
Ryan Gosling – First Man
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

BEST ACTRESS
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher- Eighth Grade
Lady Gaga – A Star is Born

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott – A Star is Born
Hugh Grant – Paddington 2
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
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
Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Widows

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cold War – Lukasz Zal
The Favourite – Robbie Ryan
First Man – Linus Sandgren
If Beale Street Could Talk – James Laxton
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Annihilation – Mark Digby and Michelle Day
Black Panther – Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
Crazy Rich Asians – Nelson Coates and Andrew Baseman
The Favourite – Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
First Man – Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas
Roma – Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez

BEST COSTUME DESIGN AND MAKEUP
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter (costumes), Joel Harlow, Camille Friend, and Ken Diaz (makeup)
The Favourite – Sandy Powell (costumes), Samantha Denyer (makeup)
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell (costumes), Peter Swords King (makeup)
Suspiria – Giulia Piersanti (costumes) Fernanda Perez (makeup)
Vice – Susan Matheson (costumes), Kate Biscoe (makeup)

BEST EDITING
The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
First Man – Tom Cross
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough
A Star is Born – Jay Cassidy
Widows – Joe Walker

BEST MUSICAL SCORE
Annihilation – Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury
Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson
First Man – Justin Hurwitz
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Mandy – Jóhann Jóhannsson

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Annihilation – Richard Clarke, Simon Hughes, Andrew Whitehurst, and Sara Bennett
Avengers: Infinity War – Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, and Dan Sudick
Black Panther – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, and Dan Sudick
First Man – Paul Lambert, J.D. Schwaim, Ian Hunter, and Tristan Myles
Ready Player One – Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, and David Shirk

TRAILBLAZER AWARD
Ryan Coogler for Black Panther
Alfonso Cuarón for Roma
Bing Liu for Minding the Gap
Adam McKay for Vice
Boots Riley for Sorry to Bother You

IMPACT AWARD
Brian Andreotti for the Music Box Theatre
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade
Jon M. Chu for Crazy Rich Asians
Ryan Coogler for Black Panther
Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman

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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