Critic’s Choice Awards 2018-19: My Picks

I. Best Picture

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • First Man
  • Green Book 
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma – Will Win
  • A Star Is Born – Should Win
  • Vice

Winner: Roma

II. Best Actor

  • Christian Bale, Vice – Dark Horse
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born – Will Win
  • Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
  • Ryan Gosling, First Man
  • Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody – Should Win
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book 

Winner: Christian Bale, Vice

III. Best Actress

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma 
  • Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns
  • Glenn Close, The Wife
  • Toni Collette, Hereditary
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite 
  • Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born – Will/Should Win
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Dark Horse

Winner: Glenn Close, The Favourite & Lady Gaga, A Star is Born (tie)

IV. Best Supporting Actor

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book – Will Win
  • Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman – Should Win
  • Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
  • Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther – Dark Horse

Winner: Mahershalla Ali, Green Book

V. Best Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Claire Foy, First Man
  • Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk – Will Win
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite – Should Win
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite – Dark Horse

Winner: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

VI. Best Young Actor/Actress

  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade – Will/Should Win
  • Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  • Ed Oxenbould, Wildlife
  • Millicent Simmonds, A Quiet Place
  • Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give
  • Sunny Suljic, Mid90s – Dark Horse

Winner: Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade

VII. Best Acting Ensemble

  • Black Panther – Should Win
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Favourite – Will Win
  • Vice – Dark Horse
  • Widows

Winner: The Favourite

VIII. Best Director

  • Damien Chazelle, First Man
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born – Should Win
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma – Will Win
  • Peter Farrelly, Green Book
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

IX. Best Original Screenplay

  • Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade – Should Win
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Adam McKay, Vice 
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed
  • Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book – Will Win
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski, A Quiet Place

Winner: First Reformed

X. Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther – Should Win/Dark Horse
  • Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, A Star Is Born
  • Josh Singer, First Man
  • Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman – Will Win

Winner: If Beale Street Could Talk

XI. Best Cinematography

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma – Will Win
  • James Laxton, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born
  • Rachel Morrison, Black Panther – Dark Horse
  • Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
  • Linus Sandgren, First Man – Should Win

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

XII. Best Production Design

  • Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart, Black Panther – Will/Should Win
  • Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez, Roma
  • Nelson Coates, Andrew Baseman, Crazy Rich Asians
  • Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas, First Man
  • John Myhre, Gordon Sim, Mary Poppins Returns

Winner: Black Panther

XIII. Best Editing

  • Jay Cassidy, A Star Is Born – Should Win
  • Hank Corwin, Vice
  • Tom Cross, First Man – Will Win
  • Alfonso Cuarón, Adam Gough, Roma
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis, The Favourite – Dark Horse
  • Joe Walker, Widows

Winner: First Man

XIV. Best Costume Design

  • Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots
  • Ruth Carter, Black Panther – Dark Horse
  • Julian Day, Bohemian Rhapsody – Should Win
  • Sandy Powell, The Favourite – Will Win
  • Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns

Winner: Black Panther

XV. Best Hair & Makeup

  • Black Panther – Dark Horse
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Should Win
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Suspiria
  • Vice – Will Win

Winner: Vice

XVI. Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War – Will/Should Win
  • Black Panther
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Ready Player One – Dark Horse

Winner: Black Panther

XVII. Best Animated Feature

  • The Grinch
  • Incredibles 2 – Dark Horse
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Will/Should Win

Winner: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

XVIII. Best Action Movie

  • Avengers: Infinity War – Will/Should Win
  • Black Panther
  • Deadpool 2
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Dark Horse
  • Ready Player One
  • Widows

Winner: Mission: Impossible – Fallout

XVIV. Best Comedy

  • Crazy Rich Asians – Will Win
  • Deadpool 2 – Dark Horse
  • The Death of Stalin
  • The Favourite
  • Game Night – Should Win
  • Sorry to Bother You

Winner: Crazy Rich Asians

XX. Best Actor in a Comedy

  • Christian Bale, Vice – Will/Should Win
  • Jason Bateman, Game Night
  • Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
  • John C. Reilly, Stan & Ollie
  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool 2 – Dark Horse
  • Lakeith Stanfield, Sorry to Bother You

Winner: Christian Bale, Vice

XXI. Best Actress in a Comedy

  • Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns – Dark Horse
  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite – Will Win
  • Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade – Should Win
  • Rachel McAdams, Game Night
  • Charlize Theron, Tully
  • Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians

Winner: Olivia Colman, The Favourite

XXII. Best Sci-Fi or Horror Movie

  • Annihilation
  • Halloween – Should Win
  • Hereditary – Dark Horse
  • A Quiet Place – Will Win
  • Suspiria

Winner: A Quiet Place

XXIII. Best Foreign Film

  • Burning
  • Capernaum
  • Cold War – Dark Horse
  • Roma – Will/Should Win
  • Shoplifters

Winner: Roma

XXIV. Best Song

  • “All the Stars,” Kendrick Lamar & SZA (Black Panther) – Dark Horse
  • “Girl in the Movies,” Dolly Parton (Dumplin’)
  • “I’ll Fight,” Jennifer Hudson (RBG)
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Emily Blunt (Mary Poppins Returns)
  • “Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born) – Will Win
  • “Trip a Little Light Fantastic,” Lin-Manuel Miranda (Mary Poppins Returns) – Should Win

Winner: Shallow

XXV. Best Score

  • Kris Bowers, Green Book
  • Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Ludwig Göransson, Black Panthern- Should Win
  • Justin Hurwitz, First Man – Will Win
  • Marc Shaiman, Mary Poppins Returns

Winner: Justin Hurwitz, First Man

Score: 19/25

 

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