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The Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards for 2018


As a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA), I participate at the end of every year in a vote to nominate the best films of that twelve month period. This is always done with great enthusiasm and concern since the list makes things rather official.

On New Year’s Eve, for Big Easy Magazine, I will release my personal list of the most progressive movies that made up 2018. Until then, here’s what my colleagues and I have come up with for the best and brightest flicks of the year that was:

BEST FILM Of 2018

Winner: Roma
Runner-Up: The Favourite

TOP 10 FILMS OF 2018

1) Roma
2) The Favourite
3) A Star Is Born
4) BlacKkKlansman
5) Vice
6) If Beale Street Could Talk
7) Green Book
8) First Reformed
9) Eighth Grade
10) Leave No Trace

BEST ACTOR

Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Runner-Up: Christian Bale, Vice

BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Runner-Up: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Runner-Up: Mahershala Ali, Green Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Runner-Up: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

BEST ENSEMBLE

Winner: The Favourite
Runners-Up (TIE): Vice / Marvel’s Black Panther

BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Runner-Up: Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Winner: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Runner-Up: Paul Schrader, First Reformed

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Winner: Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Runner-Up: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Winner: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Runner-Up: RBG

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: Roma
Runner-Up: Shoplifters

BEST ANIMATED FILM

Winner: Isle of Dogs
Runner-Up: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Runner-Up: Robbie Ryan, The Favourite

THE GENE WYATT AWARD FOR FILM THAT BEST EVOKES THE SPIRIT OF THE SOUTH

Winner: Green Book
Runner-Up: Blaze

The SEFCA Mission: The Southeastern Film Critics Association is to represent–as an impartial, organized working unit–the profession of film criticism, and to recognize the highest creative achievements in the field of motion pictures, and thereby to uphold the integrity and significance of film criticism.

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