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‘ROMA,’ Lynne Ramsay, Elizabeth Debicki, Steven Yeun land Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) nominations

The Chicago Film Critics Association often hits us with some inspired nominations and this year is no different. They kicked up a little bit of dust last week, making an announcement of acting category placements that saw the women of The Favourite lining up differently than other awards bodies have been instructed, including Olivia Colman being put in supporting, Rachel Weisz staying there and Emma Stone in lead. Turns out it worked out for Colman and Weisz but not so much for Stone. 

That didn’t stop The Favourite from tying for second-most nominations (7) with A Star Is Born though. Roma topped the list with 9. 

Some of the group’s more eclectic noms were mentions for Lynne Ramsay in Best Director for You Were Never Really Here, Steven Yeun for Best Supporting Actor in Burning, and Elizabeth Debicki and Zoe Kazan for Best Supporting Actress in Widows and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, respectively.

In technical categories, the final film from Orson Welles, The Other Side of the Wind, earned a Best Editing nomination and Best Original Score found room for Mandy, Suspiria and You Were Never Really Here alongside First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk.

42 films were nominated across 18 categories, indicating a variety of great movies to choose from in 2018. The winners will be announced tomorrow night, December 8th, live from the CFCA Awards Dinner.

Here is the full list of nominations.

BEST PICTURE
The Favourite
First Reformed
Hereditary
Roma
A Star is Born

BEST DIRECTOR
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

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 ACTRESS
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Toni Collette, Hereditary 
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Regina Hall, Support the Girls
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali, Green Book 
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy 
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther
Steven Yeun, Burning

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
Zoe Kazan, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
BlacKkKlansman by Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty
The Death of Stalin by Armando Iannucci, David Schneider & Ian Martin
If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins
A Star is Born by Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Eighth Grade by Bo Burnham
The Favourite by Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
First Reformed by Paul Schrader
Roma by Alfonso Cuaron
Vice by Adam McKay

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Ruben Brandt: Collector
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Burning
Capernaum
Cold War
Roma
Shoplifters

BEST ART DIRECTION
Annihilation
Black Panther
The Favourite 
Paddington 2
Roma 

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

BEST EDITING
First Man
The Other Side of the Wind
Roma 
Widows
You Were Never Really Here

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
First Man – Justin Hurwitz
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Mandy – Johan Johannson
Suspiria – Thom Yorke
You Were Never Really Here – Jonny Greenwood

BEST USE OF VISUAL EFFECTS
Annihilation 
Black Panther
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 
Paddington 2

MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
Ari Aster, Hereditary
Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Bing Liu, Minding the Gap
Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You

MOST PROMISING PERFORMER
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman & Monsters and Men

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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