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Las Vegas Film Critics pick ‘ROMA’ as Best Picture, dive in for Lady Gaga as Best Actress

ROMA, Alfonso Cuaron’s personal journey that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970’s has captured the minds and hearts of Las Vegas Film Critics Society, winning five awards including; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Foreign Film.  

A Star is Born won four awards: Lady Gaga winning as Best Actress, Sam Elliott for Best Supporting Actor, Best Song for “Shallow,” and Breakout Filmmaker for Bradley Cooper.”

Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) and Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) continued their dominance, winning Best Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively.

The thriller A Quiet Place was recognized for Best Original Screenplay and Best Horror Film. Other highlights were Isle of Dogs for Best Animated Film, Best Costume Design for The Favourite, and Best Documentary for Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award was given to actor Sam Elliott.

Here is the full list of winners from the Las Vegas Film Critics Society.

Best Picture
“Roma”

Best Actor
Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”

Best Actress
Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”

Best Supporting Actor
Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Best Original Screenplay
Bryan Woods, Scott Beck & John Kransinski, “A Quiet Place”

Best Adapted Screenplay
Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, “Leave No Trace”

Best Cinematography
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Best Film Editing
Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, “Roma”

Best Score
Thom Yorke, “Suspiria”

Best Song
“Shallow,” by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born”

Best Documentary
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor”

Best Animated Film
“Isle of Dogs”

Best Foreign Film
“Roma”

Best Costume Design
“The Favourite”

Best Art Direction
“Isle of Dogs”

Best Visual Effects
“Ready Player One”

Best Action Film
“Mission Impossible: Fallout”

Best Comedy
“Sorry to Bother You”

Best Horror/ Sci-Fi
A Quiet Place”

Best Family Film
“Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Ensemble
“Widows”

Breakout Filmmaker (Director)
Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born”

Best Youth Male Performance
Ed Oxenbould, Wildlife”

Best Youth Female Performance
Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade”

The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award
Sam Elliott

LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2018
1. Roma
2. A Star is Born
3. Green Book
4. First Reformed
5. BlackkKlansman
6. The Favourite
7. Vice
8. Eighth Grade
9. Wildlife
10. The Rider

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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