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Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC): ‘Beale Street’ Best Film, Lynne Ramsay Best Director, John C. Reilly Best Actor

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

The Boston Society of Film Critics (BSFC) gave Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk its first major Best Film critics’ win today. The film also earned Regina King another Best Supporting Actress win as well as Best Original Score for Nicholas Britell. 

The group went in for Lynne Ramsay as Best Director for You Were Never Really Here. She also won with the city’s online group. This is Ramsay’s third critics’ win, placing her behind ROMA‘s Alfonso Cuarón on the critics’ leaderboard for the season so far. 

Best Actor went way outside with a win for John C. Reilly in Stan & Ollie. Critics’ fave Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) had to settle for runner-up status. 

They went crazy for Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters, giving the film two wins: Ensemble and Foreign Language Film as well as a runner-up mention for Sakura Ando. 

Here is the full list of winners and runners-up from the Boston Film Critics Society.  

Best Film: If Beale Street Could Talk
Runner-up: Shoplifters

Best Director: Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here)
Runner-up: Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Best Actor: John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie)
Runner-up: Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Runner-up: Sakura Ando (Shoplifters)

Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Runners-up (tie): Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Steven Yeun (Burning)

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Runner-up: J. Smith-Cameron (Nancy)

Best Ensemble: Shoplifters
Runner-up: The Favourite

Best Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
Runner-up: Tamara Jenkins (Private Life)

Best Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Runner-up: Three Identical Strangers

Best Animated Film: Isle of Dogs
Runner-up: Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Foreign Language Film: Shoplifters
Runner-up: Cold War

Best New Filmmaker: Bo Burnham (Eighth Grade)
Runner-up: Ari Aster (Hereditary)

Best Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón (ROMA)
Runner-up: Lukasz Zal (Cold War)

Best Editing: Tom Cross (First Man)
Runner-up: Bob Murawski and Orson Welles (The Other Side of the Wind)

Best Original Score: Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)
Runner-up: Justin Hurwitz (First Man) and Jonny Greenwood (You Were Never Really Here)

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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