The Kansas City Film Critics Circle (KCFCC) is the second oldest critics group in the US, just behind New York. For their 53rd awards, the group found itself with a tie for its Best Picture prize – ROMA and The Favourite, the latter of which also won Best Actress for Olivia Colman and Best Original Screenplay.
This is the fourth tie for Best Film in the history of the KCFCC. Previous ties were 1992 (The Player, Unforgiven), 1986 (The Mission, Salvador) and 1970 (Patton, Five Easy Pieces).
Two other ties happened – in Best Actor (for Christian Bale in Vice and Ethan Hawke in First Reformed) and Animated Film where Incredibles 2 and Isle of Dogs tied for runner-up.
Amy Adams earned her first Supporting Actress win of the season for her work in the Dick Cheney biopic Vice, playing Lynne Cheney.
Here is the full list of winners and runners-up from the Kansas City Film Critics Circle.
Best Picture: ROMA and The Favourite (tie)
Robert Altman Award for Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, ROMA
Runner-up: Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Best Actor: Christian Bale, Vice and Ethan Hawke, First Reformed (tie)
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Runner-up: Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Runner-up: Timothée Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Best Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, Vice
Runner-up: Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Leave No Trace
Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman
Runner-up: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Original Screenplay: The Favourite
Runner-up: Eighth Grade
Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse
Runners-up: Incredibles 2 and Isle of Dogs (tie)
Best Foreign-Language Film: ROMA
Runner-up: Cold War
Best Documentary: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Runner-up: Free Solo
Vince Koehler Award for Best Science Fiction, Fantasy or Horror Film: A Quiet Place
Runner-up: Sorry to Bother You
Tom Poe Award for Best LGBTQ Film: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Runner-up: Love, Simon