On December 14th, 2018, the Phoenix Critics Circle gathered to announce their winners.

“The Favourite” secured the Best Picture award with Alfonso Cuaron winning Best Director for “Roma”

Ethan Hawke and Melissa McCarthy won the lead acting awards for their work in “First Reformed” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me”, respectively.

The complete list of winners and nominations is listed below:

Best Picture Winner – The Favourite

Other Nominees:

  • First Reformed
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Vice

Best Director Winner – Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Other Nominees:

  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Spike Lee, Blackkklansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Best Actor Winner – Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Other Nominees:

  • Christain Bale, Vice
  • Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  • John David Washington, BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress Winner – Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me

Other Nominees:

  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
  • Toni Collette, Hereditary
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

Best Supporting Actor Winner – Richard E Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Other Nominees:

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Michael B Jordan, Black Panther
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice

Best Supporting Actress Winner – Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Other Nominees:

  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Claire Foy, First Man
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

 Best Screenplay Winner – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Other Nominees:

  • Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  • Spike Lee, David Robinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott, BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Best Score Winner – Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk

Other Nominees:

  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
  • Justin Hurwitz, First Man
  • Thom Yorke, Suspiria

Best Comedy Film Winner – Eighth Grade

Other Nominees:

  • The Favourite
  • Game Night
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Vice

Best Science Fiction Film Winner – Annihilation

Other Nominees:

  • A Quiet Place
  • Ready Player One
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Upgrade

Best Horror Film Winner – Hereditary

Other Nominees:

  • Halloween
  • Mandy
  • A Quiet Place
  • Suspiria

Best Animated Film Winner – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Other Nominees:

  • The Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Miral
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

Best Foreign Language Film Winner – Roma

Other Nominees:

  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • Dogman
  • Shoplifters

Best Documentary Winner – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Other Nominees:

  • Free Solo
  • Minding the Gap
  • RBG
  • Three Identical Strangers

Best Movie Based on a Comic Book or Graphic Novel Winner – Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Other Nominees:

  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Black Panther
  • Deadpool 2

Special Achievement
Best Action Film – Mission: Impossible – Fallout

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