Seeing the same nominees over and over again in the precursor season can be boring. However, every once in a while, a group really shakes things up. The Florida Film Critics Circle did just that, awarding many of the underseen films across the globe this year. While “The Favourite” took home Best Picture and Alfonso Cuarón won in director, the rest of the groups choices were unique. “Shoplifters” picked up a pair of prizes, including Best Foreign Language film and Best Supporting Actress. Steven Yeun won a supporting prize for “Burning” from director Lee Chang-Dong. GKIDS’ “Mirai” took a Best Animated Feature Prize. Meanwhile, both “Eighth Grade” and “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” picked up a pair of awards as well.

The full winners list can be found below with the original nominations. Not all categories had a clar runner-up, but some that did get the distinction.

2018 Florida Film Critics Circle Winners and Nominations

*Winners in BOLD
BEST PICTURE
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Roma
  • The Favourite
  • The Rider
BEST ACTOR
  • Christian Bale – Vice
  • Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
  • Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here
  • Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
  • Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate
BEST ACTRESS
  • Glenn Close – The Wife
  • Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Natalie Portman – Vox Lux
  • Olivia Colman – The Favourite
  • Toni Collette – Hereditary (runner-up)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
  • Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
  • Hugh Grant – Paddington 2
  • Mahershala Ali – Green Book
  • Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Runner-Up)
  • Steven Yeun – Burning

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
  • Claire Foy – First Man (Runner-Up)
  • Emma Stone –  The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
  • Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Sakura Ando – Shoplifters
BEST ENSEMBLE
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Support the Girls (Runner-Up)
  • The Favourite
BEST DIRECTOR
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
  • Damien Chazelle – First Man
  • Hirokazu Kore-eda – Shoplifters
  • Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here (Runner-Up)
  • Peter Farrelly – Green Book
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
  • Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade (Runner-Up)
  • Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You 
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, John Krasinski – A Quiet Place
  • Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara –  The Favourite
  • Paul Schrader – First Reformed
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
  • Josh Singer, James R. Hansen – First Man
  • Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk (Runner-Up)
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me? 
  • Lynne Ramsay – You Were Never Really Here
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
  • Linus Sandgren – First Man
  • Łukasz Żal – Cold War
  • Alfonso Cuarón – Roma (Runner-Up)
  • Robbie Ryan – The Favourite
  • James Laxton – If Beale Street Could Talk
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
  • Annihilation
  • Avengers: Infinity War (Runner-Up)
  • First Man
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Ready Player One
BEST ART DIRECTION/PRODUCTION DESIGN
  • Annihilation
  • First Man
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Paddington 2 (Runner-Up)
  • Roma
  • The Favourite 
BEST SCORE
  • Justin Hurwitz – First Man
  • Nicholas Britell – If Beale Street Could Talk (Runner-Up)
  • Jonny Greenwood – You Were Never Really Here
  • Ben Salisbury, Geoff Barrow – Annihilation
BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • Free Solo
  • Monrovia, Indiana
  • Shirkers
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • Roma  (Runner-up)
  • Shoplifters
BEST ANIMATED FILM
  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Runner-Up)
BEST FIRST FILM
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
  • Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade 
  • Ari Aster – Hereditary
  • Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You
  • Ofir Raul Graizer – The Cakemaker
PAULINE KAEL BREAKOUT AWARD
  • Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
  • KiKi Layne – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Thomasin Mckenzie – Leave No Trace (Runner-Up)

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