Black Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Black Panther’ Rules the Day, ‘Beale Street’ and ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Take Screenplays


With the Black Film Critics Circle, Black Panther” continues to gain strength as one of the year’s best. The group not only awarded “Black Panther” the prize for the Best Picture of 2018, but Best Director for Ryan Coogler and Best Ensemble. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” claims another Best Animated Feature prize as well. Bradley Cooper picked up one of his few wins of the year for Best Actor, while Viola Davis receives the citation for Actress. Meanwhile, “Roma” wins two prizes for Best Cinematography and Best Foreign Language film. “If Beale Street Could Talk” joins “Roma” with two wins as well, winning adapted screenplay and supporting actress for Regina King. Even “Quincy” emerged as a winner, taking home the Best Documentary prize. The full list of nominations from the group can be found below.

The 2018 Black Film Critics Circle Nominations

Best Picture

“Black Panther”

Best Director

Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther”

Best Actor

Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”

Best Actress

Viola Davis – “Widows”

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – “Green Book”

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Original Screenplay

“Sorry To Bother You” – Boots Riley

Best Adapted Screenplay

“If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry Jenkins

Best Cinematography


Best Foreign Film


Best Documentary


Best Animated Film

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”

Best Ensemble

“Black Panther”

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