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Phoenix Critics Circle Loves ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has really shaken up the field as a late contender. The surprising hit from Sony has quickly grabbed a lot of the animated feature wins, and even the Best Picture prize. It just dominated the box office this last weekend as well. Now, the Phoenix Critics Circle handed the film two more prizes, including a surprising win Best Movie Based on a Comic Book or Graphic Novel. This category would normally just be a fun one to check out, but with the presence of “Black Panther” and its push for Best Picture, this becomes more significant. The group also gave fun wins to the Melissa McCarthy Richard E. Grant duo from “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and the Best Picture Prize to “The Favourite.” Overall, a fun list, which can be found below.

2018 Phoenix Critics Circle Winners

Rachel Weisz Olivia Colman The FavouriteBEST PICTURE

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


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



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

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  • Halloween
  • Hereditary
  • Mandy
  • A Quiet Place
  • Suspiria


  • The Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse


  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • Dogman
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters


  • Free Solo
  • Minding the Gap
  • RBG
  • Three Identical Strangers
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Spider Man Into the Spider Verse Jake Johnson Shameik Moore Hailee SteinfeldBEST MOVIE BASED ON A COMIC BOOK OR GRAPHIC NOVEL

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

04 first reformed.w600.h315.2xBEST ACTOR

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


  • Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
  • Olivia Coleman, The Favourite
  • Toni Collette, Hereditary
  • Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Can You Ever Forgive Me Richard E. GrantBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Mahershala Ali, Green Book
  • Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
  • Richard E Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Michael B Jordan, Black Panther
  • Sam Rockwell, Vice


  • Amy Adams, Vice
  • Claire Foy, First Man
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

roma courtesy of carlos somonte netflixBEST DIRECTOR

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


  • Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
  • Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara, The Favourite
  • Spike Lee, David Robinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott, BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay, Vice
  • Paul Schrader, First Reformed

If Beale Street Could TalkBEST SCORE

  • Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
  • Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
  • Justin Hurwitz, First Man
  • Thom Yorke, Suspiria

What do you think of the Phoenix Critics Circle nominations? What are your favorite nominations? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

Be sure to check out the Official Oscar Predictions Page to see where this year’s films and performances rank among the contenders!

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Written by Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.


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