2018 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations – ‘Paddington 2’ and ‘Roma’ Show Up Strong

While we got word about the Critic’s Choice Awards nominees earlier today, many more regional groups still have to announce their personal awards. The regional awards often lift up simmering contenders who can make that final push. Once again that proved to be the case with the Seattle Film Critics Society, who gave some much needed support to a few fringe contenders. Among their nominees, this year are “Paddington 2” for Best Picture, Steven Yeun for Supporting Actor,  “The Rider” in Cinematography, and “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” in Editing. Usual suspects, including “The Favourite” lead the critic’s prizes, with “Roma” finishing second. Still, shining a light on the smaller performances of the year helps really lift some cool choices. You can check out the rest of their nominees below!

THE 2018 SEATTLE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARD NOMINEES:

BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR:

Black Panther (Walt Disney Pictures)

Blindspotting (Summit Entertainment/Lionsgate)

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)

First Reformed (A24)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna)

Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount)

Paddington 2 (Warner Bros.)

Roma (Netflix)

A Star is Born (Warner Bros.)

Suspiria (Amazon Studios)

BEST DIRECTOR:

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk

Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

Paul Schrader – First Reformed

BEST ACTOR in a LEADING ROLE:

Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born

Daveed Diggs – Blindspotting

Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

BEST ACTRESS in a LEADING ROLE:

Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Toni Collette – Hereditary

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Regina Hall – Support the Girls

Lady Gaga – A Star is Born

BEST ACTOR in a SUPPORTING ROLE:

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Russell Hornsby – The Hate U Give

Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

Steven Yeun – Burning

BEST ACTRESS in a SUPPORTING ROLE:

Elizabeth Debicki – Widows

Claire Foy – First Man

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone – The Favourite

Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST:

Black Panther

The Favourite

If Beale Street Could Talk

Vice

Widows

BEST SCREENPLAY:

Blindspotting – Rafael Casal & Daveed Diggs

The Favourite – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara

First Reformed – Paul Schrader

If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:

Incredibles 2 –Brad Bird, director

Isle of Dogs –Wes Anderson, director

Mirai – Mamoru Hosoda, director

Ralph Breaks the Internet –Rich Moore & Phil Johnston, directors

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, directors

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

Burning – Lee Chang-dong, director

Cold War – Paweł Pawlikowski, director

Revenge – Coralie Fargeat, director

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, director

Shoplifters – Hirokazu Kore-eda, director

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE:

Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, directors

Minding the Gap – Bing Liu, director

Shirkers – Sandi Tan, director

Three Identical Strangers – Tim Wardle, director

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Morgan Neville, director

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

The Favourite – Robbie Ryan

If Beale Street Could Talk – James Laxton

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Rob Hardy

The Rider – Joshua James Richards

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

BEST COSTUME DESIGN:

Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter

Colette – Andrea Flesch

The Favourite – Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell

Suspiria – Giulia Piersanti

BEST FILM EDITING:

BlacKkKlansman – Barry Alexander Brown

The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis

First Man – Tom Cross

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Eddie Hamilton

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, Alex Gough

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:

First Man – Justin Hurwitz

If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell

Mandy – Jóhann Jóhannsson

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Lorne Balfe

You Were Never Really Here – Jonny Greenwood

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN:

Black Panther – Hannah Beachler (Production Designer); Jay Hart (Set Decorator)

The Favourite – Fiona Crombie (Production Designer); Alice Felton (Set Decorator)

First Man – Nathan Crowley (Production Designer); Kathy Lucas (Set Decorator)
Mary Poppins Returns – John Myhre (Production Designer); Gordon Sim (Set Decorator) Roma – Eugenio Caballero (Production Designer); Bárbara Enríquez (Set Decorator)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS:

Annihilation – Andrew Whitehurst, Sara Bennett, Richard Clarke, Simon Hughes

Avengers: Infinity War – Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick

Black Panther – Geoffrey Baumann, Jesse James Chisholm, Craig Hammack, Dan Sudick

First Man – Paul Lambert, J.D. Schwalm, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Jody Johnson

BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE (18 years of age or younger upon start of filming):

Elsie Fisher –Eighth Grade

Kairi Jyo –Shoplifters

Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie – Leave No Trace

Milly Shapiro – Hereditary

Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place

VILLAIN OF THE YEAR:

Erik Killmonger – Black Panther – portrayed by Michael B. Jordan

Jatemme Manning – Widows – portrayed by Daniel Kaluuya

Phoenix Buchanan – Paddington 2 – portrayed by Hugh Grant

STEM – Upgrade – portrayed by Simon Maiden

Thanos – Avengers: Infinity War – portrayed by Josh Brolin

What do you think of the Seattle Film Critics choices? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below! 

The winners for the Seattle Film Critic’s will be announced on Dec. 17, 2018. 

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