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Phoenix Critics Circle Announces Nominations – ‘BlacKkKlansman’ & ‘First Reformed’ Go Big

The Phoenix Critics Circle rolls out their nominations for the best of 2018, and once again “The Favourite” takes the day with seven nominations. The Phoenix Critics Circle has some very cool categories, breaking down some of the best genre work of the year. One of their categories is even “Best Movie Based on a Comic Book or Graphic Novel,” which is a delightful category. That said, DC Comics probably did not feel the same way when all five of the nominees in the category were based on Marvel comics characters. A big surprise was the support that “BlacKkKlansman” received in four categories, but ultimately it missed out on Best Picture. Meanwhile, “First Reformed” took four nominations for Picture, Actor, Screenplay and Director. The full list of nominations are below.

2018 Phoenix Critics Circle Nominations

BEST PICTURE

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

BEST COMEDY FILM

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

BEST SCIENCE FICTION FILM

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

BEST HORROR FILM

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

BEST ANIMATED FILM

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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • Burning
  • Cold War
  • Dogman
  • Roma
  • Shoplifters

BEST DOCUMENTARY

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

BEST 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

BEST ACTOR

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

BEST ACTRESS

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

BEST 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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

BEST DIRECTOR

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

BEST SCREENPLAY

  • 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

BEST SCORE

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

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