Dublin Film Critics – ‘Three Identical Strangers’ and ‘A Star Is Born’ Win Big

Due to changes in release schedules and distribution models, it is always fun to check in with international critics groups. Sometimes you can see how some of the best for the year before would fair in the current Oscar race. Other times, films miss out completely because they haven’t released in time. In the case of the Dublin Film Critics, we have one of those situations. While “A Star Is Born” picked up Best Film, “Lady Bird” and “Phantom Thread” made their presence known in most categories. It is certainly an interesting bend in the season but makes for a fun one. They also gave “Three Identical Strangers” the top prize in Documentary, something the picture desperately needs.

The full list of nominations can be found below.

The 2018 Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards

Best Film
  1. A Star is Born
  2. Cold War
  3. Lady Bird
  4. You Were Never Really Here
  5. Loveless/ A Quiet Place
  6. BlacKKKlansman
  7. Leave No Trace
  8. Shoplifters
  9. First Man
  10. The Rider/Mandy
Best Director
  1. Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  2. Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
  3. Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  4. Paweł Pawlikowski, Cold War
  5. Damien Chazelle, First Man
  6. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  7. Hirokazu Kore-eda, Shoplifters
  8. Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
  9. Debra Granik, Leave No Trace
  10. Phantom Thread, Paul Thomas Anderson

Best Actor
  1. Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
  2. Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
  3. Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread
  4. Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
  5. John David Washington, BlacKKKlansman
  6. Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
  7. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
  8. Marcello Fonte, Dogman
  9. Brady Jandreau, The Rider
  10. Nakhane Touré, The Wound
Best Actress
  1. Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
  2. Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird
  3. Toni Collette, Hereditary
  4. Sarah Greene, Rosie
  5. Frances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  6. Viola Davis, Widows
  7. Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace
  8. Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread
  9. Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water/ Constance Wu, Crazy Rich Asians
  10. Charlize Theron, Tully
Best Screenplay
  1. Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird
  2. Paul Thomas Anderson, Phantom Thread
  3. Lynne Ramsay, You Were Never Really Here
  4. Martin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  5. Boots Riley, Sorry to Bother You
  6. Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
  7. Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Leave No Trace
  8. Xavier Legrand, Custody
  9. Dan Kokotajlo, Apostasy
  10. Paweł Pawlikowski, Janusz Głowacki, Cold War
Best Cinematography
  1. Linus Sandgren, First Man
  2. Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
  3. Łukasz Żal, Cold War
  4. Dan Laustsen, The Shape of Water
  5. Benjamin Loeb, Mandy
  6. Joe Anderson, The Old Man and the Gun
  7. Benoît Debie, Climax
  8. Ashley Connor, The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  9. Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, Suspiria
  10. Norm Li, Never Steady, Never Still
Best Documentary
  1. Three Identical Strangers
  2. Katie
  3. The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
  4. Whitney
  5. Filmworker
  6. Studio 54
  7. Free Solo
  8. McQueen
  9. Cambodian Spring
  10. I, Dolours
Best Irish Film
  1. Rosie
  2. Michael Inside
  3. Black 47
  4. The Lonely Battle of Thomas Reid
  5. The Little Stranger
  6. The Breadwinner
  7. Making the Grade
  8. Kissing Candice
  9. Katie
  10. The Image You Missed
Breakthrough Artist
  • Dafhyd Flynn, Michael Inside

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