Austin Film Critics Association Awards Winners- ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Emerges The Big Winner

The critical love for “If Beale Street Could Talk” knows no bounds. The New York-based drama is also winning the hearts of critics in the Lone Star state. The Austin Film Critics Association made it their big winner, giving it four prizes. However, they did manage to spread the wealth with their overall winners.

For instance, while “Roma” took home Best Cinematography, it was “Burning” that won Best Foreign Language Film. Also, Boots Riley won Best Original Screenplay for “Sorry To Bother You,” winning one of his first prizes of the season if not his first.

Other winners include “Support The Girls” winning the Austin Film Award. This particular prize goes to films made in Austin and/or made by Austin filmmakers. The rest of the winners can be seen down below.

2018 Austin Film Critics Association (AFCA) Winners:

Best Film:

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Director:

Barry Jenkins- “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Actress:

Olivia Colman- “The Favourite”

Best Actor:

Ethan Hawke- “First Reformed”

Best Supporting Actress:

Regina King- “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Supporting Actor:

Richard E. Grant- “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Ensemble:


Best Original Screenplay:

Boots Riley- “Sorry To Bother You”

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Barry Jenkins- “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Cinematography:

Alfonso Cuaron- “Roma”

Best Score:

Johann Johannsson- “Mandy”

Best Editing:

Tom Cross- “First Man”

Best Foreign Language Film:


Best Documentary:

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Best Animated Film:

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”

Best Stunts:

“Mission Impossible- Fallout”

Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance:

Josh Brolin- “Avengers: Infinity War”

Best First Film:

“Eighth Grade”

The Robert R. “Bobby” McCurdy Memorial Breakthrough Artist Award:

Brian Tyree Henry- “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” and “Widows”

Austin Film Award:

“Support The Girls”

Special Honorary Award: 

To Bo Burnham, Elsie Fisher, and Josh Hamilton for their collaborative work on “Eighth Grade.”

AFCA Top 10 Films:
  1. “The Favourite”
  2. “Roma”
  3. “Blindspotting”
  4. “You Were Never Really Here”
  5. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”
  6. “First Reformed”
  7. “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  8. “Eighth Grade”
  9. “Shoplifters”
  10. “Suspiria”


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