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AwardsCircuit Staff Announces Their Collective Nominees and Winners In Front of the Oscars

Happy Oscars!!!

What will become an annual tradition now, as we watch the awards unfold this evening, every year just prior to the start of the Academy Awards ceremony, the Awards Circuit staff will release the collective Staff Awards.  Eligible voting staff members must have been writing continuously for the site for the entire year prior.  Since I (Clayton) do my very own “Best of the Year” nominees and lists, I abstain from voting in these awards unless a tie needs to broken, and then I gladly stop such anarchy.

This year’s eligible writers are Joey Magidson, Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Karen Peterson, Selina Mixner, Alan French, Joseph Braverman, Christopher James, and Shane Slater.

Down below, find the winners along with the nominees.  As you watch the show tonight, know that collectively, the staff mostly feels we could have done a whole lot better.

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2018 AwardsCircuit Staff Awards

BEST MOTION PICTURE

  • “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
  • “BlacKkKlansman” (Focus Features)
  • “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Hereditary” (A24)
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” (Annapurna Pictures)
  • “Roma” (Netflix)
  • “A Star is Born” (Warner Bros.) – WINNER
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features)

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Damien Chazelle – “First Man”
  • Ryan Coogler – “Black Panther”
  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite”
  • Spike Lee – “BlacKkKlansman” – WINNER

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Christian Bale – “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star is Born” – WINNER
  • Ryan Gosling – “First Man”
  • Stephan James – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman”

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Toni Collette – “Hereditary”
  • Olivia Colman – “The Favourite” – WINNER
  • Viola Davis – “Widows”
  • Lady Gaga – “A Star is Born”
  • Emma Stone – “The Favourite”

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Sam Elliott – “A Star is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” – WINNER
  • Brian Tyree Henry – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther”
  • Steven Yeun – “Burning”

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Emily Blunt – “A Quiet Place”
  • Elizabeth Debicki – “Widows”
  • Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Margot Robbie – “Mary Queen of Scots”
  • Michelle Yeoh – “Crazy Rich Asians” – WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “Cold War” – Pawl Pawlikowski, Janusz Glowacki, Piotr Borkowski
  • “Eighth Grade” – Bo Burnham
  • “The Favourite” – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – WINNER
  • “Hereditary” – Ari Aster
  • “Sorry to Bother You” – Boots Riley

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “Black Panther” – Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
  • “BlacKkKlansman” -Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott – WINNER
  • “First Man” – Josh Singer
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry Jenkins
  • “Widows” – Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • “The Grinch” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Incredibles 2” (Pixar)
  • “Isle of Dogs” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (Walt Disney Pictures)
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Sony Pictures) – WINNER

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “Burning” (South Korea)
  • “Capernaum” (Lebanon)
  • “Cold War” (Poland)
  • “Roma” (Mexico) – WINNER
  • “Shoplifters” (Japan)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • “Free Solo” (National Geographic)
  • “Minding the Gap” (Hulu)
  • “RBG” (Magnolia Pictures)
  • “Three Identical Strangers” (NEON)
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (Focus Features) – WINNER

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

  • “Black Panther” – Ludwig Gorannson
  • “BlacKkKlansman” – Terence Blanchard
  • “First Man” – Justin Hurwitz – WINNER
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Nicholas Britell
  • “Mary Queen of Scots” – Max Richter

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “All the Stars” from “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
  • “Hearts Beat Loud” from “Hearts Beat Loud” (Gunpowder & Sky)
  • “Always Remember Us This Way” from “A Star is Born” (Warner Bros.)
  • “I’ll Never Love Again” from “A Star is Born” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Shallow” from “A Star is Born” (Warner Bros.) – WINNER

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “The Favourite” – Robbie Ryan
  • “First Man” – Linus Sandgren
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” – James Laxton – WINNER
  • “Roma” – Alfonso Cuaron
  • “A Star is Born” – Matthew Libatique

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
  • “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) – WINNER
  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Hereditary” (A24)
  • “Mary Poppins Returns” (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
  • “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures) – WINNER
  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Mary Queen of Scots” (Focus Features)

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios)
  • “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “Mary Queen of Scots” (Focus Features) – WINNER
  • “Suspiria” (Amazon Studios)
  • “Vice” (Annapurna Pictures)

BEST FILM EDITING

  • “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures) – WINNER
  • “Minding the Gap” (Hulu)
  • “A Star is Born” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Widows” (20th Century Fox)

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “Avengers: Infinity War” (Marvel Studios) – WINNER
  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Paddington 2” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Ready Player One” (Warner Bros.)
  • “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST SOUND DESIGN

  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures) – WINNER
  • “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” (Paramount Pictures)
  • “A Quiet Place” (Paramount Pictures)
  • “Roma” (Netflix)
  • “A Star is Born” (Warner Bros.)

BEST CAST ENSEMBLE

  • “Black Panther” (Marvel Studios) – WINNER
  • “Crazy Rich Asians” (Warner Bros.)
  • “The Favourite” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • “First Man” (Universal Pictures)
  • “Widows” (20th Century Fox)

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ABOUT CLAYTON DAVIS

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick-off to the awards season, the Critics’ Choice Awards. He’s also an active member of New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets, including The New York TimesCNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film and The Hollywood Reporter.

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