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Boston Society Film Critics Winners Revealed: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Speaks Volumes

If Beale Street Could Talk Stephan James Kiki Layne

So, the Boston Society Of Film Critics announced their winners yesterday and their love for “If Beale Street Could Talk” was vocal. The NY-based drama managed to win three prizes: Best Film, Best Score, and Best Supporting Actress. But their love for films in New York City didn’t stop there since “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” won three prizes as well.

Meanwhile, “Shoplifters” took home Best Foreign Language Film and Lynne Ramsay pulled out a strong victory in Best Director, continuing her critical momentum.

Full List Of Winners And Runners-Up:

Best Picture:

Winner: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Runner-up: “Shoplifters”

Best Director:

Winner: Lynne Ramsay, “You Were Never Really Here”

Runner-up: Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Best Actor:

Winner: John C. Reilly, “Stan & Ollie”

Runner-up: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”

Best Actress:

Winner: Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Runner-up: Sakura Ando, “Shoplifters”

Best Supporting Actor:

Winner: Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Runner-up: (TIE) Steven Yeun, “Burning” & Brian Tyree Henry, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Best Supporting Actress:

Winner: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Runner-up: J. Smith-Cameron, “Nancy”If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Screenplay:

Winner: Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Runner-up: Tamara Jenkins, “Private Life”

Best Original Score:

Winner: Nicholas Britell, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Runner-up: (TIE) Justin Hurwitz, “First Man” & Jonny Greenwood, “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Animated Film:

Winner: “Isle Of Dogs”

Runner-up: “Ralph Breaks The Internet”

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Best Foreign Language Film:

Winner: “Shoplifters”

Runner-up: “Cold War”

Best Documentary:

Winner: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Runner-up: “Three Identical Strangers”

Best Cinematography:

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”

Runner-up: Lukasz Zal, “Cold War”

Best Editing:First Man Cockpit Ryan Gosling

Winner: Tom Cross, “First Man”

Runner-up: Bob Murawski and Orson Welles, “The Other Side Of The Wind”

Best New Filmmaker:

Winner: Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”

Runner-up: Ari Aster, “Hereditary”

Best Ensemble:

Winner: “Shoplifters”

Runner-up: “The Favourite”

What do you guys think of this set of winners? Did some of your favorite films of the year get rewarded? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

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

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Written by Matt St.Clair

Matt St.Clair is a freelance film journalist currently residing in Connecticut. He is a member of the Gay & Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association and the Online Film & Television Association.


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