Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) Nominations: ‘Widows’ Gets Some Major Love


The Columbus Film Critics Association (formerly known as the Central Ohio Film Critics Association) recently announced their yearly nominees. Both “The Favourite” and “If Beale Street Could Talk” managed to dominate. However, “Widows” had a strong nomination showing as well. Along with places like Best Picture and Best Ensemble, “Widows” appeared in Best Director and Best Actress for Steve McQueen and Viola Davis, respectively.

2018 Columbus Film Critics Association (COFCA) Awards Nominations:

Best Picture:
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “Eighth Grade”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “First Man”
  • “Hereditary”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “A Quiet Place”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”
  • “Widows”
Best Director:
  • Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
  • Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
  • Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Steve McQueen, “Widows”
Best Actor:
  • Christian Bale, “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
  • Ben Foster, “Leave No Trace”
  • Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”
  • John David Washington, “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Actress:
  • Glenn Close, “The Wife”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
  • Toni Collette, “Hereditary”
  • Viola Davis, “Widows”
  • Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Thomasin McKenzie, “Leave No Trace”
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Timothee Chalamet, “Beautiful Boy”
  • Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Michael B. Jordan, “Black Panther”
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Amy Adams, “Vice”
  • Elizabeth Debicki, “Widows”
  • Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
Best Ensemble:
  • “Black Panther”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Vice”
  • “Widows”
Actor Of The Year (for an exemplary body of work):
  • Emily Blunt- “Mary Poppins Returns,” “A Quiet Place,” and “Sherlock Gnomes”
  • Ethan Hawke- “Blaze,” “First Reformed,” and “Juliet, Naked”
  • Lucas Hedges- “Ben Is Back,” “Boy Erased,” and “Mid90s”
  • Brian Tyree Henry- “Hotel Artemis,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse,” and “Widows”
  • Joaquin Phoenix- “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” “The Sisters Brothers,” and “You Were Never Really Here”
  • Tessa Thompson- “Annihilation,” “Creed II,” and “Sorry To Bother You”
Breakthrough Film Artist:
  • Ari Aster, “Hereditary” (for directing and screenwriting)
  • Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade” (for directing and screenwriting)
  • Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born” (for directing, screenwriting, and acting)
  • Elsie Fisher, “Eighth Grade” (for acting)
  • John Krasinski, “A Quiet Place” (for directing, screenwriting, and acting)
  • Boots Riley, “Sorry To Bother You” (for directing and screenwriting)
Best Cinematography:
  • Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
  • James Laxton, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Pawel Pogorzelski, “Hereditary”
  • Robbie Ryan, “The Favourite”
  • Linus Sandgren, “First Man”
Best Film Editing:
  • Debbie Berman and Michael P. Shawver, “Black Panther”
  • Tom Cross, “First Man”
  • Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough, “Roma”
  • Yorgos Mavropsaridis, “The Favourite”
  • Joe Walker, “Widows”
Best Adapted Screenplay:
  • Gillian Flynn and Steve McQueen, “Widows”
  • Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Phil Lord and Rodney Rothman, “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”
  • Oh Jung-mi and Lee Chang-dong, “Burning” (Beoning)
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters, “A Star Is Born”
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Wilmott, and Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Original Screenplay:
  • Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”
  • Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”
  • Tamara Jenkins, “Private Life”
  • Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski, “A Quiet Place”
Best Score:
  • Terence Blanchard, “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Nicholas Britell, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Ludwig Goransson, “Black Panther”
  • Justin Hurwitz, “First Man”
  • Johann Johannsson, “Mandy”
  • Anna Meredith, “Eighth Grade”
Best Documentary:
  • “Free Solo”
  • “Minding The Gap”
  • “RBG”
  • “Science Fair”
  • “Three Identical Strangers”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Best Foreign Language Film:
  • “Burning” (Beoning)
  • “Cold War” (Zimna Wojna)
  • “Let The Sunshine In” (Un beau soleil interieur)
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters” (Manbiki kazoku)
Best Animated Film:
  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Isle Of Dogs”
  • “Ralph Breaks The Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”
  • “Teen Titans! Go To The Movies”
Best Overlooked Film:
  • “Blindspotting”
  • “Leave No Trace”
  • “Private Life”
  • “Thoroughbreds”
  • “Tully”

What do you guys think of this set of nominees? Were you pleased or displeased with the results? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

Winners will be announced on Jan. 3, 2019.

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