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Georgia Film Critics Association Nominations Announced: ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ Achieves Best Picture Nomination

We’re closer to the end of critics awards season, getting further from the Shallow. But the Georgia Film Critics Association still managed to announce their yearly nominees. As it turns out, “The Favourite” led the pack with nine nominations. However, “If Beale Street Could Talk” and “A Star Is Born” also led the pack with nine nominations. So, “The Favourite” didn’t entirely live up to its title.

But both “BlacKkKlansman” and “Black Panther” still achieved six nominations each. Meanwhile, critical juggernaut “Roma” landed five. Lastly, the documentary “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” managed to achieve a Best Picture nomination. Given how documentaries typically don’t receive that kind of love, this was a nice surprise.

The full list of nominees can be seen below.

2018 Georgia Film Critics Associations (GAFCA) Nominees:

Best Picture:
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “Eighth Grade”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “First Man”
  • “First Reformed”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “A Quiet Place”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Best Director:
  • “BlacKkKlansman”- Spike Lee
  • “The Favourite”- Yorgos Lanthimos
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”- Barry Jenkins
  • “Roma”- Alfonso Cuaron
  • “A Star Is Born”- Bradley Cooper
Best Actor:
  • Christian Bale- “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper- “A Star Is Born”
  • Ethan Hawke- “First Reformed”
  • Rami Malek- “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • John David Washington- “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Actress:
  • Yalitza Aparicio- “Roma”
  • Toni Collette- “Hereditary”
  • Olivia Colman- “The Favourite”
  • Elsie Fisher- “Eighth Grade”
  • Lady Gaga- “A Star Is Born”
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Mahershala Ali- “Green Book”
  • Timothee Chalamet- “Beautiful Boy”
  • Adam Driver- “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Sam Elliott- “A Star Is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant- “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Amy Adams- “Vice”
  • Claire Foy- “First Man”
  • Regina King- “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie- “Leave No Trace”
  • Emma Stone- “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz- “The Favourite”
Best Original Screenplay:
  • “Eighth Grade”- Bo Burnham
  • “The Favourite”- Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
  • “First Reformed”- Paul Schrader
  • “A Quiet Place”- Bryan Woods, Scott Beck & John Krasinski
  • “Roma”- Alfonso Cuaron
Best Adapted Screenplay:
  • “BlacKkKlansman”- Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel & Kevin Willmott
  • “Black Panther”- Joe Robert Cole & Ryan Coogler
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”- Barry Jenkins
  • “Leave No Trace”- Debra Granik & Anne Rossellini
  • “A Star Is Born”- Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters & Eric Roth
Best Cinematography:
  • “Black Panther”- Rachel Morrison
  • “The Favourite”- Robbie Ryan
  • “First Man”- Linus Sandgren
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”- Barry Jenkins
  • “Roma”- Alfonso Cuaron
Best Production Design:
  • “Black Panther” – Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart
  • “The Favourite” – Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
  • “First Man” – Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
  • “Ready Player One” – Adam Stockhausen, Mark Scruton
Best Original Score:
  • “Annihilation” – Geoff Barrow, Ben Salisbury
  • “BlacKkKlansman” – Terence Blanchard
  • “Black Panther” – Ludwig Göransson
  • “First Man” – Justin Hurwitz
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” – Nicholas Britell
  • “Isle of Dogs”- Alexandre Desplat
Best Original Song:
  • “All the Stars”- Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Mark Spears, Al Shuckburgh, Anthony Tiffith (“Black Panther”)
  • “Girl in the Movies”- Dolly Parton & Linda Perry (“Dumplin'”)
  • “Maybe It’s Time” – Jason Isbell (“A Star is Born”)
  • “The Place Where the Lost Things Go” – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
  • “Shallow” – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt (“A Star is Born”)
  • “Suspirium” – Thom Yorke (“Suspiria”)
  • “Trip A Little Light Fantastic” – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman (“Mary Poppins Returns”)
Best Ensemble:
  • “Black Panther”
  • “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Widows”
Best Foreign Film:
  • “Burning”
  • “Cold War”
  • “The Guilty”
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters”
Breakthrough Award:
  • Yalitza Aparicio- “Roma”
  • Elsie Fisher- “Eighth Grade”
  • Lady Gaga- “A Star is Born”
  • KiKi Layne- “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie- “Leave No Trace”
Best Animated Film:
  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Isle of Dogs”
  • “Mirai”
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Documentary Film:
  • “Free Solo”
  • “Minding The Gap”
  • “RBG”
  • “Three Identical Strangers”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema:
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “Boy Erased”
  • “The Emissary” (short)
  • “First Man”
  • “Game Night”
  • “The Hate U Give”
  • “Love, Simon”
  • “Poor Jane”
  • “Still”

What do you guys think of the GAFCA nominations? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

Winners will be announced on Jan. 11, 2019. 

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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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