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Houston Film Critics Society Nominees – ‘Hereditary’ Surprises in Picture, ‘The Favourite’ Leads Noms

The Houston Film Critics Society announced their nominations over the weekend and handed out some interesting nominations. While many of their nominations feel like standard picks, they surprised with some nominations. They apparently liked some of the horror offerings this year, with “Hereditary” picking up a Best Picture nomination. Toni Colette got into the Lead Actress race as well. Meanwhile, “Suspiria” grabbed three nominations as well, with citations for Score and a double nomination for best poster. “The Favourite” led overall nominations with seven, while “Black Panther” received six nominations as well. “If Beale Street Could Talk” also tied “Black Panther” for six nominations. The rest of the nominations are found below.

2018 Houston Film Critics Society Nominees 

Best Picture
“A Star Is Born”
“Black Panther”
“Eighth Grade”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“The Favourite”
“First Reformed”
“Green Book”
Best Director
Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”
Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite”
Adam McKay – “Vice”
Best Actor
Christian Bale – “Vice”
Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”
Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book”
Best Actress
Glenn Close – “The Wife”
Toni Collette – “Hereditary”
Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga – “A Star is Born”
Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali – “Green Book”
Timothee Chalamet – “Beautiful Boy”
Adam Driver – “BlacKkKlansman”
Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Michael B. Jordan – “Black Panther”
Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams – “Vice”
Claire Foy – “First Man”
Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone –  “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz – “The Favourite”
Best Screenplay
Bo Burnham – “Eighth Grade”
Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara – “The Favourite”
Paul Schrader – “First Reformed”
Barry Jenkins – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Adam McKay – “Vice”
Best Cinematography
Rachel Morrison – “Black Panther”
Linus Sandgren – “First Man”
Robbie Ryan – “The Favourite”
James Laxton – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”
Best Animated Film
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Best Original Score
Ludwig Göransson –  “Black Panther”
Justin Hurwitz – “First Man”
Nicholas Britell – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Alexandre Desplat – “Isle of Dogs”
Thom Yorke – “Suspiria”


Best Original Song
“All the Stars,” – “Black Panther”
“Ashes” – “Deadpool 2”
“Hearts Beat Loud” – “Hearts Beat Loud”
“Revelation” – “Boy Erased”
“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born”


Best Foreign Language Film
“Cold War”
Best Documentary Feature
“Free Solo”
“Minding the Gap”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Texas Independent Film Award
“An American in Texas”
“The Standoff at Sparrow Creek”
“Support the Girls”
Visual Effects
“Black Panther”
“First Man”
“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
Best Poster
“BlacKkKlansman” (two)
“Suspiria” (two)
Best Worst Film of the Year
“5:17 to Paris”
“The Happytime Murders”
“Life Itself”

What do you think of the Houston Film Critics Society nominations? Are you surprised they went for Colette? Let us hear your thoughts in the comments below!

The Houston Film Critics Society” will announce their winners on Jan. 3, 2019. 

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 Alan French

Alan French is a movie buff, a TV lover, and a sports fanatic. His favorite TV shows are 'Parks and Recreation,' 'Rick and Morty' and 'Game of Thrones.' He's also a Spielberg fanatic. You can find him on Twitter and Medium @TheAlanFrench.

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