North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards Nominations: ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ and ‘Roma’ Dominate


If Beale Street Could Talk,” it would say that the North Carolina Film Critics Association showered it with praise. Both that and “Roma” were the nomination leaders for their annual awards with six nominations each. That being said, both “First Man” and “BlacKkKlansman” still had a decent showing.

2018 North Carolina Film Critics Association Awards Nominations:

Best Narrative Film:
  • “Black Panther”
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “First Man”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Roma”

Best Documentary Film:
  • “Free Solo”
  • “RBG”
  • “Shirkers”
  • “Three Identical Strangers”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
Best Animated Film:
  • “The Incredibles 2”
  • “Isle Of Dogs”
  • “Ralph Breaks The Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”
  • “Teen Titans Go! To The Movies”
Best Foreign Language Film:
  • “Burning”
  • “Capernaum”
  • “Cold War”
  • “The Guilty”
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters”
Best Director:
  • Damien Chazelle- “First Man”
  • Joel and Ethan Coen- “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”
  • Alfonso Cuaron- “Roma”
  • Barry Jenkins- “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Spike Lee- “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Cinematography:
  • Alfonso Cuaron- “Roma”
  • Bruno Delbonnel- “The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs”
  • James Laxton- “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Linus Sandgren- “First Man”
  • Lukasz Zal- “Cold War”
Best Actor:
  • Christian Bale- “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper- “A Star Is Born”
  • Ethan Hawke- “First Reformed”
  • Rami Malek- “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • John David Washington- “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Mahershala Ali- “Green Book”
  • Adam Driver- “BlacKkKlansman”
  • Sam Elliott- “A Star Is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant- “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Michael B. Jordan- “Black Panther”
Best Actress:
  • Yalitza Aparicio- “Roma”
  • Olivia Colman- “The Favourite”
  • Toni Collette- “Hereditary”
  • Lady Gaga- “A Star Is Born”
  • Melissa McCarthy- “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Elizabeth Debicki- “Widows”
  • Nicole Kidman- “Boy Erased”
  • Regina King- “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Emma Stone- “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz- “The Favourite”
Best Original Screenplay:
  • Bo Burnham- “Eighth Grade”
  • Alfonso Cuaron- “Roma”
  • Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara- “The Favourite”
  • Boots Riley- “Sorry To Bother You”
  • Paul Schrader- “First Reformed”
Best Adapted Screenplay:
  • Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole- “Black Panther”
  • Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty- “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Barry Jenkins- “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters- “A Star Is Born”
  • Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee- “BlacKkKlansman”
Best Special Effects:
  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “First Man”
  • “Mission Impossible- Fallout”
  • “Ready Player One”
Best Music:
  • “Annihilation”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “First Man”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “A Star Is Born”
Ken Hanke Memorial Tar Heel Award

This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was dedicated to longtime North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke

  • Lucas Hedges (“Boy Erased,” “Ben Is Back”)- UNC School of the Arts
  • David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (“Halloween”)- UNC School of the Arts
  • Peyton Reed (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”)- North Carolina native

What do you guys think of these nominations? Are you pleased or surprised by the results? Please share your thoughts in the comments section!

The winners will be announced on Jan. 2, 2019. 

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