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Vancouver Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Roma’ and “First Reformed’ Win Big

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The Vancouver Film Critics Circle just announced their set of winners including “Roma” for Best Picture. But while “Roma” took home the top prize and also Foreign Language Film, it was “First Reformed” that emerged the big winner. The faith-based drama took home three awards including Best Director and Best Screenplay for Paul Schrader and Best Actor for Ethan Hawke.

Also, there is more proof of how crazy the Best Actress race is. All three nominees in that category: Olivia Colman, Regina Hall, and Melissa McCarthy, managed to achieve a three-way tie.  Meanwhile, Richard E. Grant continues his critical dominance as he picked up another Supporting Actor prize.

2018 Vancouver Film Critics Circle Winners And Nominees:

Best Picture:
  • “The Favourite”
  • “First Reformed”
  • “Roma”
Best Director:
  • Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
  • Paul Schrader, “First Reformed”
Best Actor:
  • Christian Bale, “Vice”
  • Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
  • Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

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Best Actress:
  • Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (TIE)
  • Regina Hall, “Support The Girls” (TIE)
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (TIE)
Best Supporting Actor:
  • Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
  • Peter Bogdanovich, “The Other Side Of The Wind”
  • Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Steven Yeun, “Burning”
Best Supporting Actress:
  • Claire Foy, “First Man”
  • Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

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Best Screenplay:
  • Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”
  • Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”
  • Paul Schrader, “First Reformed”
Best Foreign Language Film:
  • “Burning”
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters”
Best Documentary:
  • “Free Solo”
  • “Minding The Gap”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

What do you guys think of this set of winners? Were you happy to see films like “Roma” win big? Please feel free to 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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