'The Favourite' & 'A Star Is Born' Tops Atlanta Film Critics Circle Winners

Updated: Jan 20, 2019


Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born (2018)

On Monday, the winners of the Atlanta Film Critics Circle 2018 awards were revealed, placing THE FAVOURITE and A STAR IS BORN as the top winners. Representing the peak of film industry coverage in Atlanta, the group was recently highlighted by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, when the official winners debuted (Clip Found Here). Spotlighting documentaries, musicals, and grand dramas, the presented list celebrates all genres of films and filmmakers to create a cohesive list that describes what critics thought of 2018's pickings at the multiplex. The official list can be found below.



Joe Alwyn in The Favourite (2018)

Top 10 Films

1. THE FAVOURITE

2. A STAR IS BORN

3. ROMA

4. A QUIET PLACE

5. FIRST REFORMED

6. EIGHTH GRADE

7. BLACKkKLANSMAN

8. Tie: FIRST MAN & WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

9. BLACK PANTHER


Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (2017)

Best Lead Actor

Ethan Hawke in FIRST REFORMED


Olivia Colman in The Favourite (2018)

Best Lead Actress

Olivia Colman in THE FAVORITE


Sam Elliott, Bradley Cooper, and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born (2018)

Best Supporting Actor

Sam Elliott in A STAR IS BORN


Emma Stone in The Favourite (2018)

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone in THE FAVORITE


Nicholas Hoult and James Smith in The Favourite (2018)

Best Ensemble Cast

THE FAVOURITE


Alfonso Cuarón in Roma (2018)

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón for ROMA


Yorgos Lanthimos in The Favourite (2018)

Best Screenplay

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara for THE FAVOURITE


Fred Rogers in Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

Best Documentary

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?


Roma (2018)

Best Foreign Language Film

ROMA



Best Animated Film

ISLE OF DOGS


Alfonso Cuarón and Yalitza Aparicio in Roma (2018)

Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuarón for ROMA


Ryan Gosling in First Man (2018)

Best Original Score

Justin Hurwitz for FIRST MAN


Emily Robinson and Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (2018)

AFCC Special Award for BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER

Tie: Elsie Fisher and Lady Gaga


Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born (2018)

AFCC Special Award for BEST FIRST FILM

Bradley Cooper for A STAR IS BORN


These winners should be an accurate representation of what to expect, heading into awards season, spearheaded by the Golden Globes, whose nominations debut this Thursday. Felicia Feaster, co-founder of the Atlanta Film Critics Circle, had this to say about the clear winner, THE FAVOURITE. “The film is defined by incredible performances and a powerful rendering of the viciousness behind class divisions,” says AFCC co-founder Felicia Feaster. “Though set in the 18th century, there is clear resonance for our current age and the often brutal circumstances for women who are powerless and lack social standing in Yorgos Lanthimos’ trenchant rendering of gender divisions and power."


The Atlanta Film Critics Circle was founded in 2017 and represents film critics in print and digital journalists living the in the Atlanta area.

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