2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ gets ringing endorsement from Philly critics, Christian Bale and Viola Davis pick up first wins

Roma” is clearly the critics’ favorite this year. It added a fifth win this weekend when it was named Best Picture by the Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC). But these journos in the City of Brotherly Love shared the wealth with a slew of other titles. Christian Bale (“Vice”) and Viola Davis (“Widows”) won their first hardware of awards season for their riveting work in leading roles. (Scroll down to see the full scorecard to date.)

While Alfonso Cuaron won Best Cinematography for “Roma,” he did not add to his haul of Best Director awards (five and counting) as the Philly crowd went with Barry Jenkins (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) instead. That film’s scene stealer, Regina King, is looking like a lock for Best Supporting Actress as she added the Philadelphia award to the prizes she picked up from D.C., Detroit, New York and Toronto). And Richard E. Grant added to his New York and Chicago wins for his urbane featured performance in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Last year, “Get Out” reigned as the leader among the critics groups with nine wins versus seven for “Lady Bird” while eventual Best Picture winner “The Shape of Water” was tops with just two groups. In 2016, “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were tied at 14 wins apiece among the major film critics groups. In 2015,  Oscar winner “Spotlight” was the clear favorite among the scribes, with “Mad Max: Fury Road” far back in second place.

In 2014, “Boyhood” had twice as many wins as the showbiz-themed “Birdman,” which then proved to be the favorite of the industry. 2013’s Oscar champ “12 Years a Slave” held the edge among the critics although the guilds split between it, “American Hustle” and “Gravity.” And in 2012, critics darling “Argo” was able to overcome the snub of Ben Affleck by the directors branch of the academy to take the top Oscar.

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BEST PICTURE

“Roma” (5)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Eighth Grade”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

“The Favourite”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma” (5)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Barry Jenkins
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Adam McKay, “Vice”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

BEST ACTOR

Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” (5)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

BEST ACTRESS

Toni Collette, “Hereditary” (2)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” (2)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)

Viola Davis, “Widows”
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Regina Hall, “Support the Girls”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (3)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

Josh Hamilton, “Eighth Grade”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

Steven Yeun, “Burning”
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” (5)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“The Favorite” (3)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA) – tie
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“First Reformed” (3)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Original
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA) – tie

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Adapted

“Green Book”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) – tie

“The Hate U Give”
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

“If Beale Street Could Talk”
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) – Adapted

“Vice”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) – tie

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (3)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

“Isle of Dogs” (3)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Incredibles 2”
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (4)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Minding the Gap” (2)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

“Three Identical Strangers”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Roma” (4)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA)
Philadelphia Film Critics Circle (PFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Burning”
Toronto Film Critics Assn. (TFCA)

“Cold War”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

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