Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2018: Full list of winners at LAFCA

Winners of the 44th annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards (LAFCA) were announced Sunday (Dec. 9). These honorees will be celebrated at a ceremony in the City of Angels on Jan. 12. Historically, the West coast critics have feted different films and performances than those that merited mention by the Gotham crowd. This year, the big winner with the New York Film Critics Circle was “Roma,” which won Best Picture as well as both Best Director and Best Cinematography for Alfonso Cuaron.

Over the course of its 43-year history, LAFCA has predicted only 10 winners of the Best Picture Oscar. Granted two of those double dippers were very recently. While their top pick last year lost (“Call Me by Your Name” was bested at the Oscars by “The Shape of Water”) the L.A. critics did foresee the (eventual) win by “Moonlight” in 2017 and that of “Spotlight” in 2016.

BEST PICTURE
“Roma”
Runner-up: “Burning”

BEST DIRECTOR
Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace”
Runner-up: Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”

BEST ACTOR
Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
Runner-up: Ben Foster, “Leave No Trace”

BEST ACTRESS
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Runner-up: Toni Collette, “Hereditary”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Steven Yeun, “Burning”
Runner-up: Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Runner-up: Elizabeth Debicki, “Widows”

BEST SCREENPLAY
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Runner-up: Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”

BEST FILM EDITING
Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap”
Runner-up: Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, “Roma”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma”
Runner-up: James Laxton, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Hannah Beachler, “Black Panther”
Runner-up: Fiona Crombie, “The Favourite”

BEST MUSIC SCORE
Nicholas Britell, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Runner-up: Justin Hurwitz, “First Man”

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
“Burning” and “Shoplifters” (tie)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Runner-up: “Incredibles 2”

BEST DOCUMENTARY/NONFICTION FILM
“Shirkers”
Runner-up: “Minding the Gap”

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