Roma takes top honours from the New York Film Critics' Circle

First Reformed also among the winners

by Jennie Kermode

Roma
Roma Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival

Alfonso Cuarón's Roma has secured the 2018 awards for Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematography from the New York Film Critics' Circle. One of the first big events of the season, the announcement of these prizes are seen as important in shaping up the list of contenders for Golden Globes and Oscar glory. They will be presented at a special dinner in January.

Roma, which opened this year's Venice Film Festival and won the Golden Lion, is based in part on the Mexican director's childhood.

Those award winners in full:-

Best Film

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Screenplay

Best Actress:

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actress

  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actor

  • Richard E Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Foreign Language Film

Best Cinematography

  • Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Nonfiction Film

  • Minding The Gap (Bing Liu)

Best First Film

  • Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham)

Best Animated Film

  • Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)

Special Awards

  • David Schwartz, stepping down as Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image after 33 years. Kino Classics Box Set Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers
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