Online Film Critics Society Ballot 2018

  • Complete list of winners is posted at ofcs.org


Below is my December 27th ballot for the 22nd annual Online Film Critics Society Awards honoring movies released domestically in the United States during the 2018 calendar year. Each category is ordered according to my preferential rankings. Group winners are labeled in red. (No option to abstain was supplied this year.)


Best Picture

#1
If Beale Street Could Talk

Review

#2
You Were Never Really Here

Review

#3
Hereditary

Review

#4
Eighth Grade

Review

#5
BlacKkKlansman

Review

#6
The Favourite

Review

#7
Annihilation

Review

#8
Roma

WINNER

Review

#9
A Star Is Born

Review

#10
First Reformed

Review

#11
Suspiria

Review

Best Animated Film

#2
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

WINNER

Review

#2
Mirai

Review

#3
Incredibles 2

Review

#4
Isle of Dogs

Review

#5
Ralph Breaks
the Internet

Review

Best Film Not in the English Language

#1
Shoplifters [Manbiki kazoku]

Review

#2
Burning [Beoning]

Review

#3
Roma

WINNER

Review

#4
Cold War [Zimna wojna]

Review

Best Documentary

#1
Minding the Gap

Review

#2
Shirkers

Review

#3
Three Identical Strangers

Review

#4
Free Solo

Review

#5
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

WINNER

Review

Best Director

#1
Lynne Ramsay
(You Were Never Really Here)

Review

#2
Barry Jenkins
(If Beale Street Could Talk)

Review

#3
Yorgos Lanthimos
(The Favourite)

Review

#4
Alfonso Cuarón
(Roma)

WINNER

Review

#5
Spike Lee
(BlacKkKlansman)

Review

Best Lead Actor

#1
Ethan Hawke
(First Reformed)

WINNER

Review

#2
Joaquin Phoenix
(You Were Never Really Here)

Review

#3
Bradley Cooper
(A Star Is Born)

Review

#4
Christian Bale
(Vice)

Review

#5
John David
Washington

(BlacKkKlansman)

Review

Best Lead Actress

#1
Toni Collette
(Hereditary)

WINNER

Review

#2
Regina Hall
(Support the Girls)

Review

#3
Olivia Colman
(The Favourite)

Review

#4
Yalitza Aparicio
(Roma)

Review

#5
Lady Gaga
(A Star Is Born)

Review

Best Supporting Actor

#1
Richard E. Grant
(Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Review

#2
Steven Yeun
(Burning)

Review

#3
Mahershala Ali
(Green Book)

Review

#4
Michael B. Jordan
(Black Panther)

WINNER

Review

#5
Adam Driver
(BlacKkKlansman)

Review

Best Supporting Actress

#1
Regina King
(If Beale Street Could Talk)

WINNER

Review

#2
Elizabeth Debicki
(Widows)

Review

#3
Thomasin McKenzie
(Leave No Trace)

Review

#4
Rachel Weisz
(The Favourite)

Review

#5
Emma Stone
(The Favourite)

Review

Best Original Screenplay

#1
Boots Riley
(Sorry to Bother You)

Review

#2
Bo Burnham
(Eighth Grade)

Review

#3
Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
(The Favourite)

Review

#4
Paul Schrader
(First Reformed)

WINNER

Review

#5
Alfonso Cuarón
(Roma)

Review

Best Adapted Screenplay

#1
Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
(Leave No Trace)

Review

#2
Barry Jenkins
(If Beale Street Could Talk)

WINNER

Review

#3
Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee
(BlacKkKlansman)

Review

#4
Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
(Can You Ever
Forgive Me?)

Review

#5
Gillian Flynn & Steve McQueen
(Widows)

Review

Best Editing

#1
Tom Cross
(First Man)

Review

#2
Joe Walker
(Widows)

Review

#3
Eddie Hamilton
(Mission: Impossible – Fallout)

WINNER

Review

#4
Yorgos
Mavropsaridis

(The Favourite)

Review

#5
Alfonso Cuarón & Adam Gough
(Roma)

Review

Best Cinematography

#1
James Laxton
(If Beale Street Could Talk)

Review

#2
Alfonso Cuarón
(Roma)

WINNER

Review

#3
Lukasz Zal
(Cold War)

Review

#4
Linus Sandgren
(First Man)

Review

#5
Robbie Ryan
(The Favourite)

Review

Best Original Score

#1
Nicholas Britell
(If Beale Street Could Talk)

WINNER

Review

#2
Ludwig
Göransson

(Black Panther)

Review

#3
Thom Yorke
(Suspiria)

Review

#4
Justin Hurwitz
(First Man)

Review

#5
Alexandre Desplat
(Isle of Dogs)

Review

Best Debut Feature

#1
Boots Riley
(Sorry to Bother You)

Review

#2
Ari Aster
(Hereditary)

WINNER

Review

#3
Bo Burnham
(Eighth Grade)

Review

#4
Bradley Cooper
(A Star Is Born)

Review

#5
Carlos López Estrada
(Blindspotting)

Review

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