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In a Squeaker, National Society of Film Critics Goes for ‘Rider’ Over ‘Roma’

The Natonal Society of Film Critics issued their year-end awards last night, and here are the winners, along with runners up. I like that they gave you the point totals for each, too. Would be interesting if the Academy did the same. 

BEST ACTRESS:

  • Olivia Colman (The Favourite) – 36 points
  • Regina Hall (Support the Girls) – 33
  • Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) – 27

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS:

  • Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) – 47
  • Elizabeth Debicki (Widows) – 37
  • Emma Stone (The Favourite) – 24

BEST ACTOR:

  • Ethan Hawke (First Reformed) – 58
  • Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) – 30
  • Ben Foster (Leave No Trace) – 25 and John C. Reilly (The Sisters Brothers, Stan & Ollie) – 25

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR:

  • Steven Yeun (Burning) – 40
  • Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) – 35
  • Brian Tyree Henry (If Beale Street Could Talk, Widows, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) – 32

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY:

  • Roma (Alfonso Cuarσn) – 70
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (James Laxton) – 26
  • Cold War (Lukasz Zal) – 24

BEST SCREENPLAY:

  • The Death of Stalin (Armando Iannucci, David Schneider, Ian Martin) – 47
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty) – 27
  • The Favourite (Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara) – 24

BEST PICTURE:

  • The Rider – 44
  • Roma – 41
  • Burning – 27

BEST DIRECTOR:

  • Alfonso Cuarσn (Roma) – 60
  • Lee Chang-dong (Burning) – 22 and Chloι Zhao (The Rider) – 22

BEST FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM:

  • Roma – 44
  • Cold War – 34
  • Burning – 30 and Shoplifters – 30

BEST NON-FICTION FILM:

  • Minding the Gap – 35
  • Shirkers – 31
  • Amazing Grace – 24

FILM HERITAGE AWARD:

  • To the team of producers, editors, restorers, technicians, and cineastes who labored for decades to bring Orson Welles's The Other Side of the Wind to completion for a new generation of movie lovers.
  • To the Museum of Modern Art for restoring Ernst Lubitsch's 1923 film Rosita, starring Mary Pickford.

SPECIAL CITATION for a film awaiting U.S. distribution: A Family Tour (Ying Liang, Taiwan/Hong Kong/Singapore/Malaysia).

Closest race was best actress and best film. One wonders if “Roma” might‘ve won its best pic if it also wasn’t up for best foreign-language film. 

Still need to see “The Rider.” P and I saw “Minding the Gap” yesterday. I went in thinking it was about daredevil skateboarders. Nope.

Here are the past winners from the Natonal Society of Film Critics, so you can see if you agree much. I tend to, give or take a Godard:

2000 Yi Yi
2001 Mulholland Drive
2002 The Pianist
2003 American Splendor
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2005 Capote
2006 Pan's Labyrinth
2007 There Will Be Blood
2008 Waltz with Bashir 
2009 The Hurt Locker
2010 The Social Network
2011 Melancholia
2012 Amour
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis
2014 Goodbye to Language
2015 Spotlight
2016 Moonlight
2017 Lady Bird
2018 The Rider
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Posted at 10:18 AM on Sun. Jan 06, 2019 in category Movies - Awards  
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