Los Angeles Film Critics Association Names ‘Roma’ Best Picture of 2018

(L to R) Marco Graf as Pepe, Daniela Demesa as Sofi, Yalitza Aparicio as Cleo, Marina De Tavira as Sofia, Diego Cortina Autrey as Toño, Carlos Peralta Jacobson as Paco in Roma, written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Photo by Carlos Somonte
Another week and another Best Picture prize for Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma." What can I say, the most deserving film is sweeping awards season, it has now won the top prize with critics groups in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, and Philadelphia. However, don't expect it to also win the Oscar, no siree. "Roma" is too artsy, too slow and ponder-some for Academy members to jump on that bandwagon. It is still very much a race between "Green Book" and "A Star is Born" as far as I'm concerned.

Best Picture:“Roma”
Runner up: “Burning”
Best Director:Debra Granik, “Leave No Trace”
Runner up: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Best Actress: Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Runner up: Toni Collette, “Hereditary”
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”
Runner up: Ben Foster, “Leave No Trace:
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Runner up: Elizabeth Debicki, “Widows”
Best Supporting Actor: Steven Yeun, “Burning”
Runner up: Hugh Grant, “Paddington 2”
Best Animation:“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”
Runner up: “Incredibles 2”
Best Screenplay: Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Runner up: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”
Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film:“Shirkers”
Runner up: “Minding the Gap”
Best Foreign Language Film (tie): “Burning” and “Shoplifters”
Best Editing: Joshua Altman and Bing Liu, “Minding the Gap”
Runner up: Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough, “Roma”
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 Cinematography: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Runner up: James Laxton, “If Beale Street Could Talk”