The New York Film Critics Circle has named Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" the Best Picture of 2018. Cuaron also nabbed the best director and Best Cinematography prizes for his film, which is a deeply personal portrait of his childhood in 1970s Mexico and a heartfelt tribute to the maid that raised him.
The Best Screenplay prize went to Paul Schrader for his magnificent "First Reformed," that film also garnered Ethan Hawke a Best Actor win. However, the biggest surprise of the afternoon was Regina Hall's Best Actress win for her work in the micro-indie "Support the Girls," does this now position King as a possible nominee for the Oscar? I wouldn't jump the gun just yet, but she has become the dark horse to nab that fifth and final spot.
Richard E. Grant's brilliant work in "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" was compensated with a Best Supporting Actor prize, whereas Regina Hall's performance as a desperate mother in "If Beale Street Could Talk" won her Best Supporting Actress.
Best Film: Roma
Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Best Screenplay: Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Best Actress: Regina Hall, Support the Girls
Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk.
Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Best Cinematography: Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)
Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Best Foreign Language Film: Pawel Pawlikowski‘s Cold War
Best Documentary Feature: Minding The Gap
Best First Feature: Eighth Grade