Thursday 20 December 2018

For your consideration: my Critics' Circle votes 2018

Director of the Year
1. Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
2. Nuri Bilge Ceylan, The Wild Pear Tree
3. Catherine Corsini, An Impossible Love (opens Jan 4)
4. Debra Granik, Leave No Trace
5. Paul Schrader, First Reformed

(Honorable mentions: John Krasinski, A Quiet Place; Tamara Jenkins, Private Life; Xavier Legrand, Custody; Steve McQueen, Widows.)

Screenwriter of the Year
1. Catherine Corsini and Laurette Polmanss, An Impossible Love
2. Tamara Jenkins, Private Life
3. Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan, Wildlife
4. Robin Campillo and Philippe Mangeot, 120 Beats Per Minute
5. Paul Schrader, First Reformed

(Honorable mentions: Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, Leave No Trace; Steve McQueen and Gillian Flynn, Widows; Drew Goddard, Bad Times at the El Royale.)

Actor of the Year
1. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
2. Ben Foster, Leave No Trace
3. Denis Menochet, Custody
4. Max Hubacher, The Captain

(Honorable mentions: Logan Marshall-Green, Upgrade; Harry Dean Stanton, Lucky; Paul Giamatti, Private Life; Claes Bang, The Square; Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, 120 BPM.)

Actress of the Year
1. Virginie Efira, An Impossible Love
2. Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
3. Kathryn Hahn, Private Life
4. Alia Bhatt, Raazi
5. Amandla Stenberg, The Hate U Give

(Honorable mentions: Yalitza Aparicio, Roma; Thomasin McKenzie, Leave No Trace; Glenn Close, The Wife; Laia Artigas, Summer 1993; Rachel McAdams, Game Night.)

Supporting Actor of the Year
1. Sam Elliott, A Star is Born
2. Russell Crowe, Boy Erased (opens Feb 8)
4. Russell Hornsby, The Hate U Give
5. Sam Neill, Sweet Country

(Honourable mentions: Alun Armstrong, Funny Cow and Possum; Jeff Bridges, Bad Times at the El Royale; Evan Peters, American Animals; Dave Bautista, Avengers: Infinity War and Hotel Artemis.)

Supporting Actress of the Year
1. Jehnny Beth, An Impossible Love
2. Cynthia Erivo, Bad Times at the El Royale and Widows
3. Elizabeth Debicki, Widows
4. Claudia O'Doherty, The Festival
5. Mackenzie Davis, Tully

(Honourable mentions: Rachel McAdams, Disobedience; Elizabeth Moss, The Square; Adele Haenel, 120 Beats Per Minute.)

British/Irish Actress of the Year
1. Carey Mulligan, Wildlife
2. Siobhan Finneran, Apostasy
3. Rachel Weisz, Disobedience
4. Kelly Macdonald, Puzzle
5. Jessie Buckley, Beast

(Honourable mentions: Claire Foy, Unsane; Jodie Whittaker, Journeyman; Joanna Scanlon, Pin Cushion; Maxine Peake, Funny Cow; Banita Sandhu, October.)

British/Irish Actor of the Year
1. Paddy Considine, Journeyman and Funny Cow
2. Sean Harris, Mission Impossible: Fallout and Possum
3. Colin Farrell, Widows
4. Aml Ameen, Yardie
5. Barry Keoghan, American Animals

(Honourable mentions: Johnny Flynn, Beast; Joe Thomas, The Festival; Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince.)

Young British/Irish Performer
1. Banita Sandhu, October
2. Molly Wright, Apostasy
3. Noah Jupe, A Quiet Place

Breakthrough British/Irish Filmmaker
1. Christopher Kelly, writer-director, A Cambodian Spring
2. Michael Pearce, writer-director, Beast
3. Matthew Holness, writer-director, Possum
4. Daniel Kokotajlo, writer-director, Apostasy
5. Jules Nurrish, writer, Anchor and Hope

My Top 20 films of the year will run over the New Year period.

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