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Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma,” won a total of five awards and was named the Best Picture of 2018 by the Chicago Film Critics Association. The film, which received the most nominations from the group with nine also won the Foreign Film prize and three awards for Cuaron himself for Director, Cinematography and Editing, the latter shared with co-editor Adam Gough.

Four movies – “The Favourite,” “First Reformed,” “Hereditary,” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” tied for second place in the award count with two prizes each.

Among the other winners, “Minding the Gap,” the powerful story of three young men in Rockford, IL who turn to skateboarding and each other as a way of dealing with the troubles in their own lives, won the Best Documentary award. Elsie Fisher, the heartbreaking center of the comedy-drama “Eighth Grade,” received the Most Promising Performer prize. 

2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Winners

Best Picture: Roma

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (-) Roma

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke (-) First Reformed

Best Actress: Toni Collette (-) Hereditary

Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant (-) Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actress: Olivia Colman (-) The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader (-) First Reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins (-) If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Foreign Film: Roma

Best Documentary: Minding the Gap

Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Cinematography: Roma (-) Alfonso Cuaron

Best Editing: Roma (-) Alfonso Cuaron & Adam Gough

Best Art Direction/Production Design: The Favourite

Best Original Score: If Beale Street Could Talk (-) Nicholas Britell

Best Use of Visual Effects: Annihilation

Most Promising Filmmaker: Ari Aster (-) Hereditary

Most Promising Performer: Elsie Fisher (-) Eighth Grade

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