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.
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