The Seattle Film Critics Society (“SFCS”) awarded the top prize of Best Picture of the Year to Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, a semi-autobiographical film that follows the life of a live-in housekeeper during a politically turbulent time in Mexico City. Roma also won three other awards, including Best Director and Best Foreign Film.
“In a year of far-ranging, deeply personal films made by many of the industry’s most respected filmmakers, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma struck a chord with several SFCS members, who found its look, tone, and introspective nature something that spoke to them,” said Seattle Film Critics Society President Mike Ward. “With the films honored this year, 2018 proves to be a powerful year of representation, the emergence of new voices in the stories being brought to the big screen, and images and moments we will be talking about for years to come.”
Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade, a personal and heartfelt examination of adolescence, earned the Best Youth Performance award for newcomer Elsie Fisher. Other winners include Free Solo, which picked up the prize for Best Documentary Feature.
2018 SEATTLE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY AWARD WINNERS
BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR: Roma (Netflix)
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, 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: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
BEST ENSEMBLE CAST: Widows
BEST SCREENPLAY: The Favourite – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, directors
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: Roma – Alfonso Cuarón, director
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, directors
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
BEST FILM EDITING: Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Eddie Hamilton
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Mandy – Jóhann Jóhannsson
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: The Favourite – Fiona Crombie (Production Designer); Alice Felton (Set Decoration)
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Jody Johnson
BEST YOUTH PERFORMANCE: Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
VILLAIN OF THE YEAR: Erik Killmonger – Black Panther – portrayed by Michael B. Jordan