Roma, director Alfonso Cuarón’s autobiographical film, triumphed over “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “First Reformed,” and “The Favourite.” to win Best Film honors from the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS). Roma also won the following awards: Best Film Not in the English Language, Best Director, and Best Cinematography.
The film was also warmly received by OFCS members. Writing for DC Filmdom, Eddie Pasa said “Aparicio is a revelation;” CineSnob’s film writer Kiko Martinez said the film is “as close to cinematic poetry as you can get;” for Culturess, Kristen Lopez said it was “beautifully composed and aesthetically brilliant;” and Susan Granger considers Cuarón’s feature “sensitively written, insightfully directed and vibrantly photographed.”
Members of the OFCS also handed out Lifetime Achievement Awards to five candidates, among them Rita Moreno and director Spike Lee, and two Special Achievement Awards.
“With another successful year in the history books, our members have clearly stepped up to the task of selecting the year’s best,” Lovell said. “The diverse selections our membership has made reflect the bountiful and broad-ranging experiences of our members and that will always be our biggest and brightest victory.”
The Online Film Critics Society, composed of 283 film critics whose work appears mainly on the internet, was founded in 1997 to support online critics and provide them a unified voice in the dominant culture of print journalism.
Online Film Critics Society 2018 Awards
Best Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Best Supporting Actor
Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Best Original Screenplay
First Reformed – Paul Schrader
Best Adapted Screenplay
If Beale Street Could Talk – Barry Jenkins
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Eddie Hamilton
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
Best Original Score
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Best Debut Feature
Ari Aster – Hereditary
Best Film Not in the English Language
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Technical Achievement Awards
Annihilation – Best Visual Effects
Black Panther – Best Costume Design
Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Best Stunt Coordination
A Quiet Place – Best Sound Design
A Star Is Born – Best Original Songs
Lifetime Achievement Awards
Special Achievement Awards
To Ryan Coogler, for Black Panther’s distinctive critical and box office appeal.
To the city of Oakland, CA, for hosting 2018’s most socially and artistically compelling films about racism, “Sorry to Bother You” and “Blindspotting.”