ROMA
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The Alliance of Women Film Journalists today announced the winners of the 2018 AWFJ EDA Awards in 25 categories. In the ‘Best Of’ section, this year’s big winner is “ROMA“, garnering five EDA Awards for Best Film, Best Non-English Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Director for Alfonso Cuaron.

THE FAVOURITE” was honored in the “Best Of,” “Female Focus,” and “EDA Special Mention” categories with a total of four awards. The film’s star Olivia Colman was honored with the Best Actress and the Bravest Performance awards, while the film’s writer Deborah Davis received two wins for Best Screenplay Original (with co-writer Tony McNamara)and Best Woman Screenwriter.

Marielle Heller’s “CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?” won three awards including Best Supporting Actor for Richard E. Grant; Best Screenplay Adapted to writers Nicole Holofcener and Jeff White; and Best Woman Director to Heller. Morgan Neville’s documentary on Mr. Rogers – “WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR” was named Best Documentary.

Additional acting awards went to Ethan Hawke for Best Actor for “FIRST REFORMED;” Best Supporting Actress to Regina King for her role in “IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK;” and newcomer Thomas in McKenzie was honored with the Best Breakthrough Performance Award for her starring role in “LEAVE NO TRACE.”

2018 AWFJ EDA Awards

AWFJ BEST OF AWARDS

These awards are presented to women and/or men without gender consideration.

Best Film
ROMA

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron
ROMA

Best Screenplay, Original
THE FAVOURITE
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Best Screenplay, Adapted
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff White

Best Documentary
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Morgan Neville

Best Animated Film
SPIDER-MAN INTO SPIDER-VERSE
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsay, Rodney Rothman

Best Actress
Olivia Colman
THE FAVOURITE

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Regina King
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best Actor
Ethan Hawke
FIRST REFORMED

Best Actor in a Supporting Road
Richard E Grant
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Best Ensemble Cast
BLACK PANTHER
Sarah Finn, Casting Director

Best Cinematography
ROMA
Alfonso Cuaron

Best Editing
ROMA
Alfonso Cuaron, Adam Gough

Best Non-English-Language Film
ROMA
Alfonso Cuaron
Mexico

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

These awards honor WOMEN only.

Best Woman Director
Marielle Heller
CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

Best Woman Screenwriter
Deborah Davis
THE FAVOURITE

Best Animated Female
Elastagirl
Holly Hunter
INCREDIBLES 2

Best Breakthrough Performance
Thomasin McKenzie
LEAVE NO TRACE

Outstanding Achievement by A Woman in The Film Industry
Rachel Morrison
For paving the road for women cinematographers with her Oscar nomination for MUDBOUND and scoring as DP on BLACK PANTHER.

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

Actress Defying Age and Ageism
Viola Davis – WIDOWS

Bravest Performance
Olivia Colman – THE FAVOURITE

Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
Jennifer Lawrence – RED SPARROW

Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Lead and The Love Interest Award
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE FALLOUT – Tom Cruise and Rebecca Ferguson

Remake or Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made
OVERBOARD

AWFJ Hall of Shame Award
ALL ALLEGED ABUSERS: Including Weinstein, Moonves, CK, Spacey, Rush, Franco, Singer, Rose, Lauer et al.

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