Precursor: 12th Detroit Critics Nominations (2018)

By virtue of being one of the early nomination sets out their, the Detroit Critics have made themselves a beacon for others to look to for inspiration, but are their selections that inspirational? Somewhat yes. Somewhat no. Apart from elevating a film like If Beale Street Could TalkEighth Grade leads their nominations only because of the breakthrough category from where two nominations came. That film, along with First Reformed benefit a bit from these selections, but will it be enough without further support from other groups? Unlikely.

Nominations Tallies

(8) Eighth Grade
(6) A Star Is Born
(5) The Favourite, Vice
(4) First Reformed, Green Book
(3) Roma

The Nominations

Best Picture

Eighth Grade
First Reformed
Green Book
A Quiet Place
Roma

Best Animated Feature

The Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Smallfoot
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director

Eighth Grade – Bo Burnham
First Reformed – Paul Schrader
Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper
Vice – Adam McKay

Best Actor

Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington – BlacKkKlansman

Best Actress

Toni Collette – Hereditary
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Josh Hamilton – Eighth Grade
Jesse Plemons – Game Night

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – Vice
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Thomasin McKenzie – Leave No Trace
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weiss – The Favourite

Best Screenplay

Eighth Grade
The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Vice

Best Documentary

Free Solo
RBG
Three Identical Strangers
Whitney
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best Ensemble

Crazy Rich Asians
Eighth Grade
The Favourite
Roma
Vice

Breakthrough

Bo Burnham, Writer/Director (Eighth Grade)
Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, Writers/Actors (Blindspotting)
Elsie Fisher, Actress (Eighth Grade)
Lady Gaga, Actress (A Star Is Born)
Boots Riley, Writer/Director (Sorry to Bother You)

Best Use of Music

Bohemian Rhapsody
Green Book
Mandy
Mary Poppins Returns
A Star Is Born

Detroit Film Critics Society Data

Year Founded: Spring 2007
First Awards: 2007 (12)

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