Precursor: 24th Broadcast Critics Awards (2018)

Although it didn’t win many awards, Roma edged out everything else to win Best Picture. Can it do the same at the Oscars and become the first foreign language film to perform that feat? All signs point to maybe. There are a lot of obstacles to overcome, but it’s a distinct possibility. That is the Academy can overcome its desire to recognize things that make them feel something more than general appreciation for cinema history. They are often more interested in films that speak to life today. Take for example Moonlight triumphing over La La Land. That said, there are so many alternative options they may not be able to settle on one or the other. As for the winners, it’s a plethora of previous winners, so not much new. Regina King gets her only televised opportunity to win and the only major category to see a tie at the BFCA, Best Actress, saw its third tie with Glenn Close and Lady Gaga sharing the stage.

Award Tallies

(4) Roma
(3) Black Panther, Vice
(2) The Favourite, First Man, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star Is Born
(1) Crazy Rich Asians, Eighth Grade, First Reformed, Green Book, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, A Quiet Place, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The Wife

The Awards

Best Picture

Roma

Best Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director

Roma – Alfonso Cuaron

Best Actor

Christian Bale – Vice

Best Actress

TIE:
Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Screenplay

First Reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay

If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Score

First Man

Best Song

Shallow – A Star Is Born

Best Editing

First Man

Best Cinematography

Roma

Best Production Design

Black Panther

Best Costume Design

Black Panther

Best Hair & Makeup

Vice

Best Visual Effects

Black Panther

Best Foreign Language Film

Roma

Best Young Actor/Actress

Elsie Fisher – Eighth Grade

Best Acting Ensemble

The Favourite

Best Action Movie

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Best Comedy

Crazy Rich Asians

Best Actor in a Comedy

Christian Bale – Vice

Best Actress in a Comedy

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie

A Quiet Place

Broadcast Film Critics Association Data

Year Founded: 1995
First Awards: 1995 (24)

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