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New York Film Critics Name ‘Roma’ the Best Film of 2018

The New York Film Critics Circle has named “Roma” the best film of 2018, with the film’s helmer, Alfonso Cuarón, taking best director. Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) and Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”) received the group’s top acting honors, while Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) and Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) won in the supporting categories.

Annually the first critics organization to announce year-end kudos, the NYFCC first began dishing out prizes in 1936, with John Ford’s “The Informer” winning the inaugural best film award. Recent winners of the group’s top prize include “Lady Bird,” “La La Land,” “Carol,” “Boyhood” and “American Hustle.”

Other winners this year included “Cold War” in the foreign film category and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” for animated feature. Paul Schrader won the screenplay honor for “First Reformed.” The 84th New York Film Critics Circle Awards ceremony will be held on Jan. 7.

See below for a full list of this year’s winners:

Best Film: “Roma”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)

Best First Film: “Eighth Grade” (Bo Burnham)

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”)

Best Actress: Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”)

Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best Non-Fiction Film: “Minding the Gap” (Bing Liu)

Best Screenplay: “First Reformed” (Paul Schrader)

Best Cinematography: “Roma” (Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold War” (Pawel Pawlikowski)

Best Animated Film: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)

Special Award: Kino Classics Box Set “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers”

Special Award: David Schwartz, stepping down as Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image after 33 years

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