2019 Oscars scorecard: ‘Roma’ wins with DC,’The Favourite’ takes Atlanta, ‘Eighth Grade’ is tops in Detroit


Roma” won Best Picture from the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) on Nov. 29. Since then, we have started hearing from regional critics groups. Of the three such groups to weigh in to date, only the DC critics endorsed the pick by their Gotham counterparts. The Atlanta journos named “The Favourite” as the best picture of the year while the Detroit scribes embraced “Eighth Grade.”

“Roma” helmer Alfonso Cuaron is looking like a lock for Best Director with wins with all of the groups to date except Detroit. Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”) has followed up his Best Actor win with the NYFCC with trophies from both the Atlanta and Detroit critics. Likewise for Supporting Actress frontrunner Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) who has won over the DC and Detroit critics. Conversely, the lead actress and supporting actor awards have gone to four different contenders to date.

Last year, “Get Out” was the leader among the critics groups with nine wins versus seven for “Lady Bird” while Best Picture winner “The Shape of Water” was tops with just two groups. In 2016, “La La Land” and “Moonlight” were tied at 14 wins apiece among the major film critics groups. In 2015,  Oscar winner “Spotlight” was the clear favorite among the scribes, with “Mad Max: Fury Road” far back in second place. In 2014, “Boyhood” had twice as many wins as the showbiz-themed “Birdman,” which then proved to be the favorite of the industry. 2013’s Oscar champ “12 Years a Slave” held the edge among the critics although the guilds split between it, “American Hustle” and “Gravity.” And in 2012, critics darling “Argo” was able to overcome the snub of Ben Affleck by the directors branch of the academy to take the top Oscar.

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BEST PICTURE

“Roma” (2)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

“Eighth Grade”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

“The Favourite”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma” (3)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Adam McKay, “Vice”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

BEST ACTOR

Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed” (3)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

BEST ACTRESS

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

Toni Collette, “Hereditary”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

Lady Gaga, “A Star is Born”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Regina Hall, “Support the Girls”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

Josh Hamilton, “Eighth Grade”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk” (3)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA)

Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)

BEST SCREENPLAY

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Adapted

“The Favorite” (2)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“First Reformed”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

“Green Book”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) – tie

“Vice”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS) – tie

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

“Isle of Dogs” (2)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (2)
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Minding the Gap”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

“Three Identical Strangers”
Detroit Film Critics Society (DFCS)

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (2)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Roma” (2)
Atlanta Film Critics Circle (AFCC)
Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) – Original

“Cold War”
New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)

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