North Carolina Film Critics 2018

BEST NARRATIVE FILM
* Roma
Black Panther
BlacKKKlansman
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST ACTOR
* Ethan Hawke – First Reformed
Christian Bale – Vice
Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
John David Washington – BlacKKKlansman

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
* Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Adam Driver – BlacKKKlansman
Sam Elliott – A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST ACTRESS
* Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Toni Collette – Hereditary
Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
* Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Elizabeth Debicki – Widows
Nicole Kidman – Boy Erased
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

BEST DIRECTOR
* Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Damien Chazelle – First Man
Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Spike Lee — BlacKKKlansman

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
* Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Bo Burnham – Eighth Grade
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Boots Riley – Sorry to Bother You
Paul Schrader – First Reformed

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
* Barry Jenkins – If Beale Street Could Talk
Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole – Black Panther
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters – A Star is Born
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee — BlacKKKlansman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
* Alfonso Cuarón – Roma
Bruno Delbonnel – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
James Laxton – If Beale Street Could Talk
Linus Sandgren – First Man
Lukasz Zal – Cold War

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
* Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Free Solo
RBG
Shirkers
Three Identical Strangers

BEST ANIMATED FILM
The Incredibles 2
* Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
* Roma
Burning
Capernaum
Cold War
The Guilty
Shoplifters

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS
* Black Panther
Avengers: Infinity War
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
Ready Player One

BEST MUSIC
* A Star is Born
Annihilation
Black Panther
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk

KEN HANKE MEMORIAL TAR HEEL AWARD
This award recognizes a film, artists, or performer with a special connection to North Carolina. In 2017, the Tar Heel Award was dedicated to longtime North Carolina film critic Ken Hanke.
* Lucas Hedges (Boy Erased, Ben is Back) – UNC School of the Arts
David Gordon Green and Danny McBride (Halloween) – UNC School of the Arts
Peyton Reed (Ant-Man and the Wasp) – North Carolina native