RED CARPET MONITOR: “Roma” tops New York Film Critics’ list for 2018

New York Film Critics’ Circle has released its 2018 winners as is tradition – they are always the first major critic group to announce their winners. “Roma” took Best Picture, which was expected by many of the awards watchers, but one most awesome surprise – at least on my part – was the selection of first time director Bing Liu’s intense and incredible skateboard-centric life essay documentary “Minding The Gap” as Best Non-Fiction Film – YAY!

New York Film Critics Circle 2018 Award Winners

Best Picture: “Roma”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Best Screenplay: Paul Scharder, “First Reformed”

Best Actress: Regina Hall, “Support the Girls”

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, “First Reformed”

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

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

Best Cinematography: “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron

Best Non-fiction Film: “Minding the Gap,” director Bing Liu

Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold War,” director Pawel Pawlikowski

Best Animated Feature: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best First Film: “Eighth Grade,” director Bo Burnham

Special Award For Career Achievement: David Schwartz, Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image for 33 years

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