SF Film Critics CircleAnnounces 2018 Award Winners

The San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) announced today the winners in all categories for their 2018 Award recipients. The circle, comprised of critics from across the Bay Area and Northern California, met in San Francisco to decide the winners. Roma, BlacKkLlansman  lead with three wins each.Marlon Riggs award for “courage and innovation in the Bay Area film community”: Bay Area musician/activist/filmmaker Boots Riley, who released his debut movie Sorry to Bother You this year.

Special Citation Award: The Endless (a genre-bending story of emotionally estranged brothers starring and directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead)

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed (searing performance as a tortured priest confronting oblivion)

Best Actress: Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? (change-of-pace turn as real-life writer Lee Israel)

Best Supporting Actor: Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther (complex villain Erik Killmonger)

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk (the quietly strong maternal figure of this James Baldwin adaptation)

Best Original Screenplay: First Reformed (Paul Schrader’s career-culminating story of environmental and existential despair)

Best Adapted Screenplay: BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee’s electrifying adaptation of the Ron Stallworth book)

Best Cinematography: Roma (director/DP Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white evocation of his childhood in Mexico)

Best Score: BlacKkKlansman (majestic jazz score by Terence Blanchard)

Best Production Design: Black Panther (Hannah Beachler, Marvel meets afro-futurism)

Best Editing: The Other Side of the Wind (Bob Murawski and Orson Welles’ classic-saving cut of the lost Welles masterpiece)

Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse (directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)

Best Foreign Language Film: Roma (director/DP Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white evocation of his childhood in Mexico)

Best Documentary Feature: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Morgan Neville’s heart-tugging documentary about children’s television pioneer Fred Rogers)

Best Director: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman (electrifying adaptation of the Ron Stallworth book)

Best Picture: Roma (director/DP Alfonso Cuarón’s black-and-white evocation of his childhood in Mexico)

Complete information is available at www.SFFCC.org

The full list of winners for the 2018 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Picture
Roma

Best Director
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman

Best Actor
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? 

Best Supporting Actor
Michael B. Jordan, Black Panther

Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk 

Best Foreign Language Film
Roma

Best Animated Feature
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse

Best Documentary
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Best Cinematography
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón

Best Production design
Black Panther – Hannah Beachler

Best Editing
The Other Side of the Wind – Bob Murawski and Orson Welles

Best Screenplay (original)
First Reformed – Paul Schrader

Best Screenplay (adapted)
BlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee

Best Original Score
BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard

Special Citation (for that underappreciated indie gem)
The Endless

About the San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC)
Founded in 2002, the San Francisco Film Critics Circle is comprised of critics from around the Greater Bay Area. Its members include film journalists from the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the East Bay Times, SF Weekly, the East Bay Express, the San Jose Metro, Palo Alto Weekly, the San Francisco Examiner, Variety, KCBS, KGO, KSJS, Radio Sausalito, Slate and more.