2018: Year in Review
The Fritz Golden Superlatives

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1. If Beale Street Could Talk (dir: Barry Jenkins)
2. Zama (dir: Lucrecia Martel)
3. Madeline's Madeline (dir: Josephine Decker)
4. Suspiria (dir: Luca Guadagnino)
5. First Reformed (dir: Paul Schrader)
6. Roma (dir: Alfonso Cuaron)
7. Mission: Impossible — Fallout (dir: Christopher McQuarrie)
8. Paddington 2 (dir: Paul King)
9. Shoplifters (dir: Hirokazu Koreeda)
10. (4x tie) Cold War (dir: Pawel Pawlikowski)
10. (4xtie) The Rider (dir: Chloe Zhao)
10. (4x tie) Unsane (dir: Steven Soderbergh)
10. (4x tie) Widows (dir: Steve McQueen)

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): Ash Is Purest White (dir: Jia Zhangke), The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (dir: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), BlacKkKlansman (dir: Spike Lee), Everybody Knows (dir: Asghar Farhadi), Foxtrot (dir: Samuel Moaz), Game Night (dir: John Francis Daley and Jonathon M. Goldstein), The Kindergarten Teacher (dir: Sara Colangelo), Leave No Trace (dir: Debra Granick), Mandy (dir: Panos Cosmatos), The Sisters Brothers (dir: Jacques Audiard), A Star Is Born (dir: Bradley Cooper), Support the Girls (dir: Andrew Bujalski), The Tale (dir: Jennifer Fox) and You Were Never Really Here (dir: Lynne Ramsay).

  KiKi Layne in Barry Jenkins’  If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Film of the Year: If Beale Street Could Talk
Director: Barry Jenkins Producers: Megan Ellison, Dede Gardner, Barry Jenkins, Jeremy Kleiner, Adele Romanski 
US Distributor: Annapurna Pictures


   Barry Jenkins    (left) with KiKi Layne and Diego Luna on the set of  If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins (left) with KiKi Layne and Diego Luna on the set of If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director:
1. Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
2. Luca Guadagnino, Suspiria
3. Christopher McQuarrie, Mission: Impossible — Fallout
4. Lucrecia Martel, Zama
5. Josephine Decker, Madeline's Madeline

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  Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader’s  First Reformed

Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

Best Actor:
1. Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
2. Mahershala Ali, Green Book
3. Joaquin Phoenix, You Were Never Really Here
4. Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
5. John C. Reilly, The Sisters Brothers

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  Helena Howard in Josephine Decker’s  Madeline’s Madeline

Helena Howard in Josephine Decker’s Madeline’s Madeline

Best Actress:
1. Helena Howard, Madeline's Madeline
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Kindergarten Teacher
3. Claire Foy, Unsane
4. Regina Hall, Support the Girls
5. Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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  Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's  Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Jonah Hill and Joaquin Phoenix in Gus Van Sant's Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Best Supporting Actor:
1. Jonah Hill, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
2. Jason Ritter, The Tale
3. Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
4. Daniel Kaluuya, Widows
5. Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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  Regina King in Barry Jenkins’  If Beale Street Could Talk

Regina King in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actress
1. Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
2. Olivia Colman, The Favourite
3. Haley Lu Richardson, Support the Girls
4. Jeon Jong-seo, Burning
5. Elizabeth Debicki, Widows

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  Alfonso Cuaron’s  Roma

Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma

Best Original Screenplay
1. Roma — Alfonso Cuaron
2. First Reformed — Paul Schrader
3. Shoplifters — Hirokazu Koreeda
4. Support the Girls – Andrew Bujalski
5. Foxtrot – Samuel Maoz

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  Lucrecia Martel’s  Zama

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama

Best Adapted Screenplay:
1. Zama — Lucrecia Martel
2. Suspiria — David Kajganich
3. If Beale Street Could Talk — Barry Jenkins
4. The Kindergarten Teacher – Sara Colangelo
5. Paddington 2 – Paul King and Simon Farnaby

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  Chloe Grace Moretz in Luca Guadagnino's  Suspiria

Chloe Grace Moretz in Luca Guadagnino's Suspiria

Best Cinematography
1. Suspiria — Sayombhu Mukdeeprom
2. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs — Bruno Delbonnel
3. If Beale Street Could Talk — James Laxton
4. Cold War — Lukasz Zal
5. Ash Is Purest White — Eric Gautier

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  Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov in Lynne Ramsay’s  You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix and Ekaterina Samsonov in Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here

Best Film Editing
1. You Were Never Really Here — Joe Bini
2. Madeline's Madeline — Harrison Atkins, Josephine Decker, and Elizabeth Rao
3. Suspiria — Walter Fasano
4. If Beale Street Could Talk — Joi McMillon and Nat Sanders
5. The Kindergarten Teacher — Lee Percy and Marc Vives

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  KiKi Layne and Stephan James in Barry Jenkins’  If Beale Street Could Talk

KiKi Layne and Stephan James in Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Original Score
1. If Beale Street Could Talk — Nicholas Britell
2. First Man — Justin Hurwitz
3. Mandy — Jóhann Jóhannsson and Stephen O'Malley
4. Gemini — Keegan DeWitt
5. Thoroughbreds — Erik Friedlander

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  Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos’  The Favourite

Emma Stone in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite

Best Production Design
1. The Favourite — Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — Guy Hendrix Dyas, Lisa Chugg and Naomi Leigh
3. Suspiria — Inbal Weinberg, Christin Busse and Merissa Lombardo
4. The Sisters Brothers – Michael Barthelemy and Angela Nahum
5. Roma — Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez


  Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in Ryan Coogler’s  Black Panther

Danai Gurira, Lupita Nyong'o and Florence Kasumba in Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther

Best Costume Design
1. Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
2. The Favourite — Sandy Powell
3. If Beale Street Could Talk — Caroline Eselin
4. Zama — Julio Suarez
5. Suspiria — Giulia Piersanti


Best Documentary Feature
1. Minding the Gap — Bing Liu


  Paul King’s  Paddington 2

Paul King’s Paddington 2

Best Animated Feature
1. Paddington 2 — Paul King
2. Isle of Dogs — Wes Anderson


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Best Ensemble Cast: Shoplifters
Best First Feature: Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born



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