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News: GUCCI! 'Eighth Grade' wins big for The Detroit Film Critics Society


(Detroit, Michigan – December 3, 2018)…The Detroit Film Critics Society is pleased to announce the BEST OF 2018 winners in twelve categories. The Detroit Film Critics Society was founded in Spring 2007 and consists of a group of 21 film critics with a Michigan connection who write or broadcast in the Detroit area as well as other major cities including Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, and Flint, Michigan, Toledo, Ohio, and New York, New York.

Each critic submitted their top 5 picks in the following 12 categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Ensemble, and Breakthrough in any category, Best Screenplay, Best Documentary, Best Animated Feature, and Best Use of Music. From these submissions, each entry was given a point value and the top 5 in each category were placed on the final ballot. In the event of a tie, more than 5 were placed on the ballot. The final ballots were then given to each critic to rank in order. The results were once again tabulated and the winners were decided.

EIGHTH GRADE was the big winner with 8 nominations and 3 wins for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Breakthrough for Bo Burnham, the writer and director. VICE received 5 nominations and 3 wins for Best Director Adam McKay, Best Ensemble and tied for Best Screenplay with GREEN BOOK, which had 4 nominations. Other top nominees include A STAR IS BORN with 6 nominations and one win for Best Use of Music and THE FAVOURITE with 5 nominations with no wins.

See the full results below.

1. BEST PICTURE

  • A QUIET PLACE

  • EIGHTH GRADE - WINNER**

  • FIRST REFORMED

  • GREEN BOOK

  • ROMA

2. BEST DIRECTOR

  • BO BURNHAM – EIGHTH GRADE

  • BRADLEY COOPER – A STAR IS BORN

  • ALFONSO CUARÓN – ROMA

  • ADAM MCKAY – VICE - WINNER**

  • PAUL SCHRADER – FIRST REFORMED

3. BEST ACTOR

  • CHRISTIAN BALE – VICE

  • BRADLEY COOPER – A STAR IS BORN

  • ETHAN HAWKE – FIRST REFORMED - WINNER**

  • RAMI MALEK – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

  • JOHN DAVID WASHINGTON – BLACKKKLANSMAN

4. BEST ACTRESS

  • TONI COLLETTE - HEREDITARY - WINNER**

  • OLIVIA COLMAN – THE FAVOURITE

  • ELSIE FISHER – EIGHTH GRADE

  • LADY GAGA – A STAR IS BORN

  • MELISSA MCCARTHY – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

5. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • MAHERSHALA ALI – GREEN BOOK

  • SAM ELLIOTT – A STAR IS BORN

  • RICHARD E. GRANT – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

  • JOSH HAMILTON – EIGHTH GRADE - WINNER***

  • JESSE PLEMONS – GAME NIGHT

6. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • AMY ADAMS – VICE

  • REGINA KING – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK - WINNER***

  • THOMASIN MCKENZIE – LEAVE NO TRACE

  • EMMA STONE – THE FAVOURITE

  • RACHEL WEISZ – THE FAVOURITE

7. BEST ENSEMBLE

  • CRAZY RICH ASIANS

  • EIGHTH GRADE

  • THE FAVOURITE

  • ROMA

  • VICE - WINNER

8. BEST BREAKTHROUGH

  • BO BURNHAM – WRITER/DIRECTOR – EIGHTH GRADE - WINNER

  • RAFAEL CASAL AND DAVEED DIGGS – WRITERS/ACTORS – BLINDSPOTTING

  • ELSIE FISHER – ACTRESS – EIGHTH GRADE

  • LADY GAGA – ACTRESS – A STAR IS BORN

  • BOOTS RILEY – WRITER/DIRECTOR - SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

9. BEST SCREENPLAY

  • BO BURNHAM - EIGHTH GRADE

  • DEBORAH DAVIS, TONY MCNAMARA -THE FAVOURITE

  • ADAM MCKAY – VICE (TIE) - WINNER

  • PAUL SCHRADER – FIRST REFORMED

  • NICK VALLELONGA, BRIAN HAYES CURRIE, PETER FARRELLY – GREEN BOOK(TIE) - WINNER

10. BEST DOCUMENTARY

  • FREE SOLO

  • RBG

  • THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS - WINNER

  • WHITNEY

  • WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

11. BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • INCREDIBLES 2

  • ISLE OF DOGS

  • RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

  • SMALLFOOT

  • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE - WINNER

12. BEST USE OF MUSIC

  • A STAR IS BORN - WINNER

  • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

  • GREEN BOOK

  • MANDY

  • MARY POPPINS RETURNS

The Detroit Film Critics Society members for the 2018-2019 season in alphabetical order are Nate Adams – The Clinton Local, Paul Arlon – The Downtown Monitor; Kirk Baird – The Toledo Blade; Jonathan Barkan – dreadcentral.com, Christopher Giroux – Film Obsession; Adam Graham (outgoing President)– The Detroit News and CriticLee Speaking; Michelle Kisner – spoilerfreemoviesleuth.com; Tom Long – The Detroit News & The Decider; Warren Pierce – WJR Radio; Mara Reinstein – MaraMovies.com & Parade Magazine; Greg Russell – WDIV-TV Detroit & Movie Show Plus; James Sanford – WMUK-FM; Tom Santilli (leadership committee member)– AXS, CriticLee Speaking and Movie Show Plus; Debbie Schlussel – Sirius XM Larry the Cable Guy Show; Perry Seibert (leadership committee member)– WLBY-The Lucy Ann Lance show; John Serba – johnserbaatlarge.com; MontiLee Stormer – filmobsession.com, Terri-Lee Sylvester – WWJ Newsradio 950; Lee Thomas – Critic Lee Speaking, Fox 2; Mike Tyrkus (President elect) – Cinemanerdz.com; and Carl Wheeler – thereelgodfather.com.