The North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA) is comprised of 42 film journalists who live in North Carolina or contribute to outlets that focus coverage in and around NC.


BEST NARRATIVE FILM

“Roma”


  • “Black Panther”
  • “BlacKKKlansman”
  • “First Man”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”

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 ACTOR

Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”


  • Christian Bale – “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper – “A Star Is Born”
  • Rami Malek – “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • John David Washington – “BlacKkKlansman”

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 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 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 ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“The Favourite” – Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara


  • “Eighth Grade” – Bo Burnham
  • “First Reformed” – Paul Schrader
  • “Roma” – Alfonso Cuarón
  • “Sorry to Bother You” – Boots Riley

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“If Beale Street Could Talk” – Barry Jenkins


  • “BlacKKKlansman” – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
  • “Black Panther” – Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert Cole
  • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty
  • “A Star Is Born” – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”


  • “Free Solo”
  • “RBG”
  • “Shirkers”
  • “Three Identical Strangers”

BEST ANIMATED FILM

“Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”


  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “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 CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Roma” – Alfonso Cuarón


  • “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” – Bruno Delbonnel
  • “Cold War” – Lukasz Zal
  • “First Man” – Linus Sandgren
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk” – James Laxton

BEST MUSIC

“A Star Is Born”


  • “Annihilation”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “First Man”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

“Black Panther”


  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “First Man”
  • “Mission: Impossible – Fallout”
  • “Ready Player One”

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

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