Alliance of Women Film Journalists 2018 Awards Nominees: ‘The Favourite’ Picks Up 11 Nominations

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Alliance of Women Film Journalists The Favourite

Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in ‘The Favourite’ (Photo © 2018 Twentieth Century Fox)

The Favourite leads the list of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists EDA Awards nominees, picking up 11 nominations. The gorgeous period comedy earned nominations in categories including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress (Olivia Colman), and Best Ensemble. The film also picked up two nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category for Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

Following close behind with eight nominations were Vice, Roma, and Leave No Trace. Each earned nominations in the Best Film category where they’ll compete with The Favourite, Green Book, and BlacKkKlansman. If Beale Street Could Talk, Black Panther, and Blackkklansman were also multiple awards nominees, each picking up five nominations from the AWFJ*.

In addition to the normal film and acting categories, the group annually recognizes female filmmakers with specific awards promoting their work. Winners of the AWFJ EDA Awards will be announced on January 10, 2019.

Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards Nominees:

  • Best Film
    BLACKkKLANSMAN
    THE FAVOURITE
    GREEN BOOK
    LEAVE NO TRACE
    ROMA
    VICE
  • Best Director
    Alfonso Cuaron – ROMA
    Debra Granik – LEAVE NO TRACE
    Yorgos Lanthimos – THE FAVOURITE
    Spike Lee – BLACKkKLANSMAN
    Adam McKay – VICE
  • Best Screenplay, Original
    EIGHTH GRADE – Bo Burnham
    THE FAVOURITE – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
    FIRST REFORMED – Paul Schrader
    ROMA – Alfonso Cuaron
    VICE – Adam McKay
  • Best Screenplay, Adapted
    BLACK PANTHER – Ryan Coogler, Joe Robert
    BLACKkKLANSMAN – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Spike Lee
    CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? – Nicole Holofcener, Jeff White
    THE HATE U GIVE – Audrey Wells
    IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Barry Jenkins
    LEAVE NO TRACE – Debra Granik, Anne Rossellini
  • Best Documentary
    FREE SOLO – Elizabeth Chai Vasarheliyi, Jimmy Chin
    LIYANA – Amanda Knopp, Aaron Knopp
    RBG – Julie Cohen, Betsy West
    SHIRKERS – Sandi Tan
    THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS – Tim Wardle
    WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? – Morgan Neville
  • Best Animated Film
    INCREDIBLES 2 – Brad Bird
    ISLE OF DOGS – Wes Anderson
    MARY AND THE WITCH’S FLOWER – Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New
    RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET – Phil Johnson, Rick Moore
    SMALLFOOT – Karey Kirkpatrick, Jason Reisig
    SPIDERMAN INTO SPIDER-VERSE – Bob Perischerri, Peter Ramsay, Rodney Rothman
  • Best Actress
    Yalitza Aparacio – ROMA
    Glenn Close – THE WIFE
    Olivia Colman – THE FAVOURITE
    Viola Davis – WIDOWS
    Lady Gaga – A STAR IS BORN
    Melissa McCarthy – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Amy Adams – VICE
    Claire Foy – FIRST MAN
    Regina King – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
    Thomasin McKenzie – LEAVE NO TRACE
    Emma Stone – THE FAVOURITE
    Rachel Weisz – THE FAVOURITE
  • Best Actor
    Christian Bale – VICE
    Willem Dafoe – AT ETERNITY’S GATE
    Ben Foster – LEAVE NO TRACE
    Ethan Hawke – FIRST REFORMED
    Rami Malek – BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
    Viggo Mortensen – GREEN BOOK
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Mahershala Ali – GREEN BOOK
    Steve Carrell – VICE
    Adam Driver – BLACKkKLANSMAN
    Hugh Grant – Paddington
    Richard E Grant – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
    Michael B Jordan – BLACK PANTHER
  • Best Ensemble Cast – Casting Director
    BLACK PANTHER – Sarah Finn, Casting Director
    BLACKkKLANSMAN – Kim Coleman, Casting Director
    CRAZY RICH ASIANS – Terry Taylor, Casting Director
    THE FAVOURITE – Dixie Chassay, Casting Director
    IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – Cindy Tolan
    VICE – Francine Maisler
  • Best Cinematography
    BLACK PANTHER – Rachel Morrison
    THE FAVOURITE – Robbie Ryan
    FIRST MAN – Linus Sandgren
    IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK – James Laxton
    ROMA – Alfonso Cuaron
  • Best Editing
    BLACK PANTHER – Debbie Berman, Michael P Shawyer
    THE FAVOURITE – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
    ROMA – Alfonso Cuaron, Adam Gough
    VICE – Hank Corwin
    WIDOWS – Joe Walker
  • Best Non-English-Language Film
    BURNING – Lee Chang-dong, Korea
    CAPERNAUM – Nadine Labiki, Lebanon
    COLD WAR – Pawel Pawlikowski, Poland
    ROMA – Alfonso Cuaron, Mexico
    SHOPLIFTERS – Hirokazu Kore-eda Japan

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

  • Best Woman Director
    Elizabeth Chomko – WHAT THEY HAD
    Debra Granik – LEAVE NO TRACE
    Marielle Heller – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
    Tamara Jenkins – PRIVATE LIFE
    Karyn Kusama – DESTROYER
    Nadine Labiki – CAPERNAUM
    Rungano Nyoni – I AM NOT A WITCH
    Sally Potter – THE PARTY
    Lynn Ramsay – YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
    Chloe Zhao – THE RIDER
  • Best Woman Screenwriter
    Diablo Cody – TULLY
    Deborah Davis – THE FAVOURITE (with Tony McNamara)
    Debra Granik and Anne Rossellini – LEAVE NO TRACE
    Nicole Holofcener – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? (with Jeff Whitty)
    Tamara Jenkins – PRIVATE LIFE
    Lynne Ramsay – YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
    Audrey Wells – THE HATE U GIVE
    Chloe Zhao – THE RIDER
  • Best Animated Female
    Elastagirl, INCREDIBLES 2, Holly Hunter
    Gwen Stacy, SPIDER-MAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, Hailee Steinfeld
    Meechee, SMALLFOOT, Zendaya
    Tracy Walker, ISLE OF DOGS, Greta Gerwig
    Vanellope, RALPH BREAKS THE INTRNET, Sarah Silverman
  • Best Breakthrough Performance
    Yalitza Aparacio – ROMA
    Elsie Fisher – EIGHTH GRADE
    KiKi Layne – IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
    Thomasin McKenzie – LEAVE NO TRACE
    Letitia Wright – BLACK PANTHER
  • Outstanding Achievement by A Woman in The Film Industry
    82 women who stood on the Palais des Festivals steps at the Cannes Film Festival to protest gender inequality in festival programming.

    Ava DuVernay for hiring women filmmakers for QUEEN SUGAR and other projects.

    Megan Ellison for challenging the status quo and producing projects by unique and diverse voices.

    Nicole Kidman for a banner year of performances in DESTROYER, BOY ERASED and AQUAMAN, and for opening opportunity or women in production.

    Rachel Morrison for paving the road for women cinematographers with her Oscar nomination for MUDBOUND and scoring as DP on BLACK PANTHER.

    Shondra Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon and all the women speaking out in the #MeToo movement.

EDA SPECIAL MENTION AWARDS

  • Actress Defying Age and Ageism
    Glenn Close – THE WIFE
    Viola Davis – WIDOWS
    Nicole Kidman – DESTROYER
    Sissy Spacek –THE OLD MAN & THE GUN
    TEA WITH THE DAMES – Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith
  • Bravest Performance
    Toni Collette – HEREDITY
    Olivia Colman – THE FAVOURITE
    Viola Davis -WIDOWS
    Nicole Kidman – DESTROYER
    Melissa McCarthy – CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
    Charlize Theron – TULLY
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead – ALL ABOUT NINA
  • Actress Most in Need Of A New Agent
    Anna Faris – OVERBOARD
    Jennifer Garner – PEPPERMINT
    Dakota Johnson – FIFTY SHADES FREED
    Jennifer Lawrence – RED SPARROW
    Melissa McCarthy – Everything except CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
    Amy Schumer – I FEEL PRETTY
  • Most Egregious Age Difference Between The Lead and The Love Interest Award
    MANDY – Andrea Riseborough and Nicholas Cage
    MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT – Rebecca Ferguson and Tom Cruise
    OVERBOARD – Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez
    RED SPARROW – Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton
    SIBERIA – Ana Ularu and Keanu Reeves
  • Remake or Sequel That Shouldn’t Have Been Made
    DEATHWISH
    FIFTY SHADES FREED
    OVERBOARD
    THE PREDATOR
    ROBIN HOOD
  • AWFJ Hall of Shame Award
    Abusers Weinstein, Moonves, CK, Rush, Franco, Singer, Rose, Lauer, et al
    FIFTY SHADES FREED
    THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS
    RED SPARROW

* – I am a member of the Alliance of Women Film Journalists




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