Awards Season

A Star is Born takes top honors from Dallas-Fort Worth film critics

A Star is Born takes top honors from Dallas-Fort Worth film critics

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star is Born
A Star is Born was named the best movie of 2018 by the Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association. Photo by Neal Preston

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which our own Alex Bentley is a member, has voted A Star is Born as the Best Picture of 2018.

That, however, was the only award bestowed upon the the musical drama as the DFWFCA spread their love around to multiple films. Roma, Alfonso Cuaron's love letter to his childhood in Mexico, wound up with the most awards, taking home Best Foreign Film, Best Director for Cuaron, and Best Cinematography for Cuaron. Roma also placed second in votes for Best Picture.

Christian Bale, who plays former Vice President Dick Cheney in the upcoming Vice, was named as Best Actor, while Olivia Colman won Best Actress for her turn as Queen Anne in The Favourite.

Mahershala Ali, who won the Best Supporting Actor for Moonlight in 2016, was named as Best Supporting Actor for Green Book. Regina King, a three-time Emmy winner with a long TV resumé, was named as Best Supporting Actress for the forthcoming If Beale Street Could Talk.

The Mister Rogers documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor won for Best Documentary, while Wes Anderson's Isle of Dogs was named the Best Animated Film. Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara won the Best Screenplay award for The Favourite, and Best Musical Score went to Alexandre Desplat for Isle of Dogs.

The DFWFCA's Russell Smith Award, given annually to the best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film, was given to The Rider. The award is named for the late Dallas Morning News film critic.

In order, the DFWFCA's top 10 films of the year were A Star is Born, Roma, The Favourite, Vice, BlacKkKlansman, Black Panther, Green Book, If Beale Street Could Talk, Eighth Grade, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association consists of 33 broadcast, print, and online journalists from North Texas.