2018 Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. Awards: ‘Roma’ wins Best Picture, Ethan Hawke and Olivia Colman take top acting awards

For only the 13th time in its 44-year history, the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. (Lafca) agreed with their New York counterparts when it named “Roma” as the Best Picture of the Year on Sunday. While Alfonso Cuaron won Best Cinematography for his intimate memoir, he had to settle for runner-up status in two other races. He lost Best Director to Debra Granik (“Leave No Trace”) and Best Film Editing (along with Adam Gough) to “Minding the Gap” cutters Joshua Altman and Bing Liu. In turn, Altman lost the Best Documentary award to “Shirkers.”

After a prolonged debate about category placement, this group of journos awarded Olivia Colman the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Anne in “The Favourite.” Just hours before, their Chicago counterparts had bumped her down to supporting.

The L.A. crowd promoted her to the lead race and relegated the Chicago choice for Best Actress,
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