“Roma” Wins Top Honors at 2019 Online Film Critics Society Awards

Marco Graf, Yalitza Aparicio, and Daniela Demesa in "Roma"

Online critics have spoken and crowned Roma as the best movie of the year. Alfonso Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical take on his upbringing in Mexico City won over the voters, and he walked away with a total of four awards.

Roma ended up beating the likes of several awards season front-runners, including The Favourite and A Star Is Born to win best picture award at the ceremony. It also scored a victory in additional three categories: best director, best cinematography and best non-English speaking film.

Roma is Cuarón’s first film taking place in his home country of since Y Tu Mamá También, which came out in 2001 and led to his first Oscar nod. It’s been described as “the most powerfully personal story of his career” and received dozens of awards nominations since its release.

Full list of winners at 2019 Online Film Critics Society Awards:

Best Picture – Roma

Best Animated Feature – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Director – Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Best Actor – Ethan Hawke (First Reformed)

Best Actress – Toni Collette (Hereditary)

Best Supporting Actor – Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther)

Best Supporting Actress– Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Original Screenplay – Paul Schrader (First Reformed)

Best Adapted Screenplay – Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Editing– Eddie Hamilton (Mission: Impossible – Fallout)

Best Cinematography – Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Best Original Score – Nicholas Britell (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Best Debut Feature – Ari Aster (Hereditary)

Best Film Not in the English Language – Roma

Best Documentary – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Technical Achievement Awards:

Annihilation – Best Visual Effects

Black Panther – Best Costume Design

Mission: Impossible – Fallout – Best Stunt Coordination

A Quiet Place – Best Sound Design

A Star Is Born – Best Original Songs

Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Roger Deakins

Spike Lee

Rita Moreno

Robert Redford

 Agnès Varda