Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2018 Awards


Vegas Critics Fall for “Roma”


(December 14th, 2018 – Las Vegas) Director, Alfonso Cuaron’s personal journey that chronicles a year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970’s has captured the minds and hearts of Las Vegas Film Critics, taking home five awards including; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Foreign Film.


“A Star is Born” garnished four awards with Lady Gaga winning as Best Actress, Sam Elliott for Best Supporting Actor, Best Song for “Shallow,” and Breakout Filmmaker for Bradley Cooper.”


The thriller “A Quiet Place” recognized for Best Original Screenplay and Best Horror Film.


Other highlights were “Best Supporting Actress Regina King for “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Best Animated Film, “Isle of Dogs,” Best Costume Design for “The Favourite,” and Best Documentary for “Won’t You Be My Neighbor.”


The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award was bestowed upon actor Sam Elliott.


The Las Vegas Film Critics Society is a non-profit, progressive organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of film and is composed of selected print, television, radio and Internet film critics in the Las Vegas and Reno area. The LVFCS presents its "Sierra" awards each year for the best in film, including The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award, which is named for the brilliant Academy Award winning actor.




Best Picture



Best Actor

Ethan Hawke, "First Reformed"


Best Actress

Lady Gaga, "A Star is Born"


Best Supporting Actor

Sam Elliott,  "A Star is Born"


Best Supporting Actress

Regina King – "If Beale Street Could Talk"


Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"


Best Original Screenplay

Bryan Woods, Scott Beck & John Krasinski, "A Quiet Place"


Best Adapted Screenplay

Debra Granik and Anne Rosellini, "Leave No Trace"


Best Cinematography

Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"


Best Film Editing

Alfonso Cuaron and Adam Gough, "Roma"


Best Score

Thom Yorke, "Suspiria"


Best Song

"Shallow," by Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper, "A Star is Born"


Best Documentary

"Won’t You Be My Neighbor"


Best Animated Film

"Isle of Dogs"


Best Foreign Film



Best Costume Design

"The Favourite"


Best Art Direction

"Isle of Dogs"


Best Visual Effects

"Ready Player One"


Best Action Film

"Mission: Impossible – Fallout"


Best Comedy

"Sorry to Bother You"


Best Horror/ Sci-Fi

A Quiet Place"


Best Family Film

"Mary Poppins Returns"


Best Ensemble



Breakout Filmmaker (Director)

Bradley Cooper, "A Star is Born"


Best Youth Male Performance

Ed Oxenbould, Wildlife"


Best You Female Performance

Elsie Fisher, "Eighth Grade"


The William Holden Lifetime Achievement Award

Sam Elliott


LVFCS Top 10 Films of 2018

1. Roma

2. A Star is Born

3. Green Book

4. First Reformed

5. BlackkKlansman

6. The Favourite

7. Vice

8. Eighth Grade

9. Wildlife

10. The Rider