'The Favourite' Leads Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards Nominations

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Yorgos Lanthimos earned a nomination for best director, while his three female leads also earned best actress or best supporting actress nods.

The Favourite leads this year's Vancouver Film Critics Circle nominations with a total of six, including nods for its three female actors and director Yorgos Lanthimos.

Lanthimos’ costume dramedy earned a mention in the best picture category, along with Paul Schrader's First Reformed and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma. Lanthimos, Schrader and Cuaron also will compete for best director honors.

Vancouver film critics nominated The Favourite's Olivia Colman for best actress, in a category where she will go up against Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Regina Hall for Support the Girls. Favourite co-stars Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone also will compete in the best supporting actress category against Claire Foy for her starring turn in First Man.

Also on the acting front, Peter Farrelly's feel-good buddy comedy-drama Green Book earned co-star Viggo Mortensen a mention for best actor, while First Reformed's Ethan Hawke and Vice's Christian Bale also scored noms in the category. Meanwhile, Green Book's Mahershala Ali will contend in the best supporting actor competition against Peter Bogdanovich for The Other Side of the Wind, Richard E. Grant for Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Steven Yeun for Burning.

First Reformed also received another nom for Schrader in the best screenplay category, where he will go up against Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade and Tony McNamara for The Favourite.

Burning, Roma and Shoplifters will vie for top honors in the best foreign-language film category, while Free Solo, Minding the Gap and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? are nominated for best documentary.

On the Canadian film front, Katherine Jerkovic’s Roads in February leads all nominees in the Vancouver Film Critics Circle’s selections with six mentions. The drama will compete for best Canadian picture alongside Andrea Bussmann’s hybrid ethnography Fausto and Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown’s 19th-century epic Edge of the Knife.

The Vancouver Film Critics Circle will announce winners in its international film categories on Monday.

A complete list of nominations follows.

Best Picture

The Favourite
First Reformed

Best Actor, Male

Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Christian Bale, Vice

Best Actor, Female 

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Regina Hall, Support the Girls

Best Supporting Actor, Male

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Peter Bogdanovich, The Other Side of the Wind
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Steven Yeun, Burning

Best Supporting Actor, Female

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Claire Foy, First Man

Best Director 

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Paul Schrader, First Reformed
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Best Screenplay

Bo Burnham, Eighth Grade
Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Best Foreign-Language Film


Best Documentary

Free Solo
Minding the Gap
Won't You Be My Neighbor?