All Hail The Reginas! Regina Hall And Regina King Win Major Acting Categories At The New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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November 29th 2018

With the recent influx of nomination announcements for the Gotham Independent Film Awards and The Independent Spirit Awards, it's safe to say that Oscar season has begun. Thursday, The New York Film Critics Circle Awards announced its winners.

Regina Hall took home Best Actress for her performance as Lisa Conroy, a general manager at a sports bar in the acclaimed indie comedy Support the Girls. With nominations from both the Gotham Independent Film Awards and the Independent Spirit Awards, Hall's chances of scoring a well-deserved Oscar nomination for Best Actress just rose. It's also worth noting that Hall is the first Black actress to win the Best Actress award in the New York Film Critics Circle 's 83-year history.

Joining Hall among the list of winners is Regina King, who took home the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Sharon Rivers in the highly-anticipated film from Barry Jenkins If Beale Street Could Talk. King is also predicted by many pundits to take home the Best Supporting Actress statue at the 2019 Oscars, which would be a long overdue feat in her 30-plus year career. With Hall and King's wins, it marks the first time Black actresses won in both acting categories. Other NYFCC Award winners include Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which won Best Animated Film Feature, and Minding the Gap, which won Best Nonfiction Film.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Picture: Roma

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke, First Reformed

Best Actress: Regina Hall, Support the Girls

Best Screenplay: First Reformed

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Animated Film: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Cinematography: Roma

Best First Film: Eighth Grade

Best Foreign Language Film: Cold War

Best Nonfiction Film: Minding the Gap

 

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