Best Of 2018: Performances And Filmmakers

 In 2018, Entertainment, Movies

Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
– Meryl Streep, Actress

BEST ACTRESSES OF 2018

Runners Up

Blake Lively- A Simple Favor
Rachel Weisz Disobedience, The Favourite
Glenn Close- The Wife
Olivia ColmanThe Favourite
Elsie Fisher- Eighth Grade
Emma Stone– The Favourite
Tessa Thompson- Sorry to Bother You, Creed II
Shailene Woodley- Adrift
Charlize Theron– Tully
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie- Leave No Trace
Natalie Portman- Annihilation/ Vox Lux
Katheryn Hahn- Private Life
Amy Adams Vice
Yalitza Aparicio- Roma
Carey Mulligan- Wildlife
Nicole Kidman- Boy Erased, Destroyer
Viola Davis- Widows
Rosamund Pike- A Private War
Julia Roberts- Ben Is Back
Regina KingIf Beale Street Could Talk
Margot Robbie- Mary Queen of Scots
Kiki Layne- If Beale Street Could Talk
Rachel McAdams- Game Night, Disobedience
Saoirse Ronan- Mary Queen of Scots
Jamie Lee Curtis- Halloween (2018)
Amandla Stenberg- The Hate U Give
Cynthia Erivo– Bad Times at the El Royale, Widows
Tilda Swinton- Suspiria (2018)

TOP 5

 Five:

CLAIRE FOY

(UNSANE, FIRST MAN, THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB)

Four:

LADY GAGA

(A STAR IS BORN (2018))

Three:

EMILY BLUNT

(A QUIET PLACE, MARY POPPINS RETURNS)

Two:

MELISSA McCARTHY

(CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?)

One:

TONI COLLETTE

(HEREDITARY)


BEST ACTORS OF 2018

Runners Up
Chadwick Boseman- Black Panther
Nick Robinson- Love, Simon
Joe Cole- A Prayer Before Dawn
Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Shia LaBeouf- Borg vs. McEnroe
John Krasinski- A Quiet Place
Daveed Diggs- Blindspotting
Ben Foster– Leave No Trace
Rafael Casal- Blindspotting
Barry Keoghan- American Animals
Logan Marshall-Green- Upgrade
Viggo Mortensen– Green Book
Rami Malek- Bohemian Rhapsody
Mahershala Ali- Green Book
Willem Dafoe- At Eternity’s Gate
Josh Brolin- Avengers: Infinity War, Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Timothy Chalamet- Hot Summer Nights, Beautiful Boy
Evan Peters- American Animals
Alex Wolff– Hereditary
Tom Cruise- Mission:Impossible – Fallout
LaKeith Stanfield– Sorry to Bother You
John David Washington– BlacKkKlansman
John Cho- Searching
Nicolas Cage- Mandy
Jeff Bridges- Bad Times at the El Royale
Paul Giamatti- Private Life
Ryan Gosling– First Man
Robert Redford- The Old Man & the Gun
John C. Reilly- The Sisters Brothers, Stan & Ollie

TOP 5

Five (Tie):

LUCAS HEDGES

(BOY ERASED, BEN IS BACK)

Five (Tie):

MICHAEL B. JORDAN

(BLACK PANTHER, CREED II)

Four: 

CHRISTIAN BALE

(VICE)

Three: 

ETHAN HAWKE

(FIRST REFORMED, JULIET, NAKED)

Two:

BRADLEY COOPER

(A STAR IS BORN (2018))

One:

JOAQUIN PHOENIX

(YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE, DON’T WORRY, HE WON’T GET FAR ON FOOT, THE SISTERS BROTHERS)


To make a film is easy; To make a good film is war. To make a very good film is a miracle.

– Alejandro González Iñárritu, Director

BEST DIRECTORS OF 2018

Runners Up
Tamara Jenkins– Private Life
George Tillman Jr.- The Hate U Give
Barry JenkinsIf Beale Street Could Talk
Alfonso CuarónRoma
Luca Guadagnino– Suspiria (2018)
Peter Farrelly– Green Book
Marielle Heller– Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Damien Chazelle- First Man
Paul Schrader- First Reformed
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin- Free Solo
Drew Goddard– Bad Times at the El Royale
Panos Cosmatos- Mandy
Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Boots Riley- Sorry to Bother You
Bo Burnham- Eighth Grade
Bart Layton- American Animals
Ari Aster– Hereditary
Morgan Neville- Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Jason Reitman- Tully/ The Front Runner
Christopher McQuarrie– Mission Impossible – Fallout
Carlos Lopez Estrada- Blindspotting
Joe and Anthony Russo- Avengers: Infinity War
Wes Anderson- Isle of Dogs
Yorgos Lanthimos- The Favourite
Lynne Ramsay You Were Never Really Here
Alex Garland- Annihilation
Steve McQueen- Widows
Paul Dano- Wildlife

 TOP 5

 Five: 

RYAN COOGLER

(BLACK PANTHER)

Four:

JOHN KRASINSKI

(A QUIET PLACE)

Three:

BRADLEY COOPER

(A STAR IS BORN (2018))

Two: 

SPIKE LEE

(BLACKKKLANSMAN)

One:

ANEESH CHAGANTY

(SEARCHING)

“Nature Boy” Brandon Vick is the resident film critic of the SoBros Network, and star of Brandon’s Box Office In Your Mouth. Follow him on Twitter@SirBrandonV and be sure to search #VicksFlicks for all of his latest movie reviews.

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