Best Picture

Awards Nominations:

+ Golden Lion (Venice)
+ Independent Spirit Award Winner
National Board of Review Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Winner

Golden Globe Winner
+ Screen Actor’s Guild Winner
Producer’s Guild Winner
National Society of Film Critics Winner

+ BAFTA Winner

The Low Down:

In the end, it was Green Book. Perhaps it was always Green Book (the winner of the Golden Globe and PGA), or perhaps the aggressiveness of Roma‘s campaign by Netflix really turned voters off. I think the sparseness of consensus, however, for this field of Best Picture nominees was ultimately what pushed Green Book over the finish line. It’s perhaps the safest Best Picture winner since The King’s Speech, which actually helps when it comes to the preferential ballot. Films like ViceBohemian Rhapsody and The Favourite definitely had their lovers, but not the kind of widespread love it takes to win the consensus. 

The Nominees

  1. Roma++++ 
  2. Green Book++ 
  3. BlacKkKlansman
  4. The Favourite+
  5. Black Panther+
  6. Bohemian Rhapsody+
  7. A Star is Born*
  8. Vice