'Black Panther,' 'A Quiet Place' Lead Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Mid-Season Nominees

We've reached the midway point of 2018, which means outlets (like ourselves) will be publishing a flurry of "best of the year so far" lists and the awards circuit will start to gear up for Oscar season. And while some awards ceremonies are still catching up with last year's winners, the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (of which /Film's Peter Sciretta is a member) has already released their nominees for their mid-season awards.

The Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society announced their mid-season film awards this week, which may give us a peek at what awards season will look like once the Fall rolls around. At the LAOFCS, Black Panther, A Quiet Place, and Hereditary led the pack, with Ryan Coogler's Black Panther scoring the most nods with seven nominations. John Krasinski's A Quiet Place followed right after with a total of six nominations.

See the list of the LAOFCS nominees below.

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Mid-Season Nominees

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Black Panther – Ryan Coogler & Joe Robert Cole

Annihilation – Alex Garland

Love, Simon – Elizabeth Berger & Isaac Aptaker

You Were Never Really Here – Lynne Ramsay

Paddington 2 – Paul King & Simon Farnaby

Best Original Screenplay:

A Quiet Place – Bryan Woods, Scott Beck, and John Krasinski

Hereditary – Ari Aster

Tully – Diablo Cody

Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson

Upgrade – Leigh Whannell

Best Supporting Actor:

Alex Wolff – Hereditary

Michael B. Jordan – Black Panther

Josh Brolin – Avengers: Infinity War

Jesse Plemons – Game Night

Hugh Grant – Paddington 2

Best Supporting Actress:

Millicent Simmonds – A Quiet Place

Mackenzie Davis – Tully

Letitia Wright – Black Panther

Anne Hathaway – Ocean's 8

Michelle Williams – I Feel Pretty

Best Actor: 

Joaquin Phoenix – You Were Never Really Here

Chadwick Boseman – Black Panther

John Krasinski – A Quiet Place

Nick Robinson – Love, Simon

Ethan Hawke – First Reformed

Best Actress:

Toni Collette – Hereditary

Charlize Theron – Tully

Emily Blunt – A Quiet Place

Natalie Portman – Annihilation

Danai Gurira – Black Panther

Best Female Director:

Lynne Ramsey – You Were Never Really Here

Chloe Zhao – The Rider

Claire Scanlon – Set It Up

Kay Cannon – Blockers

Ava DuVernay – A Wrinkle in Time

Best Male Director:

Jason Reitman – Tully

Ryan Coogler – Black Panther

Alex Garland – Annihilation

John Krasinski – A Quiet Place

Ari Aster – Hereditary

Best Picture:

Isle of Dogs

Incredibles 2

Paddington 2

Avengers: Infinity War

Won't You Be My Neighbor?




A Quiet Place

Black Panther

The LA Online Film Critics society also named some of their most anticipated movies in the second half of 2018, which ranged from big budget blockbusters to indie Sundance darlings. See the list of their most anticipated films below:

  • Widows
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Bad Times at the El Royale
  • BlacKKKlansman