Best Movie About Women

“The Favourite”

  • Runner-Up: “Roma”
  • “Mary Shelley”
  • “Widows”

Best Movie By A Woman

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

  • Runner-Up: “Leave No Trace”
  • “The Kindergarten Teacher”
  • “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Actor

Ethan Hawke – “First Reformed”

  • Runner-Up: Viggo Mortensen – “Green Book”
  • Ben Foster – “Leave No Trace”
  • Hugo Weaving – “Black 47”

Best Actress

Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”

  • Runner-Up: Toni Collette – “Hereditary”
  • Viola Davis – “Widows”
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal – “The Kindergarten Teacher”

Best Comedic Actress

Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”

  • Runner-Up: Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Helena Bonham Carter – “55 Steps”
  • Kathryn Hahn – “A Private Life”

Best Young Actress

Elsie Fisher – “Eighth Grade”

  • Runner-Up: Thomasin McKenzie – “Leave No Trace”
  • Elle Fanning – “Mary Shelley”
  • Amandla Stenberg – “The Hate U Give”

Best Woman Storyteller (Screenwriting Award)

“The Hate U Give” – Audrey Wells

  • Runner-Up: “Leave No Trace” – Debra Granik
  • “The Kindergarten Teacher” – Sara Colangelo
  • “A Private Life” – Tamara Jenkins

Best Documentary By Or About Women


  • Runner-Up: “Shirkers”
  • “Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland”
  • “Seeing Allred”
  • “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Best Foreign Film By Or About Women


  • Runner-Up: “Capernaum”
  • “Happy As Lazzaro”
  • “Zama”

Women’s Work / Best Ensemble


  • Runner-Up: “The Favourite”
  • “55 Steps”
  • “Ocean’s 8”


Courage In Filmmaking

Jennifer Fox – “The Tale”

  • Runner-Up: Haifaa Al-Mansour – “Mary Shelley”
  • Sara Colangelo – “The Kindergarten Teacher”
  • Sandra Luckow – “That Way Madness Lies”

Courage In Acting

(Taking on unconventional roles that radically redefine the images of women on screen)

Nicole Kidman – “Destroyer”

  • Runner-Up: Viola Davis – “Widows”
  • Helena Bonham Carter – “55 Steps”
  • Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Adrienne Shelly Award

(For a film that most passionately opposes violence against women)

“Say Her Name: The Life And Death Of Sandra Bland”

  • “Call Her Ganda”
  • “I Am Not A Witch”
  • “On Her Shoulders”

Josephine Baker Award

(For best expressing the woman of color experience in America)

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

  • “Life And Nothing More”
  • “The Hate U Give”
  • “Widows”

Karen Morley Award

(For best exemplifying a woman’s place in history or society, and a courageous search for identity)


  • “93 Queen”
  • “On The Basis Of Sex”
  • “Woman Walks Ahead”

The Invisible Woman Award

(Performance by a woman whose exceptional impact on the film dramatically, socially or historically, has been ignored)

Glenn Close – “The Wife”

  • Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma”
  • Andrea Riseborough – “Nancy”
  • The women of “Widows”

Best Screen Couple

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

  • “Crazy Rich Asians”
  • “Disobedience”
  • “A Star Is Born”

Best Female Action Heroes

“Black Panther”

  • “Adrift”
  • “55 Steps”
  • “RBG”

Mommie Dearest Worst Screen Mom Of The Year Award

Jackie Weaver – “Widows”

  • Krista Allen – “Party Mom”
  • Toni Collette – “Hereditary”
  • Nicole Kidman – “Destroyer”

Best Equality Of The Sexes

“Black Panther”

  • “Like Me”
  • “On The Basis Of Sex”
  • “Widows”

Best Animated Females

“Incredibles 2”

  • “Liyana”
  • “Mary And The Witch’s Flower”
  • “Mirai”

Best Family Film

“Eighth Grade”

  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Science Fair”
  • “The Hate U Give”

Acting And Activism

Viola Davis

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ellen Burstyn

Best Kept Secret Award

All The Overlooked ‘Gone Girls Of Cinema’

Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers

A Kino Lorber Collectors Edition Release

WFCC Hall Of Shame

Bryan Singer

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