National Film & TV Awards 2018 nominations announced

2021-08-20 15:46:25 - LOS ANGELES - (PR Distribution™)
Nominations announced for the National Film & Television Awards

The prestigious NFTA is an annual awards ceremony celebrating the achievement of established and independent filmmakers, actors, actresses, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry.

 Larry King and Denzel Washington to be celebrated with coveted Lifetime Achievement Awards. 

Los Angeles, California: 8/10/18  National Film Academy brings its flagship UK award ceremony, National Film Awards to North America. The National Film Awards is a UK awards ceremony taking place annually held by the National Film Academy. Now in its 5th year, the National Film Academy today announced that it will be launching a US version of the awards on the 5th December 2018. One of the most exciting additions to the annual US version of the NFA will be the addition of television-specific categories. The National Film and Television Awards will be held annually in the month of December in the US to celebrate all the successful film releases and established, emerging, breakthrough performances and filmmakers in motion picture and television. Nominations for all categories will be open for academy members and film/television fans to both nominate and vote each year. Voting for this year's awards ceremony goes live on the official NFTA website on the 8th of October 2018.

The nominations announced by the academy feature some of the most successful releases from 2018. The Best Feature category sees Black Panther, Den of Thieves, Ocean’s 8, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, The Equalizer 2 and Crazy Rich Asians go head to head for the coveted award. Whilst the Best TV Series category see Power, Empire, Atlanta, Black-ish, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, Insecure and  Insatiable shortlisted. 

Public Voting for the NFTA’s commences online on the 8th of October till the 20th of November with the winners in all categories announced at the prestigious awards ceremony on the 5th of December 2018 at the Globe Theatre, in Los Angeles. 

Legendary Television broadcaster, Larry King is being honoured with an Outstanding Contribution to TV Award whilst fellow Actor and pioneer, Denzel Washington is set to recieve an Outstanding Contribution to Motion Picture Award.

Find below the full list of nominees for the National Film & TV Awards:

Best Actor 2018

Donald Glover ( Atlanta)

Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Ted Danson  (The Good Place)
Larry David  (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
William H. Macy (Shameless)

Antonio Banderas  (Genius: Picasso)
Michael B Jordan (Black Panther)

Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle)
Benedict Cumberbatch (Patrick Melrose)

Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

Gerard Butler (Den of Thieves)

John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar)

Best Actress 2018

Jada Pinkett Smith (Girls Trip)

Jessica Biel   (The Sinner)
Laura Dern    (The Tale)
Regina King (Seven Seconds)

Tiffany Haddish (Night School)

Regina Hall (Support The Girls)

Millie Bobby Brown  (Stranger Things)

Lupita Nyong'o ( Black Panther)

Blake Lively ( A Simple Favor)

Sandra Bullock (Ocean’s 8) 

Jennifer Lawrence (Red Sparrow)

Best TV Series





Stranger Things

Black Mirror



Best Producer

Jordan Peele (Blackkklansman)

Oren Aviv (Den of Thieves)

Kenny Smith (Black-ish)
Nina Jacobson (Crazy Rich Asians)

Judy Craymer (Mama Mia 2)
Chris Bender (Under the Silver Lake)

Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror)

Best Comedy

Girls Trip

Night School


Life of the Party

The Spy Who Dumped Me


Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Crazy Rich Asians

Best Thriller

A Quiet Place


Red Sparrow

First Reformed

Madeline’s Madeline


Best Action 

Black Panther

Mission Impossible - Fallout


Den of Thieves

The Equalizer 2

The Commuter
Red Sparrow

Best Independent Film 

Support The Girls

Sorry to Bother You

Eighth Grade

You Were Never Really Here

The Tale

Honor Up

Leave No Trace

Under the Silver Lake

Best Talent Show 

The Four

America’s Got Talent

So You Think You Can Dance

Showtime at the Apollo

World of Dance

Little Big Shots

American Idol

Best Documentary

G Funk

Diddy: Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story

The Defiant Ones


Road Movie

Three Identical Strangers

Minding the Gap


24 Frames

Best Feature Film 

Black Panther

Den of Thieves

Ocean’s 8

Mission: Impossible - Fallout

The Equalizer 2

Crazy Rich Asians

Best Newcomer 

Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why)

Yara Shahidi (Black’ish)

Finn Wolfhard (Stranger Things)

Letitia Wright (Black Panther)

Iain Armitage (Big Little Lies)

Auli'i Cravalho (Moana)

Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things)

Best Short Film

Beneath the Ink




The Driver is Red

Stealing Silver

Baby Steps

Five Dollars

Best Director 

Jon M. Chu (Crazy Rich Asians)

Spike Lee (Blakkklansman)

Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Christian Gudegast (Den of Thieves)

Carlos Lopez Estrada (Blindspotting)

Aneesh Chaganty (Searching)

Debra Granik (Leave No Trace)

Best Breakthrough Performance 

Kendrick Lamar (Power) 

Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther)

Millie Bobby Brown  (Stranger Things)

Noah Schnapp  (Stranger Things)
Talitha Bateman  ( Annabelle: Creation)
Emily Blunt  (A Quiet Place)
Cristin Milioti  (Black Mirror)

Issa Rae (Insecure)

Rihanna (Ocean’s 8)

Best Reality TV Show 

Shark Tank

Amazing Race

Top Chef

The Voice

The Four: Battle for Stardom

The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills

Love and Hip-Hop Hollywood

The Kardashians

Vandermoump Rules

Best Talk Show 

The Late Late Show with James Corden

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Talk

Drink Champs (Nore, DJ Effen)

The Ellen Degeneres Show

Larry King Now

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

The Breakfast Club 

The View

Saturday Night Live

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Red Table Talk


Best Entertainment Show 

The Four: Battle for Stardom

Wild ‘n’ Out with Nick Cannon

Saturday Night Live

Red Table Talk

Beat Shazam

Showtime at the Apollo

Saturday Night Live

World of Dance

American Idol

The Breakfast Club

America’s Got Talent

Best Reality TV Judge

DJ Khaled (The Four)

Mark Cuban (Shark Tank)

Diddy (The Four)

Kevin O'Leary (Shark Tank)
Barbara Corcoran (Shark Tank)
Daymond John (Shark Tank)
Robert Herjavec (Shark Tank)
Lori Greiner (Shark Tank)

Lionel Ritchie (American Idol)

Mel B (America’s Got Talent)

Best TV Presenter

Mark Wright 

Nick Cannon 

Jamie Foxx 

Steve Harvey

Wendy Williams

Ryan Seacrest
Terrence Jenkins

Outstanding Contribution to Television

Larry King 

Outstanding Contribution to Motion Picture

Denzel Washington

Vote now @  www.natioanlfilmandtvawards.com 

Important Contacts: 

For Celebrity/PA Appearances/Media Accreditation;


Naomi Wakeling 

E-mail: naomi@nationalfilmawards.co.uk 

For Media/Press Accreditation:


Alice Studdert Kennedy

E-mail: alice@nationalfilmawards.co.uk 

For Sponsorship:


Richard Goldstein

E-mail: richard@nationalfilmawards.co.uk 

Notes to Editors:

About the National Film Academy (NFA):

The National Film Academy was launched in 1999 as an academy that supports, mentors, and promotes filmmakers, actors, actresses, and talent that make up the motion picture industry. It has over 250,000 members worldwide. The National Film Academy is also responsible for the annual National Film Awards UK which is now in it’s 5th year.  The National Film Academy also puts on a series of annual festivals, premieres, workshops, conferences and seminars in the UK, France, Germany, and now USA. The 1st annual National Film & TV Awards launches in the USA on the 5th of December 2018.

NFA UK Site: www.nationalfilmawards.co.uk 

NFA USA Site: www.nationalfilmandtvawards.com 

Media Contacts:

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Richard Goldstein
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