A Quiet Place Wins Critics’ Choice Award For Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie


A Quiet Place ended 2018 as one of the year’s biggest success stories in genre cinema, and the plaudits for John Krasinski’s horror smash just keep coming, with the film receiving the award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie at last night’s 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.

Set in a post-apocalyptic world where the survivors live in silence for fear of attracting the attention of sound-sensitive monsters, A Quiet Place beat out Annihilation, Halloween, Hereditary and Suspiria for the prize on an evening that also saw Roma take home Best Picture, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse win Best Animated Feature, Mission: Impossible – Fallout win Best Action Movie and Crazy Rich Asians nab Best Comedy.

A Quiet Place is the seventh film to win the award for Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie, which was first given out to Looper by the Broadcast Film Critics Association in 2012, and was last earned by 2017’s Get Out. This latest honor is one of many that Krasinski’s film can now boast, having previously received particularly copious award attention in various sound categories.

As well as earning the praise of critics and award-giving bodies, A Quiet Place also proved hugely profitable, taking in $340.7 million at the global box office on roughly one twentieth of the budget. With figures like these, it was only natural that a sequel would soon be announced, with Krasinski back on board to write and possibly direct A Quiet Place 2.

While details on the follow-up remain vague, Krasinski has hinted previously that he hopes to further explore the world that the first film introduced, telling Deadline last month that he wants to observe the unremittingly tense reality of A Quiet Place “from another perspective.” We’ll find out just what Krasinski means by this when the sequel hits theaters on May 15th, 2020.