Documentary films Apollo 11, The Cave and American Factory were honored with Emmys on night one of the 2020 Creative Arts ceremonies of the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.
American Factory (2019)
NAME OF FILM: AMERICAN FACTORY (2019)
DIRECTOR(S): Steve Bognar, Julia Reichert
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: In 2014 a shuttered GM factory in Dayton, Ohio became the home of the Chinese billionaire-owned Fayou Glass America. Suddenly American factory workers deeply rooted in the Rust Belt found themselves hopeful for a chance to pull their community out of financial despair, but challenged by the seemingly insurmountable cultural differences of the Chinese counterparts now working alongside them. With surprising access to the humanity and xenophobia on both sides, this fascinating and masterful documentary reveals the complicated nature of global endeavors. Culture clashes go from humorous to tense, especially when the dirty word “union” is uttered, and an even grimmer fate looms over all of those on the factory floor: automation. A powerful reminder of the values that connect us—the need to provide, the desire to feel useful, the struggle to change—as well as the ideals that drive us apart, this must-see film sits at a crossroads of so many key issues it is bound to spark important conversations about America’s present and future.
The South Korean film Parasite made history, becoming the first non-English film to win the Oscar for best picture at the 92nd Academy Awards.
Indie films The Farewell, Uncut Gems, The Lighthouse, Booksmart and See You Yesterday, along with Give Me Liberty, American Factory won awards at the 35th Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony.
72nd DGA Awards Winners. Alma Har’el for HONEY BOY, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert for AMERICAN FACTORY
The directors of Honey Boy and American Factory won awards at the 72nd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
“Parasite” won the most awards with five, including Best Picture for the Latino Entertainment Journalists’ 2019 Latino Entertainment Film Awards.
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Parasite lead the nominations for the the 24th Annual Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Film awards.
Nominations were announced for the 92nd Oscars with indie films American Factory, For Sama, and the short film St. Louis Superman, receiving nominations.
American Factory won the top awards at 2020 Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking including Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking.
The Directors Guild of America announced the nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary for 2019.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2020 lead by Joker with 11 nominations.
Latino Entertainment Journalists Association announced the nominations for the second Latino Entertainment Film Awards. Nominees include “Monos,” “Parasite,” and “The Two Popes.”
Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Parasite lead the film nominations for the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ 11th Dorian Awards.