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‘Carol’ Leads Nominations for BAFTA Awards

‘Carol’ Leads Nominations for BAFTA Awards

Carol along with Bridge of Spies lead the nominations for the 2016 BAFTA Awards with nine nominations. Carol is nominated for Best Film, Director for Todd Haynes, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design and Make Up & Hair. Cate Blanchett is nominated for Leading Actress and Rooney Mara is nominated for Supporting Actress. Other indie films with multiple nods include Brooklyn was nominated six times, and The Danish Girl and Ex Machina receive five nominations. […]

‘Amy’ ‘The Look of Silence’ ‘Brooklyn’ Among Nominees for Producers Guild Awards

‘Amy’ ‘The Look of Silence’ ‘Brooklyn’ Among Nominees for Producers Guild Awards

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) announced the nominations for the 27th Annual Producers Guild Awards. All 2016 Producers Guild Award winners will be announced on Saturday, January 23, 2016. This year, the Producers Guild will also present special honors to Jim Gianopulos (Milestone Award), Shonda Rhimes (Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television), David Heyman (David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures), THE HUNTING GROUND (Stanley Kramer Award), and Industrial Light & Magic […]

National Society of Film Critics Picks ‘Spotlight’ As Best Film of 2015; ‘Amy’ ‘Timbuktu’ Win Awards

National Society of Film Critics Picks ‘Spotlight’ As Best Film of 2015; ‘Amy’ ‘Timbuktu’ Win Awards

The National Society of Film Critics chose Spotlight directed by Tom McCarthy, as Best Picture of the Year 2015. Timbuktu directed by Abderrahmane Sissako won the award for Best Foreign Language Film and Amy directed by Asif Kapadia won the award for Best Non-Fiction Film. Film Heritage Awards were given to the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the programmers Jake Perlin and Michelle Materre, for the series Tell It Like It Is: Black Independents […]

Indiana Film Journalists Association Pick ‘Spotlight’ As Best Film of 2015

Indiana Film Journalists Association Pick ‘Spotlight’ As Best Film of 2015

“Spotlight,” a drama exploring the Boston Globe’s investigation of widespread sexual abuse by Catholic priests, was named Best Film of 2015 by the Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA). In addition to Best Film, “Spotlight” won for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor, Mark Ruffalo. “Room,” an adaption of the best-selling novel about a woman raising her young son inside a solitary room, won runner-up in the best film race. “Room” also earned the Best […]

‘Carol’ ’45 Years’ Lead Nominations for London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

‘Carol’ ’45 Years’ Lead Nominations for London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Todd Haynes’ romantic drama Carol lead the 36th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with seven nominations including Film of the Year and both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara competing for Actress of the Year. Close behind in the race for the awards, which are voted on by 140 members of The Critics‘ Circle Film Section, is Andrew Haigh’s marital study 45 Years, with six nominations. Unusually, two films received three nominations each: Asif Kapadia’s Amy […]

Toronto Film Critics Association names ‘Carol’ the Best Film of the Year

Toronto Film Critics Association names ‘Carol’ the Best Film of the Year

Todd Haynes’ 1950s melodrama ‘Carol’, the swooning tale of a life-changing love affair, won two top prizes at the 2015 awards of the Toronto Film Critics Association, including Best Picture, and Haynes named Best Director. The film’s stars, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, were runners-up for this year’s Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress prizes, respectively. Joshua Oppenheimer, who won the Allan King Documentary Award in 2013 for The Act of Killing, won the 2015 […]

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Reveals 2016 Nominations, ‘Room’ Leads Canadian Nominations

Vancouver Film Critics Circle Reveals 2016 Nominations, ‘Room’ Leads Canadian Nominations

Alejandro González Iñárritu’s The Revenant leads all films in the 2016 Vancouver Film Critics Circle International section with three nominations. The nominees for Best Documentary are Amy, Cartel Land and Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, while The Assassin, Goodnight Mommy and Son of Saul are up for Best Foreign Language Film. A riveting and uplifting tale of a mother and son escaping confinement, the Canadian-Irish co-production Room has earned six VFCC nominations […]

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Picks SPOTLIGHT as 2015 Best Film; TANGERINE Wins Best Indie Film

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Picks SPOTLIGHT as 2015 Best Film; TANGERINE Wins Best Indie Film

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the newsroom drama SPOTLIGHT as the best film of 2015, according to the results of its 22nd annual critics’ poll. This year’s awards are presented in memory of Philip Wuntch, the longtime Dallas Morning News film critic who passed away in October. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were THE REVENANT (2), CAROL (3), SICARIO (4), MAD MAX: FURY ROAD (5), […]

‘Carol’ ‘Brooklyn’ ‘The Danish Girl’ ‘Spotlight’ Among 21st Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

‘Carol’ ‘Brooklyn’ ‘The Danish Girl’ ‘Spotlight’ Among 21st Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations

“Mad Max: Fury Road” leads the nominations for the 21st Critics’ Choice Awards with 13 nominations including Best Picture. “Carol,” impressed with nine nominations including Best Picture, and Best Director. “Spotlight” earned eight nominations, “Brooklyn,” “The Danish Girl,” each garnered five nominations and “Room” earned four. The winners will be revealed live at the Critics’ Choice Awards gala, which will be broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime and LMN on […]

‘Youth’ ‘Mustang’ ‘Amy’ ‘The Lobster’ ‘Marshland’ Win European Film Awards

‘Youth’ ‘Mustang’ ‘Amy’ ‘The Lobster’ ‘Marshland’ Win European Film Awards

‘Youth’ (‘La Giovinezza’) directed and written by Academy Award-winner Paul Sorrentino, and starring Michal Kane, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz, Paul Dano and Jane Fonda, won the top award, Best European Film of 2015, at the 28th European Film Awards. ‘Youth’ also won the awards for European Director for Paolo Sorrentino; and European Actor for Michael Caine. ‘Youth’ is the story of a retired orchestra conductor, on holiday in the Alps with his daughter and film director/best friend, […]

‘Spotlight’ ‘Amy’ ‘The Look of Silence’ Among Boston Society of Film Critics 2015 Award Winners

‘Spotlight’ ‘Amy’ ‘The Look of Silence’ Among Boston Society of Film Critics 2015 Award Winners

The Boston Society of Film Critics picked ‘Spotlight’ as the Best Film of 2015. ‘Spotlight’ directed by Academy Award-nominee Tom McCarthy and starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Brian d’Arcy James and Stanley Tucci, tells the riveting true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation into allegations of abuse in the Catholic Church. ‘Spotlight’ was also given the awards for Best Screenplay and Best Ensemble Cast. The Amy Winehouse documentary titled […]

Independent and Documentary Films Among 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

Independent and Documentary Films Among 47th NAACP Image Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 47th NAACP Image Awards are out and includes some of the top independent films and documentary films of 2015.  The organization honored independent films with the award for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture, and the nominees include “Beasts of No Nation,” “Brotherly Love (pictured above),” “Chi-Raq,” “Infinitely Polar Bear,” and “Secret in Their Eyes.” The NAACP also recognized documentary films with the award for Outstanding Documentary – (Film), and the nominees include “Amy,” “Dreamcatcher,” “In My Fathers House,” “The […]

‘Spotlight’ ‘Amy’ ‘Son of Saul’ Among Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winners

‘Spotlight’ ‘Amy’ ‘Son of Saul’ Among Los Angeles Film Critics Association Winners

‘Spotlight’ was named Best Picture of 2015 by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), besting ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ which received Runner Up honors. ‘Amy’ beat ‘The Look of Silence’ for Best Documentary honors, and ‘Son of Saul’ took Best Foreign Film, with Runner Up honors going to ‘The Tribe.’ The winners will be honored at the official awards ceremony on January 9, which will be dedicated to the late Belgian director Chantal Akerman. Film editor […]

‘Spotlight’ ‘Amy’ ‘Son of Saul’ Among Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Best Films of 2015

‘Spotlight’ ‘Amy’ ‘Son of Saul’ Among Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Best Films of 2015

The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their honorees for 2015, and “Mad Max: Fury Road” was the big winner, taking home three awards. The organization’s choice for Best Film, however, went to the hard-hitting investigative journalist drama “Spotlight.” “Spotlight,” (pictured above) about The Boston Globe’s discovery of a cover-up involving child molestation within the local Catholic Archdiocese, also won for Best Ensemble. The film’s top-notch cast includes Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel […]

Complete List + Trailers of 15 Documentary Feature Films Advancing in 2015 Oscar Race

Complete List + Trailers of 15 Documentary Feature Films Advancing in 2015 Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®. One hundred twenty-four films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music “Best of Enemies,” Sandbar “Cartel Land,” Our Time Projects and The Documentary Group “Going […]

CARTEL LAND, MERU Leads Nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking

CARTEL LAND, MERU Leads Nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking

Cartel Land, Matthew Heineman’s gripping account of violence and vigilantes on both sides of the US-Mexico border, led the nominations for 9th Cinema Eye Honors awards for Nonfiction Filmmaking, with five nominations, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature. It is joined in the top category by Asif Kapadia’s Amy, Camilla Neilsson’s Democrats, Stevan Riley’s Listen to Me Marlon, Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack and Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence. The latter, which received four nominations, and Cartel […]

YOUTH, THE LOBSTER Leads Nominations for 28th European Film Awards

YOUTH, THE LOBSTER Leads Nominations for 28th European Film Awards

Youth directed by Paolo Sorrentino, lead the nominations for the 28th European Film Awards with 6 nominations, including Best European Film 2015, European Director for Paolo Sorrentino , European Actress for Rachel Weisz, European Actor for Michael Caine, European Screenwriter for Paolo Sorrentino. Starring Academy Award winner Michael Caine as Fred and Academy Award nominee Harvey Keitel as Mick, Paolo Sorrentino’s YOUTH explores the lifelong bond between two friends vacationing in a luxury Swiss Alps lodge as they ponder […]

AMY, Listen To Me Marlon, Among Nominees for 2015 IDA Documentary Awards, Tig Notaro to Host Ceremony

AMY, Listen To Me Marlon, Among Nominees for 2015 IDA Documentary Awards, Tig Notaro to Host Ceremony

Grammy-nominated comedian Tig Notaro will host the 2015 IDA Documentary Awards ceremony. Tig Notaro is the subject of Tig, the Netflix Original documentary chronicling her life after it famously fell apart. The 2015 edition of the Awards will highlight six films in Best Feature Documentary category. These films include AMY, Asif Kapadia’s moving film about six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse; The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, Stanley Nelson’s vibrant chronicle of the birth of the […]

THE DANISH GIRL, AMY, BROOKLYN are Winners at 2015 Hollywood Film Awards

THE DANISH GIRL, AMY, BROOKLYN are Winners at 2015 Hollywood Film Awards

The 2015 Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season, took place last weekend at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Danish Girl (pictured above) was a big winner, taking awards for Hollywood Director Award for Tom Hooper,  Hollywood Breakout Actress Award for Alicia Vikander, and Hollywood Film Composer Award for Alexandre Desplat. Other winners included Carey Mulligan who spoke passionately about women’s rights while accepting the Hollywood Actress Award for her work in Suffragette, Asif Kapadia won the […]

THE LOBSTER Leads Nominations for 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards

THE LOBSTER Leads Nominations for 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards

The Lobster topped the list of nominations for the 2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards with 7 nominations, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay andProducer of the Year. Colin Farrell is nominated for Best Actor and Olivia Colmanand Ben Whishaw for their supporting roles. 45 Years and Macbeth received six nominations each, including Best British Independent Film and Best Director. 45 Years also has nominations for its screenplay, for Producer of the […]

124 Documentary Features Submitted For 2015 Oscar Race

124 Documentary Features Submitted For 2015 Oscar Race

One hundred twenty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Above and Beyond” “All Things Must Pass” “Amy” “The Armor of Light” “Ballet 422” “Batkid Begins” “Becoming Bulletproof” “Being Evel” “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery” “Best of Enemies” “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” “Bolshoi Babylon” “Brand: A Second Coming” “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez […]

See Poster, and Watch Trailer for Amy Whinehouse Documentary AMY

See Poster, and Watch Trailer for Amy Whinehouse Documentary AMY

The poster and trailer are released for the Amy Winehouse documentary, AMY, which world premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, and is scheduled to open in New York & Los Angeles on July 3, 2015 followed by nationwide on July 10, 2015. From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words. Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving […]