Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Parasite lead the nominations for the the 24th Annual Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Film awards.
For Sama (2019)
NAME OF FILM: FOR SAMA
DIRECTOR(S): Waad al-Khateab, Edward Watts
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: An astonishing look into motherhood and the female experience of war, this is one of those movies we promise will change you forever. For five years Waad al-Kateab kept her camera on, documenting her life and those around her as activists in Aleppo. Part diary, part love letter to her daughter, this poignant film follows al-Kateab’s beginnings as a hopeful student protester, to her falling in love, getting married, and having her first child, all while conflict rises around her.
Actor, director and producer Rob Reiner will receive the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Sedona International Film Festival.
The 2020 Athena Film Festival will open with the NY premiere of I Am Woman by Unjoo Moon and starring Tilda Cobham-Hervey as singer-songwriter Helen Reddy,
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 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.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire and Parasite lead the film nominations for the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics’ 11th Dorian Awards.
Marriage Story, Parasite, Apollo 11, and Monos, are among the films nominated by the Online Film Critics Society for the awards for best films of 2019.
The San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle announced their 2019 award winners with awards going to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Apollo 11, Parasite, One Cut of the Dead.
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted 1917 as the best film of 2019. The Russell Smith Award for best low-budget or cutting-edge independent film went to The Lighthouse.
Marriage Story won the top prizes at the 2019 Indiana Film Journalists Association awards – including Best Film, along with Best Actor for Adam Driver.
The Souvenir lead nominations for the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards with 7 nominations, including Film, Actor for Tom Burke and Supporting Actress for Tilda Swinton.
The Academy announced shortlists for the 92nd Academy Awards in nine categories including Documentary Feature, International Feature Film, Documentary Short Subject, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.
Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story and Matthew Rankin’s The Twentieth Century lead all films in the nominations for 2019 Vancouver Film Critics Circle award.
The Chicago Film Critics Association announced the nominees for their top film honors of 2019. Nominees include Atlantics, Honey Boy, Hail Satan?, Transit and Uncut Gems.
For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts wins the top prize for Best Feature at the 35th IDA (International Documentary Association) Awards.
The Favourite directed by Yorgos Lanthimos was the big winner at the 32nd European Film Awards taking the top prize European Film along with European Comedy and European Director.
The National Board of Review announced their 2019 honorees, naming The Irishman the Best Film of 2019
For Sama was named Best British Independent Film 2019 at the 22nd British Independent Film Awards ceremony, becoming the first documentary to win that award.
For Sama directed by Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts won the VPRO IDFA Audience Award of the 2019 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam.
The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems lead the nominations for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards with 5 nominations each, followed by Give Me Liberty with 4 nominations.
The Producers Guild of America revealed its 2020 Documentary Motion Picture nominees along with honors for Netflix’x Ted Sarandos, Marta Kauffman, and actress Octavia Spencer.
One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Pedro Almodóvar’s PAIN AND GLORY and Roman Polanski’s J’ACCUSE Lead European Film Awards 2019 Nominations
Pedro Almodóvar’s Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) and An Officer and a Spy (J’accuse) directed by Roman Polanski lead the nominations for the 32nd European Film Awards