Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory swept the top awards on Saturday at 34th Goya Awards, Spain’s version of the Oscars, winning a total of seven awards.
(PAIN AND GLORY) DOLOR Y GLORIA (2019)
NAME OF FILM: (PAIN AND GLORY) DOLOR Y GLORIA
DIRECTOR(S): Pedro Almodóvar
STARRING: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Sbaraglia
GENRE: Foreign Film
SYNOPSIS: Salvador Mallo, a director not too subtly modeled on Almodóvar himself, whose growing health problems—including tinnitus, migraines, and spinal pain—and creative block have initiated a midlife reckoning. Moving in and out of time, evoking Salvador’s childhood in the sixties (featuring Penélope Cruz as his doting mother); his years of triumph in the eighties; and present-day Madrid, where he navigates new artistic challenges, Pain and Gloryis both a moving summative statement on a career and an indication of more brilliant things to come.
“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.
The Irishman, The Farewell, ‘Pain and Glory,’ Harriet, and Marriage Story, are among the films honored at the AARP’s 19th Movies for Grownups Awards.
GLAAD announced the nominees for the 31st GLAAD Media Awards honoring ‘media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues.’
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.
The National Society of Film Critics voted the South Korean film PARASITE as Best Film of 2019 along with Best Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won.
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood leads the nominations for the Music City Film Critics’ Association 2019 Film Awards with 9 nominations.
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.
Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women leads the nominations for the Chicago Indie Critics fourth annual film awards with eight nominations.
The Florida Film Critics Circle awarded the French language period piece Portrait of a Lady on Fire its Best Picture prize along with Best Director for director Céline Sciamma, and Best Foreign Language film.
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.
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.
Parasite took the top spot among films released in 2019 in Film Comment’s annual end-of-year survey, and State Funeral received the top rankings for non-distributed films.
Parasite was named Best Picture of 2019 by Los Angeles Film Critics. Other awards went to Ja’Tovia Gary’s The Giverny Document for Best Independent Film and American Factory for Best Documentary.
The 31st Palm Springs International Film Festival will screen 188 films from 81 countries, opening with An Almost Ordinary Summer, directed by Simone Godano.
The Southeastern Film Critics Association named Parasite – Best Film of 2019, and recognized other films including The Peanut Butter Falcon as ‘film that best evokes the spirit of the South.”
Parasite, South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s dark, class-based comedy about a poor family that scams a rich one, took three top awards from the Toronto Film Critics Association including Best Picture.