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‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Carol, The Assassin, Among Films on Film Comment 2015 Best-of-Year Lists

Carol, The Assassin, Among Films on Film Comment 2015 Best-of-Year Lists

Film Comment’s annual end-of-the-year survey of film critics, journalists, film-section editors, and past and present contributors is out, and Todd Haynes’s Carol, Hou Hsiao-hsien’s The Assassin (pictured above), and George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road take the top spots among films released in 2015. Of the films that made appearances at film festivals or special screenings worldwide but have not received stateside distribution this year, Hong Sangsoo’s Right Now, Wrong Then, Athina Rachel Tsangari’s Chevalier, […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” Wins IDA Best Documentary of 2015 Award

Joshua Oppenheimer’s “The Look of Silence” Wins IDA Best Documentary of 2015 Award

The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s companion piece to the Oscar-nominated film The Act Of Killing, is the winner of the (International Documentary Association) 2015 IDA Best Feature Award. The other finalist for the award included “Amy” directed by Asif Kapadia, “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” directed by Stanley Nelson, “Listen to Me Marlon” directed by Stevan Riley, “The Russian Woodpecker” directed by Chad Gracia, and “What Happened, Miss Simone?” directed by Liz […]

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 […]

“Spotlight” “Tangerine” “The Look of Silence” Win at 2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards | VIDEOS

“Spotlight” “Tangerine” “The Look of Silence” Win at 2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards | VIDEOS

Spotlight was the big winner at the 2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards, winning three awards including Best Feature, followed closely by Tangerine with two awards, including Audience Award. The Look of Silence won the award for Best Documentary. The 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards took place on November 30th, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Best Feature Spotlight Best Actress Bel Powley as Minnie Goetze The Diary of a Teenage Girl Breakthrough Series – […]

CAROL Leads Nominations for 2016 Spirit Awards

CAROL Leads Nominations for 2016 Spirit Awards

Carol directed by Todd Haynes lead nominations for the 2016 Spirit Awards with 6 nods including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Female Lead for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Best Sreenplay and Best Cinematography. The other nominees for Best Feature included Anomalisa, Beasts of No Nation, Spotlight and Tangerine. Spotlight was selected to receive the Robert Altman Award, which is bestowed upon one film’s director, casting director and ensemble cast. The Altman Award was […]

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 […]

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 […]

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, SPOTLIGHT and TANGERINE Lead 25th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, SPOTLIGHT and TANGERINE Lead 25th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards Nominations

The nominees for the 25th IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today, signaling the kick-off to the film awards season. For 2015, the eight competitive film awards include Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Actor, Best Actress (presenting sponsor euphoria Calvin Klein), Breakthrough Actor, Best Screenplay, the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award, and the Gotham Audience Award. In addition to the competitive awards, Gotham Award Tributes will be given to actors Helen Mirren and Robert […]

NO ONE’S CHILD, LEMON, THE LOOK OF SILENCE Among 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Jury Award Winners

NO ONE’S CHILD, LEMON, THE LOOK OF SILENCE Among 2015 Milwaukee Film Festival Jury Award Winners

The 7th Milwaukee Film Festival announced its 2015 Jury Award Winners on Sunday, with awards given out in both the Competition and Cream City Cinema programs. No One’s Child directed by Vuk Ršumović is the winner of the Herzfeld Competition Award.  No One’s Child, based on a remarkable true story, takes us deep into the mountains of Bosnia, where we’re introduced to a feral child living among the wolves. Upon his discovery in 1988, he is sent […]

36th Durban International Film Festival Awards; SUNRISE Wins Best Film

36th Durban International Film Festival Awards; SUNRISE Wins Best Film

The 36th Durban International Film Festival announced the award-winners at the closing ceremony, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Prophet directed by Roger Allers.  The award for the Best Feature Film, went to Sunrise directed by Partho Sen-Gupta. The film was described by the jury as “an uncompromising, brilliantly-crafted film that takes us through a fragmented mind, into a shady world allowing us to enter the reality of Mumbai’s underbelly”. (pictured above) The […]

Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the slate of films for the AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival, running June 17 to 21 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD.  The 13th edition of the festival showcases 81 films representing 25 countries, including four world premieres, three U.S. premieres and four East Coast premieres.  AFI DOCS opens with Magnolia Pictures’ BEST OF ENEMIES from director Robert Gordon and Academy Award ®-winning director Morgan Neville and concludes with […]