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‘First Reformed,’ ‘Eighth Grade,’ ‘We the Animals’ earn Film Independent Spirit Awards noms

Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24) Jeremiah Zagar’s ‘We the Animals’ surprises with five mentions including the Someone to Watch award Everything was gucci for A24 this morning with the announcement of the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards as two of their films, First Reformed and Eighth Grade, made off with four nominations apiece including …

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ HBO’s ‘Succession’ among Hollywood Music in Media Awards winners

Black Panther topped the Hollywood in Music Media Awards last night with three big wins: Original Score – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for Ludwig Goransson, Original Song – Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror for “All the Stars” and Soundtrack Album.  Max Richter’s score for Mary Queen of Scots won the top award of the night, Original Score – Feature Film and “Shallow” from A Star Is Born won …

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Amy Adams, Steve McQueen, Boots Riley to receive SFFILM Awards

Annual Fundraiser Benefits SFFILM’s Youth Education Programs and Marks the High Point of Awards Season in the San Francisco Bay Area SFFILM has announced several individuals scheduled to attend and accept honors at the 2018 SFFILM Awards Night (formerly Film Society Awards Night), its annual fundraising celebration honoring achievement in filmmaking craft. This year’s edition of the dinner and awards presentation event—leveraging its new …

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‘Minding the Gap’ tops Cinema Eye Honors nominations

Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap ‘Shirkers,’ ‘Bisbee ’17,’ ‘Hale County’ also score big The Cinema Eye Honors, which “celebrates outstanding artistry and craft in nonfiction film,” has revealed its nominees in 10 categories, including Outstanding Nonfiction Feature, Outstanding Debut Feature Film and Outstanding Nonfiction Short. Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap led the pack with a field best 7 nominations including Outstanding …

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2019 Oscars: 166 Documentary Features Submitted for Academy Award Consideration

A near-record 166 documentary feature films have officially been submitted for the 91st Academy Awards. Last year saw 170 submissions. 2018 has been a blockbuster year for documentaries with RBG, Three Identical Strangers, Won’t You By My Neighbor? and Free Solo all certified box office hits.  Netflix, which won Documentary Feature last year with Icarus, is in the race again …

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Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) Sets Key Dates for Dorian Awards for Film and Television

“The critic has to educate the public; the artist has to educate the critic.” — Oscar Wilde GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which yours truly is a member), previously known as the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, has announced its voting timeline and ceremony date for its milestone 10th Dorian Awards. The group’s approximately 220 members …

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‘The Favourite’ leads 2018 British Independent Film nominations (BIFA)

Not too surprisingly, Yorgos Lanthimos’s Queen Anne period piece The Favourite grabbed the most nominations from the British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) today. The Venice Film Festival-winning film earned 13 mentions including Best Actress for Olivia Colman and both Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in supporting actress. Weisz was also nominated for Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, in Best Actress. Also making …

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‘Ladies in Black,’ ‘Sweet Country,’ ‘Boy Erased’ top Australian Academy Awards (AACTA) Nominations

The nominations for the 60th Australian Academy Awards have been announced and Ladies in Black leads the pack with 11, followed by Sweet Country with 10.  Joel Edgerton earned three of Boy Erased‘s seven nominations (Director, Supporting Actor and Adapted Screenplay) that also included Best Feature and three acting nods for Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. Upgrade, Breath …

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IDA Nominations: ‘Minding the Gap, ‘Free Solo;’ ‘RBG,’ ‘Three Identical Strangers’ snubbed

Bing Liu’s Minding the Gap (Hulu) The nominations for the 34th Independent Documentary Association IDA) awards were announced today with some surprising snubs, even in a newly expanded field of nominees. While Minding the Gap, Free Solo and Won’t You Be My Neighbor? made the 10-film cut for Best Documentary Feature, two high-profile docs didn’t: RBG and Three Identical Strangers.  …

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