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Elle, Moonlight and Silence Dominate 14th ICS Award Nominations

A French tale of rape revenge, traversing the toxic masculinity as a gay, African-American boy to man and Christain missionaries in 17th century feudal Japan dominated the 14th International Cinephile Society’s 2017 nominations today. I am a voting member of the ICS. Elle, Moonlight, and Silence all earned eight nominations including Picture, Director and Adapted Screenplay. All three films also ...

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2017 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Winners: Hidden Figures, Stranger Things; Viola Davis Wins 5th SAG

The current box office champ, Hidden Figures, found itself with the highest honor of the Screen Actors Guild tonight for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture over other Best Picture nominees Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Fences and Captain Fantastic. Earlier in the evening both Viola Davis and Denzel Washington won their respective categories (Supporting Actress and ...

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MOONLIGHT Wins Top Honors from Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics (GALECA)

The Golden Globe-winning and Academy Award-nominated Moonlight earned six wins from the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) today, tying it Carol for the group’s all-time record wins. It won Film of the Year, LGBTQ Film of the Year, Director of the Year and Screenplay of the Year for Barry Jenkins (based on Tarell Alvin McCraney unproduced play), and ...

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2017 Oscar Nominations: The Video Announcements

There were a lot of mixed feelings about the Oscar nomination presentation yesterday. Most seemed to feel the pre-recorded elements were sleepy and subdued and the energy and crackle of excitement from the press and publicists in the audience were sorely missed. I’m in agreement there. The alphabetized format from the somnambulant announcer gave little in the way of surprise. Only ...

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Verhoeven’s ELLE, Ozon’s FRANTZ Lead 42nd César Awards Nominations

Newly-minted Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert and her film Elle led the nominations for the 42nd César Awards, the French Academy Awards. The film also earned mentions in Best Film, Director (Paul Verhoeven), Supporting Actor (Laurent Lafitte) and Supporting Actress (Anne Consigny) for a total of 11. Earlier this month the film won the Golden Globe for Foreign Language Film (it ...

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