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‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ top 2018 Gotham Nominations

If Beale Street Could Talk, Madeline’s Madeline, Eighth Grade, Support the Girls, Hereditary among other top nomination getters The nominations for the 2018 Gotham Independent Film Awards were announced today with Paul Schrader’s First Reformed and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite grabbing the most mentions, with three apiece. Both were nominated for Best Feature alongside Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could …

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‘Free Solo,’ ‘Minding the Gap,’ Wild Wild Country’ lead Critics’ Choice Documentary nominations

Free Solo (National Geographic Films) The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) and the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) collectively known as the Critics’ Choice, have revealed nominations for the 3rd Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards with Free Solo, Minding the Gap and Wild Wild Country leading the pack. Free Solo, from National Geographic Films, topped the list with six nominations, including …

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First out of the gate, National Board of Review sets awards date

The National Board of Review (NBR), the oldest film awards organization in the US, will be the first to hand out prizes for films of 2018. They have set November 27th for their announcement. The group, founded in 1909, hands out awards Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress, Best Original and Adapted Screenplay, Breakthrough Performance and Directorial Debut as …

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Lee Chang-dong’s ‘Burning’ Tops ICS Cannes Awards

The International Cinephile Society (of which I am a member) has chosen its own Cannes winner just ahead of the festival’s closing ceremony and Lee Chang-dong’s Burning has won their Palme d’Or. Since the ICS follows the rules of the festival, this was Burning‘s only official win. Had the rules been loosened, it would have won nearly every category save …

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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Phantom Thread’ Top 15th International Cinephile Society (ICS) Winners

After a record-setting 11 nominations, Call Me By Your Name has won the International Cinephile Society’s Best Picture of 2017. The film also took top honors for Best Actor (Timothée Chalamet), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Stuhlbarg) and Best Adapted Screenplay (James Ivory). Giving tremendous chase though was Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread. In fact, the two films completely dominated the top …

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Dorian Awards Winners: LGBTQ Critics (GALECA) Go Wilde for ‘Call Me By Your Name’

‘Call Me By Your Name’ is Best Film, Greta Gerwig Takes Best Director ‘Get Out’ Auteur Jordan Peele Scores Best Screenplay and More Sally Hawkins Wins Best Actress, Timothée Chalamet is Both Best Actor and Rising Star ‘American Gods,’ Kyle MacLachlan, Samantha Bee, ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Rule TV Categories Meryl Streep is Group’s Latest ‘Timeless Star’ Honoree GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment …

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ Sets Record at 15th International Cinephile Society (ICS) Nominations

The International Cinephile Society (ICS), of which I am a voting member, has announced the nominations for its 15th season and Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous Italian summer romance Call Me By Your Name topped the list with record-setting 11 nominations including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor x 2 and Supporting Actress. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread was next with 8 nominations. …

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2018 Critics’ Choice Award Winners

The 2018 Critics Choice Awards for film and television were announced tonight and they were almost a carbon copy of their higher profile counterpart, the Golden Globes. Interestingly enough, the voting for Critics’ Choice only opened the day after the Globes on Sunday. The two shared nearly identical winners in both film and television: Big Little Lies (plus Nicole Kidman, …

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Call Me By Your Name Leads GALECA’s Dorian Award Nominations

GALECA, the Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (of which I am a voting member), announced its nominees for its Dorian awards today and Call Me By Your Name led the way with nine nominations including Film of the Year, Director of the Year and acting mentions for Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg. The sci-fi fantasy/romance The Shape of …

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Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) loves Lady Bird

The Iowa Film Critics Association (IFCA) have bestowed their Best Film, Director and Actress awards to Lady Bird.   The group fell in line with the current batch of acting frontrunner from critics with Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) in Best Actor, Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) in Supporting Actor and Laurie Metcalf (Lady Bird). They also have a dubious prize …

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