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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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Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) Winners

The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) have chosen The Shape of Water as the best film of 2017. They also awarded the film their Best Director prize over their sole female nominee, Greta Gerwig). Gerwig was given the group’s Best Woman Director and Woman Screenwriter awards for Lady Bird.   Nomination leader Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri managed just ...

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‘Lady Bird’ Tops National Society of Film Critics Winners

The National Society of Film Critics has chosen, in a very close vote, Lady Bird as the Best Picture of 2017. The win lined up with the New York Film Critics Circle, where there are many crossover members. Since the NSFC releases their vote totals (which every awards body should do), we know it won by just two points over Get ...

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