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Why Universal Should Give a Serious Awards Push to ‘Get Out’

The ink has barely dried on the last awards season, but only two months into the new year and we already have a potential contender for next year’s awards season. Currently, there’s a heavy emphasis on that “potential,” because in many ways the film doesn’t resemble your standard awards contender. It’s a February wide release. It belongs to a genre ...

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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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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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2016-2017 Awards Tracker – The Critics

In this January 13th, 2017 Awards Tracker update, Moonlight and La La Land are neck and neck with each other for Best Picture wins, as are their directors – Barry Jenkins and Damien Chazelle – for Best Director. Casey Affleck (Manchester by the Sea) and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight) have utterly dominated their respective acting categories while Best Actress sees a close ...

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Georgia Film Critics Association: Moonlight Wins Best Pic, Affleck and Portman Take Actor and Actress

The Georgia Film Critics Association has anointed Moonlight the Best Picture of 2016 as well as wins for Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali, who also won their Breakthrough award), Adapted Screenplay, Ensemble, and Cinematography. The group spread the wealth with La La Land, which took Director and Original Screenplay for Damien Chazelle, Original Score, Original Song and Production Design. Casey Affleck (Manchester ...

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‘Moonlight’ Leads Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics (GALECA) Dorian Awards Nominations

Moonlight Leads with 7 Nominations, La La Land Earns Six Portman, Huppert, Bening Among Actress Award Hopefuls Sing Street, Captain Fantastic in Unsung Film Race Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Nocturnal Animals on Campy Flick Short List Insecure, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Westworld Among Series Picks Beyonce, Samantha Bee, Bill Maher, Thrice-nominated Kate McKinnon in Mix Too John Waters Named ‘Timeless Star’   ...

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National Society of Film Critics (NSFC): Moonlight Takes Best Pic, Director

Moonlight won Best Picture from the National Society of Film Critics today, capping off a hugely successful and surprising awards season run for the indie film. This was its 18th Best Picture win overall. Manchester by the Sea and La La Land were the runners-up. Moonlight‘s director, Barry Jenkins, also took home the directing win, his 17th. As in Best Picture, ...

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Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS) Goes for Moonlight in a Big Way

Moonlight had one of its biggest awards days from a single critics group today when it won six prizes from the Seattle Film Critics Society. It took Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Screenplay, Editing and Ensemble. This is the 16th Best Picture win from the SAG and Golden Globe-nominated film. Isabelle Huppert (Elle) picked up her 11th Best Actress ...

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