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13th International Cinephile Society Awards (ICS) Nominations: CAROL Leads with 10

‘CAROL’ leads the ICS nominations with 10
‘CAROL’ leads the ICS nominations with 10


The 13th International Cinephile Society (ICS) award nominations have been announced and Carol, the 1950s era lesbian drama from Todd Haynes,  leads the pack with ten nominations including two Best Actress mentions for its leads, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Mara was nominated in Supporting at the Oscars while Blanchett was nominated in Lead.

It was a good year for women in general with the ICS with The Assassin and Mad Max: Fury Road picking up seven mentions apiece and Tangerine, the trans comedy from Sean Baker, which picked up Picture and Director nominations as well as one for Mya Taylor in Supporting Actress.

Clouds of Sils Maria, another dual female led film, grabbed nominations for Picture, Lead Actress (Juliette Binoche) and Supporting Actress (Kristen Stewart) and for Original Screenplay.

As is usual for the incredibly broad spectrum of members of the ICS, foreign language films and performances were well represented in all categories with The Assassin, The Duke of Burgundy and Li’l Quinquin among the films to garner multiple nominations.

Winners of the 13th ICS Awards will be announced on February 21, 2016. As a voting member of the ICS I look as forward to the results as you.

Here is the FULL list of today’s nominations:

• 45 Years
• Arabian Nights
• The Assassin
• Carol
• Clouds of Sils Maria
• The Duke of Burgundy
• Inside Out
• Li’l Quinquin
• Mad Max: Fury Road
• A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
• Tangerine

• Sean Baker – Tangerine
• Bruno Dumont – Li’l Quinquin
• Todd Haynes – Carol
• Hou Hsaio-Hsien – The Assassin
• George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

• Amour Fou
• Arabian Nights
• The Assassin
• Hard to Be a God
• Jauja
• La Sapienza
• Li’l Quinquin
• Phoenix
• A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence
• Saint Laurent
• Son of Saul

Honorable Mentions: In a great year for non-English language films, four made our Best Picture list, and the competition for slots on the non-English language list was truly fierce. This year it took many more votes to make it than in prior years. So we include here four honorable mentions: outstanding films that just missed, yet were passionately loved by a minority and certainly deserved this accolade.

• Horse Money
• Mustang
• Timbuktu
• The Tribe

• Christopher Abbott – James White
• Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
• Géza Röhrig – Son of Saul
• Jacob Tremblay – Room
• Gaspard Ulliel – Saint Laurent

• Juliette Binoche – Clouds of Sils Maria
• Cate Blanchett – Carol
• Nina Hoss – Phoenix
• Rooney Mara – Carol
• Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years

• Helmut Berger – Saint Laurent
• Emory Cohen – Brooklyn
• Benicio Del Toro – Sicario
• Walton Goggins – The Hateful Eight
• Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina
• Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies

• Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
• Cynthia Nixon – James White
• Erica Rivas – Wild Tales
• Kristen Stewart – Clouds of Sils Maria
• Mya Taylor – Tangerine

• Amour Fou – Jessica Hausner
• Clouds of Sils Maria – Olivier Assayas
• Inside Out – Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley
• Li’l Quinquin – Bruno Dumont
• A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence – Roy Andersson

• 45 Years – Andrew Haigh
• Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman
• The Assassin – Cheng Ah, T’ien-wen Chu, Hou Hsaio-Hsien, Hai-Meng Hsieh
• Carol – Phyllis Nagy
• Mad Max: Fury Road – George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris

• The Assassin – Ping Bin Lee
• Carol – Edward Lachman
• Hard to Be a God – Vladimir Ilin, Yuriy Klimenko
• Jauja – Timo Salminen
• Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
• The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

• The Assassin – Ching-Song Liao, Chih-Chia Huang
• Carol – Affonso Gonçalves
• The Duke of Burgundy – Matyas Fekete
• It Follows – Julio Perez IV
• Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

• The Assassin – Wen-Ying Huang
• Carol – Judy Becker
• Crimson Peak – Thomas E. Sanders
• Hard to Be a God – Sergei Kokovkin, Georgiy Kropachyov, Elena Zhukova
• Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
• Saint Laurent – Katia Wyszkop

• Carol – Carter Burwell
• The Duke of Burgundy – Faris Badwan, Rachel Zeffira a.k.a. Cat’s Eyes
• The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
• It Follows – Rich Vreeland a.k.a. Disasterpeace
• Mad Max: Fury Road – Tom Holkenborg a.k.a. Junkie XL

• Brooklyn
• Carol
• Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
• The Hateful Eight
• Li’l Quinquin
• Spotlight

• Anomalisa
• Inside Out
• Shaun the Sheep Movie
• When Marnie Was There
• World of Tomorrow

• Amy
• Heart of a Dog
• In Jackson Heights
• The Look of Silence
• The Pearl Button

• Aferim!
• Blood of My Blood
• Cemetery of Splendour
• Closet Monster
• Embrace of the Serpent
• In the Shadow of Women
• Knight of Cups
• The Lobster
• Mia Madre
• Mountains May Depart
• My Golden Years
• No Home Movie
• Right Now, Wrong Then
• Sunset Song
• The Treasure
• The Witch

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