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AwardsWatch’s 50 Favourite Performances of 2018

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman reign in The Favourite The battle for the favourite performance of 2018 turned out to be a real battle of The Favourite(s). Co-stars Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz took the top 2 spots on the AwardsWatch annual list of favourite performances of the year. It was the second time that the top two spots were …

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‘Avengers,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Lost in Space’ top VES visual effects awards

Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse were the big winners at last night’s 17th Visual Effects Society (VES) awards, each winning four trophies. Avengers took the top award, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature. The event was hosted by Patton Oswalt, his eighth go round. That win puts Avengers in clear frontrunner status for the Visual Effects …

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Madonna to be honored by GLAAD Advocate for Change Award

Madonna (photo via Twitter @James_Moore10) The 30th GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Association Against Defamation) Awards will honor music legend and LGBTQ+ ally Madonna with the Advocate for Change Award for her continued advancement of accelerating acceptance towards the LGBTQ+ community through her music and personal endeavors. “Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it …

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2019 Sundance: ‘Knock Down the House’ wins Overall Festival Favorite

NNewly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York’s 14th district) in Knock Down The House by Rachel Lears (Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Rachel Lears) All 121 Features Screened Eligible for Award The Sundance Institute today announced Knock Down the House as the winner of the Festival Favorite Award, selected by audience votes from the 121 features screened at the 2019 …

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16th ICS Awards: ‘Zama’ tops with Best Picture, Director; ‘Hale County,’ Brian Tyree Henry pick up wins

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama Better than a bandit’s ears. Zama, the brilliant satire of Spanish colonialism, captured four top prizes at this year’s ICS Awards, taking home best picture, best director for Argentinian maestro Lucrecia Martel, non-English language film, and lead actor for Daniel Giménez Cacho as the clueless corregidor. Formed in 2003, the International Cinephile Society is an online group made …

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46th Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ swoops in with seven wins including Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet led the 46th Annie Awards, celebrating animation in feature film and television but it was Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse swooped in with a huge victory, snatching up seven wins – clean sweep – including Best Animated Feature. The film also won for direction (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman); writing (Phil Lord …

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‘The Favourite,’ ‘Beale Street’ lead 17th International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA) nominations

INOCA, the International Online Cinema Awards, have revealed their nominations for the best in 2018 film with the raucous period piece The Favourite from Yorgos Lanthimos leading the way with 12 mentions, including Best Picture, Best Director and two Best Actress slots (Olivia Colman and Emma Stone). Next up was Barry Jenkins’s intimate romance If Beale Street Could Talk, which …

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