The International Press Academy (IPA) today announced the top choices for the 24th Annual Satellite Awards. FORD V FERRARI topped the list with 5 wins. In the major categories, the James Mangold-directed motor sport film garnered Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Christian Bale, Best Film Editing, as well as Best Sound Mixing & Editing.
Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY tied with JOKER and ROCKETMAN with three wins each. MARRIAGE STORY received Best Actress for Scarlett Johansson and Best Original Screenplay for Baumbach. Notable TV Category wins, include Michelle Williams for FX’s Fosse/Verdon; Jared Harris for HBO’s Chernobyl, which also topped Miniseries & Limited Series. Breakout series Succession (HBO) won the Ensemble Award, as well as TV Series Drama. Fleabag, from Amazon, cleaned up with three awards.
IPA’s Humanitarian Award for 2019 goes to Mounia Meddour, the director of PAPICHA from Algeria. “This is a debut piece of filmmaking from a powerful new artist,” noted Mirjana Van Blaricom, IPA President.
“We’ve also introduced a Stunt Performance Award, recognizing these modern-day gladiators. This has been in the works for a while. Since I met Chuck Aaron, known as a ‘living legend of aviation,’ and stunt veteran Steve Stafford, it became very personal for me, knowing these performers put their lives at stake. Our first honoree is Steve Stafford, a former Marine, whose titles include Producer, Director, and Actor.”
The International Press Academy selects nominees from domestic and international submissions for 35 categories, 22 Motion Picture and 13 Television. Nominations are derived from advance screenings, film festivals worldwide (i.e.; BAFTA, Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, TIFF), as well as consideration screeners for individual journalists, industry professionals, and/or sanctioned links. The Mary Pickford Award and the Tesla Award recipients will be announced on Jan. 21, 2020.
Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari
Actress in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Awkwafina – The Farewell
Actor in Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Actress in a Supporting Role
Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
Actor in a Supporting Role
Willem Dafoe – The Lighthouse
Motion Picture, Drama
Ford v Ferrari – Twentieth Century Fox
Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Columbia Pictures
Motion Picture, International
Estonia – Truth and Justice
Motion Picture, Animated or Mixed Media
The Lion King – Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Motion Picture, Documentary
63 Up – BritBox
James Mangold – Ford v Ferrari
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Joker – Hildur Guonadottir
Rocketman – “I’m Gonna Love Me Again”
1917 – Roger Deakins
Alita: Battle Angel – Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon
Ford v Ferrari – Michael McCusker, ACE & Andrew Buckland
Sound (Editing and Mixing)
Ford v Ferrari – Donald Sylvester, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Steven A. Morrow, CAS
Art Direction and Production Design
Motherless Brooklyn – Beth Mickle, Michael Ahern
Dolemite Is My Name – Ruth E. Carter
You can read the full list of Television winners at the International Press Academy website.