“Green Book” Triumphs At 2019 Academy Awards

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Biographical comedy-drama “Green Book” from director Peter Farrelly walked away with the top prize on Sunday’s Academy Awards, winning Best Picture along with trophies for its original screenplay and supporting actor to Mahershala Ali.

The win was somewhat a surprise, with Roma and “The Favourite” leading the nominations with 10 each heading into the evening.

Other big winners were Rami Malek for best lead actor and Olivia Colman for best actress for playing Anne, Queen of Great Britain in “The Favourite.”

It was however, “Bohemian Rhapsody” which earned the most Oscars, winning four. In addition to Malek’s win for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, the film also took home Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

Here is the full list of winner’s at Sunday’s 2019 Academy Awards.

Best picture
“Green Book”

Best actress in a leading role
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Best actor in a leading role
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Best director
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Actress in a supporting role
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Actor in a supporting role
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
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2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners

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“If Beale Street Could Talk” was the top film at last night’s “2019 Film Independent Spirit Awards”, winning three awards including for Best Feature, Best Director for Barry Jenkins, and Best Supporting Female for Regina King.

Founded in 1984 and dedicated to independent filmmakers, the Spirit Awards are selected by Film Independent Members members. Nomination eligibility require films to be produced for less than $20 million in the United States.

This year’s ceremony was hosted by actress and comedian Aubrey Plaza at Santa Monica, California.

Here is the complete list of winners:

Best Feature
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best Director
Barry Jenkins, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK

Best First Feature
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

Best Male Lead
Ethan Hawke, FIRST REFORMED

Best Female Lead
Glenn Close, THE WIFE
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BAFTA Winners 2019: Full List Of Winners

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Roma (Netflix), The Favorite (Fox Searchlight)

Although Alfonso Cuarón’s black and white family drama “Roma” won best film and best director (for Cuarón), it was “The Favourite” that went home with the most Baftas trophies, among them Outstanding British film and Best Actress to its lead Olivia Colman.

The acclaimed early 18th century period drama from director Yorgos Lanthimos received seven awards in total.

Also solidifying his march to Oscars is Rami Malek, who won Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody. Malek recently won the same at the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Here is the complete list of winners at the 2019 British Academy of Film and Television Awards, which was held on Sunday:

Best Film:
Roma

Outstanding British Film:
The Favourite

Leading Actress:
Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Leading Actor:
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Supporting Actress:
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Director:
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
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Alfonso Cuaron Take Top Honor At DGA Awards

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Alfonso Cuarón’s march towards Oscars 2019 glory continues after winning top feature film for “Roma” at Saturday’s Directors Guild Awards, held at the Hollywood and Highland Center’s Ray Dolby Ballroom in Los Angeles.

The director won Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, beating out other nominees such as Bradley Cooper for “A Star Is Born,” Adam McKay for “Vice,” Spike Lee for “BlacKkKlansman,” and Peter Farrelly for “Green Book.”

The same award was won last year by Guillermo del Toro, who later won Best Director at the 2018 Oscars for “The Shape of Water” which also won Best Picture.

Cuaron is on his way to potentially repeating a feat he achieved with 2013 sci-fi thriller “Gravity” which also won him best director at both the DGAs and the Academy Awards. He also wrote, co-edited, co-photographed, co-produced the film, which stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira.

The black and white semi-autobiographical drama chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of a middle-class family in Mexico City in the early 1970s.

Other big winners on Saturday were McKay, taking the the drama series award for HBO’s “Succession,” and Ben Stiller for movies for television and limited series category for Showtime’s “Escape at Dannemora.” See the full list of winners at www.dga.org.

SAG Awards 2019 List Of Winners

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Black Panther (Marvel Studios), The Wife ( Sony Pictures Classics), Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)

The cast of “Black Panther” took home the best ensemble prize at the 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Glenn Close and Rami Malek also had plenty to be happy about after receiving Best Actress for “The Wife” and Best Actor for “Bohemian Rhapsody” respectively. Malek’s win is particularly surprising, coming into the event, with many expecting Christian Bale winning the category.

The event was held tonight at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California and was aired live on TNT and TBS.

Here is the complete list of winners at 2019 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

FILMS:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Black Panther

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Glenn Close — The Wife

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Rami Malek — Bohemian Rhapsody

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Emily Blunt — A Quiet Place

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Mahershala Ali — Green Book
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Full List Of Oscar Nominations 2019: Roma and The Favorite Lead Noms

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Roma (Netflix), The Favorite (Fox Searchlight)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced nominations for the 91st Academy Awards this morning with Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross revealing the noms from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Roma and The Favorite came out on top with 10 apiece. Roma also got surprise nominations for Yalitza Aparicio (Best Actress) and Marina de Tavira (Best Supporting Actress). A Star Is Born held its own with 8 nominations, although director Bradley Cooper was snubbed.

The 91st Annual Academy Awards is set to air live on ABC on Feb. 24 from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture

Black Panther
Kevin Feige, Producer

BlacKkKlansman
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers

Bohemian Rhapsody
Graham King, Producer

The Favourite
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers

Green Book
Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers

Roma
Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers

A Star Is Born
Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers

Vice
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

Actress in a Leading Role
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
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“Green Book” Wins Top Prize At Producers Guild Awards

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Comedy drama “Green Book” continues its march into the awards season with another accolade on Saturday. The Producers Guild of America Awards awarded the film with Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures during the 30th PGA Awards ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Directed by Peter Farrelly, “Green Book” tells the real-life story of Italian-American bouncer Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen) and his tour with renowned classical pianist Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) during the 1960s. Peter Farrelly (known for gross-out comedies which he directed with his brother Bobby Farrelly) also wrote the screenplay with Brian Hayes Currie and Nick Vallelonga.

The film also recently won Best Picture at the Golden Globes’ musical or comedy category and the National Board of Review’s best film of 2018.

On the animation category, another film is having a strong awards season run as another Golden Globe winner “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” won for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures.

PGA has traditionally been a strong predictor for Oscar glory, although during recent years, 2016 winner La La Land and 2015 winner The Big Short lost to Moonlight and Spotlight respectively.

Here is the full list of winners of the PGA Awards:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
Green Book
Producers: Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures:
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Producers: Morgan Neville, Nicholas Ma, Caryn Capotosto

The Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures:
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Producers: Avi Arad, Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, Amy Pascal, Christina Steinberg

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“Roma” Wins Big At Critics’ Choice Awards

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The Broadcast Film Critics Association and Broadcast Television Journalists Association revealed their best of over the past year, and black-and-white drama “Roma” took the main prize. Could the Oscars possibly be next?

The film’s director Alfonso Cuarón also won best director, a follow up to his big win at the Golden Globes just last weekend.

Also building strong momentum is Christian Bale, who won for his Dick Cheney portrayal in McKay’s biographical satire “Vice.” Glenn Close and Lady Gaga meanwhile shares a trophy in a surprising tie for Best Actress.

Here’s the full list of winners at Sunday’s 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards:

FILM NOMINEES

BEST PICTURE
Roma

BEST ACTOR
WINNER: Christian Bale — Vice

BEST ACTRESS
WINNER (TIE): Glenn Close — The Wife
WINNER (TIE): Lady Gaga — A Star Is Born

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali — Green Book

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Elsie Fisher — Eighth Grade

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
The Favourite

BEST DIRECTOR
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma

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“Shoplifters” Wins Palm Springs’ Best Foreign Language

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“Shoplifters,” Japanese film directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda was named Best Foreign Language Film of the Year at Palm Springs International Film Festival. The jury award winners were announced today at the Riviera Palm Springs, California.

The film premiered at Cannes last year and won the top prize Palme d’Or, highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival. It is also on the Academy Awards’ shortlist for a Best Foreign Language category.

The family drama, which was also scripted and edited by Kore-eda, tells the story of an impoverished Japanese family who reply on shoplifting to cope with their life.

Other announced winners include Marcello Fonte, star of Italy’s Dogman and Joanna Kulig, of Poland’s Cold War, took top honors in the foreign language acting categories.

The Audience Awards for is set to be announced tomorrow, which includes Best Narrative Feature and Best Documentary Feature.

The 30th Annual Palm Springs Film Festival screened 226 films from 78 countries. The festival is held from January 3-14, 2019.

“The Favorite”, “A Star Is Born” Lead BAFTA Nominations

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True to its appellation, “The Favorite” is the BAFTA’s favorite film of the year, leading the list of nominees for 2019 BAFTA Film Awards, announced today. The film received nods for best film, outstanding British film and lead actress for Olivia Colman.

Bradley Cooper might have walked away empty-handed empty handed at last Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards, but he’s making history over at the BAFTAs, where he earned five nominations across multiple disciplines, a record in the organization’s 72-year history.

Cooper earned nominations in best film, actor, director, adapted screenplay and original music categories for his film “A Star Is Born.” In total, the musical drama earned seven nominations.

Giving Cooper a run for his money is director Alfonso Cuaron, who also earned five nominations for best film, director, original screenplay, editing and cinematography for his black and white Netflix drama “Roma.” The film earned seven nods, including best foreign-language film.

BAFTA Awards show is set to take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Feb. 10, with actress Joanna Lumley returning as host.

Here is the complete list of nominations:

Best Film
BlackkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
ROMA
A Star Is Born

Outstanding British Film
Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

Leading Actor
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Christian Bale, Vice
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan, Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book

Leading Actress
Glenn Close, The Wife
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Viola Davis, Widows
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