Fox’s New Year’s Eve: Steve Harvey returns as host to ring in 2019; Sting, Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean among musical performers

December 5, 2018

Steve Harvey
Steve Harvey (Photo by Brian Bowen Smith/Fox)

The following is a press release from Fox:

Emmy® Award-winning personality, producer and talk show host Steve Harvey returns this holiday season to host FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE, once again alongside Emmy® Award-winning journalist and TV personality Maria Menounos. The second annual live broadcast special, airing from the heart of New York City’s famed Times Square, airs Monday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM and 11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET LIVE CT/MT/PT tape-delayed), on FOX.

Harvey will count down to 2019 with an unmatched, star-studded three-and-a-half-hour primetime celebration, featuring an electrifying musical performance by 16-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sting. The live event also will feature performances by hit artists Robin Thicke, Florence + the Machine, Jason Aldean, Juanes and Why Don’t We. Additionally, the special will include celebrity cameo appearances by THE MASKED SINGER’s Ken Jeong, comedian Kenan Thompson and FOX NFL SUNDAY commentators Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Jimmy Johnson. Additional performers and celebrity guests to be announced.

Last year, Harvey led an incredible countdown to the New Year, which included performances by music legends Neil Diamond and Celine Dion, hit artists Maroon 5, Macklemore with Skylar Grey, Backstreet Boys, Flo Rida and many more. Harvey also officiated a surprise live wedding for Menounos. The special marked an all-time high for a FOX New Year’s special, averaging 8.5 million total viewers.

FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH STEVE HARVEY: LIVE FROM TIMES SQUARE is produced by IMG Original Content and Done + Dusted. Guy Carrington, Katy Mullan, Mike Antinoro, Dave Chamberlin and Orly Anderson serve as executive producers; and Eddie Delbridge serves as co-executive producer. Recent IMG productions that air on FOX include the annual MISS UNIVERSE® contests, currently hosted by Steve Harvey. IMG also produces Harvey’s daytime talk show, “Steve.” “Like” Steve Harvey at facebook.com/SteveHarvey and follow him on Twitter @IAmSteveHarvey or Instagram @IAmSteveHarveyTV.

About Steve Harvey

Steve Harvey is a TV personality, talk show host, actor and comedian who currently hosts several popular TV shows: Emmy® Award-winning daytime talk show “Steve”; breakout hit “Little Big Shots”; game show “Family Feud,” which has achieved the highest ratings in the franchise’s history since Harvey began to host; and “Celebrity Family Feud.” He also hosts the top-rated, nationally syndicated radio show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show.” Additionally, he hosts the MISS UNIVERSE® contests, which have aired on FOX since 2015.

Harvey began his career doing stand-up comedy in the mid-1980s. His success as a comedian eventually led to a long stint as host of “It’s Showtime at the Apollo,” as well as various acting, hosting, writing and producing roles. His entertainment credits include the extremely popular “Kings of Comedy” and “Think Like a Man.” In addition, Harvey is a New York Times No. 1 best-selling author and motivational speaker. Harvey’s business imprint, Steve Harvey Global, also successfully produces broadcast television projects, events/festivals and digital content.  Harvey’s philanthropic efforts, which include mentoring camps for boys and girls, are achieved through the Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation. For more about Harvey, visit www.steveharvey.com.

About Maria Menounos

An Emmy® Award-winning journalist, TV personality, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, host of the Noovie cinema pre-show and Founder/CEO of the AfterBuzz TV Networks, Maria Menounos has gained numerous achievements throughout her career in the news and entertainment industry. One of People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful, Menounos holds the distinct honor of having conducted the only sit-down interview with the entire Obama family –

an interview ABC News heralded as a deciding factor in President Obama’s historic victory. Currently, Menounos hosts the Noovie cinema pre-show seen daily in 70% of America’s movie theaters. As one of the only female CEOs in the world of tech, Menounos heads the AfterBuzz TV digital broadcast network which produces over 150 hours of weekly programming for over 120 countries worldwide. Menounos’ AfterBuzz TV mentorship program has helped launch hundreds of Hollywood careers, including Eboni K. Williams, WWE superstars Sonia Deville and Cathy Kelly and “Entertainment Tonight’s” Courtney Tezano, Deidre Behart and Jason Carter.

About Sting

Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author and activist Sting has sold close to 100 million albums from his combined work with The Police and as one of the world’s most distinctive solo artists. Throughout his illustrious career, he has received 16 Grammy Awards, two Brits, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, four Academy Award nominations, a Tony Award nomination, Billboard Magazine’s Century Award and the MusiCares 2004 Person of the Year Award. He also is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as well as the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and he has been awarded the Kennedy Center Honors, The American Music Award of Merit and The Polar Music Prize. His film and stage work include appearances in more than 15 films, an executive producer credit on the critically acclaimed “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” and a starring role in “The Threepenny Opera” on Broadway in 1989. His most recent theater project is the Tony-nominated musical “The Last Ship,” for which he wrote both the music and lyrics, inspired by his memories of the shipbuilding community in northeast England where he was born and raised. In February and March 2019, he will star in the Toronto-based production of the show. Next summer, Sting will tour Europe with a rollicking, dynamic show, performing the most beloved and classic songs he’s written throughout his prolific career. Sting’s support for human rights organizations includes Amnesty International, Live Aid and The Rainforest Fund, which he co-founded with his wife, Trudie Styler in 1989.

About IMG

IMG is a global leader in sports, fashion, events and media, operating in more than 30 countries. The company manages some of the world’s greatest sports figures and fashion icons; stages hundreds of live events and branded entertainment experiences annually; and is a leading independent producer and distributor of sports and entertainment media. IMG also specializes in sports training and league development, as well as marketing, media and licensing for brands, sports organizations and collegiate institutions. IMG is part of the Endeavor network.

2019 Academy Awards: Kevin Hart named as host

December 4, 2018

by Carla Hay

Kevin Hart
Kevin Hart at the Los Angeles premiere of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

Comedian/actor Kevin Hart will host the 91st Academy Awards, which will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and February 24, 2019. ABC will have the live U.S. telecast of the show.

He made the announcement on his Instagram account: “For years I have been asked if I would ever host the Oscars and my answer was always the same… I said it would be the opportunity of a lifetime for me as a comedian and that it will happen when it is suppose [sic] to. I am so happy to say that the day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a very long time…

“To be able to join the legendary list of host [sic] that have graced that stage is unbelievable. I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now. I want to thank my family/friends/fans for supporting me & riding with me all this time…

“I will be sure to make this years [sic] Oscars a special one. I appreciate @The Academy for the opportunity…now it’s time to rise to the occasion.”

It’s the first time that Hart is hosting the Oscars. Most of the previous hosts of the ceremony have had an extensive background in comedy, including Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Ellen DeGeneres, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Martin, David Letterman, Jon Stewart, Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Rock, Seth MacFarlane and Jimmy Kimmel.

Hart has starred in hit movies such as “Ride Along,” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Central Intelligence.” He hosted the MTV Video Music Awards in 2012, and he co-hosted the MTV Movie Awards with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in 2016. In addition to starring in movies, Hart is one of the top-grossing stand-up comedians of all time, with his sold-out headlining arena shows. He is also a producer for TV and Web series, with credits that include BET’s “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” Comedy Central’s “Kevin Hart Presents: the Next Level” and website Laugh Out Loud Network’s “Laugh Out Loud by Kevin Hart.” In 2018, Hart signed a first-look deal to develop and produce content for Nickelodeon.

Oscar-winning producer Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) will produce the 91st Oscars, while Emmy-winning director Glenn Weiss will co-produce and direct the show.  Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards will be announced on January 22, 2019.

As previously reported, the Academy is implementing new policies for the award show in 2019, including enforcing the three-hour time limit and dropping a few categories from the telecast. It has not yet been announced yet which categories will be dropped from the telecast, but winners of the dropped categories will be announced during commercial breaks, and then listed on screen sometime during the show. The Academy says that it every year, the Oscar ceremony will have a different set of dropped categories from the telecast.

2018 AFI Awards: 10 best movies and 10 best TV shows announced

December 4, 2018

AFI

The following is a press release from the American Film Institute:

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the honorees of AFI AWARDS 2018, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image — with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant.

In addition to the 20 honorees, AFI also recognizes ROMA with an AFI Special Award, designated for a work of excellence outside the Institute’s criteria for American film.

AFI AWARDS honorees are selected based on works that advance the art of the moving image, enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form, inspire audiences and artists alike and make a mark on American society.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

BLACKKKLANSMAN
BLACK PANTHER
EIGHTH GRADE
THE FAVOURITE
FIRST REFORMED
GREEN BOOK
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
MARY POPPINS RETURNS
A QUIET PLACE
A STAR IS BORN

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

THE AMERICANS
THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE: AMERICAN CRIME STORY
ATLANTA
BARRY
BETTER CALL SAUL
THE KOMINSKY METHOD
THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
POSE
SUCCESSION
THIS IS US

AFI SPECIAL AWARD

ROMA

Marking the 19th chapter in the American Film Institute’s ongoing almanac of the moving image, the 2018 entries join a notable group of previous AFI AWARDS honorees — works of significance that contribute to the rich cultural legacy and define the state of the art form. View all past AFI AWARDS honorees here.

AFI AWARDS selections are made through a jury process where AFI Trustees, scholars, artists and critics determine the year’s most outstanding achievements and provide contextual rationales for each selection.

This year’s juries — one for film and one for television — were chaired by AFI Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Tom Pollock (former Vice Chairman of MCA, Chairman of Universal Pictures) for film and Richard Frank (former Chairman of Walt Disney Television, President of Walt Disney Studios, President of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) for television. The juries featured acclaimed artists such as David Benioff, Joan Chen, Courtney B. Vance and Alfre Woodard; renowned authors and scholars representing prestigious universities with recognized motion picture arts and television programs; film historian Leonard Maltin; the AFI Board of Trustees; and film and television critics from media outlets such as the Los Angeles Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Vanity Fair, Variety and The Washington Post.

Honorees will gather on January 4, 2019, for recognition at the annual AFI AWARDS private luncheon in Los Angeles, CA — an event favored by the entertainment community for its informal intimacy and its inclusive acknowledgement of excellence. At the luncheon, AFI will present jury rationales providing artistic and cultural context for the selection of each honoree.

The AFI AWARDS luncheon will be sponsored by Audi, a supporter of AFI and its programs for the past 15 years. The AFI AWARDS luncheon is also sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of AFI.

About the American Film Institute
The American Film Institute was established by presidential proclamation in the White House Rose Garden, and launched its national mandate on June 5, 1967 — to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI’s founding Trustees included Chairman Gregory Peck, Vice Chairman Sidney Poitier, Francis Ford Coppola, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Jack Valenti and George Stevens, Jr., as Director.

About Audi
Audi of America, Inc. and its U.S. dealers offer a full line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most successful luxury automotive brands, delivering about 1.878 million vehicles globally in 2017. In the U.S., Audi of America sold nearly 227,000 vehicles in 2017 and broke all-time company sales records for the eighth straight year. Visit audiusa.com or media.audiusa.com for more information regarding Audi vehicles and business topics.

2018 British Independent Film Awards: ‘The Favourite’ wins a record-breaking 10 prizes

December 2, 2018

by Carla Hay

Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in "The Favourite"
Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in “The Favourite” (Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos)

The dark comedy “The Favourite” won a record-breaking 10 prizes, including Best Picture, at the 2018 British Independent Film Awards (BIFAs), which were presented  on December 2 at Old Billingsgate in London. It was the most BIFAs won by one film in the same year. “The Favourite,” which follows the antics of England’s Queen Anne and two women competing for her affections, received 10 of the 13 awards for which the movie was nominated, including Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Best Actress (Olivia Colman) and Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz).

Other movies to get multiple awards include “American Animals,” “Ray & Liz” and You Were Never Really Here,” which won two awards each.  Joe Cole of “A Prayer Before Dawn” was named Best Actor, while Alessandro Nivolo from “Disobedience” was named Best Supporting Actor.

Judi Dench received the 2018 Richard Harris Award. Felicity Jones received the 2018 Variety Award. Horace Ové received the Special Jury Award.

Here is the complete list of nominations and winners of the 2018 British Independent Film Awards:

*=winner

Best British Independent Film
“American Animals” (Producers: Bart Layton, Katherine Butler, Dimitri Doganis, Derrin Schlesinger, Mary Jane Skalski

“Beast (Producers: Michael Pearce, Kristian Brodie, Lauren Dark, Ivana MacKinnon)

“Disobedience” (Producers: Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Ed Guiney, Frida Torresblanco, Rachel Weisz)

“The Favourite” (Producers: Yorgos Lanthimos, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday)*

“You Were Never Really Here” (Producers: Lynne Ramsay, Pascal Caucheteux, Rosa Attab, James Wilson, Rebecca O’Brien)

Best Director 
Andrew Haigh,  “Lean on Pete”
Yorgos Lanthmos, “The Favourite”*
Bart Layton, “American Animals”
Michael Pearce, “Beast”
Lynne Ramsay, “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Screenplay
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, “The Favourite”*
Bart Layton, “American Animals”
Sebastian Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, “Disobedience”
Michael Pearce, “Beast”
Lynne Ramsay, “You Were Never Really Here”

Best Actress
Gemma Arterton, “The Escape”
Jessie Buckley, “Beast”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”*
Maxine Peake, “Funny Cow”
Rachel Weisz, “Disobedience”

Best Supporting Actress
Nina Arianda, “Stan & Ollie”
Rachel McAdams, “Disobedience”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”*
Molly Wright, “Apostasy”

Best Actor
Joe Cole, “A Prayer Before Dawn”*
Steve Coogan, “Stan & Ollie”
Rupert Everett, “The Happy Prince”
Joaquin Phoenix, “You Were Never Really Here”
Charlie Plummer, “Lean on Pete”

Best Supporting Actor
Steve Buscemi, “Lean on Pete”
Barry Keoghan, “American Animals”
Alessandro Nivola, “Disobedience”*
Van Peters, “American Animals”
Dominic West, “Colette”

Most Promising Newcomer
Jessie Buckley, “Beast”*
Michaela Coel, “Been So Long”
Liv Hill, “Jellyfish”
Marcus Rutherford, “Obey”
Molly Wright, “Apostasy”

The Douglas Hickox Award (Best Debut Director)
Richard Billingham, “Ray & Liz”*
Daniel Kokotajlo, “Apostasy”
Matt Palmer, “Calibre”
Michael Pearce, “Beast”
Leanne Welham, “Pili”

Debut Screenwriter
Karen Gillan, “The Party’s Just Beginning”
Daniel Kokotajlo, “Apostasy”
Bart Layton, “American Animals”*
Matt Palmer, “Calibre”
Michael Pearce, “Beast”

Breakthrough Producer
Kristian Brodie, “Beast”
Jacqui Davies, “Ray & Liz”*
Anna Griffin, “Calibre”
Marcie MacLellan, “Apostasy”
Faye Ward, “Stan & Ollie”

 

The Discovery Award
“The Dig” (Directors: Andy Tohill, Ryan Tohill. Producers: Stuart Drennan, Brian J. Falconer. Writer: Stuart Drennan.)

“Irene’s Ghost” (Director: Iain Cunningham. Writers: Iain Cunningham, David Arthur. Producer: Rebecca Mark-Lawson. Director of Animation: Ellie Land.)

“A Moment in the Reeds” (Director/writer/producer: Mikko Makela. Producer: James Watson.)

“Super November” (Director/producer: Douglas King. Writer: Josie Long.)

“Voyageuse” (Director/writer/producer: May Miles Thomas)*

Best Documentary
“Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story” (Director/producer: Steve Sullivan)

“Evelyn” (Director: Orlando von Einsiedel. Producer: Joanna Natasegara.)*

“Island” (Director: Steven Eastwood. Producer: Elhum Shakerifar.)

“Nae Pasaran” (Director/producer: Felipe Bustos Sierra)

“Under the Wire” (Director: Christopher Martin. Producer: Tom Brisley.)

Best British Short Film 
“The Big Day”*

“Bitter Sea”

“The Field”

“Pommel”

“To Know Him”

Best International Independent Film 
“Capernum” (Director/writer: Nadine Labaki. Writers: Jihad Hojeily, Michelle Keserwani, Producers: Khaled Mouzanar, Michel Merkt.)

“Cold War” (Director/writer: Pawel Pawlikowski. Writer: Janusz Glowacki. Producers: Ewa Puszczynska, Tanya Seghatchian)

“The Rider” (Director/writer/producer: Chloé Zhao. Producers: Mollye Asher, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bert Hamelinck.)

“Roma,” (Director/writer/producer: Alfonso Cuarón. Producers: Nicolás Celis, Gabriela Rodriguez.)*

“Shoplifters” (Director/writer/producer: Hirokazu Koreeda)

Best Casting
Dixie Chassay, “The Favourite”*
Julie Harkin, “Beast”
Avy Kaufman, “American Animals”
Andy Pryor, “Stan & Ollie”
Michelle Smith, “Apostasy”

Best Cinematography
Ole Bratt Birkeland, “American Animals”
Magnus Nordenhof Jønck, “Lean on Pete”
Robbie Ryan, “The Favourite”*
Tom Townend, “You Were Never Really Here”
David Ungaro, “A Prayer Before Dawn”

Best Costume Design
Jacqueline Durran, “Peterloo”
Aandrea Flesch, “Colette”
Sandy Powell, “The Favourite”*
Guy Sperenza, “Stan & Ollie”
Alyssa Tull, “An Evening With Beverly Luff Lin”

Best Editing
Joe Bini, “You Were Never Really Here”
Marc Boucrot, “A Prayer Before Dawn”
Nick Fenton, Julian Hart, Chris Gill, “American Animals”*
Yorgos Mavropsaridis, “The Favourite”
Ben Wheatley, “Happy New Year, Colin Burstead”

Best Effects
Howard Jones, “Early Man”*
Matthew Stranger, Mark Wellband, “Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)”
George Zwier, Paul Driver, “Peterloo”

Christmas 2018: Holiday-themed movies in theaters

December 1, 2018

by Carla Hay

There are numerous Christmas-themed movies available to watch on TV, computers or mobile devices, but for Christmas 2018, there are a select number of these movies that will be released in theaters in December.  Christmas-themed movies released before December 2018 that should still be in theaters during the Halloween season include “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” and “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.” Here are the movies that have a December 2018 release:

Information in this article is about U.S. releases.

SPECIAL RE-RELEASES

“Bolshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker 2018”

“The Nutcracker,” the ultimate Christmas ballet, will get a big-screen showcase when the Bolshoi Ballet performs it on December 23. Fathom Events will present the show in cinemas later that day. More information and ticket purchases can be found here.

 

“A Christmas Story”

Based on the writings of Jean Shepherd, the 1983 comedy “A Christmas Story,” directed by Bob Clark, has been a classic staple of holiday TV viewing for decades, but Regal Cinemas will be giving people a chance to see the movie in theaters on December 8, while Alamo Drafthouse will have the movie at various dates and locations in December. The movie, which is rated PG, stars Peter Billingsley as the 9-year-old hapless kid Ralphie Parker, who dreams of getting his ideal Christmas gift: a Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle.

“Die Hard”

The 1988 movie that made Bruce Willis a mega-star is also considered the most famous action Christmas movie. In “Die Hard,” directed by John McTiernan, Willis plays cop John McClane, who battles terrorists who have taken an office Christmas party hostage. Alamo Drafthouse is having screenings of “Die Hard,” which is rated R, at various times and locations in December.

“Elf”

In this 2003 blockbuster comedy, Will Ferrell plays Buddy, a child-like man who was accidentally left on the North Pole as an infant and raised by elves. When Buddy discovers that he is a human, not an elf, he travels to New York in search of his biological father (played by James Caan), who is a cold-hearted businessman. “Elf,” which is rated PG, was directed by Jon Favreau, who has a role in the movie. The cast also includes Zooey Deschanel and Bob Newhart.  Alamo Drafthouse and iPic Theaters will have “Elf” on various dates in December, while Regal Cinemas is bringing back “Elf” on December 22. Marcus Theatres will have the film at various times and locations from November 30 to December 6.

“Jim Henson’s Holiday Special”

Two of the late Jim Henson’s beloved specials have been remastered and are coming to the big screen: “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” and “The Bells of Fraggle Rock.” The event includes an all-new featurette with a special guest. Fathom Events is presenting “Jim Henson’s Holiday Special” in theaters on December 10 and December 16. More information and ticket purchases can be found here.

“The Holiday”

In this Nancy Meyers-directed 2006 romantic comedy, two lovelorn women— meek Iris Simpkins (played by Kate Winslet) and workaholic Amanda Woods (played by Cameron Diaz)—decide to temporarily swap their homes during the Christmas holiday season. Iris’ home is in England, while Amanda’s home is in Los Angeles. While at each other’s homes, Iris meets Miles Dumont (played by Jack Black) who is the assistant of Amanda’s ex-boyfriend. Meanwhile, Amanda meets Iris’ brother Graham (played by Jude Law). Naturally, unexpected romantic sparks fly, but will these new couples survive the reality that each partner lives in another country? Alamo Drafthouse is having screenings of “The Holiday,” which is rated PG-13, at various times and locations in December.

“Home Alone”

Macualey Culkin’s most famous movie is one of the most beloved Christmas movies that appeals to many generations of people. In the 1990 comedy, directed by Chris Columbus, Culkin plays 8-year-old Kevin McCallister, who is accidentally left behind at home when his family goes on a Christmas vacation to Paris. When two burglars (played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) break into the house, it’s up to Kevin to defend himself and the family home. Alamo Drafthouse is having screenings of “Home Alone,” which is rated PG, at various times and locations in December. Marcus Theatres will have the film at various times and locations from November 30 to December 6.

“Love Actually”

This 2003 British romantic comedy directed by Richard Curtis is considered a modern classic. With an all-star cast that includes Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson, “Love Actually” tells the story of people looking for love during Christmas and who are more connected to each than it would seem at first glance. Alamo Drafthouse is bringing back “Love Actually,” which is rated R, at various times and locations throughout the month of December. Everyone who buys a ticket for the movie will automatically be entered into a sweepstakes in which the winner will get a trip for two to Las Vegas to see Mariah Carey’s show at the MGM Grand and get a meet-and-greet experience with Carey. More information and ticket purchases can be found here.

It’s a Wonderful Life”

Directed by Frank Capra and starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, the 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life” is widely considered the ultimate American Christmas movie classic. The plot is simple but told with an effective tone: During the Christmas season, an angel helps a suicidal family man by showing him what life would have been like if he never existed. Marcus Theatres will have the film at various times and locations from November 30 to December 6. Gathr is presenting the film at various cinema chains, including AMC and Regal, on December 18 and December 19. Bowtie Cinemas is bringing back “It’s a Wonderful Life,” which is rated PG, from December 21 to December 27.

“Miracle at 34th Street”

In this 1947 classic Christmas story directed by George Seaton, a young lawyer (played y John Payne) defends a man (played by Edmund Gwenn) who has been placed in a psychiatric institution after claiming to be Kris Kringle, also known as Santa Claus. “Miracle at 34th Street,” which is not rated, also stars Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood. Marcus Theatres will have the film at various times and locations from December 7 to December 14. Bowtie Cinemas is bringing back “Miracle at 34th Street” from December 8 to December 16.

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

The Griswold family continues to have mishaps and hi-jinks in this PG-13-rated holiday sequel that was originally released in 1989. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” doesn’t follow the family on a trip but instead shows what happens when the Griswolds stay home and their wacky relatives come to visit. The movie’s cast includes Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid and Juliette Lewis. The Cinépolis theater chain is showing “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on December 4, while Regal Cinemas will have the movie on December 15. Alamo Drafthouse is showing the movie at various times and locations in December. Marcus Theatres will have the film at various times and locations from December 7 to December 13.

“The Polar Express”

Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the 2004 adventure film “The Polar Express” was an early pioneer of motion-capture visual effects. In the movie, a young boy (portrayed by Daryl Sabara) embarks on a magical journey to the North Pole on the Polar Express. Tom Hanks portrays the train’s conductor.  Regal Cinemas is bringing back “The Polar Express,” which is rated G, on December 1.  Marcus Theatres will have the film at various times and locations from December 7 to December 13.

“White Christmas”

This 1954 classic musical is about singers Bob Wallace (played by Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (played by Danny Kaye), who team up with sister act Betty Haynes (played by Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (played by Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. When the men find out that their former World War II commander, Gen. Waverly (played Dean Jagger), is in danger of losing his country inn, they all team up to put on a show that will help him with his financial problems. “White Christmas” was directed by Michael Curtiz with music by Irving Berlin. In partnership with the TCM cable network, Fathom Events is presenting “White Christmas” in theaters on December 9 and December 12, with exclusive insight from Turner Classic Movies. More information and ticket purchases can be found here.

2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards: ‘Roma’ is the top winner

November 29, 2018

by Carla Hay

With three prizes, including Best Picture, “Roma” was the top winner of the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards, which were announced on November 29.  The movie, which is inspired by writer/director Alfonso Cuarón’s childhood in Mexico, also won the awards for Best Director and Best Cinematography. Cuarón is also the movie’s cinematographer and one of the producers. The awards will be presented at New York City’s Tao Downtown on January 7, 2019.

The New York Film Critics Circle tends to award independent art-house movies instead of movies from major studios. That might explain why the New York Film Critics Circle completely snubbed Warner Bros. Pictures’ “A Star Is Born” and Universal Pictures’ “Green Book,” which have been racking up awards elsewhere, such as the National Board of Review Awards. In fact, the only movie from a major studio that the New York Film Critics Circle  awarded for 2018 is Sony/Columbia Pictures’ “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which won the prize of Best Animated Film. The “Spider-Man” victory is somewhat of an upset for Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” which has been the presumed frontrunner in all the awards for animated films released in 2018.

Other big surprises: “Support the Girls” star Regina Hall won for Best Actress, in a race that many people have predicted would be dominated by Lady Gaga for “A Star Is Born.” The NYFCC Award is the first big prize for Hall’s role in “Support the Girls,” a little-seen comedy in which she portrays the no-nonsense manager of a Hooters-style restaurant. Richard E. Grant, who plays a charming con artist in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” won the prize for Best Supporting Actor. It’s his first major award for his role in the movie, and the prize comes at a time when many Oscar pundits have named “Green Book’s” Mahershala Ali as a Best Supporting Actor frontrunner. Although Hall and Grant were nominated for IFP Gotham Awards for their respective movies, they didn’t win at that award show.

“First Reformed,” a drama about a clergyman and his secrets, won two prizes: Best Actor (for Ethan Hakwe) and Best Screenplay (for writer/director Paul Schrader). Other winners of the 2018 NYFCC Awards include “If Beale Street Could Talk” co-star Regina King (Best Supporting Actress); writer/director Bo Burnham’s “Eighth Grade” (Best First Feature); and director Bing Liu’s skateboarder documentary “Minding the Gap” (Best Nonfiction Film).

Click here for an updated tally of major awards won by movies that have a 2018 U.S. release date.

2018 returning NYFCC chairman Eric Kohn, who is IndieWire’s chief film critic, commented in a press release: “Our membership expanded this year and so did the sheer volume of great movies worth voting on. We’re so thrilled to spread the love with these terrific films and performances, all of which deliver fresh, exciting visions of the world. From the poetic heights of ‘Roma’ to the haunting paranoia of ‘First Reformed’ and the mind-bending visual sophistication of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,’ every single winner this year features a complex, unpredictable vision. Conventionality is for conventional awards shows. Our January dinner will certainly not fall into that category.”

Founded in 1935, the New York Film Critics Circle consists of critics from several media outlets. The organization meets in New York every year to vote for its awards, which honor films that were released in the U.S. in that calendar year.

A full list of voting members is below:

Eric Kohn (Chair)
IndieWire

Alison Willmore (Vice Chair)
BuzzFeed

Marshall Fine (General Manager)
Freelance

MEMBERS:

Sam Adams
Slate

John Anderson
Freelance

Melissa Anderson
FourFrames

Michael Atkinson
The Village Voice

Richard Brody
The New Yorker

Dwight Brown
NNPA Syndication

Kameron Austin Collins
Vanity Fair

Bilge Ebiri
The Village Voice

David Edelstein
New York Magazine

David Ehrlich
IndieWire

Kate Erbland 
IndieWire

David Fear
Rolling Stone

Graham Fuller
Culture Trip

Owen Gleiberman
Variety

Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Steven Greydanus
The National Catholic Register

Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Jordan Hoffman
The Guardian

Caryn James
BBC

Stuart Klawans
The Nation 

Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair

Tomris Laffly 
Time Out New York

Violet Lucca
Film Comment

Joe Morgenstern
The Wall Street Journal

Sheila O’Malley
Rogerebert.com

Nick Pinkerton
Freelance

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Rex Reed
New York Observer

Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Alan Scherstuhl
The Village Voice

Matt Zoller Seitz
Rogerebert.com

David Sims
The Atlantic

Matt Singer
ScreenCrush

Kyle Smith
National Review

Dana Stevens
Slate

Sara Stewart
New York Post

Amy Taubin
Artforum

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Keith Uhlich
Freelance

Elizabeth Weitzman
The Wrap

Stephen Whitty
The Star-Ledger

Alissa Wilkinson
Vox

Emily Yoshida 
New York Magazine 

Stephanie Zacharek
Time Magazine

Here is the complete list of winners of the 2018 New York Film Critics Circle Awards:

Best Film: “Roma”

Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)

Best First Film: “Eighth Grade” (Bo Burnham)

Best Actor: Ethan Hawke (“First Reformed”)

Best Actress: Regina Hall (“Support the Girls”)

Best Supporting Actor: Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Best Supporting Actress: Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)

Best Non-Fiction Film: “Minding the Gap” (Bing Liu)

Best Screenplay: “First Reformed” (Paul Schrader)

Best Cinematography: “Roma” (Alfonso Cuarón)

Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold War” (Pawel Pawlikowski)

Best Animated Film: “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman)

Special Award: Kino Classics Box Set “Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers”

Special Award: David Schwartz, stepping down as Chief Film Curator at Museum of the Moving Image after 33 years

 

NBC’s New Year’s Eve: Carson Daly, Chrissy Teigen, Leslie Jones, Keith Urban will usher in 2019

November 29, 2018

The following is a press release from NBC:

NBC has it all on New Year’s Eve as Carson Daly and Chrissy Teigen host “NBC’s New Year’s Eve” live from Times Square in New York with Leslie Jones. Keith Urban will perform live from Nashville and host the Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve from Nashville’s Bicentennial State Park. This incredible line up of talent will introduce the biggest musical acts of the year (to be announced) and join the crowd in saying goodbye to 2018.

The special will air Monday, Dec. 31 from 10-11 p.m. ET/PT, will break for local news and return for the final countdown from 11:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

CARSON DALY

Carson Daly serves as host and producer for the 15th season of the hit NBC series “The Voice.” The series has received seven consecutive Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Reality Competition Program and won in 2013, 2015-17. Additionally, “The Voice” received a Producers Guild Award for Outstanding Producer of Competition Television for the sixth year in a row. Daly joined NBC’s morning show “Today” in 2013 and is host of the Orange Room, its digital studio. Daly’s long-running late night NBC series, “Last Call with Carson Daly,” is currently entering its 18th season. “Last Call” has garnered acclaim for its documentary style, emphasis on exceptional storytelling and status as late-night TV’s unofficial music tastemaker. After getting his start in radio as the host at the top-rated morning-drive radio program on 97.1 AMP-FM Los Angeles, Daly quickly landed one of the most coveted positions in the business — the early evening voice of L.A.’s influential and highly rated alternative rock station KROQ-FM. MTV soon recognized his talent and brought him to New York. As host and executive producer of MTV’s “Total Request Live (TRL),” Daly transformed an afternoon music video program into a must-stop on the publicity circuit for musicians, movie stars and entertainers. It was Daly’s guy-next-door charm that made him appealing as he entered living rooms daily to offer exactly what the audience desired.

CHRISSY TEIGEN

Chrissy Teigen is a bestselling cookbook author, model and television host. In 2016, she released her #1 New York Times best-selling cookbook, “Cravings: Recipes for All the Food You Want to Eat.” Earlier this year she followed that publication up with her highly anticipated second cookbook, “Cravings: Hungry for More,” in addition to launching her kitchen and tabletop collection, “Cravings by Chrissy Teigen,” which is available exclusively at Target. Teigen can also be seen on Paramount Network’s smash hit competition show, “Lip Sync Battle.”

LESLIE JONES

Leslie Jones is currently starring in her fifth season of “Saturday Night Live.” Her work on the longstanding sketch show has garnered her two Emmy Award nominations and inclusion on the Time 100 list. Jones covered the most recent Summer and Winter Olympics for NBC and was the host of the 2017 BET Awards. She is currently recording one of the lead roles in “Angry Birds 2” for Sony Pictures. Jones also starred in Paul Feig’s reboot of “Ghostbusters,” alongside Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig and Kate McKinnon. Her other film credits include Chris Rock’s “Top Five,” Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck” and the animated film “Sing.” Jones is from Memphis, Tenn.

KEITH URBAN

Keith Urban, 2018 CMA Entertainer of the Year and Grammy Award winner, recently released his new album, “Graffiti U,” in conjunction with his “Graffiti U World Tour 2018.” The album, which upon its debut on April 27, hit #1 on charts in the United States, Canada and Australia, is Urban’s ninth. He’s had an album atop the all-genre charts in the U.S., Canada and Australia twice and is the only male country artist to have achieved the mark even once. He now stands at #8 on Billboard’s All-Time Country Airplay Chart as the artist with the most consecutive top 10 songs on Billboard’s Country Airplay Chart (38) – a streak that started in 2000. Besides four Grammys, Urban has won 12 Country Music Association Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. He’s long supported numerous charities, including the CMA Foundation, for which he is the first Ambassador, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum©, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, for which he is an advisory board member, the Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and the Grammy Foundation.

The 10th annual Nashville New Year’s Eve event will take place near the Tennessee State Capitol at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park. The music-filled evening caps off with a Music Note Drop and fireworks to ring in the New Year.

“NBC’s New Year’s Eve” is executive produced by Daly, Teigen and John Irwin through NBCUniversal Television Studio and Irwin Entertainment. It is co-executive produced by Casey Spira and directed by Ryan Polito.

2018 Movie Awards Tally: See which movies have the most prizes

When it comes to awards, it’s nice to be nominated, but it’s even better to win. The year 2018 has been one of the strongest in this decade for movies that have been well-received by critics and/or ticket-buying audiences. Movies from major studios that were blockbusters at the box office have become more critically acclaimed than they have been in recent years, and that means more of these types of blockbuster movies could be competing against smaller, critically acclaimed independent films for Academy Awards. Here’s a tally of the feature films released in U.S. theaters in 2018 that have gotten the most awards so far. This list, which is in alphabetical order, will be updated as more award winners are announced.

Updated: December 9, 2018

“22 July”

National Board of Review Awards

  • NBR Freedom of Expression Award

“American Animals”

British Independent Film Awards

  • Best Debut Screenwriter (Bart Layton)
  • Best Editing (Nick Fenton, Julian Hart, Chris Gill)

“Annihilation”

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Use of Visual Effects

“At Eternity’s Gate”

Venice International Film Festival

  • Best Actor (Willem Dafoe)

“Avengers: Infinity War”


E! People’s Choice Awards

  • Movie of 2018
  • Action Movie of 2018
  • Female Movie Star of 2018 (Scarlett Johansson)

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Visual Effects Award (Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russel Earl and Dan Sudick)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Visual Effects or Animated Performance (Josh Brolin and Digital Domain)

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice Action Movie
  • Choice Action Movie Actor (Robert Downey Jr.)
  • Choice Action Movie Actress (Scarlett Johansson)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Motion Capture Performance (Josh Brolin)

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Venice International Film Festival

  • Best Screenplay (Joel and Ethan Coen)

“Beautiful Boy”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Supporting Actor Award (Timothée Chalamet)
  • Hollywood Breakthrough Director (Felix Van Groeningen)

“Believer”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Documentary Award

“Ben Is Back”

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Performance by an Actor 23 and Under (Lucas Hedges) – tie with Alex Wolff of “Hereditary”

“BlacKkKlansman”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Cannes International Film Festival

  • Grand Prix Award

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Breakthrough Actor (John David Washington)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Male Director (Spike Lee)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Director (Spike Lee)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay ( Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee)
  • Best Original Score (Terence Blanchard)

“Black Panther”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

BET Awards

  • Best Movie

E! People’s Choice Awards

  • Male Movie Star of 2018 (Chadwick Boseman)
  • Action Movie Star of 2018 (Danai Gurira)

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Film Award
  • Hollywood Production Design Award (Hannah Beachler)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Blockbuster

MTV Movie & TV Awards

  • Best Movie
  • Best Performance in a Movie (Chadwick Boseman)
  • Best Hero (Chadwick Boseman)
  • Best Villain (Michael B. Jordan)

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Steve Friedman Award

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor (Michael B. Jordan)
  • Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler)

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice Sci-Fi Movie
  • Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress (Letitia Wright)
  • Choice Movie Villain (Michael B. Jordan)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Production Design (Hannah Beachler)

“Blaze”

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Achievement in Acting (Benjamin Dickey)

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Actor (Rami Malek)

“Burning”

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor (Steven Yeun)

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Screenplay (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant)

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor (Richard E. Grant)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Actress (Melissa McCarthy)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

“Cold War”

Cannes International Film Festival

  • Best Director (Paweł Pawlikowski)

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Foreign Language Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Foreign Language Film

“Crazy Rich Asians”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Ensemble

“Crime + Punishment”

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Social Impact

“Eighth Grade”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Most Promising Performer (Elsie Fisher)

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Breakthrough Actor (Elsie Fisher)
  • Breakthrough Director (Bo Burnham)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Indie Film
  • Best First Feature (Bo Burnham)
  • Best Performance by an Actress 23 and Under (Elsie Fisher)

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Directorial Debut (Bo Burnham)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best First Film (Bo Burnham)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Youth Performance (Elsie Fisher)

“The Favourite”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

British Independent Film Awards

  • Best British Independent Film
  • Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos)
  • Best Actress (Olivia Colman)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Rachel Weisz)
  • Best Screenplay (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
  • Best Casting (Dixie Chassay)
  • Best Cinematography (Robbie Ryan)
  • Best Costume Design (Sandy Powell)
  • Best Make-Up and Hair Design (Nadia Stacey)
  • Best Production Design (Fiona Crombie)

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman)
  • Best Art Direction/Production Design (Fiona Crombie)

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Supporting Actress Award (Rachel Weisz)
  • Hollywood Costume Design Award (Sandy Powell)

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Ensemble Performance

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Actress (Olivia Colman)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Comedy
  • Best Cast

Venice International Film Festival

  • Grand Jury Prize
  • Best Actress (Olivia Colman)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Ensemble
  • Best Original Screenplay (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

“Fifty Shades Freed”

E! People’s Choice Awards

  • Drama Movie of 2018
  • Drama Movie Star of 2018 (Jamie Dornan)

“First Man”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Director Award (Damien Chazelle)
  • Hollywood Film Composer Award (Justin Hurwitz)
  • Hollywood Editor Award (Tom Cross)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Editing (Tom Cross)

“First Reformed”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Actor (Ethan Hawke)
  • Best Original Screenplay (Paul Schrader)

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Best Actor (Ethan Hawke)
  • Best Screenplay (Paul Schrader)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Actor (Ethan Hawke)

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Original Screenplay (Paul Schrader)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Actor (Ethan Hawke)
  • Best Screenplay (Paul Schrader)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Actor (Ethan Hawke)
  • Best Original Screenplay (Paul Schrader)

“Free Solo”

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

  • Best Sports Documentary
  • Most Innovative Documentary
  • Best Cinematography (Jimmy Chin, Clair Popkin, Mikey Schaefer)

Toronto International Film Festival

  • People’s Choice Award: Documentary

“The Front Runner”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Actor Award (Hugh Jackman)

“Green Book”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Ensemble Award
  • Hollywood Screenwriter Award (Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga, Brain Currie)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali) – tie with Russell Hornsby of “The Hate U Give”

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Movie
  • Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen)

Toronto International Film Festival

  • People’s Choice Award

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali)

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Best Documentary

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Creative Vision

“Happy as Lazzaro”

Cannes International Film Festival

  • Best Screenplay (Alice Rohrwacher)

“The Hate U Give”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Breakout Actress Award (Amandla Stenberg)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor (Russell Hornsby) – tie with Mahersala Ali of “Green Book”
  • Best Breakthrough Performance (Amandla Stenberg)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Audrey Wells)

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Script (Audrey Wells)

“Hereditary”

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Actress (Toni Collette)
  • Most Promising Filmmaker (Ari Aster)

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Best Actress (Toni Collette)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Actress (Toni Collette)
  • Best Performance by an Actor 23 and Under (Alex Wolff) – tie with Lucas Hedges of “Ben Is Back”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Barry Jenkins)
  • Best Original Score (Nicholas Britell)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)
  • Best Music/Score (Nicholas Britell)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)
  • Best Score (Nicholas Britell)

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Barry Jenkins)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Director (Barry Jenkins)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)
  • Best Breakthrough Performance (Kiki Lane)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Supporting Actress (Regina King)
  • Best Score (Nicholas Britell)

“Incredibles 2”

E! People’s Choice Awards

  • Family Movie of 2018

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Animation Award

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Animated Feature

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Animated Film

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice Summer Movie

“Isle of Dogs”

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Animated Feature
  • Best Animated Voice Performance (Bryan Cranston)

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice Summer Movie Actor (Chris Pratt)
  • Choice Summer Movie Actress (Bryce Dallas Howard)

“The Kindergarten Teacher”

Sundance Film Festival

  • Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic (Sara Colangelo)

“Leave No Trace”

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Director (Debra Granik)

National Board of Review Awards

  • Breakthrough Performance (Thomasin Mackenzie)

“Life of the Party”

E! People’s Choice Awards

  • Comedy Movie Star of 2018 (Melissa McCarthy)

“Love, Simon”

MTV Movie & TV Awards

  • Best Kiss (Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale)

Teen Choice Awards

  • Choice Comedy Movie
  • Choice Breakout Movie Star (Nick Robinson)

“Mary Poppins Returns”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

“Mary Queen of Scots”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Make-Up and Hairstyling Award (Jenny Schircore, Sarah Kelly and Hannah Edwards)

“Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.”

Sundance Film Festival

  • World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award

“Minding the Gap”

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Documentary

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

  • Best First-Time Director (Bing Liu)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Editing (Joshua Altman and Bing Liu)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Nonfiction Film

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Filmmaking

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post”

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Action Film
  • Best Stunts


“Monsters and Men”

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Outstanding First Feature

“Night Comes On”

Sundance Film Festival

  • NEXT Innovator Prize

“On Her Shoulders”

National Board of Review Awards

  • NBR Freedom of Expression Award

Sundance Film Festival

  • Directing Award: U.S. Documentary (Alexandria Bombach)

“The Other Side of the Wind”

National Board of Review Awards

  • William K. Everson Film History Award

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Editing (Bob Murawski and Orson Welles)

“A Quiet Place”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Sound Award (Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn and Brandon Proctor)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Sci-Fi-/Horror

“Quincy”

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

  • Best Music Documentary

“Ray & Liz”

British Independent Film Awards

  • The Douglas Hickox Award – Debut Director (Richard Billingham)
  • Breakthrough Producer (Jacqui Davies)

“RBG”

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

  • Best Political Documentary

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Documentary

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Elaine May Award

“The Rider”

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Best Feature

“Roma”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Special Award

British Independent Film Awards

  • Best International Independent Film

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Editing (Alfonso Cuarón and Adam Gough)

Hollywood Film Awards

  • New Hollywood Award (Yalitza Aparicio)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Foreign Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón)

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Foreign Film
  • Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón)

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Picture
  • Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón)

Venice International Film Festival

  • Golden Lion Award (Best Picture)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Picture
  • Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Cinematography (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Best Foreign Language Film

“Science Fair”

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

  • Best First-Time Director (Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster)

“Searching”

Sundance Film Festival

  • Audience Award: NEXT

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Editing (Nicholas D. Johnson and Will Merrick)

“The Sentence”

Sundance Film Festival

  • Audience Award: U.S. Documentary

“Shirkers”

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Documentary

Sundance Film Festival

  • Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary (Sandi Tan)

“Shoplifters”

Cannes International Film Festival

  • Palme d’Or (Best Film)

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Foreign Language Film

“The Sisters Brothers”

Venice International Film Festival

  • Silver Lion Award

“Sorry to Bother You”

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Directorial Debut (Boots Riley)

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Animated Film

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Animated Film

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Animated Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Animated Film

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Animated Feature

“The Spy Who Dumped Me”

E! People’s Choice Awards

  • Comedy Movie of 2018

“A Star is Born”

American Film Institute (AFI) Awards

  • AFI Movie of the Year

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Cinematographer Award (Matthew Libatique)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Original Song (“Shallow”)

National Board of Review Awards

  • Best Actress (Lady Gaga)
  • Best Supporting Actor (Sam Elliott)
  • Best Director (Bradley Cooper)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Actor (Bradley Cooper)
  • Best Actress (Lady Gaga)

“Support the Girls”

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Actress (Regina Hall)

“Suspiria”

Film Independent Spirit Awards

  • Robert Altman Award

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Soundtrack/Score (Thom Yorke)

“They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”

National Board of Review Awards

  • William K. Everson Film History Award

“Three Identical Strangers”

Sundance Film Festival

  • U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Storytelling

Vice

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Original Screenplay (Adam McKay)

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Actor (Christian Bale)

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • The Joe Barber Award for Best Portrayal of Washington, D.C.

“We the Animals”

Sundance Film Festival

  • NEXT Innovator Prize

“Widows”

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Actress (Viola Davis)

“The Wife”

Hollywood Film Awards

  • Hollywood Actress Award (Glenn Close)

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards

  • Best Documentary
  • Best Director (Morgan Neville)
  • Best Editing (Jeff Malmberg, Aaron Wickenden)

IFP Gotham Awards

  • Audience Award

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

  • Best Documentary

Philadelphia Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Documentary

San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards

  • Best Documentary

Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Awards 

  • Best Documentary Film

“You Were Never Really Here”

British Independent Film Awards

  • Best Music (Jonny Greenwood)
  • Best Sound (Paul Davies)

Cannes International Film Festival (2017)

  • Best Actor (Joaquin Phoenix)

Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society Awards

  • Best Female Director (Lynne Ramsay)

2018 National Board of Review Awards: ‘Green Book’ named best film; ‘A Star Is Born’ wins 3 prizes

November 27, 2018

by Carla Hay

The National Board of Review has named the winners of its annual movie awards. The awards are voted for by the National Board of Review, which is comprised of a mixture of film industry professionals and academics. “Green Book,” based on a true story of the friendship that developed between jazz pianist Don Shirley and his driver Tony “Lip” Vallelonga while on a 1962 road trip, was named Best Film. Viggo Mortensen, who plays Vallelonga in “Green Book,” was named Best Actor.

The Bradley Cooper-directed remake of “A Star Is Born,” named by the National Board of Review as one of the Top 10 best films of 2018, picked up three NBR prizes: Best Director; Best Actress (for Lady Gaga); and Best Supporting Actor (for Sam Elliott). “If Beale Street Could Talk” won two prizes: Best Supporting Actress (for Regina King) and Best Adapted Screenplay (for “Beale Street” director Barry Jenkins).

The National Board of Review Awards will be presented at a ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on January 8, 2019.

Some noticeable snubs include “The Favourite” and”BlacKkKlansman,” which have been getting several nominations and/or prizes at other award shows for movies. Another movie that was shut out was “Vice,” a dark comedy about former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney that is set for a U.S. release on December 25, 2018. “Vice” was screened for the first time for awards voters in mid-November 2018, but that might have been too late for enough NBR voters to see the movie. The buzz from people who have seen “Vice” is that the movie and Christian Bale (who stars as Cheney) are most likely to get nominations for Best Picture and Best Actor at other award shows that will announce their nominations in December 2018 and in subsequent months.

Here is the complete list of the 2018 National Board of Review Awards:

Best Film: “Green Book”
Best Director: Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Best Actor: Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”
Best Actress: Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Best Supporting Actor: Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Best Supporting Actress: Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Schrader, “First Reformed”
Best Adapted Screenplay: Barry Jenkins, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Best Animated Feature: “Incredibles 2”
Breakthrough Performance: Thomasin McKenzie, “Leave No Trace”
Best Directorial Debut: Bo Burnham, “Eighth Grade”
Best Foreign Language Film: “Cold War”
Best Documentary: “RBG”
Best Ensemble: “Crazy Rich Asians”
William K. Everson Film History Award: “The Other Side of the Wind” and “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “22 July”
NBR Freedom of Expression Award: “On Her Shoulders”

Top Films (in alphabetical order)
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“Eighth Grade”
“First Reformed”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“A Quiet Place”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

Top 5 Foreign Language Films (in alphabetical order)
“Burning”
“Custody”
“The Guilty”
“Happy as Lazzaro”
“Shoplifters”

Top 5 Documentaries (in alphabetical order)
“Crime + Punishment”
“Free Solo”
“Minding the Gap”
“Three Identical Strangers”
“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Top 10 Independent Films (in alphabetical order)
“The Death of Stalin”
“Lean on Pete”
“Leave No Trace”
“Mid90s”
“The Old Man and the Gun”
“The Rider”
“Searching”
“Sorry to Bother You”
“We the Animals”
“You Were Never Really Here”

2018 IFP Gotham Awards: ‘The Rider,’ ‘First Reformed,’ ‘Eighth Grade’ are the top winners

November 26, 2018

The following is a press release from the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP):

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) tonight announced the winners of the 28th Annual IFP Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Winning the Best Feature award was The Riderdirector Chloé Zhao’s intimately lyrical, contemporary Western portrait of an injured young rodeo bronc rider’s journey toward a potentially compromised future.

The award for Best Documentary went to Hale County This Morning, This Evening, director RaMell Ross’ adventurously impressionistic and deeply poetic portrait of the lives of two young African American men in rural Alabama filmed over five years.

The IFP Gotham Audience Award, voted by IFP members, went to Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, Morgan Neville’s intimate – and massively popular – documentary on Fred Rogers, exploring both the public and private side of the man who invited generations of children and adults into his television neighborhood.

Winning the award for Best Actor was Ethan Hawke for his performance in First Reformed as a tormented parish pastor whose ministering to a troubled couple sends him on a path toward his own redemption. Scoring a second award for First Reformed was veteran writer/director Paul Schrader who won the Best Screenplay award.

Toni Collette was voted Best Actress for her demanding and expansive performance in Hereditary as a guilt-ridden mother who battles through increasing levels of grief and fear to horror as the legacy of a poisoned family tree reaches its culmination.

In the “breakthrough” categories, Eighth Grade scored two wins. Elsie Fisher won the Breakthrough Actor award for her delicately precise and touching performance as a shy and vulnerable teen enduring the final week of middle school while achieving small victories of confidence as she heads toward high school. Fisher’s director – former teen YouTuber, comedian, and musician Bo Burnham – was voted the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director award for so accurately and sensitively capturing the world of Eighth Grade, his debut feature film.

For breakthroughs in television and digital media, the Breakthrough Series–Long Form award, which aims to honor work that “expands the possibilities of creative, independent storytelling and enriches the landscape or pushes the boundaries of ‘television’” was won by Killing Eve, the comically original BBC America series starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in which a female MI5 officer is assigned to track down a skilled psychopathic assassin, turning into a cat and mouse game of mutual obsession. The Breakthrough Series–Short Form award went to the vibrant and serio-comic 195 Lewis, in which a black lesbian couple in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, navigates their relationship surrounded by their distinctively original black queer friends.

As previously announced, in addition to the competitive awards, a Special Jury Award for ensemble performance was presented to Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz as the leads of Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

Career Tributes were also given during the ceremony to actors Rachel Weisz (presented by Michael Sheen) and Willem Dafoe (presented by Laurie Anderson), director Paul Greengrass (presented by Frank Marshall), and producer and Founding Chairman and CEO of RadicalMedia, Jon Kamen (presented by Katherine Oliver).

Also during the ceremony, a “Made in NY” Award, given by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to honor excellence in New York City’s creative community, was presented by Commissioner Julie Menin to Emmy Award-winning television host, bestselling author, filmmaker and activist Sandra Lee.

The Gotham Award ceremony was streamed on Facebook Live on FB/IFPFilm.

Here is the complete list of 2018 IFP Gotham Awards nominees and winners:

*=winner

Best Feature 

(Presented by Patricia Clarkson. The Best Feature jury included Judy Becker, Geoffrey Fletcher, Jon Hamm, Catherine Keener, and Bill Pohlad.)

The Favourite — Yorgos Lanthimos, director; Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos, producers  (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

First Reformed — Paul Schrader, director; Jack Binder, Greg Clark, Victoria Hill, Gary Hamilton, Deepak Sikka, Christine Vachon, David Hinojosa, Frank Murray, producers (A24)

If Beale Street Could Talk — Barry Jenkins, director; Adele Romanski, Sara Murphy, Barry Jenkins, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Megan Ellison, producers (Annapurna Pictures)

Madeline’s Madeline — Josephine Decker, director; Krista Parris, Elizabeth Rao, producers (Oscilloscope Laboratories)

The Rider — Chloé Zhao, director; Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Mollye Asher, Chloé Zhao, producers (Sony Pictures Classics)*

Best Documentary

(Presented by Keegan-Michael KeyThe Best Documentary jury included Rachel Grady, Alan Jacobsen, Asif Kapadia, Ross Kauffman, and Dawn Porter.)

Bisbee ‘17  — Robert Greene, producer; Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa, Bennett Elliott, producers (4th Row Films)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening — RaMell Ross, director; RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim, producers (The Cinema Guild)*

Minding the Gap — Bing Liu, director; Diane Quon, Bing Liu, producers (Hulu & Magnolia Pictures)

Shirkers — Sandi Tan, director; Sandi Tan, Jessica Levin, Maya Rudolph, producers (Netflix)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — Morgan Neville, director; Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, producers (Focus Features)

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

(Presented by Barry Jenkins. The Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director jury included Wren Arthur, Natasha Lyonne, Matthew Porterfield, Kathryn Schubert, and Alfre Woodard.)

Ari Aster for Hereditary (A24)
Bo Burnham for Eighth Grade (A24)*
Jennifer Fox for The Tale (HBO)
Crystal Moselle for Skate Kitchen (Magnolia Pictures)
Boots Riley for Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)

Best Screenplay

(Presented by Rupert Friend. The Best Screenplay jury included Stephen McKinley Henderson, Phyllis Nagy, Whit Stillman, Michael Taylor, and DeWanda Wise.)

The Favourite — Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
First Reformed — Paul Schrader (A24)*
Private Life — Tamara Jenkins (Netflix)
Support the Girls — Andrew Bujalski (Magnolia Pictures)
Thoroughbreds — Cory Finley (Focus Features)

Best Actor

(Presented by Alessandro Nivola. The Best Actor jury included Lisa Cortés, Alexa Fogel, Alessandro Nivola, Mike White, and Constance Wu.)

Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Ben Foster in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)
Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Ethan Hawke in First Reformed (A24)*
Lakeith Stanfield in Sorry to Bother You (Annapurna Pictures)

Best Actress

(Presented by Kieran Culkin. The Best Actress jury included Sean Baker, Malcolm D. Lee, Sam Levy, Alix Madigan, and Gabourey Sidibe.)

Glenn Close in The Wife (Sony Pictures Classics)
Toni Collette in Hereditary (A24)*
Kathryn Hahn in Private Life (Netflix)
Regina Hall in Support the Girls (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Pfeiffer in Where is Kyra? (Paladin and Great Point Media)

Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

Presented by Cynthia Nixon. The 2018 Best Actress nominating committee also voted to award this special Gotham Jury Award.

The Favourite – Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Breakthrough Actor

(Presented by Regina Hall. The Breakthrough Actor jury included Anna Boden, Effie Brown, Chris Messina, Zac Stuart Pontier, and Lois Smith.)

Yalitza Aparicio in Roma (Netflix)
Elsie Fisher in Eighth Grade (A24)*
Helena Howard in Madeline’s Madeline (Oscilloscope Laboratories)
KiKi Layne in If Beale Street Could Talk (Annapurna Pictures)
Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie in Leave No Trace (Bleecker Street)

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

(Presented by Amy Seimetz and Taylor Schilling. The Breakthrough Series – Long Form jury included Radha Blank, M. Blair Breard, Tatiana Maslany, Amy Seimetz, and Samira Wiley.)

Alias Grace — Sarah Polley, Mary Harron, Noreen Halpern, executive producers (Netflix)

Big Mouth — Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin, creators; Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett, executive producers (Netflix)

The End of the F***ing World — Andy Baker, Murray Ferguson, Petra Fried, Ed MacDonald, Dominic Buchanan, Jonathan Entwistle, executive producers (Netflix)

Killing Eve — Sally Woodward Gentle, Lee Morris, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, executive producers (BBC America)*

Pose — Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, creators; Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Sherry Marsh, executive producers (FX Networks)

Sharp Objects — Marti Noxon, creator; Marti Noxon, Jason Blum, Gillian Flynn, Amy Adams, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg, Charles Layton, Marci Wiseman, Jessica Rhoades, executive producers (HBO)

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

(Presented by Amy Seimetz and Taylor Schilling. The Breakthrough Series-Short Form award was voted for on-line by IFP members.)

195 Lewis — Chanelle Aponte Pearson and Rae Leone Allen, creators*

Cleaner Daze —Tess Sweet and Daniel Gambelin, creators

Distance — Alex Dobrenko, creator

The F Word — Nicole Opper, creator

She’s the Ticket — Nadia Hallgren, creator

Gotham Audience Award

(Presented by Mj Rodriguez. IFP members determine the Gotham Audience Award with nominees comprised of the 15 nominated films in the Best Feature, Best Documentary, and Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award categories. All IFP current, active members are eligible to vote. Voting took place online from November 19 to November 24, 2018.)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?  — Morgan Neville, director; Morgan Neville, Caryn Capotosto, Nicholas Ma, producers (Focus Features)*

Sponsors

The Premier Sponsor of the 2018 IFP Gotham Awards is The New York Times, and the Platinum Sponsor is GreenSlate. The Official Water Partner is FIJI Water, the Official Chocolate Partner is Lindt Chocolate and the Official Wine Partner is Robert Hall Winery. The Official After-Party Sponsor is Allbirds. Additionally, the awards will be promoted nationally in an eight-page special advertising section in The New York Times in November 2018.

About IFP 
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include IFP Week, IFP Labs (Film, Series & Audio Storytelling), Filmmaker Magazine, IFP Gotham Awards and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP, a tech and media incubator space developed with the New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.
About the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards
The IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards, selected by distinguished juries and presented in New York City, the home of independent film, are the first honors of the film awards season. This public showcase honors the filmmaking community, expands the audience for independent films, and supports the work that IFP does behind the scenes throughout the year to bring such films to fruition.