Category Archives: Festival Coverage

Golden Globe Nominations: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ Continue to Dominate

The 74th Annual Awards

Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick announced on Monday morning the nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

On the film front, leading the pack with seven nominations is Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land. Close behind was Barry JenkinsMoonlight,

‘La La Land’ Dominates Critics’ Choice Awards 2017

Damien Chazelle Red-Carpet

The bubbly musical La La Land took eight awards at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay (it tied with Manchester by the Sea).

On the television side, “Game of Thrones” was named Best Drama Series, while another HBO show, “Silicon Valley,” won Best Comedy Series.

Gotham Awards 2016: ‘Moonlight’ Wins Big

Gotham Awards 2016

The official kick-off for the film awards season is the Gotham Independent Film Awards, which took place tonight in New York.

Barry Jenkins’ coming-of-age story Moonlight and Kenneth Lonergan’s riveting drama Manchester by the Sea had the most nominations,

Feng Xiaogang Wins Best Director at Golden Horse Film Awards

Golden Horse Awards

China’s Feng Xiaogang won Best Director for his social satire I Am Not Madame Bovary at the 53rd Golden Horse Awards in Taipei on Saturday.

Feng’s latest film stars Fan Bingbing as a peasant who sues her swindler ex-husband. However, Ma Sichun and Zhou Dongyu won the best actress award for their performances as friends who fall for the same man in the romantic drama Soul Mate.

‘La La Land’ Wins Top Award at 2016 Toronto Film Festival

Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone

Damien Chazelle’s acclaimed musical La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, received the top award from the 41st Toronto International Film Festival.

The first runner-up was Garth DavisLion, and the second runner-up for this year’s People’s Choice Award was Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe.

Emma Stone and Tom Ford Win Big at Venice Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday night with their annual awards ceremony.

Lav Diaz‘s Filipino drama The Woman Who Left took home the Golden Lion, while Tom Ford’s noir Nocturnal Animals stole the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize,

Cannes: Ken Loach’s ‘I, Daniel Blake’ Wins the Palme d’Or

2016 Palme d'Or

So, sorry Jim Jarmusch, Paul Verhoeven, and Park Chan-wook fans – Ken Loach‘s working-class drama I, Daniel Blake was announced as the winner of this year’s Palme d’Or.

It marks the British filmmaker’s second Palme (2006’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley).