Category Archives: Festival Coverage
Guillermo del Toro’s romantic fantasy The Shape of Water was awarded the Golden Lion of the 74th Venice Film Festival.
Samuel Maoz’s military drama Foxtrot won the Grand Jury Prize Silver Lion; Xavier Legrand won the Silver Lion for best director, for his debut film Custody; Martin McDonagh took the best screenplay award for his darkly comic revenge tale Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri;
Swedish satire The Square is the big winner of Palme d’Or at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. Ruben Östlund’s 142-minute film convinced the Pedro Almodóvar’s Competition Jury with its wry and sometimes absurd humor.
The Grand Prix went to hotly buzzed 12o Beats Per Minute by Robin Campillo.
Loveless, directed by Russian writer-director Andrey Zvyagintsev, took the jury prize.
The 89th Academy Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, kick off at 8:30 p.m. on ABC.
The movie with the most honors this year is Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, with 14 nominations. The musical is competing for Best Picture opposite eight-time nominees Arrival and Moonlight.
As expected, the frothy musical La La Land dominated the EE British Academy Film Awards, winning in almost every major category including Best Film, Director (Damien Chazelle), Lead Actress (Emma Stone), Cinematography (Linus Sandgren) and Original Music (Justin Hurwitz).
The other big winner at the 70th annual BAFTAs ceremony, hosted by Stephen Fry, is Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake as Best British Film.
In a night chock-full of political commentary, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore took the top prize at Saturday’s Sundance Film Festival awards, while Tarik Saleh‘s The Nile Hilton Incident nabbed the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in the dramatic categories.
On the documentary front, Dan Sickles and Antonio Santini‘s Dina won the U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize, while Feras Fayyad‘s Last Men in Aleppo scored the World Cinema prize, respectively.
AMPAS have finally revealed their picks for the very best of cinema in 2016, and La La Land, unsurprisingly, led the field with 14 nominations followed by eight for Moonlight and Arrival, seven for Lion, six for Manchester by the Sea and Hacksaw Ridge, four for Fences and Hell or High Water, and three for Jackie and Hidden Figures.
The 2017 Oscar nominations for the 24 categories will be announced Tuesday, January 24, 2017 beginning at 5:18 a.m. PST/8:18 a.m. EST/1:18 p.m. GMT/9:18 p.m. CST. You can watch the livestream of the nominations announcement here at Film Cutting.