The 33rd Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards were held on a Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica, CA. Recognizing the best in independent filmmaking, films like Get Out, Lady Bird, and Call Me By Your Name were all honored with awards for feature, writing, directing, and acting.
Get Out won two awards for Best Feature and Best Director; Call Me By Your Name earned awards for Best Male Lead and Best Cinematography; I, Tonya won for Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing; while Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, won Best Female Lead and Best Supporting Male; and Lady Bird, which won Best Screenplay.
Other winners went to some first-timers. Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani won Best First Screenplay for The Big Sick, while Ingrid Goes West won for Best First Feature. Check out the full list of winners here below.
It’s pretty clear that the Screen Actors Guild is completely blown away by the performances in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, as it took home three SAG awards. The film, which pretty much did the same at the Golden Globes, has been a bit polarizing due to the film’s content.
Last night, the film took home awards for best actress, best supporting actor, and best cast. Meanwhile, the big winners on the TV side include This Is Us and Big Little Lies. Check out the full list of winners below.
Following the release of the nominees for the 2018 Writers Guild Of America Awards, come the nominations for the 2018 Producers Guild Awards. The Big Sick, The Shape Of Water, Get Out, The Post, and Lady Bird are among the biggest names to earn nods, as well as some awards favorites like I, Tonya, Lady Bird, Call Me By Your Name, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
However, films like Phantom Thread, The Florida Project, and Logan appear to have been snubbed. But Wonder Woman is continuing to prove that well-crafted comic book films can also be award-contending films. Check out the full list of nominees here below.
As with all Guilds and Societies in the film industry, the nominations are an indicator of which films are likely to get Academy Award nominations. Get Out, The Shape of Water, Call Me by Your Name, Lady Bird, and The Disaster Artist are among the films that are getting recognition for their performances, writing, and production. All are likely to get more nominations as we get closer to the Academy Awards announcing their own nominations.
Now the nominations for the 2018 WGA Awards have been announced, and they include a couple of surprises. This year, nominations went to films like The Big Sick, Get Out, and The Shape of Water for original screenplay, while Logan, The Disaster Artist, and Molly’s Game get nominated for adapted screenplay. Check out the full list of nominations below.
To say that 2017 was an incredible year for films would be a vast understatement. The year was full of extraordinary films ranging from the typical blockbuster tentpoles like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Wonder Woman to the indie darlings like The Big Sick and Lady Bird. And the best thing about it, a lot of these movies come from first-time directors, women, and veterans like Jordan Peele, Patty Jenkins, Greta Gerwig, and Rian Johnson. It’s not easy to see all of the films that are released within the one calendar year, but I make sure I damn well try to see as much as I can, and 2017 was no different. I went out to see over 100 films, and to narrow it down to 10 best within the field of exceptional titles that were released was hard. While best is subjective, I tried to narrow it down to the 10 films that meant the most to me that I enjoyed thoroughly.
So, you’ll find the 10 of my favorite movies of 2017 that I could not stop thinking about, along with a few honorable mentions. Check them all out here below.