2023 Academy Awards Winners - Fraser & Yeoh Finally Win Oscars
The 95th Academy Awards are finally upon us and it's time to watch the show and discover the winners of the most prestigious award in Hollywood. The Oscars have once again returned to their normal routine, wrapping up another very long season with this spectacular March event. All awards will be marked below in the complete list alongside the nominees. There are ten Best Picture nominees from 2022, and it has been a rather exciting awards season. The frontrunner is the beloved Everything Everywhere All at Once, which is my #1 of 2022 anyway, though I was not expecting it to end up winning so much already. The rest of tonight should be a surprise. I'm enjoying this anticipation and I'm curious to find out what The Academy members picked. I'd also be happy with Tár or The Fabelmans winning as well. Big night for Hollywood! Now it's time to find out who's taking home Oscars this year, and who isn't, at the annual Academy Awards. The full set of nominees below will be updated with winners highlighted once revealed live on air - refresh for updates.
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This will be updated throughout the night to reflect the winners as revealed. Additionally, I might be adding a small bit of personal commentary beneath each category. Winners are highlighted in BOLD below.
› Posted on March 12 in Awards, Discuss, Feat, Movie News | 3 Comments
2023 Indie Spirit Awards: 'Everything Everywhere' Lands 7 Wins Total
The Independent Spirit Awards are an annual award given in the name of independent film, featuring all of the indie films which deserve honor and recognition - celebrating their 38th year. The 2023 winners of the Spirit Awards were announced Saturday evening, in their usual spot in Santa Monica near the beach - this time just a week before the Oscars. The big winner this year is, of course: Everything Everywhere All at Once, which took home a total of seven major awards - including Best Director, Best Screenplay, all three of the Best Performances wins (go Michelle Yeoh!!), and Best Feature. The other nominations from all the 2022 releases included many excellent indie films many critics have been talking up all year, deserving of some extra time in the spotlight - gems like Murina from Croatia, A Love Song from Colorado, Emily the Criminal with Aubrey Plaza, Kogonada's minimal sci-fi After Yang. These awards are always a nice counter-balance to the Oscars, so many underrated films worth recommending. Read on for the list of 2023 winners.
› Posted on March 5 in Awards, Indies, Movie News | Comments
SAG Awards 2023 Winners: Michelle Yeoh + Brendan Fraser + 'EEAAO'
"This moment no longer belongs to just me, it also belongs to everyone who has asked for change." As we get closer to the Academy Awards this year (they're on March 12th), the next important set of winners have been revealed. The 29th annual SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild Awards) honor the finest performances from 2022, as chosen by other actors which means this is one of the most definitive lists of the very best. All of the nominees, too. Actors know their profession better than anyone and are very particular about good performances. What did they decide should win this year? Surprise - they loved Everything Everywhere All at Once as much as we did, giving it a grand total of four awards - including Best Ensemble (which is also a hint that it will probably go on to win Best Picture next). They also gave Brendan Fraser a big win for his comeback performance in The Whale, which makes me happy because I really think he deserves it. Read on for the full list of winners from 2022 + be sure to watch any / all of the nominated films included below.
› Posted on February 27 in Awards, Movie News | Comments
Berlinale 2023 Awards: French Doc 'Sur l'Adamant' Wins Golden Bear
The 73rd Berlin Film Festival (also known as Berlinale locally) has wrapped its 2023 run following two weeks of screenings, with a big ceremony again in Berlin on Saturday evening, announcing the winner of the Golden Bear (Goldener Bär) for Best Film. That top prize from this year was given to a French documentary titled Sur l'Adamant (or On the Adamant), about a mental health facility located in a boat on the Seine in Paris. The film is directed by a 72-year-old French doc filmmaker named Nicolas Philibert, winning his very first Golden Bear. It's an interesting pick, similar to when the doc Fuocoammare (Fire at Sea) won in 2016. Once again, it seems like a political pick, not winning for artistry. The festival overall this year wasn't exactly very exciting, with a lot of bad films and a few good ones. I was expecting Celine Song's Past Lives to win following its Sundance premiere, and Petzold's latest film Afire is also quite good. The rest of the awards are rather lackluster, but not surprising for this fest. Read on for the full list of Berlinale 2023 winners below.
› Posted on February 26 in Awards, Berlinale, Movie News | Comments
The Daniels & Charlotte Wells Winners of 2023 Directors Guild Awards
This past weekend, the winners of the 75th Annual DGA Awards were announced in Los Angeles. We're down to the last few weeks of the 2022 awards season, with the Oscars airing soon in early March. This year, the multiverse masterpiece Everything Everywhere All at Once co-directors Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert won the top DGA prize, along with Aftersun director Charlotte Wells winning for Best First Feature. There are the two films that everyone has been talking about all year - very deserving wins. This is only the third time in DGA history a pair has won the main award together. In addition, Sara Dosa won the Documentary prize for her outstanding film Fire of Love (watch the trailer). The Directors Guild Awards are one of the premiere prizes in Hollywood, honoring "Outstanding Directorial Achievement" in multiple categories including TV and commercials. Congrats to all of the great films and series nominated this year.
› Posted on February 20 in Awards, Movie News | Comments
Sundance 2023 Awards: 'A Thousand and One' & 'Going to Mars' Win
The official awards for the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, held in Park City, Utah every January, were announced this evening with a small ceremony held in person in Utah. The festival continued this week with an at-home online series of viewings in addition to all the in-person projections. It was an especially festive year, so many people were excited to be back in Park City in the snow to enjoy films, and a rather impressive selection - 111 features in total screened at Sundance 2023. I enjoyed so many of them, the quality was at its best. The main winners for 2023 including A Thousand and One (made by A.V. Rockwell) and the doc Going to Mars: The Nikki Giovanni Project winning the premium top Grand Jury Prizes. In addition, the festival favorite is Radical (read my glowing review) along with The Persian Version and Beyond Utopia as the Main Competition Audience Award winners. As always, if any of these films interest you, we hope you note them down and take the time to watch as soon as you can. All 2023 winners are listed below.
› Posted on January 27 in Awards, Movie News, Sundance 23 | 1 Comment
Oscar Nominees 'To Leslie' + 'Banshees of Inisherin' Back in Theaters
After the 95th Academy Awards nominations were announced earlier this week, at least three of the big nominees are returning to theaters again. Most of the studios want all of these films to earn more now that they've been highlighted by The Academy voters. First up, the biggest surprise of this week - a nomination for Andrea Riseborough in the indie drama To Leslie - has put the spotlight on this film. Momentum Pictures will re-release To Leslie in six theaters (limited to start) this weekend - beginning from January 27th onward. In addition, A24 is re-releasing The Daniels' masterpiece Everything Everywhere All at Once in theaters nationwide (1400 screens) this weekend, so that everyone can see why this film deserves the 11 nominations it got. Finally, Searchlight is also re-releasing Martin McDonagh's The Banshees of Inisherin in theaters nationwide this weekend, since that film received a total of 9 nominations - including Best Picture & Best Director. Now is the perfect time to catch up with these films playing on the big screen.
› Posted on January 26 in Awards, Indies, Movie News | Comments
95th Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2022
The complete list of nominees for the 95th Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (from Oscars.org). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees via live broadcast. The nominations from 2022 are, as usual, an exciting and wonderful and curious set of nominees with plenty of surprises and expected picks - including The Sea Beast sneaking in, RRR only getting in for Best Song, Andrea Riseborough from To Leslie somehow pulling off a nod, and The Banshees of Inisherin getting tons of love. Best of all, my #1 of 2022 - Everything Everywhere All at Once - landed 11 nominations in total, a clear sign it is loved by everyone. The Academy chose a total of ten Best Picture nominees from 2022, also including: Top Gun: Maverick, All Quiet on the Western Front, Elvis, The Fabelmans, Women Talking, Triangle of Sadness. Without further ado, view the full list of nominees below.
› Posted on January 24 in Awards, Discuss, Movie News | 1 Comment
Sundance Adds More Films to the 2023 Line-Up Including John Carney
More films! There's always more to watch, more to discover, at the best film festivals. The 2023 Sundance Film Festival has just announced an additional five new films playing at the festival this year (follow our coverage). These five are also world premieres, and they have secured a last minute spot because they seem to be high profile premieres that Sundance wants to feature at the festival. The two biggest new additions for 2023 are: Flora and Son, the latest musical feature from acclaimed Irish filmmaker John Carney. His big break was at Sundance way back in 2007, where he premiered the iconic film Once before going on to make Begin Again and Sing Street (another musical favorite). The other is Past Lives, the feature debut from filmmaker Celine Song, which seems to have some early Linklater vibes to it already, about two childhood sweethearts meeting up years later. Both of them are priorities on my Sundance schedule! More info below.
› Posted on January 4 in Indies, Movie News, Sundance 23 | Comments
'Oppenheimer' + 'Mission Impossible' 2022 IMAX Previews Confirmed
It's official! There's a very exciting set of previews playing in front of the major movie event of the year - James Cameron's Avatar: The Way of Water epic sci-fi sequel opening in IMAX theaters worldwide (on December 16th). IMAX has officially announced a total of two IMAX exclusive previews so far (with a third one rumored as well) - Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, and Chris McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning - Part One. The M:I preview is a 4-minute IMAX exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the action sequel starring Tom Cruise, showing off some of the spectacular real stunts and Cruise's own involvement in these crazy action scenes. This was teased by the movie's official Twitter. Oppenheimer's confirmation continues Nolan's tradition of sharing an IMAX preview for his next movie in December before the summer release (it's scheduled to open in theaters on July 21st). No details on how long this preview is or what exactly it will show. Get your tickets now so you don't miss all this! They're only available in IMAX.
› Posted on December 13 in Hype, Movie News | Comments
Sundance 2023: Official Selection of All 99 Feature Films Announced
Let's find out what the next year in cinema looks like. Every new year brings us another Sundance Film Festival and with less than two months until Sundance 2023 kicks off on January 19th, it's time to find out what's premiering at this prestigious fest in Utah. Sundance has revealed their 2023 selection of ALL of their official feature films in the selection this year, including 99 films playing across these 10 categories (including their usual four Competition categories - now bumped up to 12 films in each), ranging from new documentaries to quirky comedies, compelling dramas, and everything else good. The 2023 festival is taking place both as an in-person festival returning to snowy Park City, UT, as well as a virtual festival with online premieres only available for the second half. Sundance is still one of my favorite festivals in the world, and we'll be returning for our 17th year in a row to cover it. View the entire selection of new films below to get a sense of what the 2023 line-up contains. Some of the most exciting offerings are in the Premieres category.
› Posted on December 7 in Indies, Movie News, Sundance 23 | Comments
John Waters Reveals His Top 10 Films of 2022 - Chalamet & Donkey
"Can a movie be both stupid and effete yet unironic? Only the French can pull that off…" Ready to surprise us again!! It's always a joy to discover what John Waters has chosen for his Top 10 list every year. One of our favorite "best of the year" lists that kicks off this time of the year is from filmmaker John Waters - his Top 10 favorite films in a list that is unlike any other. For 2022, Waters has chosen yet another (expected) strange mix of films, featuring not only one but two films from French filmmaker François Ozon - Peter Von Kant and Everything Went Fine. These originally premiered in different years, but were released together in 2022. Other highlights include Bones and All, mostly because he's really attracted to Timothée Chalamet (who isn't??), Quentin Dupieux's goofball superhero comedy Smoking Causes Coughing, and the iconic donkey movie EO, which premiered in Cannes this summer. Check out all of his favorites below.
› Posted on December 1 in Discuss, Indies, Movie News | Comments
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