With the Academy Awards nominations being revealed this week, any new critical attention a film can garner ahead of voting is more than welcome, and this year’s London Film Critics’ Awards definitely spread the wealth.
In just one weekend, the race for Best Picture picked up steam and became a certifiable three-way race as Barry Jenkins’ moving three-act drama Moonlight took home the top prize from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. This win follows both Manchester by the Sea and La La Land winning Best Film from the National Board of Review and the New York Film Critics Circle, respectively.
Manchester by the Sea is leading the Gotham Independent Film Awards as the nominees were announced today with four nominations including best feature. They will face off against Certain Women, Everybody Wants Some, Moonlight, and Paterson.
Set in the present in Paterson, New Jersey, this is a tale about a bus driver and poet.
The 2016 Cannes Film Festival lineup is out! Woody Allen’s Cafe Society is set to open the festival and also includes Steven Spielberg’s The BFG and Shane Black’s The Nice Guys. Check out the lineup here.