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.
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Last night, the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards handed out the top prizes to various categories in film and television, further heating up the awards race. Damien Chazelle’s musical breakout La La Land took top honors for film, while Game of Thrones and Silicon Valley nabbed the highest awards in the television race.
It’s that time of year when the leaves fall, everything gets flavored with pumpkin spice, and Disney releases a sports movie to leave us inspired. Their latest, Queen of Katwe, carries the torch from its predecessors and tells an uplifting story about the real-life Ugandan chess marvel Phiona Mutesi. It’s an endearing win, but the biggest triumph is the long-delayed progressiveness for the Mouse House’s long legacy of sports movies.
The duo are in talks to lead the Phiona Mutesi biopic.