OSCAR PRECURSORS AND TELLURIDE: NBR AND NEW YORK
NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
Both the National Board of Review and The New York Film Critics Circle announced their award winners for outstanding film making since my past post on Monday and here's how each recognized Telluride films
The National Board of Review named Brie Larson Best Actress for "Room". Best Breakthrough Performance named two young actors who both appeared in Telluride films, Jacob Tremblay from "Room" and Abraham Attah from "Beasts of No Nation". "Son of Saul" was named Best Foreign Language film. "Beasts of No Nation" was named winner of NBR's Freedom of Expression award.
"Room" and "Spotlight" were named to the Top Ten list of Best Films while "45 Years" was named to their list of Top Ten Indie Films. Also named were TFF #41 films "The Look of Silence" as one of five Best Documentaries and "'71" which was also named as a Best Indie Film.
George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" was named NBR's Best Film of the year. Complete coverage and analysis is here:
NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE:
It was a big day for Todd Haynes' (and TFF 42's) "Carol" which received four accolades from the New York critics group: Best Feature, Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography.
Other Telluride players from New York's awards were:
"Son of Saul" as Best First Film and Michael Keaton/"Spotlight" as Best Actor (not Supporting Actor...hmmmm).
Los Angeles critics name the winners on Sunday, so look for that coverage here on Monday.
NYFCC coverage is here:
More to come on Monday...
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