NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW REVEALS ITS WINNERS
It was a good day for films from Telluride...from 2017/TFF #44 as the National Board of Review named its best films for the year on Tuesday.
Paul Schrader's First Reformed was well honored as it was named twice. Schrader was awarded for Best Original Screenplay and the film was named to the NBR 10 Best Films of the Years list.
Also named to the 10 Best list from TFF #45 were Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Roma.
Cold War was named Best Foreign Language Film. Shoplifters was named one of five additional Best Foreign Language Films of the year.
Kris Tapley tweeted that Roma's inclusion on the 10 Best list precluded it from being named Best Foreign Language Film.
On the 10 Best independent films list were David Lowery's The Old Man and the Gun. Also listed from TFF #44 were Lean on Pete and The Rider.
Free Solo was named on the list of the five Best Documentaries.
Peter Farrelly's Green Book won the top award as Best Film of the Year.
Among non-Telluride films Green Book, A Star Is Born and If Beale Street Could Talk did very well with the NBR.
Both The Other Side of the Wind and its companion documentary They'll Love Me When I'm Dead were named as winners of the William K. Everson Film History Award.
The complete winners list and more is here from Indiewire.
GOTHAM AWARDS WINNERS
The Indie film-centric Gotham Awards were announced on Monday evening and it was a good night for Telluride...in 2017. TFF #44 films did incredibly well highlighted by wins for Paul Schrader's First Reformed and the win for Chloe Zhao's The Rider as Best Feature.
First Reformed's Ethan Hawke won Best Actor and Schrader won for Best Screenplay.
The only accolade of the evening for a TFF #45 film was a Special Jury Award for the ensemble of women from The Favourite which had been previously announced.
Other TFF #45 that had nominations but were shut out were: The Favourite (Best Feature, Best Screenplay), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Best Supporting Actor) and Roma (Breakthrough Actor).
Complete coverage is here from Indiewire and Gold Derby.
The next big shoe to drop in the awards parade is The New York Film Critics Circle which happens today.
A CASCADE OF INTERVIEWS
Multiple interviews linked here with folks that played with TFF #45:
Damien Chazelle/First Man, Alfonso Cuaron/Roma, Jason Reitman/The FrontRunner and Marielle Heller/Can You Ever Forgive Me? from The Hollywood Reporter
Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira/Roma from Awards Watch
Alfonso Cuaron/Roma from Indiewire
Josh Singer/First Man from Awards Daily
Pawel Pawlikowski/Cold War (from my Tomris Laffly) Film Journal
Yorgos Lanthimos/The Favourite from Indiewire
Hirokazu Kore-eda/Shoplifters from Vulture
Tom Cross (editor)/First Man from Deadline
That's today's MTFB. I'll have more on Monday.
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