Monday, December 3, 2018

New York Critics Love Roma (and First Reformed) / Latest Gurus o' Gold / Satellite Nominations Announced / More Interviews

Welcome back from your weekend and to the first of December.


The New York Film Critics Circle met in NYC on Thursday last week and named the recipients of their accolades for 2018.  Telluride films from TFF #45 and TFF #44 had some results to be pleased with.

Alfonso Cuaron's TFF #45 entry Roma was named Best Film of 2018 and was also named winner for Direction and Cinematography.  Other TFF #45 awards went to Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War as Best Foreign Language Film and Richard E. Grant for his Supporting Performance in Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Meanwhile Paul Schrader's First Reformed from TFF #44 was named winner for Best Screenplay and its lead, Ethan Hawke, was named Best Actor.

Telluride films claimed seven of the 12 competitive awards that were determined by the NYFCC.

My take: We probably need to take Ethan Hawke seriously as a potential Oscar nominee for Best Actor as well as First Reformed as a possible Best Picture nominee.

Coverage of the NYFCC awards is linked here from Indiewire.


The newest Gurus o' Gold at Movie City News went up on Friday.  We Gurus were asked to update Best Picture as well as ranking for possible nominees for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Documentary.

My ballot looked like this:

Best Picture

1. A Star Is Born
2. Roma
3. Green Book
4. The Favourite
5. Vice
6. If Beale Street Could Talk
7. Black Panther
8. BlacKkKlansman
9. First Man
10. Can You Ever Forgive Me?
11. Mary Poppins Returns
12. First Reformed

Best Documentary

1. Won't You Be My Neighbor
2. RBG
3. Free Solo
4. Minding the Gap
5. Science Fair
6. Qunicy
7. Crime + Punishment

Best Foreign Film

1. Roma
2. Cold War
3. Shoplifters
4. Burning
5. Capernaum
6. Sunset
7. Border

The TFF presence from the complete Gurus assessment from Friday has

The complete new Gurus o' Gold chart is linked here.


The International Press Academy announced their nominees for their 23rd annual Satellite Awards on Thursday last week.

Among Telluride films, Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite was the most nominated film with nine competitive nominations as well as a special ensemble prize.  It was nominated for Best Feature-Musical/Comedy, Best Actress Musical or Comedy (Colman), Best Supporting Actress (both Stone and Weisz), Direction, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costumes and Art Direction/Production Design.

Alfonso Cuaron's Roma was nominated in eight categories: Best International Film, Best Actress Drama- Yalitza Aparicio, Direction, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound, Art Direction/Production Design.

Damian Chazelle's First Man was nominated seven times: Best Feature-Drama, Best Actor-Drama (Gosling), Best Supporting Actress (Foy), Score, Sound, Film Editing, Art Direction/Production Design.

Joel Edgerton's Boy Erased was nominated in four categories: Best Actor-Drama (Hedges), Best Supporting Actress (Kidman), Best Supporting Actor (Crowe), Song.

Marielle Heller's Can You Ever Forgive Me was thrice nominated: Best Actress-Drama (McCarthy), Best Supporting Actor (Grant), Best Adapted Screenplay.

Paul Schrader's TFF #44 entry First Reformed was nominated three times: Best Independent Feature, Best Actor-Dram (Hawke) and Best Original Screenplay.

Pawel Pawlikowski's Cold War was a two time nominee for Best International Feature and Cinematography.

Other TFF #45 films that earned one nomination were:

Destroyer-Best Actress-Drama (Kidman)
The Old Man and the Gun-Best Actor-Drama (Redford)
Shoplifters- Best International Feature
Free Solo-Best Documentary Feature

TFF #45 films nabbed a total of 37 Satellite nominations.

The full list of all nominees is here from the IPA.


Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Melissa McCarthy/Can You Ever Forgive Me? from Deadline

Joel Edgerton/Boy Erased from Deadline

Robbie Ryan (cinematographer)/The Favourite from The Film Stage

Justin Hurwitz (composer)/First Man from Gold Derby

That's your MTFB for this Monday.  I'll have more on Thursday in a post that will be updated during the day to reflect Golden Globe nominations and Telluride's impact on them.  Until then...


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