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PGA Awards: ‘1917’ Named Outstanding Motion Picture

Universal’s 1917 won one of the top prizes — outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures — at the 31st annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night.Awards were presented in categories spanning film and television. Regarding the latter, the evening’s winners were mostly in line with those who triumphed at this year’s Emmy Awards, such as […]

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PGA Awards Winners: Complete List (Updating Live)

The Producers Guild of America are announcing the winners in the motion picture and television categories for its 31st Annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night at the Hollywood Palladium.The PGA Awards has been one of the most reliable bellwethers for the Oscar for best picture, matching award in 21 of its past 30 years, […]

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2020 Ace Film Eddies: ‘Parasite’ and ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Grab Top Awards

Bong Joon Ho’s acclaimed South Korean class-divide thriller “Parasite” and Taika Waititi’s Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” both Editing and Best Picture Oscar nominees, were the surprise feature winners for drama and comedy at the 70th Ace Eddie Awards Friday at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. “Toy Story 4” and “Apollo 11,” meanwhile, took the […]

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‘Maiden’ and ‘Apollo 11’ Lead Oscar Documentary Feature Shortlist

The sailing documentary “Maiden” and the chronicle of the first trip to the moon, “Apollo 11,” are among the 15 titles that made this year’s shortlist for the Oscars’ Best Documentary Feature race.The shortlist also included two films about Syria, “For Sama” and “The Cave”; the first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s production […]

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Academy unveils shortlists for doc, music, effects, make-up and hair, shorts

Nominations to be announced on January 13, 2020.The Academy on Monday (16) announced shortlisted films in the documentary feature, music, VFX, make-up and hairstyling, and shorts categories.All shortlists appear below. Click here to read the international feature film shortlist, which was also announced on Monday.Documentary featureFifteen films will advance in the category. One hundred and […]

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Sundance 2020 Oscar Preview: Keep Your Eye on the Documentaries

While a few lauded Sundance Film Festival titles like “The Farewell” and “The Report” still seek 2020 awards attention, the 2019 narrative selection became more talent discovery than Oscar launchpad as heated buys like “Late Night” and “Brittany Runs a Marathon” fizzled at the box office. For the documentary section, however, it’s a different story.While […]

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Broadcast Film Critics Association Names 2019 Documentary Award Winners

The Broadcast Film Critics Association has named the winners of the group’s 2019 documentary film prizes. “Apollo 11,” director Todd Douglas Miller’s majestic ode to Nasa’s flagship mission to the moon, continues to crush it, picking up multiple awards throughout Sunday evening’s announcement. It took home the night’s top prize, with a total of five […]

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Doc NYC Turns 10: How the Festival Benefited From the Rising Popularity of Documentaries

When Doc NYC started a decade ago, documentary film was still seen as something of a novelty. In the ensuing years, non-fiction movies have exploded in popularity with hits such as “Rbg,” “Free Solo,” “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” and “Apollo 11” helping to fuel more interest in the genre.“We never could have anticipated the […]

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‘Apollo 11,’ ‘Amazing Grace’ Make International Documentary Association Awards Short List

The Aretha Franklin documentary “Amazing Grace,” the moon-mission chronicle “Apollo 11” and the first film from Barack and Michelle Obama’s production company, “American Factory,” have made the short list for the International Documentary Association’s 2019 Ida Documentary Awards, the Ida announced on Thursday.The announcement narrows the field to 30 feature films and 21 shorts that […]

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