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Director Eliza Hittman Calls Out Pro-Life Oscar Voter Who Refused to Watch Abortion Drama ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’

“Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a slice-of-life drama that grapples with abortion restrictions, has been in the awards conversation since it premiered at last year’s Sundance Film Festival. It’s gotten nods from the Indie Spirit Awards, National Board of Review and New York Film Critics Circle. Given the positive buzz, the film is seen as a […]

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Sundance 2021: which films might break out this year?

From buzzy horrors to difficult dramas, this year’s low-key, mostly virtual festival offers a restricted yet intriguing selectionEven in any normal year, trying to predict what will and won’t land at the Sundance film festival is something of a fool’s errand. It’s a lineup filled with small, often totally unknown films, most of which don’t […]

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‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Gets Oscar Boost from Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

In recent years, the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominating juries have looked away from the Oscars, and this year is no exception. But in a sign of the times, the Spirits added new television categories this time around. Thus Netflix dominated the 2021 nominations from the Spirit nominating committees, scoring 11 nominations over seven features […]

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2021 Spirit Awards Nominations List: ‘Never Rarely’ Dominates with 7 Noms, ‘Minari’ Strong

The 36th Film Independent Spirit Awards are just under three months away, and this morning the nominations for the 2021 ceremony arrive. Last year’s Spirit Awards were dominated by “Uncut Gems,” which won the prizes for Best Actor (Adam Sandler), Best Director (Josh and Benny Safdie), and Best Editing. Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” took home […]

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30th Annual Gotham Award Winners List (Updating Live)

The 2020-21 awards season gets its first prominent awards ceremony with the 30th Annual Gotham Awards. Eleven competitive awards will be given out to the best films, performances, and television series of the previous year. Feature films with multiple nominees include “First Cow,” “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” “Nomadland,” and “Saint Frances.” All of this year’s […]

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How to Watch the 2020 Gotham Awards Live Online

The 2020 Gotham Awards have already made history, with all of this year’s best feature nominees directed by women. The ceremony, which will livestream on the Independent Filmmaker Project and Variety’s Facebook pages beginning at 8 p.m. Et, is sure to offer more of the same.The 30th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards contenders are led […]

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‘Nomadland’ named best picture by National Society Of Film Critics

Acting wins for Frances McDormand, Delroy Lindo.Nomadland was voted best picture by The National Society Of Film Critics winners on Saturday (January 9) and won four prizes overall, including director for Chloé Zhao, whose The Rider was named best picture three years ago.The film about the existence of a modern-day nomad drifting through the margins […]

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Water Cooler: Wolfwalkers, Cobra Kai, Borat, Hunter Hunter, Mad Max, Unpregnant, Never Rarely Sometimes Always, Battlebots, Australian Survivor, Freaky, DisneyWar,

On the January 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler. At The Water Cooler: What we’ve been Doing: […]

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‘Nomadland’ Wins Five Chicago Film Critics Awards

The Chicago Film Critics Association has named Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” as this year’s big winner, netting five prizes, including best picture, director, actress (Frances McDormand), adapted screenplay and cinematography. Leading the Cfca nominations with seven, the Searchlight Pictures drama has performed astoundingly with the half dozen critics awards that have been announced thus far. Zhao […]

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‘Small Axe’ Named Best Picture by L.A. Film Critics Association

The Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Sunday determined their picks for the year’s best in film.Small Axe was tapped as best picture. Chloe Zhao was chosen as best director for Nomadland with Steve Mcqueen as runner-up for Small Axe. Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman was selected as best screenplay with Eliza Hittman’s Never Rarely […]

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