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‘Coda,’ ‘Succession’ Take Top Prizes at Producers Guild Awards

Apple Studios emerged the big winner of what some say is an important Oscar precursor on Saturday night, as “Coda” took the top film prize at the annual Producers Guild Awards.What began as a Sundance sales sensation directed by Sian Heder — the heart-tugging story following the only hearing family member in a tribe of […]

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Cinema Audio Society Sound Mixing Win Gives ‘Dune’ Added Oscar Momentum

“Dune” (Warner Bros.) was the big live action sound mixing winner Saturday night at 58th annual Cinema Audio Society Awards at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown. Coupled with last week’s Mpse Golden Reel win for feature effects/foley sound editing, Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic is on track for the Oscar sound win next Sunday.“Dune” was the […]

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2022 Ace Eddies: ‘King Richard,’ ‘Tick Tick Boom’ Take Surprising Drama and Comedy Editing Prizes

Underdog “King Richard” (Warner Bros.) beat the higher profile “Dune” (Warner Bros.) and “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) for drama film editing honors at the 72nd Annual Ace Eddie Awards. The live ceremony was held Saturday at the Ace Hotel. Likewise, “Tick Tick Boom” (Netflix) prevailed over the favored “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) in […]

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‘Flee’ Wins Best Feature at IDA Awards — Full Winners List

“Flee” won best feature at the International Documentary Association’s annual awards ceremony on Friday night.Directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen, “Flee” is also nominated for best documentary feature at this year’s Oscars. Leading the ceremony with the most wins, however, was “Summer of Soul,” which took home the best director prize for Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson as […]

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Documentary Awards Rack Up for Oscar Nominees ‘Flee’ and ‘Summer of Soul’

The 37th Annual International Documentary Association Awards, streamed online Friday night, capped a big week for nonfiction awards that also included the 15th Annual Cinema Eye Honors, presented live in New York on Wednesday.Both awards groups honored Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s animated immigration saga “Flee” (Neon) with their top honors, while the Danish International Feature Oscar […]

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‘Flee’ Wins Best Feature At 2022 IDA Awards

The Oscar for Best Documentary is likely going to Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s “Summer of Soul,” but the 2022 IDA Awards gave its main competitor a notable boost. Jonas Poher Rasmussen‘s “Flee,” which made history as the only film to earn Documentary, Animated, and International Oscar nominations, took Best Feature. “Summer” took four honors including Direction […]

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This Year’s Sundance Crop Yields More Non-Fiction Oscar Contenders Than Fiction

Every January, the Sundance Film Festival launches a slew of documentary Oscar contenders, and 2022 was no exception. While there are exceptions, most eventual documentary Oscar nominees launch at Sundance. It’s the festival of choice for non-fiction films to be seen and discovered.You can see why: Making the Oscar shortlist for 2022 were Sundance 2021 […]

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‘Summer Of Soul’, ‘The Rescue’, ‘Ascension’ among DGA doc nominees

Feature and first-time feature nominees to be announced on Thursday.Ascension, Attica, Exterminate All The Brutes, Summer Of Soul and The Rescue have been nominated in the Directors Guild of America documentary category announced on Wednesday (26).Jessica Kingdon is in the running for Ascension, Stanley Nelson for Attica, Raoul Peck for Exterminate All The Brutes, Ahmir […]

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The Hottest Films for Sale at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival

Sundance may have been forced to cancel its plans to host an in-person festival, but the shift to a virtual event isn’t likely to stifle dealmaking. After all, the 2021 edition of Sundance saw films like “Passing,” “Summer of Soul” and “Coda” score record-breaking pacts despite the fact that all-night bidding wars were conducted over […]

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LA Film Critics Awards: ‘Drive My Car’ Wins Best Picture, ‘Power of the Dog’ Runner-Up

The voting for the Los Angeles Film Critics Association’s (Lafca) best films and best performances of 2021 took place virtually on Saturday. The awards were announced via the group’s Twitter account. throughout the day. The top prizes went to Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s “Drive My Car” for Best Picture, plus Best Director, Best Actor Simon Rex (“Red […]

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