Film Honors 2017: The Handmaiden and Dunkirk Big Winners

The Film Honors for 2017 were finally announced on Thursday 8th March. Postponed until after the Academy Awards as it just wouldn’t have been fair on ABC’s ratings. Yeah right. As perhaps expected, The Handmaiden and Dunkirk were the big winners. Below are the final nominations (in the order of play), and the winners. But […]

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Filmotomy Podcast Episode 17 – BAFTA Preview

Welcome to another ensemble podcast. This week we squeeze in some BAFTA talk ahead of the awards announcement. Robin, Al, Bianca, and Rob are joined by a returning Steve Schweighofer, and we discuss the BAFTA nominations, who we think will / should win, and have a general chit-chat about some of the best British films […]

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BAFTA Announce Their Film Nominations

The British Film Academy (BAFTA) announced their nominations in film for 2017 early this morning. Denis Villeneuve’s Director nod for Blade Runner 2049 was an epic surprise for fans of the sci-fi reboot. But traditionally, BAFTA likes to sway towards British talent, and coincidentally many of the big-hitters this awards season are dominant here. Guillermo […]

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Three Billboards Heads London Critics’ Circle Film Awards Nominations

Top film critics from the UK announced their nominations for the 38th annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards. The awards will be presented on 28th January 2018 at a gala ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri leads the pack with 7 nominations, including the trio of acting talent that were […]

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The Square Takes Top Prizes At The 30th European Film Awards

Moments ago, in Berlin, The Square was named the Best European Film of the year at the 30th annual awards, which was kind what was expected at this stage given the Palme d’Or winner was also the recipient of European Comedy, Best Actor for Claes Bang, as well a double for Ruben Östlund who won Screenplay […]

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Cannes Winners Among The European Film Nominations

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions announced the nominations for the 30th European Film Awards on 4th November 2017. A few familiar films currently making the awards circuit that premiered in Cannes show up multiple times here, including the big winners at the festival. Here are the nominations: European Film 120 battements par minute […]

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A Prestigious Bunch Lavished By British Independent Film Awards Nominations

The recent announcement of the British Independent Film Awards for the year of 2017 are dominated by breakthrough talent from the indie circuit. The big five shortlisted for the top prize also fill the spots for Director and Screenplay, as well as making a significant chunk of the acting categories. Starting with the standard long […]

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NZIFF: Lady Macbeth

The New Zealand International Film Festival reaches its final Friday in Auckland (don’t worry, the fest itself is by no means done), and with it another chance to catch British period drama Lady Macbeth. Directed by William Oldroyd, and penned by Alice Birch (from Nikolai Leskov’s text), the little gem tells the story of a […]

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