Independent Spirit Awards' 2023

Best Feature
All of Us Strangers
American Fiction
May December
Past Lives
We Grown Now

Best Director
Andrew Haigh – All of Us Strangers
Todd Haynes – May December
William Oldroyd – Eileen
Celine Song – Past Lives
Ira Sachs – Passages

Best Lead Performance
Jessica Chastain – Memory
Greta Lee – Past Lives
Trace Lysette – Monica
Natalie Portman - May December
Judy Reyes – Birth/Rebirth
Franz Rogowski – Passages
Andrew Scott – All of Us Strangers
Tiana Taylor – A Thousand and One
Jeffrey Wright – American Fiction
Teo Yoo – Past Lives

Best Supporting Performance
Erika Alexander – American Fiction
Sterling K. Brown – American Fiction
Noah Galvin – Theater Camp
Anne Hathaway – Eileen
Glenn Howerton – Blackberry
Marin Ireland – Eileen
Charles Melton – May December
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – The Holdovers
Catalina Saavedra – Rotting in the Sun
Ben Whishaw – Passages

Best Breakthrough Performance
Marshawn Lynch – Bottoms
Atibon Nazaire – Mountains
Tia Nomore – Earth Mama
Dominic Sessa – The Holdovers
Anaita Wali Zada – Fremont

Best Screenplay
American Fiction
Past Lives
The Holdovers

Best First Screenplay
Chronicles of a Wandering Saint
May December
The Starling Girl
Theater Camp
Upon Entry

Best First Feature
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Chronicles of a Wandering Saint
Earth Mama
A Thousand and One
Upon Entry

John Cassavetes Award
The Artifice Girl
Cadejo Blanco
Rotting in the Sun
The Unknown Country

Best Cinematography
All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt
Chronicles of a Wandering Saint
The Holdovers
We Grown Now

Best Documentary
Bye Bye Tiberias
Four Daughters
Going to Mars
Kokomo City
The Mother of All Lies

Best Editing
How to Blow Up a Pipeline
Rotting in the Sun
Theater Camp
Upon Entry
We Grown Now

Robert Altman Award
Showing Up

Best International Film
Anatomy of a Fall – France
Godland – Denmark, Iceland
Mami Wata – Nigeria
Totem – Mexico
The Zone of Interest – U.K., Poland, U.S.A.

Producers Award
Rachael Fung
Graham Swon
Monique Walton

Someone to Watch Award
Joanna Arnow - Director of The Feeling That the Time for Doing Something Has Passed
Laura Moss - Director of Birth/Rebirth
Monica Sorelle - Director of Mountains

“The Truer Than Fiction Award”
Set Hernandez - Director of unseen
Jesse Short Bull, Laura Tomaselli - Director of Lakota Nation vs. United States
Sierra Urich - Director of Joonam


NYFCC' 2023 Winners

Best Film: Killers of the Flower Moon
Best Director: Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Best Actor: Franz Rogowski, Passages
Best Actress: Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Best Supporting Actor: Charles Melton, May December
Best Supporting Actress: Da'Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers
Best Screenplay: May December
Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema, Oppenheimer
Best Animated Feature: The Boy and the Heron
Best International Film: Anatomy of a Fall
Best Non-Fiction Film: Menus-Plaisirs — Les Troisgros
Best First Film: Past Lives (Celine Song)


Gotham' 2023 Awards

Best Feature
Passages – Ira Sachs, director;  (MUBI)
Past Lives – Celine Song, director; (A24) – WINNER
Reality – Tina Satter, director;  (HBO Films)
Showing Up – Kelly Reichardt, director; (A24)
A Thousand and One – A.V. Rockwell, director; (Focus Features)

Best International Feature
All of Us Strangers – Andrew Haigh, director; (Searchlight Pictures)
Anatomy of a Fall – Justine Triet, director;  (NEON) – WINNER
Poor Things – Yorgos Lanthimos, director;  (Searchlight Pictures)
T243;tem – Lila Avil233;s, director;  (Sideshow/Janus Films)
The Zone of Interest – Jonathan Glazer, director;(A24)

Best Documentary Feature
20 Days in Mariupol – Mstyslav Chernov, director; (PBS Distribution)
Against the Tide – Sarvnik Kaur, director; (Snooker Club Films, A Little Anarky Films)
Apolonia, Apolonia – Lea Glob, director;  (Danish Documentary Production)
Four Daughters – Kaouther Ben Hania, director;  (Kino Lorber) – WINNER
Our Body – Claire Simon, director; (Cinema Guild)

Breakthrough Director Award
Raven Jackson, All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (A24)
Georgia Oakley, Blue Jean (Magnolia Pictures)
Michelle Garza Cervera, Huesera (XYZ Films)
Celine Song, Past Lives (A24)
A.V. Rockwell, A Thousand and One (Focus Features) – WINNER

Best Screenplay
All of Us Strangers, Andrew Haigh (Searchlight Pictures)
Anatomy of a Fall, Justine Triet, Arthur Harari (NEON) – WINNER
May December, Samy Burch (Netflix)
R.M.N., Cristian Mungiu (IFC Films)
The Zone of Interest, Jonathan Glazer (A24)
The Best Screenplay jury included: Lee Daniels, Lena Dunham, Sian Heder, Scott Lambert & Diego Luna

Outstanding Lead Performance
Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, Origin (NEON)
Lily Gladstone, The Unknown Country (Music Box Films) – WINNER
Greta Lee, Past Lives (A24)
Franz Rogowski, Passages (MUBI)
Babetida Sadjo, Our Father, The Devil (Cineverse)
Andrew Scott, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight Pictures)
Cailee Spaeny, Priscilla (A24)
Teyana Taylor, A Thousand and One (Focus Features)
Michelle Williams, Showing Up (A24)
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction (Orion Pictures / Amazon MGM Studios)
The Outstanding Lead Performance jury included: Thomas Benski, Liz Cardenas, Ethan Hawke, David Lowery & Alfre Woodard

Outstanding Supporting Performance
Juliette Binoche, The Taste of Things (IFC Films)
Pen233;lope Cruz, Ferrari (NEON)
Jamie Foxx, They Cloned Tyrone (Netflix)
Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers (Searchlight Films)
Ryan Gosling, Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Glenn Howerton, BlackBerry (IFC Films)
Sandra Huller, The Zone of Interest (A24)
Rachel McAdams, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret (Lionsgate)
Charles Melton, May December (Netflix) – WINNER
Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers (Focus Features)


EFA' 2023

European Film:
Anatomy of a Fall (Anatomie D’une Chute), directed by Justine Triet (France)
Fallen Leaves (Kuolleet Lehdet), directed by Aki Kaurismaki (Finland, Germany)
Green Border (Zielona Granica), directed by Agnieszka Holland (Poland, France, Czech Republic, Belgium)
Me Captain (Io Capitano), directed by Matteo Garrone (Italy, Belgium)
The Zone of Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer  (U.K., Poland, U.S.)

European Director:
Justine Triet for Anatomy of a Fall
Aki Kaurismaki for Fallen Leaves
Agnieszka Holland for Green Border
Matteo Garrone for Me Captain
Jonathan Glazer for The Zone of Interest

European Screenwriter:
Justine Triet and Arthur Harari for Anatomy of a Fall
Aki Kaurismaki for Fallen Leaves
Maciej Pisuk, Gabriela Lazarkiewicz-Sieczko and Agnieszka Holland for Green Border
Ilker Catak and Johannes Duncker for The Teachers’ Lounge
Jonathan Glazer for The Zone of Interest

European Actress:
Sandra Huller in Anatomy of a Fall
Eka Chavleishvili in Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
Alma Poysti in Fallen Leaves
Mia Mckenna-Bruce in How to Have Sex
Leonie Benesch in The Teachers’ Lounge
Sandra Huller in The Zone of Interest

European Actor:
Thomas Schubert in Afire
Jussi Vatanen in Fallen Leaves
Josh O’Connor in La Chimera
Mads Mikkelsen in The Promised Land
Christian Friedel in The Zone of Interest

European Documentary:
“Apolonia, Apolonia” directed by Lea Glob (Denmark, Poland)
“Four Daughters” (Les Filles D’olfa), directed by Kaouther Ben Hania (France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia)
“Motherland” directed by Hanna Badziaka and Alexander Mihalkovich (Sweden, Ukraine, Norway)
“On the Adamant” (Sur L’adamant), directed by Nicolas Philibert (France, Japan)
“Smoke Sauna Sisterhood” (Savvusanna Sosarad), directed by Anna Hints (Estonia, France, Iceland)

European Discovery – Prix Fipresci:
“20,000 Species of Bees” (20.000 Especies De Abejas), directed by Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren (Spain)
“How to Have Sex” directed by Molly Manning Walker (U.K., Greece)
“La Palisiada” (Ля Палісіада), directed by Philip Sotnychenko (Ukraine)
“Safe Place” (Sigurno Mjesto), directed by Juraj Lerotic (Croatia, Slovenia)
“The Quiet Migration” (Stille Liv), directed by Malene Choi (Denmark)
“Vincent Must Die” (Vincent Doit Mourir), directed by Stephan Castang (France, Belgium)


Oscars' 2023 Winners

Best Picture
“All Quiet on the Western Front”
“Avatar: The Way of Water”
“The Banshees of Inisherin”
“Everything Everywhere All at Once”
“The Fabelmans”
“Top Gun: Maverick”
“Triangle of Sadness”
“Women Talking”

Best Director
Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)
Todd Field (“TÁR”)
Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Best Actress
Cate Blanchett (“TÁR”)
Ana de Armas (“Blonde”)
Andrea Riseborough (“Til Leslie”)
Michelle Williams (“The Fabelmans”)
Michelle Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Actor
Austin Butler (“Elvis”)
Colin Farrell (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”)
Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”)
Bill Nighy (“Living”)

Best Supporting Actor
Brendan Gleeson (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Brian Tyree Henry (“Causeway”)
Judd Hirsch (“The Fabelmans”)
Barry Keoghan (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Supporting Actress
Angela Bassett (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
Hong Chau (“The Whale”)
Kerry Condon (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Stephanie Hsu (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best International Feature Film
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Edward Berger, Germany)
“Argentina, 1985” (Santiago Mitre, Argentina)
“Close” (Lukas Dhont, Belgium)
“EO” (Poland)
“The Quiet Girl” (Ireland)

Best Cinematography
James Friend (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Darius Khondji (“Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths”)
Mandy Walker (“Elvis”)
Roger Deakins (“Empire of Light”)
Florian Hoffmeister (“Tár”)

Best Adapted Screenplay
Edward Berger, Ian Stokell, and Lesley Paterson (“All Quiet on the Western Front”)
Rian Johnson (“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery”)
Kazuo Ishiguro (“Living”)
Ehren Kruger, Christopher McQuarrie, and Eric Warren Singer (“Top Gun: Maverick”)
Sarah Polley (“Women Talking”)

Best Original Screenplay
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)
Todd Field (“TÁR”)
Tony Kushner and Steven Spielberg (“The Fabelmans”)
Martin McDonagh (“The Banshees of Inisherin”)
Ruben Östlund (“Triangle of Sadness”)

Best Animated Feature
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” (ShadowMachine/Netflix)
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” (A24)
“Turning Red” (Pixar/Disney)
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” (DreamWorks/Universal)
“The Sea Beast” (Netflix)

Best Visual Effects
“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century/Disney)
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Netflix)
“The Batman” (Warner Bros.)
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Disney/Marvel)
“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount)

Best Editing
“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)
“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount)
“TÁR” (Focus Features)
“The Banshees of Inisherin” (Searchlight Pictures)

Best Production Design
“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century Studios/Disney)
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Netflix)
“Babylon” (Paramount)
“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
“The Fabelmans” (Universal)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
“The Batman” (Warner Bros.)
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel/Disney)
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Netflix)
“The Whale” (A24)

Best Costume Design
“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (Marvel/Disney)
“Everything Everywhere All at Once” (A24)
“Babylon” (Paramount)
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” (Focus Features)

Best Sound
“Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount)
“Elvis” (Warner Bros.)
“Avatar: The Way of Water” (20th Century/Disney)
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (Netflix)
“The Batman” (Warner Bros.)

Best Documentary Feature
“All That Breathes”
“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”
“Fire of Love”
“A House Made of Splinters”

Best Documentary Short Subject
“The Elephant Whisperers”
“How Do You Measure a Year?”
“The Martha Mitchell Effect”
“Stranger at the Gate”

Best Live Action Short
“An Irish Goodbye”
“Le Pupille”
“Night Ride”
“The Red Suitcase”

Best Animated Short
“The Flying Sailor”
“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse”
“Ice Merchants”
“My Year of Dicks”
“An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It”

Best Original Song
“Hold My Hand” — Lady Gaga (“Top Gun: Maverick”)
“Lift Me Up”— Rihanna (“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”)
“Naatu Naatu”— Kaala Bhairava, M.M. Keeravani, and Rahul Sipligunj (“RRR”)
“Applause”— Diane Warren (“Tell It Like a Woman”)
“This Is a Life”— David Byrne, Ryan Lott, and Mitski (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”)

Best Original Score
“All Quiet on the Western Front,” Volker Bertelmann
“Babylon,” Justin Hurwitz
“The Banshees of Inisherin,” Carter Burwell
“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” Son Lux
“The Fabelmans,” John Williams


Oscars' 2023 LIVE

Впервые за несколько лет посмотрел "Оскар" в прямом эфире. В последние годы не было особого желания, в том числе потому что главный фаворит мне не нравился. Недавняя CODA вызвала только удивление: как такому посредственному кино можно вообще что-то давать? Ну реально, это среднестатистический представитель "Санденса" со всеми клише и мимими. Да и пару лет назад перехваленая "Земля кочевников" не вдохновляла, скажем прямо. В этот раз из увиденных номинантов раздражение вызвала только "Женщины говорят" (худший лауреат с запасом). Собственно о ней я уже писал.

Церемония понравилась. Как-то все динамично и бодренько прошло. Ведущий также не бесил, вполне качественный перфоманс. Песни исполнялись хорошие: особенно порадовала Леди Гага без макияжа и номера. Просто спела душевно: будто не на "Оскаре", а в соседнем дворе среди друзей. Нра-ви-ца! Вообще люблю эту певицу. Ну а индусы зажгли со своим фирменным номером из RRR. Такой бодрой и веселой песни не помню на церемонии со времен Jai Ho. Однозначно один из лучших песенных лауреатов за все времена.

Конкуренция в этом году была будь здоров. Лишь в одной актерской категории был предсказуемый виннер заранее (мужской суппорт). В других парах ждали схватку: Йео/Бланшетт, Батлер/Фрейзер, Джейми Ли Кертис/Кондон/Бассетт. Кстати, посмотрите на рожу Анджелы Бассетт во время объявления победительницы. Она о многом говорит. В технических тоже было все непросто. Главным шокером для меня стала победа "На Западном фронте без перемен" в арт-дизайне. Эту категорию никто даже из американских аналитиков не угадал вообще.

Смотрел церемонию на каком-то ресурсе, где русский стример еще и комментировал все происходящее. И каждый раз перед объявлением он говорил, кто типа выиграет по его мнению: "Ну это точно. Вот это будет. 100%". А потом такой: "КАК??? Вот это да??? Блин". Реально веселил. На следующий год, надеюсь, тоже будет стримить и выдавать лулзы. Было фаново.

Странной получилась победа того, кого нельзя называть. Юлия вышла на сцену вместе с детьми и режиссером ленты. Это выглядело странно. Твой муж сидит в тюрьме, а ты выходишь на сцену в красном декольте и потом празднуешь победу вместе с продюсерами? Может, я чего-то не понимаю? Саму картину я естественно смотреть не планирую. 

Вообщем всем лауреатам конгратсы и респекты. "Все везде и сразу" - отличное кино. Фильм, которому не стыдно отсыпать семь статуэток. Молодцы Дэниэлсы.


ASC' 2023 Winners

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC – “Empire of Light” (Searchlight Pictures)
Greig Fraser, ASC, ACS – “The Batman” (Warner Bros.)
Darius Khondji, ASC, AFC – “Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths” (Netflix)
Claudio Miranda, ASC – “Top Gun: Maverick” (Paramount Pictures)
Mandy Walker, ASC, ACS – “Elvis” (Warner Bros.) (WINNER)

Sturla Brandth Grovlen, DFF – “War Sailor” (DCM Film) (WINNER)
Kate McCullough, ISC – “The Quiet Girl” (Super)
Andrew Wheeler – “God’s Country” (IFC Films)


ACE Awards' 2023 Winners

“All Quiet on the Western Front” – Sven Budelmann, BFS
“Elvis” – Matt Villa, ACE ASE, Jonathan Redmond
Tar” – Monika Willi
“Top Gun: Maverick” Eddie Hamilton, ACE
“The Woman King” – Terilyn A. Shropshire, ACE

“The Banshees of Inisherin” – Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, ACE
“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once”Paul Rogers
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” – Bob Ducsay, ACE
“The Menu” – Christopher Tellefsen, ACE
“Triangle of Sadness” – Ruben Ostlund, Mikel Cee Karlsson

“The Bad Guys” – John Venzon, ACE
“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”Ken Schretzmann, ACE, Holly Klein
“Marcel the Shell with Shoes On” – Dean Fleischer-Camp, Nick Paley
“Puss in Boots: The Last Wish”- James Ryan, ACE
“Turning Red” – Nicholas C. Smith, ACE