Middleburg Film Festival: Day Two – A Private War, Stan & Ollie and Boy Erased

And we are off! Day two of the Middleburg Film Festival. As the first full day, it was going to be a jam packed. The first dilemma was deciding whether to see At Eternity's Gate or the secret screening which was Stan & Ollie. Given that the latter was a reminder of the comedy duo who were responsible for many of my childhood laughs, it was the latter screening I chose to attend. And what a treat it was. The film is embargoed until Sunday afternoon, so we can't say much... The first film on the day's screening...

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Predictions Friday: You’d Think that People Would Have Had Enough of Silly Love Songs

Love stories are more popular with the Academy than people might think. Although it always seems like there has to be some gravitas that isn't always the case. If A Star is Born is the runaway winner this year, it will follow two straight years where love stories won Best Picture. The Shape of Water was a love story. It played on a backdrop of Trump's America and bigotry, but at its heart it was a love story. Moonlight was about a lot of things, but at its heart it was a love story. A Star Is Born...

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The 6th Annual Middleburg Film Festival Returns With Roma As Its Opening Night Film

There’s something so wonderful about attending the Middleburg Film Festival each year. This is the third year I’ve been covering the festival for Awards Daily. In its sixth year, the festival which will screen a host of films will give the area a first look at many of this year’s potential Oscar contenders. As Summer turns the Fall over 5,000 people will make their way to the town of Middleburg, about 30 minutes outside of Washington D.C to watch films such as Roma, At Eternity’s Gate, The Front Runner, Widows, Green Book, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?...

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Paul Greengrass Returns To His Roots With 22 July

There is a certain aesthetic one expects from a Paul Greengrass film. 22 July doesn’t veer far from his signature style, but it is subtler in its affect. While there is a lot of handheld work in his depiction of the horrible 2011 terrorist attack upon a group of Labour Party Youth campers in Norway, overall the film is toned down in that regard. You won’t need Dramamine to watch it. More importantly, this is Greengrass in United 93 – and more to the point, Bloody Sunday mode. 22 July is a searing look at not only the...

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Best Picture

A Star is Born
Green Book
Roma
First Man
BlacKKKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Black Panther
Widows
The Front Runner
8th Grade
First Reformed
Leave No Trace

Best Actor

Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Ryan Gosling, First Man
Hugh Jackman, The Front Runner
Matthew McConaughey, White Boy Rick
Lucas Hedges, Boy Erased
Lucas Hedges, Ben is Back
John David Washington, BlacKKKlansman
Ethan Hawke, First Reformed
Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther

Best Actress

Lady Gaga, A Star is Born
Glenn Close, The Wife
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Viola Davis, Widows
Julia Roberts, Ben is Back
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Nicole Kidman, Destroyer
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Toni Collette, Hereditary
Charlize Theron, Tully
Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
Elsie Fisher, Eighth Grade
Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Timothee Chalamet, Beautiful Boy
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman
Sam Elliot, A Star is Born
Russell Crowe, Boy Erased
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Ben Foster, Leave No Trace

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Nicole Kidman, Boy Erased
Calire Foy, First Man
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Thomasin McKenzie, Leave no Trace
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Vera Farmiga, The Front Runner
Danai Gurira, Black Panther

Best Director

Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman
Damien Chazelle, First Man
Peter Farrelly, Green Book
Marielle Heller, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Ryan Coogler, Black Panther
Jason Reitman, The Front Runner
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Cinematography

A Star is Born
First Man
Roma
The Favourite
If Beale Street Could Talk
Cold War
Green Book

Editing

First Man
Roma
A Star is Born
Green Book
Can You Ever Forgive Me
BlackKklansman
The Front Runner

Original Screenplay

Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham
First Reformed, Paul Schrader
Ben is Back, Peter Hedges
Sorry to Bother You, Boots Riley
Tully, Diablo Cody

Adapted Screenplay

Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, A Star is Born
Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk
Josh Singer, First Man
Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me
Gillian Flynn, Steve McQueen, Widows
Matt Bai, Jay Carson, Jason Reitman, The Front Runner
Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Debra Granik, Anne Rosellini, Leave No Trace

Production Design

First Man
Black Panther
Roma
The Favourite
Crazy Rich Asians
Green Book
The Front Runner
Can You Ever Forgive Me
BlacKKKlansman

Sound Mixing

A Star is Born
First Man
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Mission Impossible: Fallout
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Avengers: Infinity War
Solo
Deadpool 2

Sound Editing

First Man
Roma
A Star is Born
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Solo
Deadpool 2

Costume Design

The Favourite
First Man
Roma
The Front Runner
BlacKKKlansman
Black Panther

Visual Effects

First Man
Annilhilation
Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom
Deadpool 2
Solo

Original Score

First Man
Avengers: Infinity War
BlacKkKlansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
The Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mission Impossible: Fallout
The Sisters Brothers
Widows
You Were Never Really Here

Original Song

I'll Fight from RBG - Diane Warren
Mary Poppins - TBD
I'll never love again - ASIB
Ashes- Celine Dion /deadpool 2
On The Basis of Sex - Ke$ha

Makeup and Hair

The Favourite
BlacKKKlansman
Black Panther

Animated Feature

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs

Documentary Feature

Active Measures
Free Solo
Overturning Roe
Notorious RBG
Whitney
Dark Money
Won't You Be My Neighbor
Three Identical Strangers

Foreign Language Feature

Full list
Roma (Mexico)
Cold War (Poland)
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Burning (South Korea)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Sunset (Hungary)
Girl (Belgium)
Memoir of War (France)
The Wedding Ring (Niger)
Cake (Pakistan)
Border (Sweden)
10 Days Before the Wedding (Yemen)

Live Action Short

Documentary Short

Animated Short

 

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