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‘Nomadland’ Wins the People’s Choice Award at TIFF

Chloe Zhao's Nomadland took home the 2020 People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival as announced earlier today. The film, starring Frances McDormand, tells the story of a woman who gives up modern society to wander the American West with a group of fellow nomads. Regina King's One Night In Miami... was the runner-up selection. This win marks the first time the Venice Golden Lion award has matched the TIFF People's Choice award.  It is also the second year in a row that a Searchlight film has received the TIFF People's Choice award. Jojo Rabbit received the award last season. Here are...

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Toronto Dispatch – True Mothers

As this year’s TIFF nears its end, we’re treated to more titles that received the Cannes 2020 label and officially premiered at Toronto. Among them is TRUE MOTHERS from Japanese filmmaker Naomi Kawase. Adapted from the novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, it’s an adoption drama that feels tender if somewhat familiar initially, only to surprise you with a shift in perspective that reveals the full, exceptional reach of its compassion. In the film we first meet Satoko (Hiromi Nagasaku) and Kiyokazu (Arata Iura), a middle-class couple with a kindergarten-age son Asato. The loving family looks just like any other until a...

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Predictions Friday – Best Actress on Tap

Best Actress is always the category that draws much attention, at least around these parts. I myself have always been most interested in Best Picture. As my dearly departed friend David Carr used to say, "the only real heat is in Best Picture." But Best Actress, when it isn't locked down with a frontrunner, can be equally interesting. This year we have many different narratives that could play out.  It is looking like an unusually competitive year for Best Actress.  It might turn out to be a year of women, and women of color especially, with Chloé Zhao a strong...

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‘Nomadland,’ ‘Ammonite’ Added to Montclair Film Festival

September 18, 2020, MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Film has announced its initial slate of Special Event screenings for the 9th annual Montclair Film Festival (MFF), presented by Investors Bank, taking place October 16-25, 2020 in Montclair, NJ. The Opening, Closing, and Centerpiece Films will screen at the Montclair Film Festival’s Carpool Theater drive-in, with the Virtual Centerpiece screening on Montclair Film’s new Virtual Cinema platform, powered by Eventive.  The festival will open on Friday, October 16, at 9:30 PM with a screening of Chloé Zhao’s NOMADLAND. Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand)...

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2020 Oscar TRACKER
Of films that have been seen or released, PREDICTIONS HERE
Best Picture Nomadland
Da Five Bloods
Best Actor Delroy Lindo, Da Five Bloods
Joe Keery, Spree
Best Actress Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Kate Winslet, Ammonite
Elisabeth Moss, Invisible Man, Shirley
Jessie Buckley, I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Best Supporting Actor David Strathairn, Nomadland

Best Supporting ActressSaoirse Ronan, Ammonite

Best Director Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Christopher Nolan, Tenet
Francis Lee, Ammonite
Spike Lee, Da Five Bloods

Original Screenplay Ammonite, Francis Lee
Da Five Bloods, Spike Lee, et al
Spree, Eugene Kotlyarenko, Gene McHugh

Adapted ScreenplayNomadland, Chloe Zhao
I'm Thinking of Ending Things, Charlie Kaufman
Cinematography Nomadland
Editing Nomadland, Chloe Zhao
Production Design Tenant

Sound Mixing + EditingTenet

Costume Design

Visual Effects

Original Score


Original Song

Makeup and Hair

Animated Feature


Documentary Feature The Social Dilemma
All In: The Fight for Democracy

International Feature

Live Action Short The Human Voice

Documentary Short

Animated Short

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