15th Annual AAFCA Awards

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The African American Film Critic Associations (AAFCA) announced the AAFCA award winners for its 15th annual awards show.

The AAFCA Awards will take place on Feb. 21, 2024, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, CA.

The films that will be recognized films are The Color Purple and American Fiction, highlighting performances from Colman Domingo, Da’Vine Joy Randolph,  Lily Gladstone and more. The AAFCA also annouced its top 10 films of 2023.

AAFCA president and co-founder Gil Robertson made the announcement: “It’s become a tradition to announce our winners on MLK Day. And what a great year for cinema showcasing the vibrant tapestry of Black storytelling, where diversity is not a trend, but an imperative. This year’s winners have inspired, challenged, and moved us and we are delighted to celebrate them and their cultural impact.”

AAFCA's Top 10 Films Of The Year

  • American Fiction
  • Origin
  • The Color Purple
  • Oppenheimer
  • Past Lives
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Poor Things
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Barbie

Winners of the 15th Annual AAFCA Awards:

  • Best Drama: Origin
  • Best Comedy: American Fiction
  • Best Musical: The Color Purple
  • Best Director: Ava DuVernay (Origin)
  • Best Screenplay: American Fiction
  • Best Actor: Colman Domingo (Rustin)
  • Best Actress: Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor (Origin)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Sterling K. Brown (American Fiction)
  • Best Supporting Actress: *TIE* Da’Vine Joy Randolph (The Holdovers), Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple)
  • Best Ensemble: The Color Purple
  • Breakout Performance: Lily Gladstone (Killers of the Flower Moon)
  • Emerging Filmmaker: Cord Jefferson (American Fiction)
  • Best Independent Feature: A Thousand and One
  • Best Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
  • Best Documentary: Stamped From The Beginning
  • Best Music: The Color Purple
  • Best International Film: Io Capitano
  • Best Short Film: The After

View New Clip “Sunrise” (Lionsgate) – in Theaters and Digital/On Demand on January 19th, 2024

In Theaters and On Digital and On Demand January 19, 2024

Director: Andrew Baird
Writer: Ronan Blaney
Cast: Guy Pearce, Alex Pettyfer
Producers: Martin Brennan, Jib Polhemus, Nathan Klingher, Ford Corbett
Distributor: Lionsgate
Rating: R
Genre: Thriller
Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes

When an ex-cop named Fallon returns to the scene of a horrific crime, the residents of a rural town soon discover that this dark visitor is really a vampire who feeds on blood and fear. After he is befriended by a kind immigrant family, the instinctive killer is faced with a choice between revenge and redemption. Guy Pearce and Alex Pettyfer star in this thrilling tale penned by Academy Award®-nominated screenwriter Ronan Blaney.

The Rainbow Bridge” World Premieres at Sundance US Shorts Magical Cinema from Maverick Filmmakers


Writer, Director, Editor and Composer: Dimitri Simakis
StarringThu Tran, Heather Lawless, James Urbaniak, David Brown, and global rapper Fat Tony
Run time: 13 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English

Sundance US Narrative Short Film—Midnight Shorts

Tina and her elderly dog visit a mysterious clinic offering human-to-pet communication. Two sinister doctors uncover an otherworldly bond between them that transcends time and space. They might be the key to something greater... but at what cost?

Tina (Thu Tran) and her elderly dog, MeeMoo (voiced by Fat Tony), visit "Rainbow Bridge Enterprises," a mysterious clinic offering human-to-pet communication. The esoteric Dr. Bailey Picadillo (Heather Lawless) and her burnout partner, Herb (James Urbaniak ), detect a cosmically strong bond between their new patients, triggering a journey across time and space where Tina and MeeMoo can properly say goodbye in their final, fantastical forms. Chaos ensues as Tina is abruptly thrust back to reality while MeeMoo is left behind in the transcendental Rainbow Realm. Tina may feel a bittersweet sense of relief, but Dr. Bailey gets more than she bargained for when the fabric of reality might have just split wide open…


Sundance In-Person Screening Times Premiere Monday, January 22nd at 10pm MST in the Midnight Shorts program at the Ray in Park City 

Friday, Jan 26th at 9pm MST in the Midnight Shorts program at the Gateway 6 in SLC

Saturday, Jan 27th at 4:30pm MST in the Midnight Shorts program at the Holiday 1 in Park City

About the Filmmakers

Dimitri Simakis is a filmmaker, musician, illustrator and  co-creator of the found-footage collectives Everything Is Terrible! & the slightly more terrifying, Memory Hole. The EIT! collective has made 8 feature length found-footage films and has toured North America regularly for the past thirteen years. Simakis’ background in immersive storytelling is seen by millions at Pizza Pals Playzone, on permanent exhibition at Meow Wolf’s Convergence Station in Denver, CO. Simakis is currently the Creative Director for GIPHY, the world’s largest GIF library on the internet. Producer Suki-Rose is a director, producer, multidisciplinary artist and co-founder of Spooky Kind Productions alongside Dimitri SimakisSuki-Rose is a former Disney Imagineer, former creative executive for SpectreVision, videogame designer, miniaturist & fabricator. Her short films (Ding-Dong, Teddy Too-Big, CHOMP) all blend her unique approach to the uncanny and the absurd. Dimitri Simakis & Suki-Rose have been generating creative work in tandem for over 10 years – showing audiences and Hollywood that they are filmmakers’ to watch.

“The Rainbow Bridge”  is a Sci-Fi fantasy comedy and in many ways a cinematic sibling in spirit to 80’s fantasies like “The NeverEnding Story,” delving deeply into the bonds we have with our pets addressing themes of loss, denial and acceptance, through the lens of one woman’s esoteric journey. The filmmakers tackle such tragic loss through a fantastical, silly and thoroughly entertaining lens. The filmmakers world building creates an homage to 80’s cinema that is both grounded and brilliantly bonkers all at the same time.

Writer, Director, Editor and Composer: Dimitri Simakis
StarringThu Tran, Heather Lawless, James Urbaniak, David Brown, and global rapper Fat Tony
Run time: 13 minutes
Producers: Suki-Rose and Michael Scott
Cinematographer: Seannie Bryan
Production designers: Courtney Andujar and Hillary Andujar

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) Announces the AAFCA 2024 Special Achievement Awards Recipients: Jamie Foxx, Datari Turner, Fatima Robinson, Michael Latt, Deon Taylor, Killers of the Flower Moon and Delta Airlines

Awards will be handed out at the 7th Annual AAFCA Special Achievement Awards Luncheon on March 3rd at the Los Angeles Athletic Club

AAFCA will also be celebrating the AAFCA Awards recognizing outstanding achievement in film its annual celebration on February 21st. Winners of the AAFCA Awards will be announced January 15.


LOS ANGELES, January 11, 2024 – The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is proud to reveal its esteemed list of 2024 Special Achievement Honorees chosen for their prolific contributions to the entertainment industry. These outstanding honorees will be celebrated at the organization’s 7th Annual AAFCA Special Achievement Awards luncheon, taking place on Sunday, March 3rd in the Centennial Room at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in downtown Los Angeles.

The intimate, invitation-only luncheon will bestow honors upon the feature film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which will receive the Stanley & Karen Kramer Social Justice Award for shining a light on the true story of the infamous Osage Nation murders.

Jamie Foxx and Datari Turner, the producing duo behind Foxxhill Productions, will be honored with AAFCA’s Producers Award for their exceptional work on three high-profile films released in 2023: "They Cloned Tyrone," "Story Ave," and "The Burial,” along with Foxxhill’s commitment to telling inclusive stories.
Renowned choreographer Fatima Robinson will be presented with AAFCA’s Salute to Excellence Award, recognizing her outstanding contributions to the art of choreography, including her work on "The Color Purple."

The late Michael Latt will receive the inaugural Freedom Award, established in his honor, recognizing his legacy as an exceptional marketing strategist, thought leader, and founder of Lead With Love. His passionate advocacy for amplifying underrepresented stories and using art to foster hope, understanding and healing among communities through the cinematic arts will be celebrated at the event with his family accepting the honor on his behalf.

Filmmaker Deon Taylor will be honored with the Horizon Award which spotlights and celebrates a talent on the rise. Already an established filmmaker, known for founding Hidden Empire Film Group and directing genre-bending thrillers like “Chain Letter” and “Traffik,” Taylor’s upcoming projects include “Free Agents” for Tristar and biopics on civil rights activist and congressman John Lewis and boxer Floyd Mayweather.
Finally, Delta Airlines will be honored with AAFCA’s Film Advocate Award in recognition of their commitment to diversity in entertainment offered aboard Delta flights and embracing emerging filmmakers with their programming.

"Our list this year includes titans and trailblazers whose work has transformed the cinematic arts," states AAFCA President and Co-Founder Gil Robertson. "Their work leaves us in awe of their incredible achievements and inspires us to move forward in all our endeavors with passion, creativity and determination. AAFCA looks forward to celebrating them."

Recipients of the AAFCA Special Achievement Awards are carefully selected by a committee and chosen based on their contributions throughout their careers. These honorees represent excellence both behind and in front of the camera, including executives, journalists, actors, crafts artists, and filmmakers.
Previous AAFCA Special Achievement Awards honorees include Ruth Carter, Jason Blum, Edward James Olmos, Pearlena Igbokwe, Channing Dungey, Sherry Lansing, John M. Chu, and Wesley Morris, among others.

Established in 2003, AAFCA stands as the premiere body of Black film critics globally, actively reviewing films and television programs with a specific focus on content that explores the Black experience and narratives from the African Diaspora. The organization’s primary mission revolves around nurturing understanding, appreciation, and advancement of the contributions made by African-descendant talents to the realms of cinema and television, from the historical legends of the past to the innovative breakthroughs of future generations. AAFCA boasts a diverse and geographically widespread membership of journalists who cover various cinematic genres across multiple media platforms, including print, TV, radio broadcast, and online, collectively reaching a worldwide audience exceeding 150 million. Committed to numerous educational and philanthropic initiatives, AAFCA particularly supports endeavors that foster and celebrate diversity and inclusion within the industry.

For more information on AAFCA and its programs, please visit http://AAFCA.com.

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Twitter: @theAAFCA

Lionsgate’s SCRAMBLED Opens in Theaters on February 2nd

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Year: 2024
Director: Writer and Director: Leah McKendric
Name of Leads: Leah McKendrick, Ego Nwodim, Andrew Santino, Adam Rodriguez, Laura Cerón, and Clancy Brown
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating R for sexual content, nudity, language throughout
Country: United States
Language: English

Leah McKendrick’s directorial debut SCRAMBLED opens in Theaters on February 2.nd

The Quintessential eternal bridesmaid Nellie Robinson (Leah McKendrick) constantly finds herself between weddings, baby showers, and bad dates. When she begins to feel like the clock is ticking and is faced with bleak romantic prospects, Nellie decides to freeze her eggs — setting her on an empowering journey to a brave new world where she ultimately discovers “the one” she’s looking for might be herself.  Lionsgate presents, a Megamix production, in association with BondIt Media Capital.           


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Director: Writer and Director: Leah McKendric
Cast: Leah McKendrick, Ego Nwodim, Andrew Santino, Adam Rodriguez, Laura Cerón, and Clancy Brown
Run time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Genre: Comedy
Rating R for sexual content, nudity, language throughout
Country: United States
Language: English
Producers: Gillian Bohrer, Jonathan Levine, Brett Haley, Amanda Mortimer
Director of Photography:        Julia Swain
Production Designer: Charlie Textor
Editor: Sandra Torres Granovsky
Costume Designer: Kerry Hennessy
Music Supervisor:  Ricki Askin
Music: Brittany Allen
Casting: Lisa Zagoria

FINAL DRAFT 13 Launches Today, January 9th, in Surprise Drop 

Packed with user-requested features, Final Draft 13 focuses on increasing productivity and helping writers achieve their goals

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LOS ANGELES, January 9, 2024 – Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, has launched its latest update, Final Draft 13, today in a surprise drop. The new Final Draft 13 introduces tools designed to empower writers to customize their workspace and le verage powerful story-planning tools, unleashing productivity and helping writers reach their goals. Widely acclaimed as the most creator-centered and best-selling screenwriting software globally, Final Draft stands as the preferred tool for professional writers worldwide.

“With Final Draft 13, writers have more tools than ever to enhance productivity,” says Shelly Mellott, President of Final Draft. “We’re excited to help writers set goals for projects and track them to completion. This new version also offers more ways to customize the workspace and prewriting process than ever before. From powerful outlining and character building tools in the Navigator to color-coded structure lines that guide you through the scriptwriting process, Final Draft 13 makes writing—and writing more—so much easier."

Final Draft 13 offers more workspace customization than any other screenwriting tool. This is the result of a renewed emphasis on tailoring the Final Draft workflow to suit different types of work. Among the significant additions are:

·         Goal setting and productivity tools - The ability to set writing goals and track your progress. Record your longest writing streak, current writing streak, peak days, peak times, and more to help you write more when you write best. Get valuable insights on your writing habits and productivity, identify trends, and then share your sprint on social for accountability!

·         Navigator 2.0 - Customize your Navigator for a full view and control of your script. Outline directly in the Navigator, edit scene headings, monitor inclusivity stats, and so much more.

·         Character Development Tools - Use the new Navigator 2.0 to explore your characters. Track how much screen time each character gets, see how often different characters interact, even assign characters voices to read your script back to you!

·         Emoji – Sprinkle emoji across scripts, beats, title pages, and ScriptNotes. Craft more realistic on screen text and social media exchanges, while making your notes more emotive.

·         Typewriter – Kick it old-school with a new typewriter-like view option that automatically scrolls to keep the line you’re working on centered, improving focus and ergonomics.

·         Midnight Mode - Take Night Mode to the edge with a sleek new alternative dark view theme.

·         Enhanced Outline Editor - Add, label, and customize lanes in Outline Editor for more organized, effective story planning.

·         Improved Beat Board - Customize your Beats to display only what you want to see and how you want to see it.

·         Structure Lines - Assign colors to outlines, acts, sequences, and scenes to track them visually in your script.

·         Custom-Color PDFs - Create printable files that pop in Night Mode, Midnight Mode and your own themes.

About Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company
Final Draft, a Cast & Crew Company, has published Final Draft® software – the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world – for over 30 years. Final Draft is the only screenwriting software that allows writers to fully customize their writing environment, streamlines their process, maximizes productivity, and automatically paginates and formats scripts to industry standards. With Final Draft, writers can focus on what they do best - writing. Used by such industry giants as J.J. Abrams, Bong Joon Ho, Sofia Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Issa Rae and Aaron Sorkin, Final Draft software is the professional’s choice and the entertainment industry standard. In addition to its flagship software product, Final Draft offers the annual Big Break® Contest – a screenwriting competition that launches careers, and awards over $80,000 in cash and prizes. Final Draft also offers Final Draft Go for iPhone and iPad, making creativity truly portable. To learn more about Final Draft and its products and services, visit: www.finaldraft.com.

“Boi de Conchas (The Shell Covered Ox)” & “The Rainbow Bridge” World Premieres at Sundance US Shorts. Magical Cinema from Maverick Filmmakers

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Director and Writer: Daniel Barosa
Producers: Nikolas Vilarouca Maciel,  Bruno Alfano, and Daniel Barosa
Editor:  Aron Matschulat Aguiar
StarringBebé Salvego, Daniela Dams,  Walter Balthazar, Bianca Melo, Giulia Sposito
Run Time: 14 minutes 55 seconds
Country: Shot in Bertioga, Brazil, the film is a USA & Brazil production
Language: A Portuguese Language Film (with English Subtitles)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Coming-of-age

Sundance US Narrative Short Film

"Boi de Conchas (The Shell Covered Ox)"

While mourning her missing sister, Rayane balances helping her fisherman father and practicing for the school's music festival – provided she doesn't become an ox first, a misfortune assailing several teenagers in the area.

About the Filmmaker: Prolific critically acclaimed, award winning filmmaker and Slamdance alumni, Daniel Barosa is no stranger to the world stage with films released in both Argentina & Brazil. Embracing the history, culture and traditions of Bertioga, Brazil, the film's location, Barosa explores the societal evolution of Brazil inspired by the powerful folklore tale with its metaphors – talking about grief and depression through the eyes of a younger generation. A cinematic sibling to “The Happening,” Barosa shows audiences and Hollywood that he is a filmmaker to watch.

About The Film and it’s Folklore Origins: Boi de Conchas borrows its title from a folkloric manifestation born in Ubatuba, Brazil, about an Ox named Ratambufe. The animal longed to see the ocean, but its owner consistently failed to fulfill his promise. Ratambufe eventually flees into the sea to escape its actual fate: the slaughterhouse. Brazil is the country of the future that never arrives and is one of the largest cattle producers in the world. Thus, this tale acquires a curious note, not to say sad.

Fast-forward a couple of years. Intense crises in Brazil permeate the social, political, and economic spheres. Emotional distance has become the norm, depression among young people is a way of life, and extreme principles govern adults. However, nothing explains the mysterious cases of teenagers who disappear and, as gossip has it, turn into oxen.

Despite this austere world, Rayane remains determined to honor her missing sister's memory. This story is about grief, using a fantasy premise to draw attention to issues such as depression, broken homes, and the challenges Brazil faces in the post-pandemic world. The film conjectures, with a small dose of humor, what might come to be – internet data becomes currency, prescription medication becomes candy, and teenagers become so resigned to their fate that they resemble silent oxen grazing in the fields.

Musical Influences for the Film & Soundtrack: Most of the music we hear in the film is from the Brazilian death metal band Krisiun. The band was formed in the 90's and since then gathered a cult following, touring Europe, the U.S. and releasing 9 studio albums. Signed with Century Media, they were incredibly generous to let us use some of their songs in the short. Their music potentializes the protagonist's state of mind: despite the calm exterior, a raging storm roars inside.

iThe additional original score was beautifully performed by Thiago Klein, a talented musician who's played in the bands Quarto Negro and Yatho. He was one of the main characters in the musical documentary GRU-PDX, which is also directed by Daniel Barosa. That film takes a deep dive into the eclectic music scene in Portland, Oregon, while the band Quarto Negro records their first studio album in the city. The film has interviews with bands and musicians from The Dandy Warhols, Portugal. The Man, Menomena, and Lumineers.

Premiere: Sunday, January 21st at 12:15pm MST in the Shorts 4 program at the Prospector in Park City **Full reviews embargoed until after World Premiere**

Additional Screenings:
Monday, January 22nd at 5:30pm  MST in the Shorts 4 program at the Gateway 6 in SLC

Thursday, Jan 25th at 12pm MST in the Shorts 4 program at the Redstone 7 in Park City

Saturday, Jan 27th at 4pm MST in the Shorts 4 program at the Gateway 6 in SLC

Sunday, Jan 28th at 1:30pm MST in the Shorts 4 program at the Holiday 2 in Park City


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Succession - WINNER
The Crown
The Diplomat
The Last of Us
The Morning Show
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty


Kieran Culkin, Succession - WINNER
Tom Hiddleston, Loki
Timothy Olyphant, Justified: City Primeval
Pedro Pascal, The Last of Us
Ramón Rodríguez, Will Trent
Jeremy Strong, Succession


Sarah Snook, Succession - WINNER
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Aunjanue Ellis, Justified: City Primeval
Bella Ramsey, The Last of Us
Keri Russell, The Diplomat
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show


Billy Crudup, The Morning Show - WINNER
Khalid Abdalla, The Crown
Ron Cephas Jones, Truth Be Told
Matthew MacFadyen, Succession
Ke Huy Quan, Loki
Rufus Sewell, The Diplomat


Elizabeth Debicki, The Crown - WINNER
Nicole Beharie, The Morning Show
Sophia Di Martino, Loki
Celia Rose Gooding, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Karen Pittman, The Morning Show
Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets


The Bear - WINNER
Abbott Elementary
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Poker Face
Reservation Dogs
What We Do in the Shadows


Jeremy Allen White, The Bear - WINNER
Bill Hader, Barry
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Kayvan Novak, What We Do in the Shadows
Drew Tarver, The Other Two
D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai, Reservation Dogs


Ayo Edebiri, The Bear - WINNER
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Bridget Everett, Somebody Somewhere
Devery Jacobs, Reservation Dogs
Natasha Lyonne, Poker Face


Ebon Moss-Bachrach, The Bear - WINNER
Phil Dunster, Ted Lasso
Harrison Ford, Shrinking
Harvey Guillén, What We Do in the Shadows
James Marsden, Jury Duty
Henry Winkler, Barry


Meryl Streep, Only Murders in the Building - WINNER
Paulina Alexis, Reservation Dogs
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary
Jessica Williams, Shrinking


Daisy Jones & the Six
Fellow Travelers
Lessons in Chemistry
Love & Death
A Murder at the End of the World
A Small Light


Quiz Lady - WINNER
The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie
No One Will Save You


Steven Yeun, Beef - WINNER
Matt Bomer, Fellow Travelers
Tom Holland, The Crowded Room
David Oyelowo, Lawmen: Bass Reeves
Tony Shalhoub, Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie
Kiefer Sutherland, The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial


Ali Wong, Beef - WINNER
Kaitlyn Dever, No One Will Save You
Carla Gugino, The Fall of the House of Usher
Brie Larson, Lessons in Chemistry
Bel Powley, A Small Light
Sydney Sweeney, Reality
Juno Temple, Fargo


Jonathan Bailey, Fellow Travelers - WINNER
Taylor Kitsch, Painkiller
Jesse Plemons, Love & Death
Lewis Pullman, Lessons in Chemistry
Liev Schreiber, A Small Light
Justin Theroux, White House Plumbers


Maria Bello, Beef - WINNER
Billie Boullet, A Small Light
Willa Fitzgerald, The Fall of the House of Usher
Aja Naomi King, Lessons in Chemistry
Mary McDonnell, The Fall of the House of Usher
Camila Morrone, Daisy Jones & the Six


Lupin - WINNER
The Glory
The Good Mothers
The Interpreter of Silence
Mask Girl


Scott Pilgrim Takes Off - WINNER
Bob’s Burgers
Harley Quinn
Star Trek: Lower Decks
Young Love


Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - WINNER
The Graham Norton Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The Kelly Clarkson Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert


John Mulaney: Baby J - WINNER
Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool
Alex Borstein: Corsets & Clown Suits
John Early: Now More Than Ever
Trevor Noah: Where Was I
Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer



Oppenheimer - WINNER
American Fiction
The Color Purple
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon
Past Lives
Poor Things


Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers - WINNER
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon
Colman Domingo, Rustin
Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
Jeffrey Wright, American Fiction


Emma Stone, Poor Things - WINNER
Lily Gladstone, Killers of the Flower Moon
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
Greta Lee, Past Lives
Carey Mulligan, Maestro
Margot Robbie, Barbie


Robert Downey Jr., Oppenheimer - WINNER
Sterling K. Brown, American Fiction
Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
Ryan Gosling, Barbie
Charles Melton, May December
Mark Ruffalo, Poor Things


Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers - WINNER
Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
America Ferrera, Barbie
Jodie Foster, Nyad
Julianne Moore, May December


Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers - WINNER
Abby Ryder Fortson, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Ariana Greenblatt, Barbie
Calah Lane, Wonka
Milo Machado Graner, Anatomy of a Fall
Madeleine Yuna Voyles, The Creator


Oppenheimer - WINNER
The Color Purple
The Holdovers
Killers of the Flower Moon


Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer - WINNER
Bradley Cooper, Maestro
Greta Gerwig, Barbie
Yorgos Lanthimos, Poor Things
Alexander Payne, The Holdovers
Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon


Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, Barbie - WINNER
Samy Burch, May December
Alex Convery, Air
Bradley Cooper and Josh Singer, Maestro
David Hemingson, The Holdovers
Celine Song, Past Lives


Cord Jefferson, American Fiction - WINNER
Kelly Fremon Craig, Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.
Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers
Tony McNamara, Poor Things
Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon


Oppenheimer - WINNER
Killers of the Flower Moon
Poor Things


Barbie - WINNER
Killers of the Flower Moon
Poor Things
Asteroid City


Oppenheimer - WINNER
Poor Things
Killers of the Flower Moon


Barbie - WINNER
The Color Purple
Poor Things
Killers of the Flower Moon


Barbie - WINNER
The Color Purple
Poor Things


Oppenheimer - WINNER
The Creator
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3
Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
Poor Things
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse


Barbie - WINNER
American Fiction
The Holdovers
No Hard Feelings
Poor Things


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse -WINNER
The Boy and the Heron
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem


Anatomy of a Fall - WINNER
Godzilla Minus One
Perfect Days
Society of the Snow
The Taste of Things
The Zone of Interest


Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt “I’m Just Ken” – Barbie - WINNER
“Dance the Night” – Barbie
“Peaches” – The Super Mario Bros. Movie
“Road to Freedom” – Rustin
“This Wish” – Wish
“What Was I Made For” – Barbie


Ludwig Göransson, Oppenheimer - WINNER
Jerskin Fendrix, Poor Things
Michael Giacchino, Society of the Snow
Daniel Pemberton, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
Robbie Robertson, Killers of the Flower Moon
Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, Barbie


The 2024 Golden Globes Winners

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The list of all the 2024 Golden Globe Winner

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Jeremy Allen White, “The Bear” WINNER
Bill Hader, “Barry”
Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”
Jason Segel, “Shrinking”
Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Ayo Edebiri, “The Bear” WINNER
Natasha Lyonne, “Poker Face”
Quinta Brunson, “Abbott Elementary”
Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”
Selena Gomez, “Only Murders in the Building”
Elle Fanning, “The Great”

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Kieran Culkin, “Succession” WINNER
Pedro Pascal, “The Last of Us”
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Gary Oldman, “Slow Horses”
Dominic West, “The Crown”

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Sarah Snook, “Succession” WINNER
Helen Mirren, “1923”
Bella Ramsey, “The Last of Us”
Keri Russell, “The Diplomat”
Imelda Staunton, “The Crown”
Emma Stone, “The Curse”

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Steven Yeun, “Beef” WINNER
Matt Bomer, “Fellow Travelers”
Sam Claflin, “Daisy Jones & the Six”
Jon Hamm, “Fargo”
Woody Harrelson, “White House Plumbers”
David Oyelowo, “Lawmen: Bass Reeves”

Best Performance by an Female Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Ali Wong, “Beef” WINNER
Riley Keough, “Daisy Jones & the Six”
Brie Larson, “Lessons in Chemistry”
Elizabeth Olsen, “Love and Death”
Juno Temple, “Fargo”
Rachel Weisz, “Dead Ringers”

Best Television Series Drama

“Succession” WINNER
“The Crown”
“The Diplomat”
“The Last of Us”
“The Morning Show”

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Lessons in Chemistry”
“Daisy Jones & the Six”
“All the Light We Cannot See”
“Fellow Travelers”

Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role - Television

Matthew Macfadyen, “Succession”
Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”
James Marsden, “Jury Duty”
Ebon Moss-Bachrach, “The Bear”
Alan Ruck, “Succession”
Alexander Skarsgård, “Succession”

Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role - Television

Elizabeth Debicki, “The Crown” WINNER
Abby Elliott, “The Bear”
Christina Ricci, “Yellowjackets”
J. Smith-Cameron, “Succession”
Meryl Streep, “Only Murders in the Building”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

“The Bear” WINNER
“Ted Lasso”
“Abbott Elementary”
“Jury Duty”
“Only Murders in the Building”

Best Performance in Stand-up Comedy on Television

Ricky Gervais, “Ricky Gervais: Armageddon” WINNER
Trevor Noah, “Trevor Noah: Where Was I”
Chris Rock, “Chris Rock: Selective Outrage”
Amy Schumer, “Amy Schumer: Emergency Contact”
Sarah Silverman, “Sarah Silverman: Someone You Love”
Wanda Sykes, “Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer”


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“Poor Things” WINNER
“American Fiction”
“The Holdovers”
“May December”

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“Oppenheimer” WINNER
“Killers of the Flower Moon”
“Past Lives”
“The Zone of Interest”
“Anatomy of a Fall”

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language

“Anatomy of a Fall” France WINNER
“Io Capitano”
“Past Lives”
“Society of the Snow”
“The Zone of Interest”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, "Anatomy of a Fall"  WINNER
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, "Barbie"
Tony McNamara, "Poor Things"
Celine Song, "Past Lives"
Christopher Nolan, "Oppenheimer"
Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese, "Killers of the Flower Moon"

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

What Was I Made For?” Billie Eilish & Finneas, “BarbieWINNER
“Addicted to Romance,” Bruce Springsteen, “She Came to Me”
“Dance the Night,” Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, “Barbie”
“I’m Just Ken,” Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, “Barbie”
“Peaches,” Jack Black, Aaron Horvath, Michael Jelenic, Eric Osmond and John Spiker “The Super Mario Bros. Move”
“Road to Freedom,” Lenny Kravitz, “Rustin”

Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Robert Downey Jr., “Oppenheimer” WINNER
Willem Dafoe, “Poor Things”
Robert DeNiro, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Ryan Gosling, “Barbie”
Charles Melton, “May December”
Mark Ruffalo, “Poor Things”

Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Da’Vine Joy Randolph, “The Holdovers” WINNER
Emily Blunt, “Oppenheimer”
Danielle Brooks, “The Color Purple”
Jodie Foster, “Nyad”
Julianne Moore, “May December”
Rosamund Pike, “Saltburn”

Best Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Paul Giamatti, “The Holdovers” WINNER
Nicolas Cage, “Dream Scenario”
Timothée Chalamet, “Wonka”
Matt Damon, “Air”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Beau Is Afraid”
Jeffrey Wright, “American Fiction”

Best Motion Picture – Animated

“The Boy and the Heron” WINNER
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie”

Best Male Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cillian Murphy, “Oppenheimer” WINNER
Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Colman Domingo, “Rustin”
Barry Keoghan, “Saltburn”
Andrew Scott, “All of Us Strangers”

Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Lily Gladstone, “Killers of the Flower Moon” WINNER
Carey Mulligan, “Maestro”
Sandra Hüller, “Anatomy of a Fall”
Annette Bening, “Nyad”yeun
Greta Lee, “Past Lives”
Cailee Spaeny, “Priscilla”

Best Female Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Emma Stone, “Poor Things” WINNER
Fantasia Barrino, “The Color Purple”
Jennifer Lawrence, “No Hard Feelings”
Natalie Portman, “May December”
Margot Robbie, “Barbie”

Best Director – Motion Picture

Christopher Nolan, “Oppenheimer” WINNER
Bradley Cooper, “Maestro”
Greta Gerwig, “Barbie”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “Poor Things”
Martin Scorsese, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Celine Song, “Past Lives”

Best Original Score – Motion Pictures

Ludwig Göransson, “Oppenheimer” WINNER
Jerskin Fendrix, “Poor Things”
Mica Levi, “The Zone of Interest”
Daniel Pemberton, “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
Robbie Robertson, “Killers of the Flower Moon”
“The Boy and the Heron”

Cinematic and Box Office Achievement

“Barbie” WINNER
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
“John Wick: Chapter 4”
“Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One”
“Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie”
“Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”


‘Baribie’ Review

Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Starring: Margot Robbie, Issa Rae, Ryan Gossling, America Ferrera, Rhea Perlman Hele Miren
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Rating: PG-13
Country: United States
Language: English

Connecting to the little girl in us all

Director Greta Gerwig brings Barbie (Margot Robbie, Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon and more) to life in her hilarious new film and at the same time deals with so many of the same issues faces your girls and women regarding their looks, body weight and shapes and trying to be all things to all people.

In her quest to save the very existence of herself and BarbieLand, she encounters Gloria (America Ferrera) and her daughter Sasha (Ariana Greenblatt) in the real world and Ruth Handler, creator of Barbie in BarbieLand.

After the screening, I had a opportunity to ask America, “from your first film at 17 to today, what are the most important things you have learned on your journey?”

Something that really stood out was her saying, she is not in competition with Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez and others. That there is room for all of them.

As I was leaving, the moderator of the conversation, Clayton Davis, gave me the best compliment I could ever want as a journalist, he said, “that was a great question.” His kind words are the fuel to keep me going. Thank you, Clayton.

The Mattel CEO (Will Ferrell) is a humorous yet sexist executive who is all in on a patriarchal society. His ideas of inclusion are outlandish and at the same time a reflection of what some men believe and feel. The narration of the film by Helen Mirren provides critical insight into the film’s characters and makes a huge difference in its storyline.

Believe in yourself. Find what is important to you, not what societies says you should do.

Greta’s direction does a wonderful job of balancing the fantasy of Barbie with real world issues. Giving you great entertainment and things to consider.

Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto captures the essence of all that is shiny, plastic, and good about Barbie.

The writing Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach gives an honest dialogue about things that are of concern to young girls, teens, and adult women that it is very relatable while giving you space for joy and laughter.

Editor Nick Houy work allows the storyline to flow effortlessly throughout the film.

Costume Designer Jacqueline Durran       creations brings everything you every loved about Barbie’s clothing and accessories to life size and ready to wear.

Production designer Sarah Greenwood    has a major influence on all things Barbie in the film. It creates the world of Barbie, the cars, the homes, and the beach.

When on her quest to life in the real world, it couldn’t be a Barbie movie without going to Los Angeles and the home of Barbie, the Mattel Headquarters. It brings the story full circle.

The music by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt is impressive. Their scores were well placed in the scenes and added great humor. Barbie has great soundtrack that will have you wanting to dance in your seat.

What stands out to me is the search for a little girl that is a search for the little girl in each of us. A great film for the entire family to enjoy. Must see.

Release Date: July 21, 2023
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producers: Tom Ackerley · Robbie Brenner · David Heyman · Margot Robbie
Production Co: Warner Bros. Pictures, presents Heyday Film, LuckyChap Entertainment, NBGG Pictures, Mattel Films
Run time: 1 hour 54 minutes
Cast: Margot Robbie, Issa Ra, Ryan Gosling, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Sharon Rooney, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, Dua Lipa, Nicola Coughlan, Emerald Fennell, Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, John Cena, Michael Ceram, America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Rhea Perlman, Helen Mirre, Will Ferrell
Director: Greta Gerwig
Writers: Greta Gerwig, Noah Baumbach
Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto
Editor: Nick Houy
Music: Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt