Awards Season is Here!

Take a look at all the NFF alums and friends that are currently being recognized, and stay tuned for another round of nominations and wins in the coming weeks!

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Academy Award Shortlist (nominations coming on January 22!)

Documentary Feature:
CRIME + PUNISHMENT
DARK MONEY
MINDING THE GAP
RBG (NFF Now)
SHIRKERS
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?

Documentary Short Subjects:
END GAME
MY DEAD DAD’S PORNO TAPES

Foreign Language Film:
SHOPLIFTERS (NFF Now)

Music (Original Score):
THE DEATH OF STALIN (NFF Now)

Music (Original Song):
RBG (NFF Now)

Short Film (Animated):
BAO

Short Film (Live Action):
CAROLINE

Visual Effects:
INCREDIBLES 2


Golden Globe Nominees and Winners

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Glenn Close (THE WIFE) WINNER

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture
Peter Farrelly*, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie (GREEN BOOK) WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominee: Elsie Fisher (EIGHTH GRADE)

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language
Nominee: SHOPLIFTERS (NFF Now)

Best Animated Film
Nominee: INCREDIBLES 2

*Peter Farrelly was a longtime host for NFF's Late Night Storytelling


Writers Guild of America Nominees

Original Screenplay
EIGHTH GRADE, Written by Bo Burnham; A24
GREEN BOOK, Written by Nick Vallelonga & Brian Currie & Peter Farrelly*; Universal Pictures

Documentary Screenplay
BATHTUBS OVER BROADWAY, Written by Ozzy Inguanzo & Dava Whisenant; Focus Features
GENERATION WEALTH, Written by Lauren Greenfield; Amazon Studios

*Peter Farrelly was a longtime host for NFF's Late Night Storytelling


Directors Guild of America Nominees

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (directed by 2018 Documentary Achievement honoree Morgan Neville)
THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS
RBG (NFF Now)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film
Peter Farrelly* for GREEN BOOK

Outstanding Directorial Achievement of a First-Time Feature Film Director
Bo Burnham for EIGHTH GRADE
Matthew Heineman** for A PRIVATE WAR

*Peter Farelly was a longtime host for NFF’s Late Night Storytelling
**NFF has screened Heineman's past documentary features.


Critics' Choice Awards

Best Actress (TIE)
Glenn Close – THE WIFE — WINNER

Best Young Actor/Actress
Elsie Fisher – EIGHTH GRADE — WINNER
Thomasin McKenzie – “Leave No Trace” - Nominee

Best Director
Peter Farrelly* – GREEN BOOK - Nominee

Best Original Screenplay
Bo Burnham – EIGHTH GRADE - Nominee
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly* – GREEN BOOK - Nominee

Best Animated Feature
INCREDIBLES 2 - Nominee

Best Comedy
THE DEATH OF STALIN (NFF Now) - Nominee

Best Actress in a Comedy
Elsie Fisher – EIGHTH GRADE - Nominee

Best Foreign Language Film
SHOPLIFTERS (NFF Now) - Nominee

Best Song
“I’ll Fight” from RBG (NFF Now) - Nominee

*Peter Farelly was a longtime host for NFF’s Late Night Storytelling

NFF Congratulates Oscar-Nominated Filmmakers

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Several Festival alums have been honored with Oscar Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards in this morning's announcement.

Best Animated Feature
ANOMALISA (Written/directed by past Screenwriters Tribute honoree, Charlie Kaufman)
INSIDE OUT
SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE

Best Documentary Feature
CARTEL LAND, Matthew Heineman
WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?, Liz Garbus

Best Foreign Film
THEEB (pictured, NFF Now screening Jan 21!)

Best Original Screenplay
INSIDE OUT

Best Short Film, Animated
BEAR STORY

Best Song
RACING EXTINCTION

Thomas McCarthy, a past Juror for the Festival, is a Best Director nominee for SPOTLIGHT, and receiving 2 nominations for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress is STEVE JOBS, written by NFF 2014 Screenwriters Tribute Honoree, Aaron Sorkin.

The entire list of screenplay nominees are:

Best Adapted Screenplay
BROOKLYN, Nick Hornby
CAROL, Phyllis Nagy
ROOM, Emma Donoghue
THE BIG SHORT, Charles Randolph and Adam McKay
THE MARTIAN, Drew Goddard

Best Original Screenplay
BRIDGE OF SPIES, Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
EX MACHINA, Alex Garland
INSIDE OUT, Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter,
Ronnie del Carmen
SPOTLIGHT, Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff

We also want to congratulate NFF alumni who won awards at last night's annual Cinema Eye Honors, which recognizes outstanding achievements in documentary film:
CARTEL LAND
MERU
THE WOLFPACK
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