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

#NFF17 Films in Awards Season

It's here again - awards season! You may have noticed a few of your favorite films from #NFF17 (as well as NFF alums and upcoming NFF Now films)  making the rounds. Kicking things off on January 11 were the Cinema Eye Honors, last Sunday, February 17th were the BAFTAs, the Film Independent Spirit Awards are coming up on March 3, and the 90th Academy Awards are the following day on March 4. Take a look below at the nominees and winners so far, and cheer on your favorite #NFF17 films next weekend!

THE BIG SICK

THE BIG SICK

Cinema Eye Honors (Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Film):

Nominee: Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Lindsay Utz for QUEST

Nominee: Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Films Made for Television
THE KEEPERS


BAFTAs (British Academy Film Awards)

Nominee: Outstanding British Film and Adapted Screenplay
THE DEATH OF STALIN (March NFF Now film)

Nominee: Documentary
CITY OF GHOSTS
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL


 Film Independent Spirit Awards:

Nominee: Best First Feature
MENASHE
PATTI CAKE$

WINNER: INGRID GOES WEST

Nominee: Best First Screenplay
David Branson Smith and Matt Spicer for INGRID GOES WEST
WINNER: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjani for
THE BIG SICK

Nominee: Best Male Lead
Harris Dickinson for BEACH RATS

Nominee: Best Documentary
MOTHERLAND
QUEST


Nominee: Best Supporting Female
Holly Hunter for THE BIG SICK
Lois Smith for MARJORIE PRIME

Nominee: Best Cinematography
Hélène Louvart for BEACH RATS

WINNER: JEEP TRUER THAN FICTION AWARD
QUEST


Academy Awards:

Nominee: Writing, Original Screenplay
Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjani for THE BIG SICK

Nominee: Short Film, Animated
Dave Mullins and Dana Murray for LOU

NFF Represented in Awards Season

We'd like to take a minute to say a huge congratulations to all of the #NFF16 alums who have been nominated (and won) this awards season! Watch with us: the BAFTAs on February 12, the Film Independent Spirit Awards on February 25,  and the 89th Academy Awards on February 26, where we'll cheer on Life, Animated (Best Documentary Feature),  Joe's Violin (Best Documentary Short Subject), Piper (Best Animated Short)and Viggo Mortensen (Actor in a Leading Role) from Captain Fantastic.

Cameraperson

Cameraperson

Additionally, congratulations to this year's #NFF16 winners of the CINEMA EYE HONORS (Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Film):

Outstanding Achievement in Nonfiction Feature Filmmaking
Cameraperson

Outstanding Achievement in Editing
Nels Bangerter - Cameraperson

Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography
Kirsten Johnson - Cameraperson

Outstanding Achievement in a Debut Feature Film
Directed by Nanfu Wang - Hooligan Sparrow

Audience Choice Prize
Directed by Clay Tweel - Gleason