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    AAFCA Awards to Honor Quincy Jones and Jason Blum at 10th Anniversary Ceremony

    For its upcoming 10th Anniversary awards ceremony, the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) has announced it will honor industry legend Quincy Jones and renowned producer Jason Blum as two of its 2019 Special Achievement honorees. Most recently, Blum was one of the producers behind Spike Lee’s award-winning latest, “BlacKkKlansman,” while Jones was the subject […] More

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    Black Film Critics Circle Winners – ‘Black Panther’ Rules the Day, ‘Beale Street’ and ‘Sorry to Bother You’ Take Screenplays

    With the Black Film Critics Circle, “Black Panther” continues to gain strength as one of the year’s best. The group not only awarded “Black Panther” the prize for the Best Picture of 2018, but Best Director for Ryan Coogler and Best Ensemble. “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” claims another Best Animated Feature prize as well. Bradley Cooper picked up one of […] More

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    2018 AAFCA Winners Announced – ‘Black Panther’ and Ryan Coogler Take The Day

    So far “Black Panther” has found its way into many of the big prizes in the season. While some questioned its legitimacy as a Best Picture nominee, Ryan Coogler‘s film builds momentum. The African America Film Critics Association, or AAFCA, is the latest to go big on the film. Their winner is “Black Panther,” which took […] More

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    Oscars: Predicting the 2018 Documentary Feature Shortlist

    By all accounts, it was an outstanding year for documentary filmmaking. While the traditionally narrative feature-focused Best Picture race has seen some high profile flops at the box office, audiences turned up in unprecedented numbers for several non-fiction films. And with the streaming services providing further access to the documentaries, it’s no wonder that publications […] More

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    Cinema Eye Honors Announces Non-Fiction Nominees; ‘RBG’ and M.I.A. Get a Bump

    On October 25, the Cinema Eye Honors released their list of the best in non-fiction filmmaking. The group includes some familiar nominees, with “Free Solo,” “Minding the Gap,” “RBG,” “Shirkers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” receiving nods again. They also added a new category for the best in Broadcast Series programming with six nominees. The Audience […] More

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    HMMA Announces Nominations with ‘A Star Is Born’ and ‘Black Panther’ Leading the Way

    The Hollywood Music in Media Awards, or HMMA precursor may become one of the more important precursors in the Fall season. This year, the Academy has instituted two additional shortlists for the Original Score and Original Song categories. The drop from literally hundreds of contenders to 15 shortlist nominees will be announced on Dec. 17, 2018, with the […] More

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    ‘Free Solo’ Leads Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards Nominations

    It’s officially precursor time! With the National Board or Review about 6 weeks away, and the Gotham Awards already announcing their tributes, the season is about to get rolling. However, before we have any of those awards announced, the first batch of Critics’ Choice Documentary Awards nominations have landed. The Critics Choice Documentary Awards takes place […] More

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    Film Review: Netflix Documentary ‘Quincy’ is a Love-Letter From a Daughter to Her Father

    When audiences look back on 2018 in documentaries, many are going to be surprised at the number of biographical documentaries. With hits like “RBG,” “Three Identical Strangers” and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” the year has largely been defined on those terms. This is where “Quincy” seeks to live. The biographical documentary follows the legendary Quincy […] More

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    INTERVIEW: TIFF Documentary Programmer Thom Powers Talks 2018 Festival

    Few stages are bigger than the Toronto International Film Festival. One of the largest festivals in the world, a single TIFF program can eclipse the size of many local festivals. Of these, the documentary side continues to cultivate one of the most consistently high-quality lineups for TIFF. Curator Thom Powers deserves that credit. Powers serves as the […] More

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    10 Films that Put Women at the Center of the Fall Festival Circuit

    Studios and festivals are really putting in the effort this year to make good on their promises to promote more female-driven work. Toronto International Film Festival is leading the way with a record thirteen In-Competition films from women directors. And going beyond the director’s chair, projects including female writers, and featuring prominent leading women are […] More

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