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National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression

'Mad Max: Fury Road': National Board of Review Best Film Award winner. National Board of Review 2015 Awards: First indication of 'Mad Max: Fury Road' awards season potential Going over the December 2015 movie awards not previously discussed on this site, we begin with the National Board of Review Awards, announced on Dec. 1. (Scroll down for the full list of winners.) Not including the Gotham Awards, which specifically honors independent American cinema, the National Board of Review was the first group to announce their Best of the Year picks this awards season. As a result, they were the first to indicate that George Miller's action-thriller Mad Max: Fury Road would be a major awards contender this year. Since then, […]


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National Board of Review Awards: 'Mad Max' Success & Turkish Freedom of Expression



Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director: National Board of Review Awards

Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty set. Kathryn Bigelow Zero Dark Thirty: National Board of Review Best Film of 2012 Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, about the hunt for elusive Most Wanted Man Osama bin Laden, was the Best Film at the National Board of Review Awards, announced earlier today. Two days ago, Zero Dark Thirty took top honors at the 2012 New York Film Critics Circle Awards as well. According to its website, the New York-based National Board of Review is composed of a group of “knowledgeable film enthusiasts, filmmakers, academics, and students.” This year, these “knowledgeable” people also sided with the New York Film Critics in their selection of 2012's Best Dir.: Kathryn Bigelow. This marks Bigelow's first NBR […]


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Kathryn Bigelow First Female Best Director: National Board of Review Awards



'Melancholia' Tops European Film Awards + Lars von Trier Bypassed

Alexander SkarsgĂ„rd, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melancholia Lars von Trier may have made some new enemies at this year's Cannes Film Festival, but he surely still has a number of friends and admirers at the European Film Academy. Von Trier's apocalyptic family drama Melancholia, starring EFA Best Actress nominees Kirsten Dunst (now also a German citizen) and Charlotte Gainsbourg, was the Best Film winner at the 2011 European Film Awards, held in Berlin this evening. Melancholia also won EFA Awards for Best Cinematography (Manuel Alberto Claro) and Best Production Design (Jette Lehmann). [Full list of 2011 European Film Award winners.] “I don't have a message from Lars for you because he has stopped making public statements. I can't imagine why,” […]


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'Melancholia' Tops European Film Awards + Lars von Trier Bypassed