Chlotrudis Awards

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CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2016 NOMINATIONS – ‘MOONLIGHT’ SHINES OVER ALL

MoonlightNominations for the 23rd annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee this past weekend. Barry Jenkins’ stunning MOONLIGHT was dominant among the 47 films nominated, winning 8 nods, including Director and Cinematography.  Placing second was LITTLE MEN, Ira Sachs coming of age film, which earned 6 nominations including Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. Both films were also among those selected as Best Movie nominations. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2015 NOMINATIONS – ‘DUKE OF BURGUNDY’ TOPS ALL

The Duke of BurgundyNominations for the 22nd annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee this past weekend.  Peter Strickland’s arresting THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY was dominant among the 47 films nominated, winning 7 nods, including Director and Cinematography.  Placing second was TANGERINE, the iPhone shot sensation, which earned 5 nominations including Supporting Actress and Cinematography.  | Read more »

'IDA', 'BUDAPEST' and 'BOYHOOD' ONLY MULTIPLE WINNERS AT 21st CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS

IdaThe Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film this year spread the wealth, bestowing its Trudy awards among eleven films.  However, a few movies stood out, foremost among them IDA, from director Pawel Pawilkowski, which won Best Cinematography, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress.   Richard Linklater's BOYHOOD and Wes Anderson's THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL were the runners up, each receiving a pair of Trudies. | Read more »

CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2014 NOMINATIONS – ‘BIRDMAN’ TAKES FLIGHT

BirdmanNominations for the 21st annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend.  Coming out a wing’s breadth aheadof the pack was BIRDMAN with 7 nominations, including Movie, Director, Actor, and Editing, one of two nomination categories newly added this year.

DALE DICKEY, BETH GRANT & MORE ON HAND AS ‘THE PAST’ COMES UP BIG AT 20TH CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS

Beth Grant - photo courtesy of Glenn C. SilvaThis year, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film bestowed the most accolades upon Asghar Farhadi’s THE PASTat its 20th anniversary Chlotrudis Awards ceremony, held at the Brattle Theater this past Sunday. The French Iranian film took home Best Movie, while Farhadi won Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The only other repeat winner of the night was AS I LAY DYING, which won Best Adapted Screenplay for its writer/director James Franco, and Best Ensemble. Both of the film’s awards were accepted by returning Chlotrudis winner Beth Grant, who costarred in the film and was thrilled on the cast’s behalf to have won the Trudy. Grant says, "Chlotrudis Society is an extraordinary group of intellectuals who are rabid film buffs. | Read more »

Director Thom Fitzgerald Returns to Help Chlotrudis Celebrate its 20th Year

Thom FitzgeraldTen years ago, Canadian filmmaker Thom Fitzgerald was part of the mad celebration that was the 10th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony.  He received an Excellence in Directing Award after completing four films, THE HANGING GARDEN, BEEFCAKE, THE WILD DOGS, and THE EVENT.  He was in the midst of creating his most ambitious film, 3 NEEDLES.  Since then he has written and directed another feature, CLOUDBURST starring Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, and created a pair of succesful Canadian television shows.  Thom will be returning to the Brattle Theatre to help Chlotrudis celebrate its 20th year alongside actor/director/producer Beth Grant.  We are thrilled to welcome both of our returning honorees back, and thank them for helping us to celebrate 20 years of honoring independent film. | Read more »

Ahna O'Reilly to Accept the Chlotrudis Breakout Award at the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony

Ahna O'ReillyThis year Chlotrudis bestows its Breakout Award to Ahna O’Reilly, who had a standout 2013.  She appeared in the acclaimed FRUITVALE STATION, James Franco’s AS I LAY DYING adapted from the William Faulkner novel, as well as in featured roles in JOBS and CBGB. | Read more »

Canadian Actress/Musician, Rebecca Jenkins, to be Honored at the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards Ceremony.

Rebecca JenkinsChlotrudis will honor Canadian actor/musician Rebecca Jenkins for her work on screen at the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards ceremony.  Connoisseurs of Canadian film will know Jenkins from her outstanding work in such films as the Chlotrudis-winning MARION BRIDGE, WILBY WONDERFUL, PAST PERFECT, WHOLE NEW THING, or her early roles in BYE BYE BLUES and BOB ROBERTS. | Read more »

Welcome back, Beth!

Beth GrantChlotrudis is thrilled to announce the first of our very special guests to attend the 20th annual Chlotrudis Award is the inimitable Beth Grant!  As part of our celebration, we have invited some of our past honorees to return and join us for our 20th year.  Our beloved Beth Grant jumped at the chance to return, and we couldn't be happier.  Beth is a nominee this year as well, as part of the Best Ensemble Cast of AS I LAY DYING. | Read more »

THE ARTIST Three Times Lucky at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards

The ArtistTHE ARTIST, the French black & white silent that has taken the film award season by storm, completed the circuit by winning three Trudies, including Best Movie, last Sunday at the 18th Annual Chlotrudis Awards.  However, it did not dominate the evening as it did the Oscars – it won no acting awards, picking up instead Best Cinematography and Best Production Design. Three other films came close to tying, or besting THE ARTIST’s tally, finishing the night with two awards each.  | Read more »