Nominations 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 »
Nominations 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 »
Nominations for the 20th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend, and will be publicly announced at a press reception at Post 390 in Boston’s Back Bay this Sunday. Splitting honors atop the heap with 4 nominations each were American indies featuring lead actress tours de force SHORT-TERM 12 and FRANCES HA, Sweden’s THE HUNT starring Mads Mikkelsen, and THE PAST, from acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD top Chlotrudis list with Seven Nominations Including Best Movie and Best Director!
The nominees for the 19th annual Chlotrudis Awards were announced tonight at a special party at Post 390, attended by Chlotrudis members, guests and various folk active in the Boston film scene. 2012 was a good year for American indie films, 18 of the 35 unique films nominated coming from the U.S. Those 18 films made up 41 of the total nominations. Films from Frances had the next largest impact with 7 nominations from 3 films, and surprisingly, Belgium took in 6 nominations with just 2 films. All-in-all, 19 countries were represented among the nominees. Despite the high number of U.S. films garnering nominations, only 2 of the films nominated for Best Movie was U.S.-made: BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD and THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER. | Read more »
It’s time to start thinking about nominations for your favorite films and performances from 2012 for the 19th Annual Chlotrudis Awards! Please read these rules and take part! Nominations will be due on Friday, January 18 at midnight. On Saturday, January 19, we will hold our annual Chlotrudis Nomination Committee Meeting at the home of Ned Hinkle and Ivy Moylan in Cambridge, MA at 2pm. All members are invited to come and spend the afternoon discussing films even if you do not nominate! Of course, it’s more fun if you do, so please read the following directions, and if you qualify… I urge you to take part! The more members who nominate, the better and more reflective of our organization are our awards. If you do come to the party, we do a bit of a pot luck, so bring something to eat or drink with you. | Read more »
Nominations for the 18th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee last weekend. At the top of the heap, collecting Best Film, Director, Actor and Actress nods among its 7 nominations was the silent people can’t stop talking about, THE ARTIST.
Four other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees ANOTHER YEAR, director Mike Leigh’s latest, and the low-budget independent WEEKEND (pictured left), both clear-eyed studies of relationships in today’s England, featuring acting tour de forces. The other front runner films are Lars von Trier’s dystopian MELANCHOLIA and MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, with its impressive directorial and lead actress debuts. | Read more »
It was a big weekend for Chlotrudis as nominations for the 17th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the nominating committee. Leading the pack is Debra Granik’s stunning WINTER’S BONE, with 8 nominations, including Best Movie, Best Director and Best Actress. Five other films received 4 or more nominations, including fellow Best Movie nominees THE KING’S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth & Geoffrey Rush; Quebecois wunderkind Xavier Dolan’s I KILLED MY MOTHER; JACK GOES BOATING, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s directorial debut; and MOTHER, the latest from Korea’s Joon-ho Bong. Rounding out the category is the Peruvian ghost story, UNDERTOW. In all, 40 films received nominations; 20 countries were represented, with US films making up just over 30%. There were other multiple nominees, among them three-timers ANIMAL KINGDOM, FISH TANK and RABBIT HOLE. | Read more »
The listing of nominations for the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards has its own page. It's still in process, but should be complete in early March. In the meantime, visit the Current Awards page for the list of nominations. The 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards will be announced on Sunday, May 21, 5pm at the Brattle Theatre. Watch this spot for a very special announcement about our first special guest coming very soon!
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2009 NOMINATIONS – BEST PIC NOMS SHARE TOP HONORS
Nominations for the 16th annual Chlotrudis Awards were finalized by the film group’s nominating committee on January 30. The strength and breadth of this year’s best eligible films is evident in the extraordinarily even and consistent spread of nominations across the top categories. All five films nominated for Best Picture received 4 nominations, which was the highest number of nominations given any film. In addition, all received at least one lead acting or ensemble nomination, and all but one were nominated for Best Director.
The five films nominated for Best Picture and sharing top billing in most nominations received are: Claire Denis’ 35 SHOTS OF RUM, BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL – NEW ORLEANS the latest from Werner Herzog, recent DGA recipient Kathryn Bigelow’s THE HURT LOCKER, STILL WALKING from Japan’s Hirokazu Koreeda and Michael Haneke’s THE WHITE RIBBON. Also joining them as top nomination getter is A SINGLE MAN, Tom Ford’s directorial debut.
In all, 39 films received nominations; 19 countries were represented, with US films making up barely 40%. There were other multiple nominees, among them three-timers AN EDUCATION, IN THE LOOP and PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL PUSH BY SAPPHIRE; however this year’s nominations were sprinkled far and wide – almost three-quarters of the nominated films received only one nomination. Female directors had a fairly strong showing this year, with 10 films helmed by women among the nominees.
In the Society’s most competitive and prestigious category, the Buried Treasure, the final nominees were CHERRY BLOSSOMS from Germany’s Dorit Dorrie, about a widower honoring his late wife’s lifelong wish to visit Japan; THE NEW YEAR PARADE, set in Philadelphia amid Mummers; and three UK films: BRONSON, with Tom Hardy’s tour de force portrayal of England’s most notorious prisoner; OF TIME AND THE CITY, Terence Davies’ love/hate ode to the Liverpool of his boyhood; and the gritty SOMERS TOWN about the friendship between two rootless boys in London.
The Buried Treasure is the only category with eligibility requirements: nominated films must have earned less than $250,000 in its U.S. theatrical run, and members can submit no more than 3 entries for films they feel strongly were given distributional short shrift and deserve a wider audience. A shortlist is then compiled before the final vote, and those selections are published on the group’s website and in a separate press release. Once the final ballot is set, all members voting in the category must verify that they have watched in full all of the nominated films.
For over a decade, the Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film has highlighted its commitment to independent and foreign film in style by holding its own black-tie CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony in early spring. The 2010 edition will be held Sunday March 21st at the historic Brattle Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees and special guests in the celebration.
In addition to the competitive categories, Chlotrudis also presents special awards that honor individuals or films for particular distinction. Past recipients Ellen Page (Breakthrough Award ‘05), Kerry Washington (Breakthrough Award ‘04), Don McKellar (Body of Work Award ‘07) and Philip Seymour Hoffman (first Hall of Fame inductee) are among those who have made the trek to Boston to be honored for their contributions toindependent film. This year’s recipients are still being finalized at press time.
A complete list of the nominations for the 16th Annual Chlotrudis Awards
35 Shots of Rum
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
The Hurt Locker
The White Ribbon
Claire Denis– 35 Shots of Rum
Werner Herzog – The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
Gotz Spielmann – Revanche
Hirokazu Koreeda – Still Walking
Michael Haneke – The White Ribbon
Nicolas Cage – The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
Jeremy Renner - The Hurt Locker
Sam Rockwell - Moon
Baard Owe – O’Horten
Colin Firth – A Single Man
Nisreen Faour – Amreeka
Charlotte Gainsbourg – Antichrist
Abbie Cornish – Bright Star
Carey Mulligan – An Education
Catalina Saavedra – The Maid
Gabourey Sidibe – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Yolande Moreau – Seraphine
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alfred Molina – An Education
Mads Mikkelsen – Flame and Citron
Anthony Mackie – The Hurt Locker
Peter Capaldi – In the Loop
Christian McKay – Me and Orson Welles
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Rinko Kikuchi - The Brothers Bloom
Alycia Delmore – Humpday
Mo’Nique – Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
Ursula Strauss – Revanche Julianne Moore – A Single Man
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST
35 Shots of Rum
In the Loop
The White Ribbon
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Beaches of Agnes
Me and Orson Welles
A Single Man
Sita Sings the Blues
Agnes Godard - 35 Shots of Rum
Anthony Dod Mantle - Antichrist
John Christian Rosenlund – O’Horten
Alexis Zabe – Silent Light
Christian Berger – The White Ribbon
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire A Single Man
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
(500) Days of Summer
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans
The Hurt Locker
In the Loop
The Beaches of Agnes
Herb and Dorothy
Theatre of War
The New Year Parade
Of Time and the City