CHLOTRUDIS SOCIETY FOR INDEPENDENT FILM ANNOUNCES 2013 NOMINATIONS – ‘FRANCES HA’ SHARES THE WEALTH

Frances HaNominations 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.

Coming of age festival favorites THE SPECTACULAR NOW and THE WAY WAY BACK garnered 3 nominations, as did Nigeria’s MOTHER OF GEORGE.  The generous distribution continued throughout the list, with half of all nominated films receiving two or more nods.  In all, 41 films received nominations and 19 countries were represented.  France was well represented, its 12 nominations accounting for 29% of the total.   Films from female directors comprised 15% of the total, among them the documentaries THE PUNK SINGER and STORIES WE TELL.

In the Society’s most prestigious category, the Buried Treasure, the final nominees were

Belgium’s THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN; CONCUSSION, starring Robin Weigert; Canadian  Xavier Dolan’s latest, LAURENCE ANYWAYS;  the French animated film, THE PAINTING;  and the absurdist comedy, WRONG.

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 only 1 film they feel strongly was given distributional short shrift and deserve a wider audience.  Once the final ballot is set, all members voting in the category must verify that they have watched all (or 5 of 6) of the nominated films. 

The Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film highlights its commitment to independent and foreign film in style, holding its CHLOTRUDIS AWARDS ceremony in early spring.  This latest edition will be held Sunday March 16th at the historic Brattle Theatre, and the public is invited to join Chlotrudis members, nominees and special guests in the celebration.

At the ceremony, 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), Beth Grant (Career So Far Award ‘09) 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 to independent film.   This year’s recipients are still being finalized at press time.

Here follows the complete list of the nominations for the 20th Annual Chlotrudis Awards:

BEST MOVIE

The Act of Killing
Frances Ha
The Hunt
Paradise: Faith
The Past
Short Term 12

BURIED TREASURE

The Broken Circle Breakdown
Concussion
Laurence Anyways
The Painting
Wrong

BEST DOCUMENTARY

20 Feet From Stardom
56 Up
The Act of Killing
The Punk Singer
Stories We Tell

BEST DIRECTOR 

Noah Baumbach - Frances Ha
Thomas Vinterberg - The Hunt
Ulrish Seidl - Paradise: Faith
Asghar Farhadi - The Past
Sarah Polley - Stories We Tell
 

BEST ACTRESS

Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha
Barbara Sukowa - Hannah Arendt
Danai Gurira – Mother of George
Brie Larson – Short Term 12
Shailene Woodley - The Spectacular Now
Rachel Mwanza – The War Witch

BEST ACTOR

Toby Jones – Berberian Sound Studio
Mads Mikkelsen - The Hunt
Daniel Radcliffe – Kill Your Darlings
Gael Garcia Bernal - No
Miles Teller – The Spectacular Now
Paul Eenhoorn - This Is Martin Bonner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Janet McTeer – Hannah Arendt 
June Squibb – Nebraska
Molly Parker – The Playroom  
Allison Janney – The Way Way Back  

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Ernst Umhauer – In the House
Matthew McConaughey - Mud
Tahar Rahim – The Past
Richmond Arquette – This is Martin Bonner
Sam Rockwell - The Way Way Back

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Enough Said
Frances Ha
The Hunt
The Past
Short Term 12  
Wrong

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

As I Lay Dying
John Dies At The End
Philomena
Prince Avalanche
The Spectacular Now

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

The Great Beauty
The Grandmaster
Mother of George
Nebraska
Upstream Color

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Berberian Sound Studio
Blancaneives
Mother of George
No
Renoir

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE CAST

As I Lay Dying
Much Ado About Nothing
Mud
Short Term 12
The Way Way Back

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