Filmmaker Awards - 6/8 - Big Story Group
The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), which consists of critics nationwide who write for weekly and daily newspapers. Founded in 1966 in New York, NSFC’s annual awards are among the most prestigious film critics awards in the United States. In past years, many of the NSFC Best Picture award winners have been foreign films and their choices rarely parallel the Academy Awards. According to the NSFC website, “its purpose is to promote the mutual interests of film criticism and filmmaking.”
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in writing during 2013. Winners will be announced at the 2014 Writers Guild Awards on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at ceremonies in Los Angeles and New York City. The WGA Awards are presented for outstanding achievements in writing for film, television, and radio and have been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West since 1949. Winners are identified in bold.
The Producers Guild of America Awards (originally the Golden Laurel Awards), first held in 1990 to honor the visionaries who produce motion picture and television product, established the PGA awards as one of the bellwethers for the Academy Awards – 11 of the 16 winners of the PGA’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award have gone on to win the Oscar for best feature. These are the films and television producers nominated by The PGA…the winners were selected on January 19th – marked below in bold. In an unprecedented tie, the PGA awarded the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures to two winners. This award has forecast the Academy Award Oscar® for Best Picture for the past 6 years.
The Alliance of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ), a membership organization of leading women film journalists and critics from across the U.S., Canada and the U.K. working in print, broadcast and online media, has announced the winners of its 8th Annual EDA Awards. The AWFJ was founded in 2006 “to support work by and about women – both in front of and behind the cameras – through intra-group promotional activities, outreach programs and by presenting the annual EDA Awards in recognition of outstanding accomplishments (the best and worst) by and about women in the movies” according to their site.
The Toronto Film Critics Association (TFCA) announced its winners for 2013. The TFCA was established in 1997 and is comprised of Toronto-based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary. All major dailies, weeklies and a variety of other print and electronic outlets are represented. The TFCA is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Our members have sat on critics’ juries in Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto, Miami, Palm Springs, Chicago, Pusan, Moscow, Amsterdam, London and Vienna, among others.
The Black Film Critics Circle (BFCC) is a membership organization comprised of film critics of color from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, radio, television and qualifying on-line publications. Founded in 2010, the BFCC is dedicated to honoring excellence of professionals in the theatrical motion picture industry in U.S. and World Cinema. According to its website “Its mission is to celebrate contributions and achievements in film by people of the black Diaspora who work in front of and behind the camera, maintain the integrity of a true Critics organization and advance a collective vision of journalists of the black Diaspora.”
The San Francisco Film Critics Circle (SFFCC) was founded in 2002 as an organization of film journalists and critics from San Francisco, California based publications including journalists from San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, Contra Costa Times, San Francisco Bay Guardian, SF Weekly, East Bay Express, San Jose Metro, Palo Alto Weekly, Pacific Sun, San Francisco Examiner, KRON-TV, Variety, CultureVulture.net, Splicedwire.com and CombustibleCelluloid.com.