Wednesday, July 17, 2024

The 2023 Alliance Of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) EDA Award Winners

The Alliance Of Women Film Journalists (AWFJ) have announced their winners representing the best in film for 2023. Here are this year’s winners in their competitive, gender specific and special awards categories…

BEST FILM
AMERICAN FICTION
ANATOMY OF A FALL
BARBIE
THE HOLDOVERS
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
OPPENHEIMER
PAST LIVES
THE ZONE OF INTEREST

BEST DIRECTOR
Greta Gerwig – BARBIE
Jonathan Glazer – THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Martin Scorsese – KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Celine Song – PAST LIVES
Justine Triet – ANATOMY OF A FALL

BEST SCREENPLAY, ORIGINAL
ANATOMY OF A FALL – Justine Triet and Arthur Harari
BARBIE – Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach
THE HOLDOVERS – David Hemingson
MAY DECEMBER – Samy Burch
PAST LIVES – Celine Song

BEST SCREENPLAY, ADAPTED
AMERICAN FICTION – Cord Jefferson
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – Eric Roth and Martin Scorsese
OPPENHEIMER – Christopher Nolan
POOR THINGS – Tony McNamara
THE ZONE OF INTEREST – Jonathan Glazer

BEST DOCUMENTARY
20 DAYS IN MARIUPOL
AMERICAN SYMPHONY (TIE)
BEYOND UTOPIA
FOUR DAUGHTERS
SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD (TIE)

BEST ANIMATED FILM
THE BOY AND THE HERON – Hayao Miyazaki
NIMONA – Troy Quane and Nick Bruno
ROBOT DREAMS – Pablo Berger
SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE – Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K Thompson
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM – Jeff Rowe and Kyler Spears

BEST ACTRESS
Lily Gladstone – KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Sandra Huller – ANATOMY OF A FALL
Greta Lee – PAST LIVES
Margot Robbie – BARBIE
Emma Stone – POOR THINGS

BEST ACTRESS, SUPPORTING
Danielle Brooks – THE COLOR PURPLE
America Ferrera – BARBIE
Sandra Huller – THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Rosamund Pike – SALTBURN
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – THE HOLDOVERS

BEST ACTOR
Bradley Cooper – MAESTRO
Paul Giamatti – THE HOLDOVERS
Cillian Murphy – OPPENHEIMER
Andrew Scott – ALL OF US STRANGERS
Jeffrey Wright – AMERICAN FICTION

BEST ACTOR, SUPPORTING
Stirling K Brown – AMERICAN FICTION
Robert Downey Jr – OPPENHEIMER
Ryan Gosling – BARBIE
Charles Melton – MAY DECEMBER
Mark Ruffalo – POOR THINGS

BEST ENSEMBLE CAST AND CASTING DIRECTOR
AMERICAN FICTION – Jennifer Euston (TIE)
BARBIE – Lucy Brava and Allison Jones (TIE)
THE HOLDOVERS – Susan Shopmaker
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – Ellen Lewis
OPPENHEIMER – John Papsidera

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – Rodrigo Prieto
MAESTRO – Matthew Labatique
OPPENHEIMER – Hoyte Van Hoytema
POOR THINGS – Robbie Ryan
THE ZONE OF INTEREST – Lukasz Zal

BEST EDITING
ANATOMY OF A FALL – Laurent Senechal
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – Thelma Schoonmaker
MAESTRO – Michelle Tesoro
OPPENHEIMER – Jennifer Lame
THE ZONE OF INTEREST – Paul Watts

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
ANATOMY OF A FALL – France
FALLEN LEAVES – Finland
PAST LIVES – South Korea
THE TEACHER’S LOUNGE – Germany
THE ZONE OF INTEREST – UK and Poland

EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS

BEST WOMAN DIRECTOR
Ava DuVernay – ORIGIN
Emerald Fennell – SALTBURN
Greta Gerwig – BARBIE
Celine Song – PAST LIVES
Justine Triet – ANATOMY OF A FALL

BEST FEMALE SCREENWRITER
Samy Burch – MAY DECEMBER
Emerald Fennell – SALTBURN
Greta Gerwig (with Noah Baumbach) – BARBIE
Celine Song – PAST LIVES
Justine Triet (with Arthur Harari) – ANATOMY OF A FALL

BEST ANIMATED FEMALE
Ariana Debose – WISH – Asha
Ayo Edebiri – TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: MUTANT MAYHEM – April; Neil
Leah Lewis – ELEMENTAL – Ember
Chloe Grace Moretz – NIMONA – Nimona
Hailee Steinfeld – SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE – Gwen Stacy

BEST WOMEN’S BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Abby Ryder Fortson – ARE YOU THERE GOD? IT’S ME, MARGARET
Lily Gladstone – KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON
Greta Lee – PAST LIVES
Da’Vine Joy Randolph – THE HOLDOVERS
Cailee Spaeny – PRISCILLA

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT BY A WOMEN IN THE FILM INDUSTRY
Fran Drescher – for leading SAG-AFTRA through the actors’ strike and standing strong for an equitable contract.
Ava DuVernay – For creating a new financing model, for consistently supporting women in film and for focusing her work on social justice.
Greta Gerwig – For all that is BARBIE.
Lily Gladstone – For championing Native American stories, advocating for diversity and authenticity, and for starring in two exceptional films in 2023.
Margot Robbie – For producing and starring in BARBIE, and for continued support for women in film via her LuckyChap production company.

EDA SPECIAL MENTIONS

GRAND DAME FOR DEFYING AGISM
Annette Bening – NYAD
Julia Louis Dreyfus – YOU HURT MY FEELINGS
Jodie Foster – NYAD
Helen Mirren – GOLDA and FAST X
Julianne Moore – MAY DECEMBER

MOST EGREGIOUS LOVERS’ AGE DIFFERENCE
KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON – Leo DiCaprio (49) and Lily Gladstone (37)
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE DEAD RECKONING PART ONE – Tom Cruise (61) and Haley Atwell (41)
OPPENHEIMER – Cillian Murphy (47) and Florence Pugh (27)
POOR THINGS – Mark Ruffalo (56) and Emma Stone (35)

SHE DESERVES A NEW AGENT
NOTE: This is not a put down. On the contrary, it suggests that the actress is better than the role(s) she’s been given.
Ana de Armas – GHOSTED
Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen – BOOK CLUB: THE NEXT CHAPTER (TIE)
Toni Colette – MAFIA MAMMA (TIE)
Nia Vardalos – MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 3
Reese Witherspoon – YOUR PLACE OR MINE

MOST DARING PERFORMANCE
Anette Benning – NYAD
Sandra Huller – ANATOMY OF A FALL
Sandra Huller – THE ZONE OF INTEREST
Julianne Moore – MAY DECEMBER
Emma Stone – POOR THINGS

TIME WASTER REMAKE OR SEQUEL
THE EXORCIST BELIEVER
THE EXPENDIBLES 4
THE HUNGER GAMES: THE BALLAD OF SONGBIRDS & SNAKES
INDIANA JONES AND THE DIAL OF DESTINY
MAGIC MIKE’S LAST DANCE

HALL OF SHAME AWARD
Taking note of miscreant(s) and their unacceptable behavior and dirty deeds.
– The AMPTP and studio heads for their despicable behavior concerning the WGA and SAG-AFTRA negotiations and strikes.

– Drew Barrymore for resuming her show during the WGA strike, resulting in three writers leaving the show.
– Greta Gerwig for crossing WGA and SAG picket lines (she’s a member of both and although not an actor in BARBIE, she co-wrote it) to promote BARBIE. claiming she was just there as a non-striking director. Her co-writer Noah Baumbach respected the picket line. Media gave her a free pass while Black director Justin Simien (not a member of ANY striking guild) was giving flack for attending the Disney premiere of his film THE HAUNTED MANSION. Shame on Greta.
– Jonathan Majors for domestic violence.
– Danny Masterson, sentenced to 30 years to life in prison after having been found guilty of raping two women.

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Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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