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 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 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 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
EDA FEMALE FOCUS AWARDS
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
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
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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