Category: Awards & Nominations

“Spotlight” Receives Three Golden Globe Nominations

“Spotlight” Receives Three Golden Globe Nominations

The 73rd annual Golden Globes were announced earlier this morning and “Spotlight” received 3 nominations. Sadly no individual nominations for Rachel or her co-stars. The movie received a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama alongside Mad Max:Fury Road, Room, The Revenant and Carol. Director Tom McCarthy received a nomination for Best Director – Motion Picture and Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer received a nomination for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. The Globes Globes will take place on January 10. Congratulations to the cast & crew for their nominations!


Rachel Receives Two SAG Award Nominations!

Rachel Receives Two SAG Award Nominations!

The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards announced their nominations today and Rachel has received two nominations for her work in “Spotlight“. First of all, Rachel received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role alongside Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet. This is Rachel’s first individual SAG nomination. She was previously nominated alongside the “Midnight in Paris” cast. Secondly, the “Spotlight” cast received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Rachel shared this nomination alongside her co-stars Billy Crudup, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schrieber, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. The other nominees are the cast of Best Of No Nation, The Big Short, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo. For a full list of nominees be sure to head over to the official website. Final voting by all SAG members will be due January 29, with winners revealed at the ceremony January 30 live on TNT and TBS. Congratulations to the cast & crew for the nominations!


“Spotlight” Wins At Boston, LA, NY & Washington Critics Awards

“Spotlight” Wins At Boston, LA, NY & Washington Critics Awards

The cast and crew won several awards at the Boston, Los Angeles and New York (Online) Film Critics Awards this past weekend, including the Best Ensemble awards. We will round-up their wins in this post. The 2015 Boston Online Film Critics Association announced it’s winners on Saturday. Rachel won the Best Ensemble Award alongside her co-stars. The movie also won Best Screenplay and was named one of the Ten Best Films of 2015. The Boston Society Of Film Critics announced their winners on Sunday. The ensemble also received the Best Ensemble Cast and the movie also received the Best Picture and Best Screenplay awards. The New York Film Critics Online named the cast Best Ensemble Cast, Best Screenplay, Best Director and Best Picture of 2015. Additionally, the 41st Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Association awarded “Spotlight” with Best Picture and Best Screenplay. Finally, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners and the movie received Best Acting Ensemble and Best Film awards. Congratulations to the cast and crew on all the wins!


Rachel Receives Satellite Award Nomination!

Rachel Receives Satellite Award Nomination!

The International Press Academy announced it’s official nominations yesterday and Rachel received a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in “Spotlight“. The other nominees are Rooney Mara (Carol), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), Jane Fonda (Youth), Elizabeth Banks (Love & Mercy) and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl). Rachel previously received Satellite Award nominations for her work in “Midnight In Paris” and “The Family Stone“. “Spotlight” also received 5 nominations: Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, Best Motion Picture and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for both Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo. Be sure to head over to the official website for the full list with nominees. The presentation of the 20th Annual Satellite Awards will be held on February 21, 2016 in Los Angeles. Congratulations to the cast & crew on the nominations!

Update Special honors were also announced and “Spotlight” will receive an Ensemble: Motion Picture Award.


Robert Altman Award Honors “Spotlight” & Spirt Awards Nominations

Robert Altman Award Honors “Spotlight” & Spirt Awards Nominations

The 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards announced the 2016 nominees and “Spotlight” received 4 nominations for Best Feature, Best Editing, Best Director and Best Screenplay. It was also announced that the Spirit Awards will honor the movie with the Robert Altman Award. The award honors director Tom McCarthy, casting directors Kerry Barden and Paul Schnee and the ensamble cast which includes Rachel alongside Billy Crudup, Paul Guilfoyle, Neal Huff, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber, Jamey Sheridan, John Slattery and Stanley Tucci. The full list of nominees can be found on the official website. The winners will be announced on February 27.

In other Award news: It was also reported earlier this week that Rachel is expected to attend the IFP Gotham Awards on Monday, November 30. The “Spotlight” cast will receive the Jury Award to honor the ensemble.


“Spotlight” Trio Receives SBIFF 2016 American Riviera Award

“Spotlight” Trio Receives SBIFF 2016 American Riviera Award

The 31st Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced that Rachel and her co-stars Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo will be honored with the 2016 American Riviera Award for their work in “Spotlight“. The official press release can be found below and be sure to head over to the official website for more information.

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced today that Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams will be honored with the 2016 American Riviera Award at the 31st edition of the Fest, which runs from February 3 to February 13, 2016. This is the first time the award will be given to three honorees, who will be fêted with a Tribute celebrating their careers, culminating with their powerhouse collaboration in Tom McCarthy’s blisteringly true drama “Spotlight.” The film recently opened to critical acclaim. The Tribute will take place during the festival’s run at the historic Arlington Theatre.

The American Riviera Award was established to recognize actors who have made a significant contribution to American Cinema. Keaton, Ruffalo and McAdams will join a prestigious group of past recipients, including last year’s honorees Patricia Arquette and Ethan Hawke (2015), Robert Redford (2014), Quentin Tarantino (2013) and Martin Scorsese (2012), Annette Bening (2011), Sandra Bullock (2010), Mickey Rourke (2009), Tommy Lee Jones (2008), Forrest Whitaker (2007), Philip Seymour Hoffman (2006), Kevin Bacon (2005) and Diane Lane (2004).

“Michael, Mark and Rachel are three of the finest actors in the business.” stated Festival Director Roger Durling, “They are artists in the truest sense of the word who continue to surprise and inspire audiences with their talent,” adding, “their recent turn in Spotlight demonstrates their skills both harmoniously as an ensemble and individually, it is an honor to celebrate their work with the American Riviera Award.”

Spotlight tells the astonishing story of the Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “Spotlight” team of investigative journalists, who in 2002 shocked the city and the world by exposing the Catholic Church’s systematic cover-up of widespread pedophilia perpetrated by more than 70 local priests.

The festival runs from February 3-13 and the date of the ceremony will be announced.


Rachel Receives People’s Choice Awards 2016 Nomination!

Rachel Receives People’s Choice Awards 2016 Nomination!

The 2016 People’s Choice Awards has officially announced it’s nominations and Rachel has received enough votes for an official nomination in the Favorite Dramatic Movie Actress category. She has received a nomination alongside Blake Lively, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Lopez and Kate Winslet. The annual event is set for January 6 in Los Angeles and will air on CBS. You can vote for Rachel by going to the official website. Be sure to vote as many times as want and share your vote on social media!


“Spotlight” Cast Wins Gotham Jury Award

The 2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards nominations are announced and “Spotlight” received a nomination for Best Feature and Best Screenplay. Outside of the competitive races in the acting categories, the cast of the movie — which includes Rachel, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Brian D’Arcy James — will be given a special ensemble acting award for their work in the film. Variety is reporting the following:

The 2015 Best Actor/Best Actress nominating panel also voted to award a special Gotham Jury Award jointly to Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, John Slattery, Stanley Tucci and Brian D’Arcy James for their ensemble work in Spotlight. (Open Road Films).

The Gotham Awards ceremony will be held on November 30 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York and are presented by the New York-based Independent Film Project (IFP).


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