Category: Awards & Nominations

Recent Film Critics Awards News Round-Up

Spotlight” recently hit another milestone: it passed the 20 million mark at the U.S. box office. The movie is also a personal milestone for Rachel. It currently holds her highest rated Rotten Tomatoes score with 97% (168 reviews) and a 93 Metacritics score (44 reviews). The movie received nods at the Boston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington Critics’ awards last week and received even more awards and nominations this week. We will round them up in this news update. First up are the individual nods for Rachel: The Las Vegas Film Critics Society announced it’s nominees and Rachel is nominated for Best Supporting Actress and shares the category with Alicia Vikander, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Banks and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The “Spotlight” also received a Best Ensemble nomination alongside the cast of The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo. The movie is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Score. The Phoenix Film Critics’ Society also announced it’s nominees and Rachel is once again nominated for Best Supporting Actress and shares the category with Helen Mirren, Alicia Vikander, Julie Walters and Kate Winslet. The “Spotlight” ensemble is also nominated for Best Ensemble Acting. They share the category with The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, Trumbo and The Walk. The movie is also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Ruffalo), Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing. Rachel was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress category at the Indiana Film Journalists Association Awards. She lost to Greta Gerwig.

The Vancouver, Chicago, Houston, St. Louis, San Diego film critics’ societies also announced their winners this week while the Southeastern, Toronto, Detroit, Dallas-Fort Worth, Online Critics and San Francisco announced their nominees. Details on all can be found after the jump. “Spotlight” managed to get a bunch of awards and nominations, including for best ensemble and best picture.

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Rachel Receives Three Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations!

Rachel Receives Three Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations!

The nominations for the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards were announced earlier today and Rachel received 3 (!) nominations. She received two individual nominations: Best Supporting Actress for “Spotlight” and Best Actress in A Movie Made For Television Or Limited Series for her work in “True Detective“. She shares the Supporting Actress category with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Rooney Mara, Helen Mirren, Alicia Vikander and Kate Winslet and the Best Actress category with Kathy Bates, Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Hay, Alyvia Alyn Lind and Shanice Williams. She also received a nomination with her “Spotlight” co-stars for Best Acting Ensemble alongside the cast of The Big Short, The Hateful Eight, Straight Outta Compton and Trumbo. “Spotlight” received 6 additional nominations: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo), Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Score. For the full list of nominations be sure to head over to the official website. Winners will be announced at the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards set for January 17 at Barker Hanger in Santa Monica and airing live on A&E, Lifetime and LMN. Congratulations to Rachel and the “Spotlight” cast & crew!


“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.


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