Monday, May 20, 2024

Edward Snowden Is Going to the Oscars: CitizenFour Wins Second Award of the Day


“CitizenFour” just won the Gotham Award for best documentary, just hours after winning the New York Film Critics Award.  Michael Keaton won for Best Actor in “Birdman.” Other categories are being announced.

The doc about Edward Snowden by Laura Poitras has made $1.5 million at the box office. Now it’s sweeping awards season. Maybe Snowden will be persuaded to leave Moscow and appear at the Oscars.

List of winners to follow.

Best Feature– “Birdman”

Best Actor–Michael Keaton

Best Actress– Julianne Moore

Audience Award– “Boyhood”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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