Monday, June 24, 2024

Right Now: Alessandro Nivola is the Only American Actor to Win a British Independent Film Award, “The Favourite” is Best Picture


Right now in London, the British Independent Film Awards are being handed out.

The four acting prizes have been announced. Our very own Alessandro Nivola has won Best Supporting Actor for playing a rabbi in “Disobedience.” This is quite an accomplishment! Bravo!

Nivola is the only American of the four actors who won. Last year Patricia Clarkson won Best Supporting Actress. But otherwise, in years past, no Americans have won recently. So you can see they are honoring our very best.

Olivia Colman, Joe Cole, Rachel Weisz, and Felicity Jones won the other acting awards. Colman and Weisz won for “The Favourite,” which gives them a little added Oscar buzz.

Best Picture went to “The Favourite.”

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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