The Iranian film, ‘The Wasteland,’ written and directed by Ahmad Bahrami, won the awards for Best Film in the overseas section and Best Actor in the main section at the 45th Hong Kong International Film Festival.
Netflix dominated the TV series awards, while ‘Nomadland’ picked up two gongs at the virtual ceremony. Health care workers and first responders were on the guest list instead of the stars, who dialed in from home.
The Iranian movie, ‘Cinema Donkey,’ by Shahed Ahmadlou, won the Corall d’Or (Golden Coral) for best feature at the 6th Begur Comedy Film Festival in the city of Begur, on the Costa Brava (Mediterranean coast of Spain) October 8-12.
BAFTA announced a complete overhaul of its awards system, which includes adding 1,000 new members to its committee and limiting the amount that studios can spend campaigning for nominations, in a bid to recognize more diverse talent.
The South Korean black comedy-thriller film ‘Parasite’ won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, making history as the first foreign-language film to win in the category.