HIFF Movies up for Oscars


We already knew that the Hamptons International Film Festival selections were crushing it again. They do every year. But here’s the real data, for those of you who are interested in the facts.

Numerous films that screened during the 24th Hamptons International Film Festival have been recognized with 2017 Academy Award nominations. Here are the best of the best, which account for a total of 45 Oscar Nominations this year: 20TH CENTURY WOMEN, BLIND VAYSHA, FIRE AT SEA, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, JOE’S VIOLIN, LA LA LAND, LION, LOVING, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, MOONLIGHT, THE RED TURTLE, THE SALESMAN, TIMECODE, TONI ERDMANN, and THE WHITE HELMETS. 
The 89th annual Oscars are planned for February 26, 2017. 
The recipients of the three HIFF Audience Awards, LA LA LAND, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, and THE WHITE HELMETS also received nominations for Best Picture, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Documentary – Short Subject, respectively.
Here are a few of the categories that I thought might be of interest.
Looking ahead, HIFF will  present their rescheduled Winter Classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” on Saturday, February 25, at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The film will be presented by HIFF’s Co-Chair Alec Baldwin, and the festival’s Artistic Director, David Nugent, who will host a conversation about the film following the screening.
The 25th Hamptons International Film Festival will take place October 5-9, 2017.

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