American Film Critics' Award for Agata Kulesza and "Ida"
Ida, photo courtesy of Solopan
Ida – a film directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute has been nominated and awarded by another film critics assosciations and circles in the USA. December 14 brought two awards of The San Francisco Film Critics Cirle (SFFCC) in categories: Best Foreign Language Picture and Best Cinematography.
Two Awards in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA) awards marked their 40th edition this years. One of the winners of this year’s awards is Ida, a Polish-Danish co-production directed by Paweł Pawlikowski and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute. The film received two awards: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress (for Agata Kulesza). Award winners were announced on December 7, 2014.
Awards of the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC)
Winners of the New York Film Critics Circle Awards were announced on December 1; Paweł Pawlikowski’s Ida received the award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Two Awards of The San Francisco Film Critics Cirle (SFFCC)
December 14 brought two awards of The San Francisco Film Critics Cirle (SFFCC) in categories: Best Foreign Language Picture and Best Cinematography.
Nomination for the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) Awards
December 8 brought the awards of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA). Ida had been nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category alongside Force Majeure by Ruben Östlund, Mommy by Xavier Dolan, Two Days, One Night by the Dardenne brothers, and Wild Tales by Damián Szifrón.
4 Nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) Awards
December 13 brought the nominations for the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA). Ida had been nominated in four categories: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Supporting Actress (Agata Kulesza) and Most Promising Performer (Agata Trzebuchowska). Winners will be announced on December 15, 2014 in Chicago.
Nomination for Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
December 15 The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) announced the nominations for the 20th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Ida by Paweł Pawlikowski received the nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Winners will be announced on January 15, 2015
Nominated for the Satellite Film Awards
Nominations for the 19th annual Satellite Film Awards of the International Press Academy (IPA) were also announced on December 1. Ida has been nominated for the award in the Motion Picture, International Film category. Winners will be announced on January 5, 2015 in Los Angeles.
Nominated for the Independent Spirit Awards
On November 25, Ida received a nomination in the Best International Film category of the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, presented annually by Film Independent. The Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is scheduled for February 21, 2015.
Ida and Oscar Predictions
Ida often appears in various published Oscar predictions. The film has been placed in the top slot of the ‘Heavyweights’ in an Oscar predictions article published by Indie Wire. According to Variety’s Tim Gray, Ida is a front-runner for the award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Academy Award nominations will be announced on January 15, 2015.
Ida Voted One of the Top Films of 2014
Pawlikowski’s Ida has also been mentioned in a number of ‘The Best of 2014’ selections published by variousf film magazines, including the BFI reader’s film choice 2014, Sight&Sound, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Indie Wire, Variety, and Rotten Tomatoes.
Best European Film of 2014!
December 13 marked the European Films Awards ceremony in Riga. Ida, a film co-financed by the Polish Film Institute, received the award for Best European Film of 2014. The film also won the Best European Director award for Paweł Pawlikowski and Best European Screenwriter award for Paweł Pawlikowski and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Łukasz Żal and Ryszard Lenczewski received the Carlo Di Palma Award for Best European Cinematographer. Ida also received the EFA People’s Choice Award, the winner of which is selected by European viewers in an online vote. Further details are available at: pisf.pl/en.
Further details about this year’s European Film Awards are available here.
The film’s official website is available at: ida-movie.com.