Academy Awards Show Some Love for South Fork Films
Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and several films with South Fork ties are in the running. The winners will be announced in Los Angeles on March 4.
Carter Burwell, an Amagansett volunteer firefighter and composer, has been nominated for best original score for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” This is his second nomination after previously being recognized for his score for “Carol.”
“Three Billboards,” which had its United States premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival, according to David Nugent, the festival's artistic director, was honored with several other nominations, including best picture, best actress for Frances McDormand, best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson, and original screenplay.
“Boss Baby,” featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin of Amagansett, was nominated for best animated feature film.
Steven Spielberg, an East Hampton part-timer, was honored with a nomination for best picture for “The Post,” about the decision to publish the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Meryl Streep, who plays Katharine Graham, was nominated for best actress.
“Strong Island,” Yance Ford's very personal look at the loss of a family member and the injustice and indifference from authorities in Central Islip in response, was honored with a nomination for best documentary feature.
“Icarus,” another HIFF selection, and “Faces Places,” part of the festival’s winter film series, were also nominated in that category.
“Get Out,” the director and stars of which participated in a panel discussion at the festival here, will compete in the best picture, best director, best actor, and best original screenplay categories. Several other HIFF selections that were screened in October also received nominations (for a total of 47), including “The Shape of Water,” which earned the most nominations, for best picture, best director, best actress, best supporting actor, best supporting actress, and original screenplay.
“Call Me by Your Name” received nominations for best picture, best actor, best adapted screenplay, and best original song. “Darkest Hour” was nominated for best picture and best actor. “I, Tonya” received nominations for best actress and best supporting actress, and Willem Dafoe was nominated for his supporting work in “The Florida Project.”
Three of the best foreign language film nominations were also screened at the festival: “The Square,” “A Fantastic Woman,” and “Loveless.”
The content in this article was modified from its original version to include the total number of nominations for films screened at October's Hamptons International Film Festival and to state that "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" had its United States premiere at HIFF.