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This morning the Washington Area Film Critics announced our award winners for 2016. “La La Land” was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016 this morning. Sparkling musical […]

I am proud to announce the nominations for the 2016 movie awards from the Washington Area Film Critics Association. Best Film: Arrival Hell or High Water La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Best Director: Damien Chazelle (La La […]

The 2015 WAFCA nominees for the best we saw on screens this year: Best Film: Brooklyn Mad Max: Fury Road The Revenant Sicario Spotlight Best Director: Alex Garland (Ex Machina) Todd Haynes (Carol) Alejandro G. Iñárritu (The Revenant) George Miller […]

I’m proud to announce the winners of the 2014 awards from the Washington Area Film Critics. It is especially meaningful to me that we chose Roger Ebert’s story, “Life Itself,” as our top documentary of the year. It’s not about […]

The Washington Area Film Critics Association is proud to announce our nominees for our 2014 awards: Best Film: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Boyhood Gone Girl Selma Whiplash Best Director: Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) Ava DuVernay (Selma) David Fincher […]

And the winners are…. Best Film: 12 Years a Slave Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity) Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) Best Supporting Actress: […]

It’s awards season! I’m voting in at least four different critics awards groups and will keep posting updates. Despite the manipulation of the awards process and questions about the relevance of critic awards, I think they are meaningful. First, critics […]

This morning, the Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their winners for 2012, honoring a wide sweep of films, from musicals to science fiction. And while only three films garnered more than one award, it was clear that […]

And the Washington Area Film Critic Awards go to… Best Film?: “The Social Network” Best Director: David Fincher, “The Social Network” Best Actor: Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech” Best Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, “Winter’s Bone” Best Supporting Actor: Christian Bale, “The […]

The Washington Area Film Critics are proud to announce the nominees for our 2010 awards. Stay tuned — the winners will be announced Monday morning on the Punch Drunk Critics podcast. Best Film: Black Swan Inception 127 Hours The Social […]