This weekend, Awards season officially began with the Golden Globes, the star-studded evening that honors the year’s best in film and television. We watched with pride as several Chicago International Film Festival selections won across several categories!
The Opening Night selection for the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival, La La Land broke the record for most Golden Globe wins, sweeping up seven honors including Best Song, Best Actor and Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Picture (Musical or Comedy) and more. In October, filmmaker Damien Chazelle and actor Rosemarie DeWitt helped us kick off the Festival at our Opening Night reception and screening (pictured), all presented by our friends at Bloomberg Philanthropies and Chloe Wine Collection.
The night’s other big winner was Moonlight, which won for Best Picture (Drama). Filmmaker Barry Jenkins visited the Chicago International Film Festival for a special screening of the film, with cast members Naomie Harris and Andre Holland and screenwriter Tarell McCraney, too (pictured).
Official Selection Elle received the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film, while lead actor Isabelle Huppert was named Best Actress (Drama). And Cinema/Chicago members enjoyed an exclusive advanced screening of Fences, for which Viola Davis won a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe award. Cast member Jovan Adepo joined us for the screening and a post-film Q&A.
Congratulations to all the night’s winners!