Morris From America, Swiss Army Man, and The Intervention Win at 2016 Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Competition
Yes, what’s been described as the farting corpse movie won an award at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival.
In fact, plenty of news outlets reported of numerous walk outs during the screening of Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano, which does indeed feature farting corpses. Those walk outs didn’t stop directors Daniel Scheinhart and Daniel Kwan from winning a directing award.
The cross country coming-of-age story Morris From America featuring Markees Christmas, who got his start at Channel 101, was honored with the Waldo Screenwriting Award (given to writer Chad Hartigan) and Special Jury Award for Individual Performance for Markees.
Dramedy, The Intervention, also got a Special Jury Award for Individual Performance that went to Melanie Lynskey.
Hopefully, all of these films will get a much wider distribution than the typical limited indie release and we’ll all have a chance to go see what was the talk of Park City.
Watch Amy Schumer’s GLAMOUR Trailblazer Award Acceptance Speech That’s Heartfelt and Goes Very Blue
See the type of fun you can have when you don’t put awards shows on a telecast?
Amy Schumer continues making 2015 her year with not only a GLAMOUR magazine Trailblazer Award win, but a speech that hits home why she won. She stands up for women, body positivity, breaking down stereotypes and does all of that while saying something that many standards and practices departments would have a field day with.
Watch Amy’s speech here.
“Grand Budapest Hotel”, “Louie”, “Last Week Tonight”, “High Maintenance” More Win at WGA Awards
The 2015 WGA Awards were handed out last night and the field of winners seems to be raising the least amount of snub talk this awards season. This might have something to do with critical powerhouses like Grand Budapest Hotel and Louie won as well as well-received upstarts like Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and High Maintenance on Vimeo winning statues.
Here’s all the comedy winners for this year’s WGA Awards:
–The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness-Original Screenplay
–Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Louis C.K.-Comedy Series, Episodic Comedy
–High Maintenance, Written by Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair-Short Form New Media
–The Simpsons, “Brick Like Me”, Written by Brian Kelley-Animated
–Last Week Tonight, Writers: Kevin Avery, Tim Carvell, Dan Gurewitch, Geoff Haggerty, Jeff Maurer, John Oliver, Scott Sherman, Will Tracy, Jill Twiss, Juli Weiner-Comedy/Variety (Including Talk)-Series
–71st Annual Golden Globes Awards, Written by Barry Adelman; Special Material by Alex Baze, Dave Boone, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Jon Macks, Sam Means, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Mike Shoemaker-Comedy/Variety-Music, Awards, Tributes-Specials
–How I Met Your Mother, Written by Dan Greenberger-On-Air Promotion (TV, New Media, or Radio)
See the full list of winners here.
Iñárritu and Soloway Win at DGA Awards
Comedy continues to fare quite well this awards season with movies like Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Grand Budapest Hotel as well as shows like Transparent leading the way.
Last night The Directors Guild of America handed out their annual awards and Alejandro González Iñárritu took home the DGA Award for Feature Film and his work on Birdman while Jill Soloway took home the award for Comedy Series and her work on Transparent.
Hopefully, the ceiling for comedy getting notoriety during awards seasons is slowly cracking.
See the full list of DGA Awards winners for this year here.
Channel 101 Does One Hell of An Awards Show Intro
Annually, Channel 101 holds the Channy Awards recognizing excellence within the vast community that is now Channel 101, the ongoing collective of non televised short form TV shows founded by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab.
With that in mind, the latest Channy Awards intro speaks to that spirit of being funny, innovative, niche (you might want to watch this year’s shows at Channel 101 to get all the jokes), and, unfortunately non-televised.