Georgia Film Critics Association
The Georgia Film Critics Association (GAFCA) is an organization of professional film critics from Georgia. Inclusion is open to film critics throughout the entire state of Georgia, although the majority of members are concentrated in the Metro Atlanta area. GAFCA members represent the reviewing press through online, radio, television or print media.
The Georgia Film Critics Association was founded in 2011 and is the first film critic group in the state of Georgia. As of 2018, GAFCA comprises 32 members. Awards are given annually in 17 categories. A special award, the Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema, is bestowed upon a film or short film that was produced in Georgia. The Oglethorpe Award is credited to the winning film's director and writer.
Each January, the GAFCA votes on their end of year awards for films released in the previous calendar year. Nomination ballots are typically due on the first Saturday in January with nominations announced the following Monday and winners announced that Friday.
- Best Actor
- Best Actress
- Best Adapted Screenplay
- Best Animated Film
- Best Cinematography
- Best Director
- Best Documentary
- Best Ensemble
- Best Foreign Film
- Best Original Score
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Original Song
- Best Picture
- Best Production Design
- Best Supporting Actor
- Best Supporting Actress
- Breakthrough Award
- Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
Multiple award winnersEdit
Films with multiple awardsEdit
- 6 awards:
- 5 awards:
- 4 awards:
- 3 awards:
- Gravity (2013): Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design
- Her (2013): Best Film, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score
- Skyfall (2012): Best Supporting Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Original Song
- 12 Years a Slave (2013): Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress
- 2 awards:
- Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012): Best Production Design, Best Original Score
- Boyhood (2014): Best Film, Best Director
- Certified Copy (2011): Best Actress, Best Foreign Film
- Coco (2017): Best Original Song, Best Animated Film
- Dunkirk (2017): Best Cinematography, Best Score
- Get Out (2017): Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014): Best Production Design, Best Ensemble
- Inside Out (2015): Best Original Screenplay, Best Animated Film
- Moneyball (2011): Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay
- Nightcrawler (2014): Best Actor, Best Original Screenplay
- Selma (2014): Best Original Song, Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia Cinema
People with multiple awardsEdit
- 3 awards:
- 2 awards:
- Mahershala Ali - Best Supporting Actor: Moonlight (2016), Breakthrough Award: Free State of Jones, Hidden Figures, Kicks, Moonlight (2016)
- Jessica Chastain - Best Supporting Actress: The Tree of Life (2011), Breakthrough Award: Coriolanus, The Debt, The Help, Take Shelter, The Tree of Life (2011)
- Damien Chazelle - Best Director, Best Original Screenplay: La La Land (2016)
- Justin Hurwitz - Best Original Score, Best Original Song: La La Land (2016)
- Brie Larson - Breakthrough Award: Don Jon, Short Term 12, The Spectacular Now (2013), Best Actress: Room
- Adam McKay - Best Adapted Screenplay: The Big Short (2015), Oglethorpe Award: Ant-Man (2015)
- Brad Pitt - Best Actor: Moneyball (2011), Best Supporting Actor: The Tree of Life (2011)
- Alicia Vikander - Best Supporting Actress: Ex Machina (2015), Breakthrough Award: Burnt, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Testament of Youth (2015)
- Benh Zeitlin - Best Original Score, Breakthrough Award: Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
- Hans Zimmer - Best Original Score: Interstellar (2014), Dunkirk (2017)
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- "Oscars 2015: 'Glory' from movie 'Selma' wins award for best original song". AL.com.
- "Welcome!". www.georgiafilmcritics.org.