Dave Jones and Hayley Squires in ‘I, Daniel Blake’, Eddie Redmayne in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them’ and Viggo Mortensen in ‘Captain Fantastic’. This year’s BAFTA Film Award nomiantions have been announced and it’s packed with the big awards season contenders, including ‘Moonlight’, ‘Manchester By The Sea’ and, of course, the seemingly-unstoppable ‘La La Land’. BAFTA has always and will always, understandably, favour British films, so ‘I, Daniel Blake’ isn’t exactly a huge surprise.
Ken Loach’s searing social drama ‘I, Daniel Blake’, has cleaned up in the nominations for this year’s British Independent Film Awards. It’s topped the list with seven nominations in all, including Best British Independent Film, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. – Edge of Tomorrow 2 is a ‘sequel that’s a prequel’ – Kevin Fiege discusses Captain America without Steve Rogers – Horror remakes that are better than the originals Stars Dave Johns and Hayley Squires also received nominations in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories. ...
Ken Loach surprised all at Cannes yesterday, winning his second Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the annual film festival, for his movie ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Few expected Loach to win for the Newcastle-set drama, about a carpenter who is unable to work following a heart attack, but has his benefits cut anyway. In the LA Times, film writer Justin Chang – who said the Dolan decision 'horrified’ the press audience at the prize-giving – has questioned the jury’s decision to give Loach the prize, lead as it was by 'Mad Max’ director George Miller.
The awards for this year’s Cannes Film Festival have been announced, with British director Ken Loach walking away with the Palme d’Or for his film ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Loach has had a lengthy, notable career and has appeared at the star-studded event in Cannes an incredible 13 times - clearly not an unlucky number for the Kent-born director. ‘I, Daniel Blake’ stars first-time feature film actor (and stand-up comedian) Dave Johns and is set in Newcastle around a carpenter who, after suffering a heart attack, is unable to work.