Awards Season is on fire and today one of the new awards, Girls On Film Awards announced their nominees. Barbie and Poor Things lead the way in the nominations for the third annual Awards.
The winners will be revealed on 20th February. Reflecting the ethos of the Girls On Film podcast, hosted by Anna Smith, the awards reward excellence in women-focused films in the fields of diversity, inclusion and the representation of women and people of marginalised genders.
The summer smash hit Barbie is nominated across five categories including Fiction Feature Award, Ensemble Cast Award, Production Design Award, Costume Design Award and the Publicity Award for Warner Bros UK Publicity. The new category for Costume Design shows recognition for the exceptional work done this year by British costume designer Jacqueline Durran for Barbie who is nominated alongside Holly Waddington for Poor Things, and America’s Stacey Battat for Priscilla.
Poor Things is also nominated in the Production Design Award category with Emma Stone, up for the Female Orgasm Award This year, this category has four rather than three nominees and includes Phoebe Dynevor in Fair Play, Stephanie Hsu in Joy Ride and Alison Oliver in Saltburn. The intimate scenes in these films reflect the complex and sometimes problematic relationships we have with ourselves and each other and provide much food for thought.
Molly Manning Walker’s How to Have Sex is nominated across both the Ensemble Cast Award and Female Friendship Award with Manning Walker herself also nominated in the Cinematography Award for Scrapper.
A number of films released this year by male directors about complex women, many in support of women’s empowerment. The Girls On Film Award for Male Ally yields a diverse group of male directors including William Oldroyd (Eileen), Paris Zarcilla (Raging Grace) and Davy Chou (Return To Seoul).
The voters for the Girls On Film Awards 2024 were predominantly leading and diverse women film critics from around the UK, and male film critics who are allies and have appeared on the Girls On Film podcast.
The Girls On Film Awards will be hosted by Anna Smith and Hedda Archbold on 20th February. Taking place just after the EE BAFTA Film Awards and in the run up to International Women’s Day.
Fiction Feature Award (Last year’s winner: Aftersun)
- ANATOMY OF A FALL
- PAST LIVES
Documentary Feature Award (Last year’s winner Nothing Compares)
- ANOTHER BODY
- KOKOMO CITY
- THE ETERNAL MEMORY
Female Friendship Award (Last year’s winner: The Woman King)
- HOW TO HAVE SEX
- POLITE SOCIETY
Ensemble Cast Award (Last year’s winner: The Woman King)
- HOW TO HAVE SEX
Girls On Film Ally Award Sponsored by IMDb (Last year’s winner: Sebastián Lelio)
- DAVY CHOU, RETURN TO SEOUL
- WILLIAM OLDROYD, EILEEN
- PARIS ZARCILLA, RAGING GRACE
Composer Award supported by media partner Scala Radio (Last year’s winner: Hildur Guðnadóttir for Tár and Women Talking)
- LAURA KARPMAN, AMERICAN FICTION
- MICA LEVI, THE ZONE OF INTEREST
- EMILIE LEVIENAISE-FARROUCH, ALL OF US STRANGERS
Cinematography Award supported by media partner British Cinematographer Magazine (Last year’s winner: Ari Wegner for The Wonder)
- ASHLEY CONNOR, POLITE SOCIETY
- MOLLY MANNING WALKER, SCRAPPER
- ARI WEGNER, EILEEN
Publicity Award (Last year’s winner: Aftersun: MUBI with Organic for Theatrical & DDA for Awards Publicity)
- BARBIE, Warner Bros. UK Publicity
- RYE LANE, Searchlight Pictures with Organic PR and VAMP
- TYPIST ARTIST PIRATE KING, Modern Films with Jon Rushton PR and CAMP Films roadshow and social media trail
Production Design Award (Last year’s winner: Kave Quinn for Catherine Called Birdy)
- SARAH GREENWOOD & KATIE SPENCER, BARBIE
- SHONA HEATH & JAMES PRICE, POOR THINGS
- TAMARA DEVERELL, PRISCILLA
- SUZIE DAVIES & CHARLOTTE DIRICKX, SALTBURNa
Costume Design Award (New category)
- HOLLY WADDINGTON, POOR THINGS
- JACQUELINE DURRAN, BARBIE
- STACEY BATTAT, PRISCILLA
Activist Impact Award (Last year’s winner: Akua Gyamfi, The British Blacklist)
- RECLAIM THE FRAME
- TAPE COLLECTIVE
- WE ARE PARABLE
Female Orgasm Award sponsored by Intimacy On Set (Last year’s winner: Emma Thompson, Good Luck to You Leo Grande)
- PHOEBE DYNEVOR with Alden Ehrenreich, FAIR PLAY
- STEPHANIE HSU with Alexander Hodge, JOY RIDE
- ALISON OLIVER with Barry Keoghan, SALTBURN
- EMMA STONE with Emma Stone, POOR THINGS