Guillermo del Toro’s “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” Wins Humanitas Prize

Guillermo del Toro is a Humanitas prize winner…

The 58-year-old Mexican filmmaker and author’s Oscar-winning project Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio has won the Family Feature Film prize from Humanitas, the organization that annually honors film and television writers whose work best explores the human condition.

Guillermo del Toro, Pinocchio,Following a win at the Golden Globes, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio won Best Animated Feature at the Academy Awards on Sunday, March 12 in Los Angeles.

Humanitas will not hold its usual awards show this year in solidarity with the WGA and SAG-AFTRA, opting for a party to celebrate winners on November 2 at the Avalon Hollywood.

Here’s the list of year’s winners and nominees:


Craig Mazin: The Last of Us, “Long, Long Time”

Peter Gould: Better Call Saul, “Saul Gone”
D.J. Nash & James Roday Rodriguez: A Million Little Things, “One Big Thing”
Ben Vanstone: All Creatures Great and Small, “Surviving Siegfried”


Amy Sherman-Palladino: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Four Minutes”

Francesca Sloane & Karen Joseph Adcock: Atlanta, “The Goof Who Sat by the Door”
Sterlin Harjo & Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs: Reservation Dogs, “Mabel”
Garrett Werner: Abbott Elementary, “Read-A-Thon”

CHILDREN’S TELEPLAY (Live Action or Animation)

Hernán Barangan: Life By Ella, “Prison or Palace”

Gigi D.G.: Pinecone & Pony, “A Life of Adventure”
Kwame Alexander & Damani Johnson: The Crossover, “X’s and 0’s”
Lisa Muse Bryant: Marvel’s Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur, “Hair Today Gone Tomorrow”


Tyler Perry: A Jazzman’s Blues

Rebecca Lenkiewicz: She Said
Michael Reilly & Keith Beauchamp and Chinonye Chukwu: Till


Cooper Raiff: Cha Cha Real Smooth

Peter Farrelly & Brian Currie & Pete Jones: The Greatest Beer Run Ever
Mark Rizzo: Champions
Tom Huang: Dealing with Dad


Guillermo del Toro, Patrick McHale: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

Paul Fisher and Tommy Swerdlow: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
David Hudgins: Gigi & Nate


Tony Phelan & Joan Rater: A Small Light, “Pilot”

Brian Savelson: Little America, “Paper Piano”
Lee Eisenberg & Idil Ibrahim: Little America, “Camel on a Stick”
Michael Nankin and Barbara Nance: An Amish Sin


Ondi Timoner: Last Flight Home

Lisa Hepner: The Human Trial
Razelle Benally and Matthew Galkin: Murder In Big Horn, “Episode 1”
Stefan Forbes: Hold Your Fire


Sabina Vajrača: Sevap/Mitzvah

Joseph Lee: Other Homes
Felicia Pride: Look Back At It
Chris Bowman and Hubbel Palmer: Ninety-five Senses




2023 Fellows
Jordan Guingao, Max Asayesh-Brown, Julia Weisberg Cortés, Terron Jones, and Luis Antonio Aldana & Miguel Angel Caballero

Feyza Safoglu, Luke Hart-Moynihan, Adrien Callahan, Callie Waligora, and Lane Stanley

Marina Kato, Emma Demorest, Kaelan Dickinson, Natasha Trotter, Jon Lazar, April Wright, AP Hello, Dennis Gonzalez, Nadine Pequeneza, Gina Young, Nia Ashley, Chaseedaw Giles, Ziyao Liu, Yeon Jin Lee, and Julia Bergeron


Lara Palmqvist, “The Garden”

Feyza Safoglu, AJ Currie, and Liz Beall

Victor Adame, Carrie Finn, Anthony Poon, Aaron Lopez, Sophia Lin, Ahmed Uthman, Jacqueline Olivé, Tracy Kowalski, Marcus Crawford Guy, Alex Marsha Sylvia, Noah Arjomand, Charmaine Colina, María Cristina Marrero-Morales, Christopher Lukens, Cynda Wang, Renee Cunningham


Emma Fiske-Dobell, “Shakespeare Sister”

Jules Crosby, Reid Pope, and Kevin Walsh

Gabrielle Ruiz, Juwairiya Syed, Aadrise Johnson, Kareem El Arab, Hayley Zablotsky, Alexia Valentina Ureña, Isabela Aquino, Straton Rushing, Catherine Loerke, Ari Shapiro, Adrien Callahan, Callie Waligora, Chandler Moore, Tia Phillip, Cara-Lynn Branch, and Melina Maraki

Guillermo del Toro Set to Take Part in “Visionaries” Conversation at Toronto International Film Festival

Guillermo del Toro will be sharing his vision

The 58-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker and author will be making a special appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Guillermo del ToroFor this year’s 48th edition of the festival, del Toro is scheduled to take part in an onstage conversation as part of the Visionaries section.

del Toro, a three-time Academy Award winner, will focus his talk on the liberating potential of fantastical worlds; the magic thatexists within the details; and his wide-spanning career crafting intricate and cinematic love letters.

del Toro’s talk is made possible with the support of the Directors Guild of Canada.

del Toro’s award-winning projects include Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.

Previously, TIFF announced that Pedro Almodovar, who is already receiving a tribute at the fest, would be taking part in a sit down conversation.

All the sessions for TIFF’s Industry Conference which spans the programming of Visionaries, Dialogues, Perspectives, Connections, Microsessions and Spotlights, will take place at the Glenn Gould Studio.

“Our Industry Conference aims to be a pivotal platform for thought-provoking discussions by industry leaders,” said Anita Lee, TIFF Chief Programming Officer. “The sessions and speakers reflect our commitment to diverse perspectives and creative exploration towards sparking innovation within the industry.”

“This year’s event offers something for everyone, whether you are an emerging creator or experienced
producer, and its scale and curation supports our growing industry attendance,” said Geoff Macnaughton, Senior Director, Industry & Theatrical.

Here’s a look at this year’s Industry Conference participants:

Inspirational onstage conversations with individuals who are forging creative and business pathways in the industry. Speakers include:

● Spike Lee — An in-depth conversation discussing the process of forging a distinct filmic language throughout his expansive, multi-decade career.
● Ladj Ly — A discussion on his bold approach and unwavering commitment to telling stories that explore deeply personal portraits about communities revolting against broken systems.
● Guillermo del Toro — A conversation about the liberating potential of fantastical worlds; the magic that exists within the details; and his wide-spanning career crafting intricate and cinematic love letters. Made possible with the support of the Directors Guild of Canada.
● See-Saw Films — A celebratory talk on the company’s remarkable 15 years of delivering critically acclaimed stories to global audiences, including The King’s Speech, Lion, The Power of the Dog, and many more.
● Nadine Labaki — With more than a decade’s worth of accolades under her belt, director, writer, and actor Nadine Labaki will discuss her highly meticulous creative process, her devout interest in life’s peculiarities, and the capacity for cinema to bring about social change.
● Lucy Walker — A discussion on Doc Day, focusing on Walker’s incredible career, including her long friendship with Doc Society co-founder Jess Search, who died this summer. Programmed by Thom Powers.
● Anand Patwardhan — A talk on Doc Day with Patwardhan, a singular figure of independent documentary in India who has given inspiration to a flourishing of new directors today. Programmed by Thom Powers.

Conversations on the art and craft of storytelling, featuring screen-based creators (directors, producers, and series creators) and industry professionals. Dialogues sessions include:

● The Dead Don’t Hurt with Viggo Mortenson, Regina Solórzano, and Jeremy Thomas. Supported by Directors Guild of Canada Ontario.
● Feature Film Development with Sara Rastogi (Hoorae Media) and Kate Oh (Monkeypaw Productions).
● Directors Nora El Hourch (Sisterhood) and Katja Gauriloff (Je’vida). Programmed by Jason Ryle.
● Directors Cord Jefferson (American Fiction) and Lulu Wang (Expats).
● Producers Toufik Ayadi and Christophe Barral (Les Indésirables) and Farhana Bhula (How to Have Sex).
● Short Cuts to First Features with Fawzia Mirza and Andria Wilson Mirza (The Queen of My Dreams), Zarrar Kahn and Anam Abbas (In Flames). Programmed by Jason Anderson.
● What is the Documentary Marketplace Today? (Doc Day) A panel of industry figures analyze where opportunities still exist for creative documentaries. Programmed by Thom Powers.

Moderated and focused discussions on the current state and future of the industry. The Media Partner for Perspectives is Screen International. Perspective sessions include:

● AI and Film: Bridging the Gap Between Innovation and Responsibility — Leading experts on AI discuss the technology’s long-term sustainability in the industry as it relates to data, ethics, and filmmaking. Programmed by Manal Siddiqui.
● The Current Landscape of International Series Production — Yi Qiao, Director Drama, ZDF; Navi Lamba, Head of Development, BBC Comedy; Jamie Lynn, EVP Co-Production & Distribution, Fremantle; and Joe Lewis, CEO, Amplify Pictures.
● Celebrating the Cinema of the Korean Diaspora — Guests include: outstanding filmmakers Anthony Shim (dir. Riceboy Sleeps), Albert Shin (dir. Disappearance at Clifton Hill, In Her Place), and Christina Oh (prod. Minari, Okja). Presented by The Korean Film Council.
● On African Cinemas and its Industries — Apolline Traoré (dir. Sira), Chioma Onyenwe (prod. I Do Not Come To You By Chance), Tshepiso Chikapa-Phiri (prod. Death of a Whistleblower), and Mehret Mandefro, Director of Development & Partnerships, Realness. Programmed by Nataleah Hunter-Young, International Programmer (Africa & Arab West Asia).
● Seize Control of Your Distribution (Doc Day) — Peter Broderick, who has spent decades helping independent filmmakers design and implement cutting-edge distribution strategies, returns with a new manifesto, along with case studies of documentary projects that made far-reaching impact and profits using strategies to build sustainable careers. Programmed by Thom Powers.
● DOC’s “Getting Real” Report (Doc Day) — The Documentary Organization of Canada will share their findings for the first time and explain why this latest edition of their “Getting Real” reports could be a game-changer for documentary filmmakers. Programmed by Thom Powers

Congressman Joaquin Castro Launches National Call for Latino Films to Nominate for National Film Library

U.S. Congressman Joaquin Castro is working to get more Latino films preserved…

The 48-year-old Mexican American politician, who has represented Texas’s 20th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2013, has teamed up with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to launch a nationwide call for Latino films to nominate for the National Film Registry.

Joaquin CastroThe U.S.’s preeminent archive of films with cultural, historic or aesthetic significance is essential in preserving cinema. Every year, the Librarian of Congress adds 25 new movies to the registry after reviewing titles nominated by the public and conferring with National Film Preservation Board members and Library film curators.

As of 2023, there are 24 Latino films on the National Film Registry, less than three percent of the 850 movies in the registry.

“Since the earliest days of cinema, Latino actors, writers, directors, and creatives have made extraordinary contributions to American filmmaking,” said Congressman Castro. “As the Library of Congress works to preserve the films that shaped American culture, public nominations will put a spotlight on the Latino-driven films that have sold out theaters and defined generations. As we launch this year’s push for inclusion, I look forward to hearing from folks across America about the Latino films that have made an enduring impact on their lives.”

Most recently, the NFR added: “Cyrano de Bergerac” (1950), starring Puerto Rican actor José Ferrer, the first Latino ever to win an acting Oscar, and “The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez” (1982) with Edward James Olmos. Other notable inclusions are “West Side Story” (1961), “La Bamba” (1987), “Selena” (1997) and “Real Women Have Curves” (2002).

To be eligible, films must be at least 10 years old. To qualify for nominations to the Library of Congress, submissions must be received by August 3.

Some titles the Library of Congress might consider include Guillermo del Toro’s adult-fantasy drama Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), Peter Sollet’s independent New York film Raising Victor Vargas (2002) and Alfonso Cuarón’s coming-of-age masterpiece Y tu mamá también (2002).

Suggestions may be submitted at Congressman Castro’s website.

Oscar Isaac Teams Up with Gaby Moreno to Release Stripped-Down Cover of “Luna de Xelajú”

Oscar Isaac is paying homage to his Guatemalan roots through song…

The 44-year-old Cuban-Guatemalan actor has joined voices with Gaby Moreno to release a stripped-down rendition of the classic waltz anthem, “Luna de Xelajú.”

Oscar Isaac & Gaby MorenoThe lead single off Moreno’s upcoming album was released on Friday alongside a music video directed by Diego Contreras, which sees the two guitarists and singers performing the track in one take at the Palace Theater in Los Angeles.

“‘Luna de Xelajú’ is considered the 2nd anthem of my country, Guatemala. Written by Paco Pérez in the 1940s,” explains Moreno. “I’ve been singing it since I was a teenager and more recently have been performing this song live in my concerts, usually as an encore. I invited my dear friend and incredible artist, Oscar Isaac, to sing it with me for this very special acoustic version…Just two voices with two guitars, singing together this timeless, sweet, and nostalgic song from our motherland.”

Isaac is no stranger to displaying his musical prowess on screen.

The Golden Globe-winning and Emmy-nominated actor played a struggling folk musician in the Coen Brothers-directed Inside Llewyn Davis, and also co-wrote an original song for the 2011 film 10 Years. However, “Luna de Xelajú” is particularly notable because it sees Isaac singing in Spanish.

“My grandmother Graciela Argentina Nicolle de Estrada would perform ‘Luna De Xelajú’ in the concert halls of Guatemala. Growing up it was always hummed or sung as a lullaby by my mother Eugenia, and was a favorite of my uncle Guillermo’s,” Isaac says. “I’m grateful to Gaby for asking me to share this song as a way of honoring my family and all of Guate.”

Since moving to the U.S. from her native Guatemala, Moreno has put out seven albums with her 2022 record Alegoría earning a Grammy nomination for best Latin rock or alternative album. She was previously nominated in 2017 in the best Latin pop album category for her Spanish-folk album, Ilusión.

In addition to her music, Moreno has a long list of credits in TV and film. She co-wrote the theme song for Parks and Recreation, and most recently collaborated on Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix show Cabinet of Curiosities.

Moreno also received a 2023 Guild of Music Supervisors Awards nomination for her song “A Song In My Heart” in the Eugenio Derbez-starring film, The Valet.

“Luna de Xelajú” is the first single from Moreno’s “X Mí (Vol. 1)” EP (pronounced “Por Mi”), slated for release on May 5 via Cosmica Artists.

The new record — a blend of songs in both English and Spanish — “will house a collection of rich and soulful acoustic songs that have remained dear to Gaby’s heart,” per the press release.

Guillermo del Toro Finalizing Plans to Write & Direct His Next Netflix Project “Frankenstein”

Guillermo del Toro is inching closer to his next live-action film…

The 58-year-old Mexican history-making Academy Award winner is thisclose to finalizing a deal to write and direct the film Frankenstein, with Andrew Garfield, Oscar Isaac and Mia Goth in early talks to star in del Toro’s next Netflix project.

Guillermo del Toro

Insiders close to the film caution that del Toro is still working on the script and no formal offers have given to any actors. But sources add that he has has met with all three, and each is on board to star.

No comment from Netflix.

del Toro has been developing the Frankenstein project for some time and long has wanted to make a movie centered on the iconic Mary Shelley story. It is unknown whether his version would be a period pic or set in modern times. Also unknown is who would be playing Doctor Frankenstein or his creation; it is believed Goth would be playing the doctor’s love interest.

Even in its early days, del Toro seems to be pulling together an ensemble as on fire as any in town.

Isaac continues to be busy as he is coming off his Emmy-nominated work in HBO’s Scenes from a Marriage and the Marvel limited series Moon KnightHe was also recently tapped to play Kurt Vonnegut in the limited series Helltown.

Guillermo del Toro Makes Academy Awards History Following “Pinocchio” Win

Guillermo del Toro is celebrating making Academy Awards history…

The 58-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker took home the Oscar for Best Animated Feature during Sunday’s 95th Academy Awards ceremony for his adaptation of Pinocchio.

Guillermo del Toro, Pinocchio,In the process, del Toro became the first person in the awards’ history to win an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Animated Feature.

During his acceptance speech, del Toro mentioned the following: “Animation is cinema. Animation is not a genre. Animation is ready to be taken to the next step. Keep animation in the conversation”.

In Pinocchio, which was released on Netflix last year, Gregory Mann voices the titular puppet, who is eager to learn as much as he can about the world. After Geppetto‘s (David Bradley) son is lost during the war, the woodcarver spirals into a heavy depression, making him lose his job and his desire to enjoy the small things in life. After building a wooden puppet meant to represent the child he lost, the figure is given life by the Wood Sprite (Tilda Swinton).

Geppetto is given a new life himself, when he gets the opportunity to raise a kid who is very different to the one that came before him, allowing to gain a different perspective about the time he has left on this Earth.


Swinton also voices the role of Death in the film, as Pinocchio is sent to the afterlife multiple times throughout the story. In Del Toro’s version, Death is depicted as a Chimera with the face of a human, the horns of a cape buffalo, the body of a lion, and the wings of an eagle. The voice cast of the movie also includes Ewan McGregor as Sebastian J. Cricket, Christoph Waltz as Count Volpe, Cate Blanchett as Spazzatura and Ron Perlman in the role of Podestà.

Most of the star-studded cast had already worked with del Toro in other projects, with Pinocchio giving the actors the chance of a reunion with the filmmaker.

del Toro won his Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Picture for his 2017 film The Shape of Water.

Starring Sally Hawkins as Elisa, the movie told the story of a mute woman who fell in love with an anthropomorphic amphibian creature (played by Doug Jones). Elisa comes up with a plan to help the creature escape from the secret government facility where he was kept, but the authorities didn’t want the being they considered a monster to roam freely in the outside world. After Colonel Richard Strickland (Michael Shannon) shoots both Elisa and the creature, the amphibian man kills him and takes Elisa underwater with him. The woman is brought back to life, and they are implied to live happily ever after.

Guillermo del Toro Wins PGA Awards Prize for “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Guillermo del Toro is the producers’ choice…

The 34th annual Producers Guild Awards winners have been revealed, with the 58-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker among the honorees.Guillermo del Toro, Pinocchio,del Toro picked up the award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures for his Netflix film Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, increasing his odds for picking up an Oscar for the acclaimed project.

Last year’s winner in the category, Disney’s Encanto, went on to take the Academy Award in the Animated Feature race.

Here’s the complete list of 2023 Producers Guild Awards winners:

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Everything Everywhere All At Once – Producers: Jonathan Wang, p.g.a., Dan Kwan, p.g.a., Daniel Scheinert, p.g.a.
Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio – Producers: Guillermo Del Toro, p.g.a., Gary Ungar, p.g.a., Alex Bulkley, p.g.a.
Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Drama The White Lotus – Producers: Mike White, David Bernad, Mark Kamine, Heather Persons, John M. Valerio
Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy The Bear – Producers: Joanna Calo, Josh Senior, Christopher Storer, Hiro Murai, Rene Gube, Tyson Bidner
David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Limited or Anthology Series Television The Dropout – Producers: Elizabeth Meriwether, Katherine Pope, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson, Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah, Hilton Smith, Dan LeFranc, Amanda Seyfried, Hilary Bettis, Megan Mascena
Award for Outstanding Producer of Televised or Streamed Motion Pictures Weird: The Al Yankovic Story – Producers: Whitney Hodack, p.g.a., Mike Farah, p.g.a., Joe Farrell, p.g.a., Lia Buman, p.g.a., Max Silva, p.g.a., Al Yankovic, p.g.a.
Award for Outstanding Producer of Non-Fiction Television Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy – Producers: Tom Barry, Adam Hawkins, Eve Kay, Stanley Tucci, Francesco Ficarra, Shauna Minoprio, Robin O’Sullivan, Fiona Cleary
Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment, Variety, Sketch, Standup & Talk Television Last Week Tonight with John Oliver – Producers: John Oliver, Tim Carvell, Liz Stanton, Jon Thoday, James Taylor, Jeremy Tchaban, Catherine Owens, Whit Conway, Kaye Foley, Laura L. Griffin, Christopher McDaniel, Kate Mullaney, Matt Passet, Megan Peck Shub, Wynn Van Dusen, Marian Wang, Charles Wilson
Award for Outstanding Producer of Game & Competition Television Lizzo’s Watch Out For The Big Grrrls – Producers: Lizzo, Makiah Green, Kevin Beisler, Julie Pizzi, Farnaz Farjam, Myiea Coy, Kimberly Goodman, Glenda N. Cox, Alana Balden
The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Picture Navalny – Producers: Odessa Rae, p.g.a., Diane Becker, p.g.a. & Melanie Miller, p.g.a., Shane Boris, p.g.a.
The Award for Outstanding Sports Program Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off
The Award for Outstanding Children’s Program Sesame Street (Season 52)
PGA Innovation Award Stay Alive, My Son
The Award for Outstanding Short-Form Program Only Murders in the Building: One Killer Question (Season 2)



David O. Selznick Achievement Award Tom Cruise
Stanley Kramer Award Till
Milestone Award Michael De Luca and Pam Abby
Norman Lear Achievement Award Mindy Kaling
Vance Van Petton Entrepreneurial Spirit Award Lena Waithe

Guillermo del Toro to Direct Animated Film Adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Buried Giant”

Guillermo del Toro has lined up his next project…

Following his Best Animated Feature Academy Award nomination for Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, the 58-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker is set to direct another animated film for Netflix.

Guillermo del Torodel Toro will adapt The Buried Giantbased on the fantasy novel by Nobel Prize-winning British writer Kazuo Ishiguro.

The novel follows an elderly Briton couple, Axl and Beatrice, living in a fictional post-Arthurian England in which no one is able to retain long-term memories.

del Toro will produce as well as direct, and is co-writing the script with Matilda the Musical scribe Dennis Kelly.

As on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio, ShadowMachine’s stop motion studio will serve as the production’s home base.

Netflix Film Chairman Scott Stuber sparked to setting another big animated film by del Toro, who won the Best Picture and Best Director Oscars for The Shape of Water, and is now in the center of the Oscar action for the brilliant Pinocchio, which he directed with Mark Gustafson.

“Guillermo del Toro is a visionary filmmaker and master of his craft,” Stuber said. “We couldn’t be more proud of the prestigious recognition for his Pinocchio, and we’re pleased to continue our creative partnership as he develops his next project with Netflix.”

Said del Toro: “The Buried Giant continues my animation partnership with Netflix and our pursuit of stop-motion as a medium to tell complex stories and build limitless worlds. It is a great honor and greater responsibility for me to direct this screenplay which Dennis Kelly and I are adapting from Kazuo Ishiguro’s profound and imaginative novel.”

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio spent a month near the top of Netflix’s global film standings, and had more than 50 million views in its first 28 days.

The film recently won the BAFTA for Best Animated Feature along with a slew of other awards, and he’s nominated by the Producers Guild of America (PGA) for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture this weekend.

Guillermo del Toro Wins BAFTAs Best Animated Film Prize for “Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio”

Guillermo del Toro continues his winning ways…

The British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) have been doled out, with the 58-year-old Mexican Oscar-winning filmmaker taking home a prize on Sunday night.

Guillermo del Toro, Pinocchio,del Toro won the Best Animated Film award for his critically acclaimed Netflix film Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio.

It’s del Toro’s third BAFTA award. He’d previously won the Best Film Not in the English Language award for Pan’s Labyrinth and the Best Direction prize for The Shape of Water.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Film: All Quiet On The Western Front
Leading Actress: Cate Blanchett, Tár 
Leading Actor
: Austin Butler, Elvis
EE Rising Star Award:  Emma Mackey
Make Up & Hair:
Elvis, Jason Baird, Mark Coulier, Louise Coulston, Shane Thomas
Director: Edward Berger, All Quiet On The Western Front 
Production Design:
Babylon, Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino
Outstanding British Film
: The Banshees Of Inisherin
British Short Animation: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse, Peter Baynton, Charlie Mackesy, Cara Speller, Hannah Minghella
British Short Film:
An Irish Goodbye, Tom Berkeley, Ross White
Costume Design: Elvis, Catherine Martin
: All Quiet On The Western Front, Lars Ginzsel, Frank Kruse, Viktor Prášil, Markus Stemler
Original Score
: All Quiet On The Western Front, Volker Bertelmann
Special Visual Effects:
Avatar: The Way Of Water, Richard Baneham, Daniel Barrett, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon
Original Screenplay:
The Banshees Of Inisherin, Martin Mcdonagh
Animated Film:
Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio
Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer :Aftersun, Charlotte Wells (Writer/Director)
Cinematography: All Quiet On The Western Front, James Friend
Editing: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Paul Rogers
Casting: Elvis, Nikki Barrett, Denise Chamia
Film Not In The English Language: All Quiet On The Western Front
Supporting Actor: Barry Keoghan, The Banshees Of Inisherin 
Adapted Screenplay
: All Quiet On The Western Front, Edward Berger, Lesley Paterson, Ian Stokell
Supporting Actress
: Kerry Condon, The Banshees Of Inisherin

Guillermo del Toro Granted Technical Achievement Award at London Critics’ Circle Film Awards

Guillermo del Toro is the critics’ choice across the pond…

The 43rd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Awards winners have been revealed, with the 58-year-old Oscar-winning Mexican filmmaker picking up an award.

Guillermo del Toro, Pinocchio,del Toro took home the Technical Achievement Award for “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” for the Netflix film’s animation. The awards was was collected by Gregory Mann, who voiced Pinocchio.

The awards are given by the 200-member film section of the Critics’ Circle, the U.K.’s longest-standing critics’ organization. The May Fair Hotel was the main sponsor of the event for the 13th year running. livestreamed the ceremony on the Critics’ Circle YouTube channel.

Here’s a look at this year’s London Critics’ Circle winners for 2023: 


“Decision to Leave”
“The Quiet Girl” (“An Cailín Ciúin”)

“All the Beauty and the Bloodshed”

The Attenborough Award:
“The Banshees of Inisherin”

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR sponsored by The House of Koko
Todd Field – “Tár”

Martin McDonagh – “The Banshees of Inisherin”

ACTRESS OF THE YEAR sponsored by Nyman Libson Paul
Cate Blanchett – “Tár”

ACTOR OF THE YEAR sponsored by The House of Koko
Colin Farrell – “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Kerry Condon – “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Barry Keoghan – “The Banshees of Inisherin”

Florence Pugh – “Don’t Worry Darling,” “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,” “The Wonder”

Bill Nighy – “Living”

The Philip French Award:
Charlotte Wells – “Aftersun”

Frankie Corio – “Aftersun”

“A Fox in the Night” – dir. Keeran Anwar Blessie

“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio” – Guillermo del Toro and Brian Leif Hansen, animation

Michelle Yeoh