CITY ISLAND GARNERS FIRST AWARD NOMS! (AND MAKES THE LONDON PRESS IN THE BARGAIN...)
Welcome to London, as we electronically cross the Atlantic for a peek at the venerable paper, The Guardian, which last week profiled Emily Mortimer, who said so many nice things about "City Island" that besides clicking on the above to read the article I'm going to print a bit, just so I can see the words in cold type. Viz:
"It is the things the Italian-American family at the heart of City Island do not tell each other that underpin this indie comedy, which has proved a surprise word-of-mouth hit in America. Mortimer says it is a "really sweet, old-fashioned" movie that has chimed with "unpretentious people who like going to watch a good film." Nobody doesn't like it, even if you're a bit snobby about what you watch."
Thanks babe. And now for something completely different, he says Pythonically. Guess what news came in the electronic mail today?
Congratulations to Andy Garcia (Best Actor/Feature Film) and Dominik Garcia-Lorido (Best Supporting Actress/Feature Film), for being nominated for the 25th Annual Imagen Awards. A luncheon event is scheduled for Sunday, August 15th at Century Plaza Hotel.
If you're like me and never heard of the Imagen Awards before today then the below from Wikipedia will be helpful. Viz:
The Imagen Awards were established in 1985 to encourage and recognize the positive portrayal of Latinos in all media and to increase Latino representation at all levels of the entertainment industry.
Being an awards whore, I'm delighted that we've been nominated even though I'd not previously heard of this particular awards show. Perhaps they have one for Italians?
Posted by Raymond De Felitta at 1:35 PM