January 7, 2019 – News for the New Year

The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association (LEJA) has announced nominees for its second annual Latino Entertainment Film Awards. 

Rosa Salazar is nominated for Best Voice or Motion Capture Performance.

Alita: Battle Angel is nominated for Best VFX. (The link 404’d so screenshots are provided)

Austin Film Critics Association Announces 2019 Award Finalists

#AlitaBattleAngel is nominated for Best Motion Capture/Special Effects Performance. https://austinchronicle.com/daily/screens/2020-01-03/austin-film-critics-association-announces-2019-award-finalists/

Reel Anarchy Staff Pick Their Top 10 Best Movies Of 2019

#AlitaBattleAngel comes in at #2 overall on this list.  https://reelanarchy.com/reel-anarchy-staff-pick-their-top-10-best-movies-of-2019/amp/?__twitter_impression=true… 

Forbes: ‘Alita,’ ‘Cats’ And The Most Underrated Movies Of 2019

Scott Mendelson says of Alita: “The dialogue is 90% exposition and the film’s idea of feminism is straight out of the 1990’s, but the damn movie works because Alita herself is such an entertaining character.” https://forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2020/12/31/alita-battle-angel-cats-stuber-maleficent-brightburn-underrated-movies-of-2019/amp/

The Film Stage: Jason Ooi’s Top 10 Films of 2019

Alita: Battle Angel: “With her innocence and unbridled sense of duty, the heroine at the center is a strong mascot for self-actualization in such socially stratified times.” https://thefilmstage.com/jason-oois-top-10-films-of-2019/

Indiewire reports on the Oscar VFX Bake-Off that took place Saturday:

“Faring surprisingly well, though, was Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” (which Disney acquired from Fox), thanks to Weta Digital’s impressive humanoid cyborg (Rosa Salazar)” 

NOTE: The article indicates that The Lion King (an animated film) will be favored to win the Oscar for Best VFX.

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/01/the-lion-king-cats-oscar-vfx-bake-off-1202200632/amp/

‘The Lion King’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Lead VES Awards with Five VFX Nominations

The VES Awards will be held January 29th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/01/lion-king-alita-battle-angel-ves-awards-nominations-vfx-1202201167/amp/

The Hollywood Reporter: “Alita: Battle Angel, Avengers: Endgame, Gemini Man, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Lion King are the nominees in the Visual Effects Society’s top category of outstanding visual effects in a photoreal feature.” https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/lists/2020-visual-effects-society-awards-nominations-full-list-1265672

Hong Kong box office down by 2% in year of protests. Alita: Battle Angel is among the top 10 non-Hong Kong films in 2019. https://www.screendaily.com/news/hong-kong-box-office-down-by-2-in-year-of-protests/5145988.article

Cinemablend: Cameron responded to criticisms of Alita’s big eyes saying, “Fuck the haters… We’re going to go bigger on the eyes, and that’s how we’re going to do it.”

https://amp.cinemablend.com/news/2487988/james-cameron-had-the-perfect-reaction-to-early-haters-of-alita-battle-angels-big-eyes?__twitter_impression=true

Published by The #AlitaArmy

We are a community of Alita: Battle Angel fans who are dedicated to supporting Alita and Rosa Salazar POSITIVELY. If you want to help Alita get a sequel, the best way to do it is to be vocal, be active, and be positive. Being respectful to other fans and fan bases while using the "#AlitaArmy" hashtag will do #AlitaBattleAngel a lot of good. Alita needs us. We are all she's had for support.

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