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.
‘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.
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.”