Houstonians will get a glimpse of awards season glamour on the evening of Saturday, January 6th, when the Houston Film Critics Society presents its 11th annual awards ceremony. The event — which is the only one of its kind staged by a regional film critics’ organization in the United States, take that Cleveland — will be held at the Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston (MATCH) performance complex at 3400 Main in downtown Houston.
The festivities, which are open to the public, will commence at 7 p.m. and will feature awards for excellence in motion pictures for 2017. Leading the list of HFCS nominated films are The Shape of Water, with nods in seven categories and Lady Bird with five.
“Each year, the Houston Film Critics Society follows a thorough screening process to identify the best of the year’s films,” says Joshua Starnes, president of the organization. “Our annual awards ceremony lets us honor the best as we invite the community to celebrate the magic of film.”
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The Houston Film Critics’ Society will also present their annual Humanitarian Award to Jim McIngvale, whose tireless efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey captured the attention, admiration, and appreciation of the world. In selecting “Mattress Mack” for this honor, the HFCS noted with fondness his production of the 1992 action film Sidekicks.
Tickets are $15 (plus a modest ticketing fee) and are available for online purchase here.
The 11th Annual Houston Film Critics Society’s Movie Awards are underwritten by Leonard Courtright of Allied Siding and Windows, with promotional assistance from Gow Media’s ESPN 97.5 FM and SportsMap 94.1 FM, in cooperation with CW 39 and NewsFix.
The 34 members of the HFCS are working film journalists on television, radio, online and in traditional print. Together, they reach millions of people each week across the United States with their critiques and commentaries on film. The organization, which also actively promotes the advancement of film in the Houston community, hosts a weekly, one hour radio show and podcast series on Radio Brave, an international digital broadcast platform. Visit www.houstonfilmcritics.org for details about the awards or the Society.