London, UK (6 January 2019): Global media and entertainment firm Alpha1Media on January 6 launched its A1Film Awards for 2018, highlighting the achievements of the global cinema industry over the year.
The A1Film Awards for 2018 highlights films, writers, producers, actors and directors, from Hollywood, Bollywood, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and the Far East which are reflective of the best of global popular cinema in 2018, Alpha1Media said.
‘2018 was Cinema’s Year of Representation,’ said Talal Malik, Chairman and CEO of Alpha1Media. ‘Both at the box office and the awards ceremonies, it is clear that inclusivity and diversity are much-warranted global trends that need to be rapidly scaled and celebrated.’
On 8 August 2018, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced an Academy Award (‘Oscar’) for Best Popular Film, affirming the importance of global popular cinema which Alpha1Media has promoted since its A1Film initiatives began in 2012.
Alpha1Media on 5 January 2019 launched its A1Film Top 10 List 2018, celebrating the Top 10 Films of 2018. From its A1Film Top 10 List 2018, Alpha1Media awards the following colleagues in the global film industry with the A1Film Awards 2018, recognising their achievements across the year.
‘Now in its sixth year, the A1Film Awards List continues to be the only list of its kind, focusing on the achievements of our industry colleagues in global popular cinema over 2018, as the Oscars will do officially with their new category from this year,’ said Ms. Maria Felce, Alpha1Media’s official spokesperson.
The full details for A1Film Top 10 List can be viewed at: http://alpha1media.com/media-access/press-releases/alpha1media-launches-a1film-top-10-list-2018/
The A1Film In Memoriam Achievement Award is given to Burt Reynolds, the American Hollywood actor who died on 6 September 2018.
The A1Film In Memoriam Achievement Award is also given to Sridevi, the Indian Bollywod actress who died on 24 February 2018 and was widely regarded as Bollywood’s first female superstar of Indian cinema.
A special A1Film In Memoriam Achievement Award is also given to Stan Lee, the American creator of Spider-man and many of Marvel Studios’ top characters, and Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, who passed away on November 12, 2018.
Alpha1Media’s Chairman and CEO, Talal Malik, met Stan Lee several times in July 2014, and paid tribute to him at his passing away: ‘It was a pleasure to have met Stan a few times, thanked him for his work and made him smile with our creative work from Alpha1Media. The global success of Marvel Studios today started decades ago in the mind of Stan. Thank you, Stan – for Peter Parker, Spider-man, Marvel and his motto “With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.” And one final time, Excelsior!’
The A1Film 2018 Best Original Screenplay is given for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ to American screenwriting team, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely, which is No. 1 on the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
The A1Film 2018 Best Producer is given to American auteur and producer, Jordan Peele, who co-produced ‘BlackKKlansman’, which is No. 2 on the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
The A1Film 2018 Best Foreign Picture is given to Mexican auteur, Alfonso Cuarón for ‘Roma’, which is No. 3 on the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
The A1Film 2018 Best Actor Award is given to American auteur Bradley Cooper for the film, ‘A Star is Born’, a joint No. 6 on the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
The A1Film 2018 Best Actress Award is given to Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio in her acting debut in ‘Roma’, directed by Mexican auteur Alfonso Cuarón, which is No. 3 on the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
The A1Film 2018 Best Picture is given to American producer and President of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, No. 1 on the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
“‘Avengers: Infinity War’ leads our list for three reasons – as a story, it made cinema audiences’ jaws drop from start to end; it represents the start of the culmination of a decade of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) which started with ‘Iron Man’ in 2008 with Marvel Studios’ Kevin Feige at the helm; and it also typifies 2018 as the Year of Representation with 23 characters with arcs in the story,” said Ms. Felce about the top movie upon publication of the A1Film Top 10 List for 2018.
Seven of the top 10 films selected by Alpha1Media had been recognised in the official A1Film Preview List of 2018, namely ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, ‘Roma’, ‘Black Panther’ , ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’, ‘Creed 2’, ‘Aquaman’ and ‘First Man’.
Alpha1Media will also launch its acclaimed annual list of the top films from around the world which cinema audiences were looking forward to in 2019.
The A1Film Preview List for 2019 will highlight essential and interesting films from Hollywood, Bollywood, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Far East, which audiences can view over the year.
Alpha1Media is a global media and entertainment firm. Alpha1Media produces and advises on media creation using 10×10 types of media including phone, print, TV, radio, billboard, computer, cinema and futuristic media based on scale, motion and holograms.
In the film sector, Alpha1Media focuses on film development, production, financing and cultural advisory services. It currently has four film projects in development with production value estimated at over USD $350 million from 2019-2025. The script for its first film project, ‘NANO’, has been recognised as one of the best new film scripts in development, including by 40 Oscar, Golden Globe, BAFTA and Emmy winners.