Virtuosos: SBIFF 2018

Reviewed by Zaya Huntsinger. Viewed at SBIFF 2018.

The Virtuosos Award took place at the SBIFF on Saturday, February 3, 2018. It was presented to people who have given breakthrough performances in film over the past year. These people included:  Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out),Hong Chau (Downsizing), John Boyega (Detroit), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), and Timothée Chalamet (Call Me by Your Name). The award was presented and moderated by Dave Karger.

They were recognized impressive roles over the past year. Daniel Kaluuya was praised for his role as Chris Washington in the political thriller “Get Out.” Gal Gadot for her impressive acting as the lead in “Wonder Woman.” Hong Chau for her inspiring performance in the social comedy “Downsizing,” in which she plays the character Ngoc Lan Tran. John Boyega for his talented performance as Melvin Dismukes in the film “Detroit.” Kumail Nanjiani was awarded for his acting in “The Big Sick.” Previously known for her singer/songwriting, Mary J. Blige was given an award for her role as Florence Jackson in “Mudbound.” Timothée Chalamet was celebrated for his performance as Elio in Call Me By Your Name.

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