Today, the Apple Original Films received a Critics' Choice Award from Golden Globe-nominated director Martin Scorsese Moonflower Killers To begin streaming globally on Apple TV+ starting Friday, January 12.
This comes after the film achieved global revenues of $156 million at the box office, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro in a distinctive role by Lily Gladstone. Apple's rollout of the film, starting with a premiere at Cannes and then a full global theatrical release from Paramount, sets an interesting template for big-budget streaming films in the future. It's hitting the streaming service right in the awards season wheelhouse, and it's considered a front-runner.
Moonflower Killers It was honored as the best film of the year by the National Board of Review, and received 12 Critics' Choice Award nominations and 7 Golden Globe Award nominations, as well as being included in the American Film Institute's list of the best motion pictures of the year. The film was also shortlisted for the Academy Awards of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the categories of Best Makeup and Hair, Best Sound, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song and was named the #1 Best Picture of 2023 by the New York Times. Times and The New Yorker, as well as recognition from more than 20 critic groups worldwide, including a Best Picture award from the New York Film Critics Circle. This evening, Killers of the Flower Moon is set to be honored with a Vanguard Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
Adapted from David Grann's book by Eric Roth and Scorsese, Moonflower Killers Set in 1920s Oklahoma, the film depicts the serial murders of members of the oil-rich Osage tribe, a series of brutal crimes that became known as the Reign of Terror. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tanto Cardinal, Cara Jade Myers, Janie Collins, and Gillian Dion.
The Apple Studios-backed film is produced by Apple along with Imperative Entertainment, Sikelia Productions, and Appian Way. Producers are Dan Friedkin, Bradley Thomas, Martin Scorsese, and Daniel Luby, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Rick Jorn, Adam Sumner, Marianne Bauer, Lisa Frechette, John Atwood, Shea Kammer, and Nils Juhl serving as executive producers.
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