Zhang Yimou’s “Shadow” led all films with four wins.
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Beto O’Rourke was a winner at South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival in Austin, Texas, or at least the film chronicling his campaign to unseat Ted Cruz in the U.S. Senate, “Running With Beto,” was, as it took home the Audience Award for Documentary Spotlight Saturday.
The audience favorite Narrative Spotlight section went to “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” starring Shia LaBeouf, Jon Bernthal, Dakota Johnson and Bruce Dern. The film is about a young man with Down syndrome (Zack Gottsagen) who runs away from a nursing home to become a professional wrestler.
Headliners and 24 Beats Per Second Audience Award winners will be announced on Monday, March 19.
Here’s a complete list of Saturday’s winners:
NARRATIVE FEATURE COMPETITION
“Saint Frances ”
Director: Alex Thompson
DOCUMENTARY FEATURE COMPETITION
“For Sama ”
Directors: Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
“The Peanut Butter Falcon ”
Director: Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz
“Running With Beto ”
Director: David Modigliano
“The Garden Left Behind”
Director: Flavio Alves
“Boyz In the Wood ”
Director: Ninian Doff
Showrunner: Bridget Bedard
“Cachada: The Opportunity ”
Director: Marlén Viñayo
“Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins”
Director: Janice Engel
SXSW Film Design Awards
EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN
“Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse”
Directors: Brian Mah, James Ramirez
VIRTUAL CINEMA JURY AWARD WINNERS
360° VIDEO: DOCUMENTARY
“Send Me Home”
Director: Cassandra Evanisko
360° VIDEO: NARRATIVE
“Metro Veinte: Cita Ciega”
Director: Maria Belen Poncio
Director: Kiira Benzing
Director: Jorge Tereso, Fernando Maldonado
BEST USE OF IMMERSIVE ARTS
“Home After War”
Director: Gayatri Parameswaran
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ABC and Fox tied for first place in the key 18-49 ratings demo Thursday, when CBS aired repeats of “The Big Bang Theory” and “Young Sheldon.” Fox’s primetime consisted entirely of the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards, which returned to broadcast for the first time since 2015.
CBS finished first in total-viewer averages in last night’s primetime.
In March 2015, the iHeartRadio Music Awards — then on NBC — posted a 1.7 demo rating and 5.3 million viewers. This one didn’t come close to those Nielsen numbers. The annual awards show ran on Turner’s cable channels between then and now.
ABC and Fox tied for first in ratings, both with a 0.9 rating/4 share in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. ABC was second in total viewers with an average of 5.1 million, according to preliminary numbers, Fox was fourth with 3 million.
For ABC, “Grey’s Anatomy” at 8 put up a 1.4/7 and 6.7 million viewers. At 9, “Station 19” had a 0.8/4 and 5.2 million viewers. “For the People” at 10 got a 0.6/3 and 3.4 million viewers.
The only telecast on Fox’s primetime was the iHeart Awards, averaging the above-mentioned numbers.
CBS was third in ratings with a 0.8/4 and first in viewers with 5.4 million. Between repeats, “Fam” at 8:30 received a 1.0/5 and 6.1 million viewers. Another “Fam” at 9:30 had a 0.8/3 and 4.8 million viewers. Another rerun followed.
NBC was fourth in ratings with a 0.7/3 and third in viewers with 3.3 million. “Superstore” at 8 got a 1.0/5 and 3.6 million viewers. At 8:30, “A.P. Bio” received a 0.6/3 and 2.4 million viewers. “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” at 9 had a 0.7/3 and 2.3 million viewers. “Will & Grace” at 9:30 closed out the comedy block with a 0.6/3 and 2.7 million viewers. “Law & Order: SVU” finished off primetime to a 0.8/4 and 4.3 million viewers.
Univision, The CW and Telemundo tied for fifth in ratings, each with a 0.4/2. Univision was fifth in total viewers with 1.4 million, CW was sixth with 1.3 million, and Telemundo was seventh with 1.1 million.
For CW, “Supernatural” at 8 had a 0.4/2 and 1.6 million viewers. At 9, “Legacies” got a 0.3/1 and 1.1 million viewers.
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