A24 Films

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Star (Sasha Lane) is a free-spirited teenager on the brink of adulthood who leaves her troubled home in the American Midwest and hits the road with a "mag crew," itinerant laborers who peddle publications door-to-door for long hours during the day and party hard at night, never certain where the job will lead next. Led by hard-driving manager Krystal (Riley Keough) and her seductive enforcer Jake (Shia LaBeouf), the 15-strong 071 Crew becomes a surrogate family to Star, offering hope, possibility, love — and the freedom that comes from being on the road. For her first feature set and filmed in the U.S., writer-director Andrea Arnold (FISH TANK, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, Academy Award-winning short "Wasp") offers an electrifying depiction of American youth living on the margins and yearning to belong in an unforgiving landscape of strip malls, chain hotels and suburban sprawl. 

An epic odyssey into American economic life as seen through the eyes of its outcasts, underdogs and strivers—many of whom were cast directly from the nation's streets—AMERICAN HONEY features a star-making performance by newcomer Lane, an astonishing turn by LaBeouf, and an unforgettable soundtrack melding country, Southern hip-hop "trap" music and American radio classics. Arnold's visionary and propulsive fourth feature is a generation-defining cinematic experience that locates unexpected beauty between the cracks of a fractured—yet defiantly hopeful and resilient—nation where a new day can bring anything.... 


Best Picture of the Year

Lars Knudsen
Jay Van Hoy
Pouya Shahbazian
Alice Weinberg
Thomas Benski
Lucas Ochoa

Best Director

Andrea Arnold

Best Original Screenplay

Andrea Arnold

Best Actress

Sasha Lane

Best Supporting Actor

Shia LaBeouf

Best Supporting Actress

Riley Keough

Best Cinematography

Robbie Ryan

Best Production Design

Kelly McGehee

Best Film Editing

Joe Bini

Best Costume Design

Alex Bovaird

Best Sound Mixing

Rashad Omar

Best Sound Editing

Nicolas Becker

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

HMU Department Co-Heads
Kaela Dobson
Anouck Sullivan