A24 Films

For Your Consideration

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Reverend Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is a solitary, middle-aged parish pastor at a small Dutch Reform church in upstate New York on the cusp of celebrating its 250th anniversary. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad, the church is now a tourist attraction catering to a dwindling congregation, eclipsed by its nearby parent church, Abundant Life, with its state-of-the-art facilities and 5,000-strong flock. When a pregnant parishioner (Amanda Seyfried) asks Reverend Toller to counsel her husband, a radical environmentalist, the clergyman finds himself plunged into his own tormented past, and equally despairing future, until he finds redemption in an act of grandiose violence. From writer-director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver; American Gigolo; Affliction) comes a gripping thriller about a crisis of faith that is at once personal, political, and planetary.


Best Picture

Best Director

Paul Schrader

Best Original Screenplay

Paul Schrader

Best Actor

Ethan Hawke

Best Supporting Actor

Cedric Kyles

Best Supporting Actress

Amanda Seyfried

Best Film Editing

Benjamin Rodriguez Jr.

Best Cinematography

Alexander Dynan

Best Production Design

Grace Yun

Best Costume Design

Olga Mill

Best Original Score


Best Sound Mixing

Production Sound Mixer
Jerry Stein

Re-recording Mixer
Martin Czembor

Best Sound Editing

Supervising Sound Editor
Ruy Garcia

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Makeup Department Head
Eldo Ray Estes

Hair Department Head
Robin Day

Best Visual Effects

Visual Effects Supervisors
Brian Houlihan
John Mangia
Brooke Lyndon-Stanford
Justin Cornish