Sidney Flanigan
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Flanigan in 2020
Born
Sidney Jeanne Flanigan

(1998-10-19) October 19, 1998 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer–songwriter
Years active2020–present

Sidney Jeanne Flanigan (born October 19, 1998)[citation needed][1] is an American actress and singer-songwriter.[2][3][4] Flanigan made her acting debut with the acclaimed independent drama film Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020), for which she received nominations for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and the Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead.

Biography

Flanigan was born in Buffalo, New York,[5] and describes herself as a nonbinary woman.[1] In 2020, she made her acting debut portraying Autumn in the film Never Rarely Sometimes Always, directed by Eliza Hittman. The film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2020. It was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.[6] Flanigan met Hittman when she was 14 and her boyfriend was staying at a communal home shared by juggalos, where Hittman and director Scott Cummings were filming the documentary Buffalo Juggalos.[1] In addition to her acting career, Flanigan is a recording musician who performs both solo and with the band Starjuice.[7]

In December 2020, it was announced that Flanigan would star in Matthew Kaundart’s psychological drama My Twin Is Dead.[8] In March 2021, she also committed to star in Rounding, directed by Saint Frances director Alex Thompson. The film premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival.[9]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Never Rarely Sometimes Always Autumn Callahan
2022 Rounding Helen Adso

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2020 Boston Society of Film Critics Best Actress Never Rarely Sometimes Always Won [10]
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Won [11]
Florida Film Critics Circle Breakout Award Won [12]
Indiana Film Journalists Association Best Actress Nominated [13]
Breakout of the Year Nominated
New York Film Critics Circle Best Actress Won [14]
2021 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Breakthrough Performance Won [15]
Austin Film Critics Association Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated [16]
Chlotrudis Awards Best Actress Nominated [17]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Actress Nominated [18]
Dorian Awards Best Actress Nominated [19]
Rising Star of the Year Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated [20]
Breakthrough Award Nominated
Gold Derby Film Awards Lead Actress Nominated [21]
Breakthrough Performer Nominated
Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Nominated [22]
Hollywood Film Critics Association Best Actor/Actress 23 or Under Won [23]
Houston Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [24]
Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Nominated [25]
International Cinephile Society Best Actress Nominated [26]
National Board of Review Breakthrough Performance Won [27]
National Society of Film Critics Best Actress Runner-up [28]
Online Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [29]
San Diego Film Critics Society Breakthrough Artist Nominated [30]
San Francisco Bay Area Film Critics Circle Best Actress Nominated [31]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Actress Nominated [32]
Toronto Film Critics Association Best Actress Nominated [33]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [34]

References

  1. ^ a b c Gajewski, Ryan (May 1, 2020). "Meet the Unlikely Movie Star Whose Film Is Impacting the Abortion Debate". Playboy. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  2. ^ Haring, Bruce (February 21, 2020). "Gersh Signs Sidney Flanigan, Star Of Sundance Winning Pic 'Never Rarely Sometimes Always'". Deadline. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  3. ^ "How Sidney Flanigan Went From Playing Music On Facebook To Acting In "Never Rarely Sometimes Always"". Yahoo Canada Style. March 9, 2020. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  4. ^ Wojnar, Zak (March 13, 2020). "Sidney Flanigan Interview: Never Rarely Sometimes Always". Screen Rant. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  5. ^ "Sidney Flanigan stars as 'Autumn'". Focus Features. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  6. ^ Cohn, Paulette (March 12, 2020). "Sidney Flanigan on a Woman's Right to Choose in Never Rarely Sometimes Always". Parade. Retrieved March 12, 2020.
  7. ^ "Starjuice". Bandcamp. Retrieved December 30, 2020.
  8. ^ Blyth, Antonia (December 15, 2020). "'Never Rarely Sometimes Always' Breakout Sidney Flanigan To Star In Matthew Kaundart's Psychological Drama 'My Twin Is Dead'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 1, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  9. ^ Lang, Brent (March 5, 2021). "Sidney Flanigan, Namir Smallwood to Star in 'Rounding' From 'Saint Frances' Director Alex Thompson (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  10. ^ Davis, Clayton (December 13, 2020). "'Nomadland' Named Best Picture at Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Paul Raci and Yuh-jung Youn Among Winners". Variety. Archived from the original on December 16, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  11. ^ Davis, Clayton (December 21, 2020). "'Nomadland' Wins Five Chicago Film Critics Awards". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  12. ^ "2020 FFCC Winners". Florida Film Critics Circle. December 21, 2020. Archived from the original on December 22, 2020. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  13. ^ Neglia, Matt (December 21, 2020). "The 2020 Indiana Film Journalists Association (IFJA) Winners". Next Best Picture. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  14. ^ Davis, Clayton (December 18, 2020). "New York Film Critics Circle Winners Full List: 'First Cow' Takes Top Prize". Variety. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  15. ^ Davis, Clayton (January 4, 2021). "'Nomadland' Triumphs at Alliance of Women Film Journalists Awards (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 6, 2021.
  16. ^ Anderson, Erik (March 13, 2021). "'Minari' leads Austin Film Critics nominations with 11". AwardsWatch. Archived from the original on March 13, 2021. Retrieved March 13, 2021.
  17. ^ "2021, 27th Annual Awards". Chlotrudis Society for Independent Films. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  18. ^ Sharf, Zack (January 26, 2021). "2021 Spirit Awards Nominations List: 'Never Rarely' Dominates with 7 Noms, 'Minari' Strong". IndieWire. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  19. ^ Anderson, Erik (February 11, 2021). "'Minari,' 'Nomadland' lead LGBTQ Critics' Dorian Awards nominations; 'The Prom,' 'Wonder Woman 1984' vie for Campiest Flick". AwardsWatch. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  20. ^ "2020 Awards". Georgia Film Critics Association. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  21. ^ "2021 Gold Derby Film Awards winners: 'Nomadland' wins Best Picture, Carey Mulligan and Chadwick Boseman take lead acting honors". Gold Derby. April 20, 2021. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  22. ^ Lewis, Hilary (January 11, 2021). "Gotham Awards: 'Nomadland' Wins Best Feature, Audience Award". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  23. ^ Magidson, Joel (December 21, 2020). "The Hollywood Critics Association Releases Their Initial Wave Of Honorary Awards". HollywoodNews. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  24. ^ Jamieson, Doug (January 12, 2021). "Minari Leads Houston Film Critics Society Nominations". Filmotomy. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
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  26. ^ Anderson, Erik (February 20, 2021). "International Cinephile Society Awards: 'Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains' is Best Picture, Kelly Reichardt ('First Cow') named Best Director". AwardsWatch. Retrieved December 20, 2021.
  27. ^ Davis, Clayton (January 26, 2021). "National Board of Review Names 'Da 5 Bloods' Best Picture, Spike Lee Becomes Second Black Director Winner". Variety. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  28. ^ Pond, Steve (January 9, 2021). "'Nomadland' Named Best Film by National Society of Film Critics". The Wrap. Archived from the original on January 11, 2021. Retrieved January 14, 2021.
  29. ^ Neglia, Matt (January 19, 2021). "The 2020 Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) Nominations". NextBestPicture. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  30. ^ "San Diego Film Critics Society 2020 Awards Nominations". San Diego Film Critics. January 8, 2021. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  31. ^ Anderson, Erik (January 15, 2021). "San Francisco Film Critics nominations: 'Nomadland' leads with 7". AwardsWatch. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  32. ^ Anderson, Erik (February 8, 2021). "'Minari' leads Seattle Film Critics Society (SFCS) nominations". AwardsWatch. Retrieved February 11, 2021.
  33. ^ "Nomadland Leads 24th Annual TFCA Award Winners". Toronto Film Critics Association. February 7, 2021. Retrieved February 9, 2021.
  34. ^ Anderson, Erik (February 6, 2021). "Washington DC Critics nominations: 'Minari' leads with 8". AwardsWatch. Retrieved February 11, 2021.