The Los Angeles Press Club has announced its finalists for the 2018 Veritas Award for best movie based on or inspired by real people and real events. The finalists are, in alphabetical order:
* All the Money in the World
* Battle of the Sexes
* The Big Sick
* The Darkest Hour
* The Disaster Artist
* First They Killed My Father
* The Greatest Showman
* The Post
* I, Tonya
The Veritas Award honors filmmakers who seek to better our world by reminding us of our forgotten or neglected histories, triumphs and failures. These filmmakers, all journalists at heart, work with the richest material of all—the stories of real events and people.
In 2016 the LA Press Club become the first group to specifically honor biopics and other based-on-a-true-story films. The club’s members chose Spotlight for the new Veritas Award. Days later the movie about the team of journalists who broke open the Boston priest sex abuse ring won the Oscar for Best Picture. Last year it was Hidden Figures, the remarkable tale of three African American Women who worked behind the scenes in NASA’s space program in the 1960’s that took home the honor.
LA Press Club members have two weeks to decide on the 2018 Veritas Winner by casting their vote for their favorite movie in this one category of films, closest to the heart of journalists.
The winner will be celebrated at Press Club event on February 28th, a few days before the Academy Awards.