Lane Garrison chosen Best Actor by reader ballot for “The Iron Orchard.”
Looks like it was a good year for Badland.
The edgy independently produced western about a straight-shooting Pinkerton agent (played by Kevin Makey) on a manhunt during the post-Civil War era loomed large in balloting for the third annual C&I Movie Awards, winning top honors for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay (both Justin Lee).
But wait, there’s more: Mira Sorvino was voted Best Actress for her multifaceted performance as Sarah Cooke, a resourceful rancher who keeps a watchful eye on her ailing father, and Amanda Wyss received the Best Supporting Actress nod for persuasively playing Alice Hollenback, a saloon operator eager to free herself from the control of a corrupt town boss.
Two other films also cracked the winners circle: Ty Roberts’ The Iron Orchard, which was represented by Best Actor honoree Lane Garrison for his outstanding performance as Jim McNeely, a Texas oil man obsessed with rising from his humble beginnings in post-WWII Texas; and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s The Mustang, represented by Best Supporting Actor honoree (and Badland co-star) Bruce Dern for his memorable portrayal of Myles, the blunt-spoken wrangler in charge of the wild horse training program at a Nevada prison.
Here is a complete list of nominations for this year’s C&I Movie Awards. Winners (which appear in red) were chosen through online balloting that ended Tuesday, February 4. Nominees were chosen by the Cowboys & Indians magazine staff.
The Iron Orchard
Kevin Costner – The Highwaymen
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Lane Garrison – The Iron Orchard
Ethan Hawke – The Kid
Matthias Schoenaerts – The Mustang
Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
Ali Corbin – The Iron Orchard
Deborah Francois – Never Grow Old
Caitland Gerard – The Wind
Mira Sorvino – Badland
John Cusack – Never Grow Old
Dane DeHaan – The Kid
Bruce Dern – Mustang
Woody Harrelson – The Highwaymen
Chris Pratt – The Kid
Gideon Adlon – The Mustang
Kathy Bates – The Highwaymen
Leila George – The Kid
Julia Goldani Tellis – The Wind
Amanda Wyss -- Badland
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre – The Mustang
Vincent D’Onofrio – The Kid
Justin Lee – Badland
Ty Roberts – The Iron Orchard
Emma Tammi – The Wind
Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Mona Fastvoid and Brock Norman Brock – The Mustang
John Fusco – The Highwaymen
Andrew Lanham – The Kid
Justin Lee – Badland
Teresa Sutherland – The Wind