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2016 Maui Film Festival Honorees

 
 

Honorees Announced To Date

 
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Bryan Cranston

2016 Maui Film Festival Navigator Award Honoree
 
Bryan Cranston
Cranston was most recently seen playing the titular role in the film Trumbo. His performance garnered nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, a BAFTA Award, and a Critics’ Choice Award in 2016 for Best Actor. Cranston has won four Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe Award and three SAG Awards for his portrayal of Walter White on AMC's Breaking Bad. His performance also earned him two additional Emmy® nominations, three Golden Globe nominations and a Television Critics Association award.

Additionally, Cranston won a SAG award for his co-starring role in the 2012 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Argo. Cranston won a Tony® Award for his Broadway debut as President Lyndon B. Johnson in All the Way. The HBO film adaption of the play is being produced by Cranston’s production company, Moonshot Entertainment, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Tale Told Productions. All The Way will premiere on HBO on May 21, 2016.
 
 
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Viola Davis

2016 Maui Film Festival Navigator Award Honoree
 
Viola Davis
Viola Davis is a critically revered award-winning actress of film, television and theater known for her intriguingly diverse roles. Davis is currently starring on the ABC drama “How to Get Away with Murder.” In 2015, Davis received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series,” in addition to the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.” Earlier this year, she received her second Screen Actors Guild Award for portraying Annalise Keating.

In 2012, Davis received an Oscar nomination for “Best Actress” for her portrayal of ‘Aibileen Clark’ in “The Help,” directed by Tate Taylor. Davis won the Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice “Best Actress” Awards for her portrayal of ‘Aibileen,’ and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and British Academy Film Award. In 2008, Davis starred in “Doubt” based on John Patrick Shanley’s Tony Award winning play. Davis was nominated for a Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for her performance. Davis won the Independent Spirit Award for “Best Supporting Female” in 2003 for her performance in “Antwone Fisher.”

This summer, Davis will be seen in the highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” which also stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto. The film will be released on August 5, 2016.
 
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Michael B. Jordan

2016 Maui Film Festival Rainmaker Award
 
Michael B. Jordan
Michael B. Jordan was last seen in Ryan Coogler’s highly acclaimed film “Creed”, starring alongside Sylvester Stallone and Tessa Thompson. In 2015, Jordan also starred in a new version of "Fantastic Four,” playing the role of 'Johnny Storm' aka 'The Human Torch', opposite Miles Teller, Jamie Bell, and Kate Mara. He has previously starred in “Chronicle,” “That Awkward Moment,” opposite Zac Efron and Miles Teller and the George Lucas produced film “Redtails.”

Jordan successfully took on his first major leading film role when he starred as 'Oscar Grant' in Ryan Coodler’s "Fruitvale Station.” The cast included Octavia Spencer and Melonie Diaz, and was produced by Forest Whitaker. It premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival where it received the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for U.S. Dramatic Film. “Fruitvale Station” has garnered many awards including Best First Feature at the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards, Outstanding Independent Motion Picture at the 2014 NAACP Image Awards and the 2014 Stanley Kramer Award from the Producer's Guild of America. The 2013 New York Film Critics Circle honored Fruitvale Station with Best First Film and the picture was also chosen as one of the Top Ten Films at the 2013 National Board of Review Awards, where Michael took home the award for Breakthrough Actor. Michael also won the 2013 Gotham Award for Breakthrough Actor and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Lead Actor.

Jordan has also starred in three of the most critically celebrated television dramas of the past decade. First, Jordan played the hard-shelled but softhearted 'Wallace' in HBO's dramatic hit series "The Wire". He then went on to star as quarterback 'Vince Howard' on "Friday Night Light,” before playing recovered alcoholic, 'Alex', on Parenthood.”
 
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Kelly Rohrbach

2016 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award
 
Kelly Rohrbach
Kelly Rohrbach is a Connecticut born actress and model. After graduating from Georgetown University in 2012 where she was recruited to play Division One Women's golf, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her passion for acting. Rohrbach majored in theater at Georgetown as well as attending the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Rohrbach will have her breakout role in BAYWATCH for Paramount Pictures, which is scheduled for release in May 2017. She stars as the iconic role of “C. J. Parker” opposite Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. Rohrbach has worked with directors such as Woody Allen and Seth Gordon, and was most recently seen in Comedy Central’s BROAD CITY. Rohrbach first gained acclaim in modeling in 2015 when she appeared in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue and she was named Rookie of the Year.
 
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Wyatt Russell

2016 Maui Film Festival Rising Star Award
 
Wyatt Russell
Russell is currently starring in Richard Linklater’s critically acclaimed film EVERYBODY WANTS SOME. He can also be seen starring in Jeff Grace’s film FOLK HERO & FUNNY GUY opposite Alex Karpovsky, Melanie Lynskey, Meredith Hanger and Hannah Simone. The film premiered at Tribeca in May 2016 and received a nomination in the category of “Best Narrative Drama.” Next year, Russell will star opposite Anna Kendrick, Lisa Kudrow and Craig Robinson in Jeffrey Blitz’s film TABLE 19. He will also star in Jay Baruchel’s GOON: LAST OF THE ENFORCERS, opposite TJ Miller and Liev Schreiber. Russell recently wrapped production on Oren Uziel’s crime thriller SHIMMER LAKE. Russell’s other credits include 22 JUMP STREET, COLD IN JULY, THIS IS 40, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE and COWBOYS AND ALIENS. Russell was formerly a professional hockey player before he turned to acting.
 
 
 

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