The Divide, the feature film directing debut of Perry King, written by Jana Brown, has been nominated in several categories by The 2019 Cowboys & Indians Movie Awards.
The awards were created last year "to celebrate and encourage the current renaissance of westerns — and to honor films, filmmakers, and film stars of special interest to Cowboys & Indians readers.
First, the magazine has "taken a cue from the Oscars and Golden Globes and singled out some singular achievements with special commendations."
Perry King has been singled out for his outstanding work as a Debut Filmmaker. From Joe Leydon: "At the ripe young age of 70, actor Perry King made his debut as a cinematic multitasker with The Divide — his first effort as a feature film director — in which he stars to perfection as Sam Kincaid, a Northern California rancher who, during the drought of 1976, struggles to remember what is important — and transcend what he cannot forget — as he is gradually diminished by Alzheimer’s disease. Working on both sides of the camera, King brings out the best in a supporting cast that includes Bryan Kaplan as Luke Higgins, Kincaid’s hired hand, a man yearning to transcend his troubled past; Sara Arrington as Sarah, Kincaid’s estranged daughter, who’s reluctant to admit her feelings toward Sam or Luke; Luke Colombero as C.J., Sarah’s son, who desperately needs a grandfather and a father figure; and Levi Kreis as Tom Cutler, a deceptively charismatic fellow with a score to settle with Sam."
The Divide also has been nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor (Perry King), Best Actress (Sara Arrington), and Best Supporting Actor (Bryan Kaplan).
Winners will be selected by audience vote. Select your favorite in each category and fill in the ballot at
cowboysindians.com. The deadline for submitting your picks will be Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Winners will be announced on Friday, February 22 — the kickoff day for Oscar weekend.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Sisters Brothers
Woman Walks Ahead
Michael Greyeyes | Woman Walks Ahead
Brady Jandreau | The Rider
Perry King | The Divide
Joaquin Phoenix | The Sisters Brothers
John C. Reilly | The Sisters Brother
Sara Arrington | The Divide
Jessica Chastain | Woman Walks Ahead
Kaniehtiio Horn | Mohawk
Alia Shawkat | Blaze
Marsha Timothy | Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts
Sam Elliott | A Star is Born
Jake Gyllenhaal | The Sisters Brothers
Bryan Kaplan | The Divide
Tim Blake Nelson | The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Lou Diamond Phillips | Big Kill