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‘Straight Outta Compton’s’ Neil Brown Jr., Dan Bucatinsky, Sharon Lawrence to Present at NewFilmmakers LA Awards

”Best of 2014“ awards presenters also include Allen Maldonado, Leah Daniels Butler, Deborah Del Prete and TheWrap executive editor Joseph Kapsch

“Straight Outta Compton” actor Neil Brown Jr., “Scandal’s” Dan Bucatinsky and “NYPD” actress Sharon Lawrence will present at the NewFilmmakers Los Angeles “Best of 2014” awards on Sept. 12 in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District.

Taking place at the new A+D Architecture and Design Museum, it will be hosted by Kate Flannery, best known for her role as Meredith Palmer on “The Office.”

Other presenters include Allen Maldonado, Leah Daniels Butler, Deborah Del Prete and TheWrap executive editor Joseph Kapsch.

Forty-three films have been nominated for the “Best of 2014” Awards in six categories, as well as 13 actors in two categories.

The judges panel is composed of various Hollywood agents, journalists and NFMLA board members.

The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 8. VIP tickets are $100; General Admission is $25. Both are available on the official website.

Founded in 2007, NFMLA has screened more than 1,000 films from over 59 countries and boasts over 60,000 supporters locally.

See all of the nominees below.

Best Feature Film

“The Heart of Bruno Wizard” ­- Director Elisabeth Rasmussen
“Aldo” ­- Director Ross Kolton
“A New York Heartbeat” -­ Director Tjardus Greidanus
“Cry Now” -­ Director Alberto Barboza

Best Live Action Short­ Drama

“Empyrean” ­- Director Sophia Savage
“Sold” -­ Director John Irwin
“East of Kensington” ­- Director Kellen Moore
“Present Trauma” ­- Director Mark Manalo
“Samnang” ­- Director Asaph Polonsky
“For the Birds” -­ Director Tara Atashgah
“Interstate” -­ Director Camille Stochitch
“Way in the Rye” ­- Director Goran Stankovic
“Pagpag (The Refuse)” ­- Director John Paul Su
“Stray Dogs” -­ Director Santiago Limon
“Stay” ­- Director Brandon Zuck

Best Live Action Short ­Comedy

“Meditation” ­- Director Francisco Lorite
“Another Happy Anniversary” -­ Director Miranda Bailey
“#TwitterKills” -­ Director Brett Sorem
“Dear Santa” -­ Director Maura Smith
“Vacation” ­- Director Tracy Brown
“Chicken Suit” -­ Director AK Hottman
“Rosita Lopez for President” ­- Director Rachel Goldberg
“Market Hours” -­ Director Jon Goldman
“Somebody’s Mother” ­- Director Mandy Fabian

Best Foreign Short

“Kakara” -­ Director Kimmo Ylakas, Finland
“Le Passage” -­ Director Fabien Montanger, France
“Sahasi Chori” ­- Director Erin Galey, India/Nepal
“Matat” -­ Director Rotem Zisman­Cohen, Israel
“God Maskingevaerlyd” -­ Director Truls Krane Meby, Norway
“Taste in Guys” -­ Michelle Yu, South Korea
“Dubois” -­ Director Kaz Ove, UK
“Save Me a Spot” -­ Director Alberto Hueck, Venezuela

Best Animated Short

“Operator” -­ Director Sam Barnett
“Hopkins and Delaney LLP” ­- Director Sean Buckelew
“How You Doin’ Boy?” -­ Director William D. Caballero
“Roadkill Redemption” ­- Director Karl Hadrika
“Toby and the Runaway Kite”- ­ Director Dana Stockton, Australia

Best Documentary Short

“Twenty­Eight Feet: Life on a Wooden Boat” -­ Director Kevin A. Fraser, Canada
“Haenyeo: Women of the Sea” ­- Directors Alex Igidbashian, Daye Jeong, and Kevin Sawicki
“Fighter’s Room” ­- Director Slav Zatoka
“HOLLYGROVE: The True Life Story of Montserrat” ­- Director Carlos Hurtado
“Los Villanos” -­ Director Sabrina Skau
“The Last Killing” -­ Sati Kaur

Best Performance in a Drama

Patrick John Flueger ­- Present Trauma
Escher Holloway -­ A New York Heartbeat
Fernanda Romero ­- Sold
Antti Luusuaniemi ­- Kakara
Nazli K. Lou -­ For the Birds
Rebecca Cox ­- Tarsus
Eamonn Walker ­- Dubois

Performance in a Comedy

Freddie Rodriguez -­ Meditation
Marley Shelton -­ Meditation
Nikki Deloach – Another Happy Anniversary
Sunah Bilsted ­ – #TwitterKills
Christine Lakin ­- Somebody’s Mother
Daniel Jones – Ticket to Ride