Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Road To Oscar Annual Series

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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016
A Production Designer's Perspective On "Carol," "Joy"
Directed by Todd Haynes, the critically acclaimed Carol tells the story of title character Carol Aird (portrayed by Cate Blanchett) and Therese Belvit (Rooney Mara), two women who fall in love in New York City in the early 1950s. Phyllis Nagy wrote the adapted screenplay based on Patricia Highsmith...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Artisans Share Insights Into Lensing "The Revenant," Cutting "Room"
DP Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, ASC, AMC scored the hat trick, having won the coveted ASC Award for Achievement in Feature Film for the third straight year, starting with Gravity in 2014, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) last year, and The Revenant (Twentieth Century Fox) this past...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016
"The 100 Year Old Man" Earns Place Alongside "The Revenant," "Mad Max" In Oscar Derby
The Revenant and Mad Max: Fury Road top this year’s field of Oscar nominations with a dozen and 10, respectively. Yet in the Makeup and Hairstyling category, they are vying with a deserving yet lower profile film that has but one Academy Award nod, having debuted in the U.S. in 2015, two years...
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016
Creating Different Worlds: "Mad Max: Fury Road," "The Revenant," "Spotlight," "Carol" and "Amy"
It’s been reported that John Seale, ASC, ACS came out of retirement to shoot director/co-writer George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road , but the cinematographer regards that as “a running joke.” Seale quipped, “I’ve ‘retired’ each of the 10 movies I did prior to this.” Circumstance is what brought...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016
Exploring Sounds of The Heart and Soul In "The Revenant"
For the second consecutive year on the basis of his work on an Alejandro G. Iñárritu film, Martín Hernández has earned a Best Achievement in Sound Editing Oscar nomination, this time for The Revenant . (Twentieth Century Fox). In 2015, the nod--shared with Aaron Glascock--came for Birdman or (The...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016
Insights Into The Lensing of "Room," "The Danish Girl"
Oscar prognostications largely saw Room (A24 Films) reserved for no more than a leading actress nomination based on the strength of the performance delivered by Brie Larson. However one of the pleasant surprises to emerge was the brilliant, emotionally moving film ultimately scoring four noms--the...
Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
"Room" Director Continues An Awards Tradition: The Discrepancy Between DGA and Oscar Nominations
Most years there is at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees. In fact only five times in the 68 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts. This time around, Lenny Abrahamson is in line with that history...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016
Editorial Perspectives On "Joy," "Trumbo," "The Hateful Eight"
There’s an Academy Award pedigree to the four editors behind director/writer/producer David O. Russell’s Joy (Twentieth Century Fox): Tom Cross, ACE, the Best Editing Oscar winner last year for Whiplash ; Christopher Tellefsen, ACE who was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for Moneyball ;...
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015
"The Revenant" Marks Jack Fisk’s 1st Collaboration With Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Two close collaborative relationships yielded the opportunity for production designer Jack Fisk to work for the first time with Oscar-winning ( Birdman ) director Alejandro G. Iñárritu, the project being The Revenant (20th Century Fox) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Connecting Fisk with...
Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015
Director, Editor Perspectives On "Suffragette,' "Sicario"
Among the early breakthroughs in director Sarah Gavron’s career were earning a BAFTA Best New Director TV Award for This Little Life , and later on the feature front being a BAFTA nominee for Most Promising Newcomer on the strength of Brick Lane , which also garnered her nominations for Best...