Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Road To Oscar Annual Series

Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016

Composer Abel Korzeniowski earned a Golden Globe Award nomination and World Soundtrack and International Film Music Critics Awards, among other honors, for A Single Man, the auspicious feature debut of director/writer Tom Ford.  A Single Man garnered critical acclaim on other...

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016

James Laxton first met Barry Jenkins at Florida State University film school. “I shot Barry’s last two student films,” recalled Laxton. “We just got along. Our friendship dates back to 2001 or so. There’s a lot of trust in our relationship.”

That trust extended to their professional...

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

On the surface there were a number of factors going against cinematographer Elliot Davis becoming involved in director-writer-producer-actor Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight). “I had never met Nate,” recalled Davis. “I didn’t know who he was when I got the script. To...

Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016

Making a major splash with its debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and recently topping the Gotham Awards with four nominations--for Best Feature, Best Screenplay (writer-director Kenneth Lonergan), Best Actor (Casey Affleck), and Best Breakthrough Actor (Lucas Hedges)--Manchester by...

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

This prequel to SHOOT’s annual The Road To Oscar series of feature stories focuses on the art of editing and four of its notable practitioners: Joe Walker, ACE, Steven Rosenblum, ACE, Jake Roberts, and Julie Monroe.

All four are in the awards season conversation: Walker...

Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016

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...

Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016

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,...

Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

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...

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

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 ‘...

Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

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 ...