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Birdman

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017

Hollywood is ready for its close-up. Again.

If Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" is to win best picture at Sunday's Academy Awards - and just about everyone thinks it's going to - it will surely go down as another in a run of movies about Hollywood to be celebrated by Hollywood. Two years...

Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Wrapping this awards season’s The Road To Oscar series are reflections from several winners backstage at this past Sunday’s ceremony: Graham Moore who earned Best Adapted Screenplay honors for The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company); DP Emmanuel “Chivo...

Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past, took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality.

On a stormy...

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

A day before it may soar at the Oscars, “Birdman” spread its wings at the 30th Independent Film Spirit Awards, winning best picture, best actor for Michael Keaton and best cinematography.

The elegantly stitched together backstage comedy came away the...

Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Costume designers Albert Wolsky for Birdman, Milena Canonero for The Grand Budapest Hotel and Colleen Atwood for Into the Woods were the feature film winners at the 2015 Costume Designers Guild Awards last night during a gala ceremony at...

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

For the second consecutive year, Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, ASC, AMC, has won the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film. This time around, he earned the honor on the basis of Birdman or (The Unexpected...

Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015

The team of Thomas Varga, Jon Taylor, CAS, Frank A. Montaño, Gustavo Borner, Jason Oliver and John Sanacore, CAS. won the Cinema Audio Society Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing in a Live-Action Feature Film for their work on Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue...

Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

On the strength of director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken (Universal Pictures), two sound editors earned their first Oscar nominations, a sound mixer garnered one of his two nominations this year, another mixer tallied his seventh career nom, and a third...

Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015

Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu last night won the Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). He immediately becomes the front runner for the Best...

Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Guardians of the Galaxy topped, respectively, the Contemporary Film, Period Film, and Fantasy Film categories at the Art Directors Guild’s (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 19th Annual Excellence in Production...