Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Road To Oscar Annual Series

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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018
Director Felix van Groeningen Makes English-Language Feature Debut With "Beautiful Boy"
Director Felix van Groeningen had a significant career decision to make when mulling over what might be his first English-language film. However, the choice became clear when he read two memoirs offering different perspectives on the same story. “The two points of view really drew me in--the...
Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018
Editor Joe Walker Reflects On “Widows,” Working With Director Steve McQueen
Years ago while in the throes of collaborating on the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner 12 Years a Slave , director Steve McQueen told editor Joe Walker, ACE, what he envisioned as his next project--a feature adaptation of the early 1980s’ British television series Widows created by Lynda La...
Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018
Oscar Contenders Get Personal About Their Documentaries
For director Rudy Valdez, the impact that his directing The Sentence has had on him only became fully evident long after the project was wrapped and hit the festival circuit. In some respects he didn’t have the luxury of being impacted during the nearly 10 years he chronicled the unjustly harsh...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
International Director POVs Come To The Fore At AFI Fest
The directors behind four of this year’s entrants in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shared insights into their creative inspirations and key collaborators during a session at the week-long AFI Fest which wraps today (11/15) in Hollywood. Titled “The Language of Cinema:...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018
DP Bruno Delbonnel Reunites With The Coen Brothers On Netflix's "Buster Scruggs"
”You cannot turn down a Coen brothers movie,” affirmed cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, AFC, ASC in explaining why he immediately committed to Netflix’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs . “I felt very honored and privileged when they called me after we had worked years ago on Inside Llewyn Davis . It’s...
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Insights Into "First Man," "BlacKkKlansman," "The Favourite," "Black Panther"
In this prequel to SHOOT’s The Road To Oscar series which starts next month, we tap into voices of experience—Academy Award winners and nominees who are now find themselves again in the awards season conversation. Here are reflections from an Academy Award-winning DP, an editor who earned an Oscar...
Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Producer & Director Perspectives On "Call Me by Your Name"; Diving Into The Sound of "Water"
Actor Peter Spears waited a long time to produce his first feature, Call Me by Your Name (Sony Pictures Classics). Clearly the wait was worth it--not just because the coming-of-age tale earned him a Best Picture Oscar nomination but also that the on-again, off-again roller coaster ride that...
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018
Reflections on "Water," "Dunkirk," "Get Out," "Lady Bird," "Call Me by Your Name," "Beauty and the Beast," "Darkest Hour"
Along The Road To Oscar is a significant destination in and of itself—the DGA Awards. And four of this year’s five DGA nominees for Outstanding Achievement in Feature Film correspond with those in the running for the Best Director Oscar: Guillermo del Toro for The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight);...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018
Sidney Wolinsky Reflects On Shaping "Water" With Director Guillermo del Toro
Editor Sidney Wolinsky, ACE first worked with director Guillermo del Toro on the pilot for FX Network’s The Strain , a series which del Toro created and for which he served as an executive producer. Their fruitful collaboration prompted del Toro to again gravitate to Wolinsky for a feature cut from...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Carrying On Tradition: DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Discrepancy Continues
The lion’s share of the time there is at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. In only five of the 70 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts. This time around Paul Thomas Anderson is in line...

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