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Road To Oscar Annual Series

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Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017
DP Sam Levy Reflects On Writer/Director Greta Gerwig's "Lady Bird"
Two of Greta Gerwig’s collaborators on Lady Bird --which marks her solo directing debut--are on opposite ends of the working relationship continuum. First, we have cinematographer Sam Levy who’s teamed with Gerwig on several occasions, shooting, for example, Frances Ha and Mistress America ,...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017
A Room With A Point of View; Production Design For "Three Billboards"
Welcome to the most unwelcoming gift shop you’ve ever seen. It’s not overtly so. And it’s not a pivotal but rather a briefly seen setting in writer/director Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Fox Searchlight). But that’s what makes it all the more intriguing from a...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017
Ed Lachman, ASC, Reflects On "Wonderstruck," Collaborating With Todd Haynes
Ed Lachman, ASC, has seen his ongoing collaborative relationship with director Todd Haynes yield myriad artistic dividends, including critical acclaim and industry honors for such features as Far From Heaven and Carol , as well as the HBO miniseries Mildred Pierce . Far From Heaven and Carol earned...
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
Road To Oscar Prequel: Feature Creatures Affirm Our Humanity
Part of this season’s Oscar conversation centers on creatively inspired creatures who play integral roles in telling ambitious stories. They include: • A leader of apes who faces a profound inner struggle. • A genetically engineered “pet” who’s seemingly part pig, manatee, hippo and elephant with...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
Writer/Director Hannes Holm Reflects On "A Man Called Ove"
For director/writer Hannes Holm, the realization that his Swedish film A Man Called Ove (Music Box Films) earned Oscar nominations for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year and Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling (Eva Von Bahr, Love Larson) finally hit home for him at the recent Academy...
Friday, Feb. 10, 2017
Reflections On "Manchester by the Sea," "Hidden Figures," "Arrival," "La La Land," "Lion," "Passengers"
With Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan doubled his number of career Oscar nominations. His nods for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Original Screenplay were two of six earned by the film, the others being for Best Picture, Lead Actor (Casey Affleck), Supporting Actress...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017
Bucking The Oscar Nomination Norm: "Kubo and the Two Strings"
The long and short of it when it comes to the unconventional in Oscar nominations can be found in the animated film categories. On the former score, Kubo and the Two Strings (Laika/Focus Features) scored a pair of nominations--for Best Animated Feature Film and for Achievement in Visual Effects...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017
Déjà vu: DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Nomination Discrepancy Continues
The overwhelming majority of the time there is at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. The fact is that in only five of the 69 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts. This time around Mel...
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Ang Lee Makes "Walk" An Immersive Experience
Director Ang Lee has no aversion to creative risk taking, which is all the more admirable when he instead could just as easily rest on his laurels. But it’s that curiosity and creative drive that have helped earn him those laurels to begin with as reflected in a body of work which includes such...
Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
Production Designer Ruth De Jong Takes Us To "Manchester by the Sea"
For Ruth De Jong, production designers “are very much researchers and journalists in a sense. So much of our design influence comes from a heavy amount of research no matter what period, what time frame a film calls for--unless it’s some completely fantastical world that doesn’t exist anywhere...

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