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Road To Oscar Annual Series

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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...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2015
Directors Share Insights Into "The Danish Girl," "Spotlight," "The Big Short" and "Concussion"
Tom Hooper won an Academy Award and the DGA Award in 2011 for directing The King’s Speech which was nominated for 12 Oscars, also winning for Best Picture, Best Actor (Colin Firth) and Best Original Screenplay (David Seidler). The accolades continued for Hooper’s next movie, Les Misérables. The...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
DP Yves Bélanger Discusses "Brooklyn," Collaborating With Director John Crowley
Shortly after shooting Wild , which earned him a Golden Frog nomination last year from Camerimage, cinematographer Yves Bélanger, CSC, said he got a phone call for a feature also chronicling a woman’s journey of self-discovery, but far different from Wild in other respects. Bélanger became enamored...
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015
Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi Finds His Inner Boston In "Spotlight," "Black Mass"
It’s been an eventful 2015 for cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi, ASC. Just a few months ago he earned what is widely regarded as the highest honor for a DP, the ASC designation from the American Society of Cinematographers. And this year also saw the release of two high-profile features he...