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Road To Oscar Annual Series

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Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015
Artist Perspectives On Creating "The Danish Girl"
Production designer Eve Stewart earned Academy Award nominations for her contributions to a pair of Tom Hooper-directed films: Best Picture Oscar winner The King’s Speech , for which she won an Art Directors Guild Award in 2011; and Les Miserables , for which she won a BAFTA Award in 2013. Her...
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015
Director Paolo Sorrentino Looks Back On His "Youth"
Just a couple of weeks ago, director/writer Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth (Fox Searchlight Pictures) topped the European Film Awards competition with five nominations--for Best Film, Directing, and Screenplay, as well as acting nominations for Michael Caine and Rachel Weisz. The strong showing generated...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Jolie Pitt’s "By the Sea," Moore’s "Where to Invade Next" In AFI Fest/Oscar Conversation
Among the features presented at the AFI Fest, which is wrapping this week in Hollywood, were By the Sea (Universal Pictures), the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation, and Where to Invade Next , a Centerpiece Gala screening. The former--which made its world premiere at AFI--was directed and...
Friday, Oct. 23, 2015
The Road To Oscar Prequel: An Auspicious Directorial Debut; A Cinematographer On The Ascent
An accomplished writer lands his first directing gig while a noted cinematographer reaches new heights, literally. These two artisans are front and center in this installment of Talent Show, a prequel to SHOOT’s annual The Road To Oscar series, which will get underway in November. The writer has to...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
Oscar Winners Reflect On "The Imitation Game," "Birdman," "Big Hero 6"
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” Lubezki, AMC, ASC, who garnered the Best...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
Oscar Nominees Reflect On "Into the Woods," "Interstellar," "The Theory of Everything"
This week’s installment of our The Road To Oscar series spotlights a first-time Oscar nominated composer, a three-time production designer nominee, and a costume designer who has now amassed 11 nominations and three Academy Award wins thus far in her career. The latter is Colleen Atwood whose...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015
An "Unbroken" Commitment To The Power of Sound
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 mixer is in the running for his second Oscar,...
Friday, Feb. 6, 2015
Editors Joel Cox, Gary D. Roach Reflect On "American Sniper"
Art and commerce aren’t necessarily mutually exclusive. In fact they can flourish in tandem as evidenced by the performance of American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures), which has broken through as a box office hit while earning critical acclaim on assorted fronts, most notably a DGA Award nomination...
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015
The Art Of Collaboration: "Birdman," "Boyhood," "Grand Budapest Hotel," "Interstellar," "Virunga"
“This was not a normal film,” assessed Alejandro González Iñárritu, director, producer and co-writer of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). “All the processes--all the departments, from editing to production design--had to approach things in an adventurous way. It was so unconventional...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015
Emmanuel Lubezki Reflects On "Birdman," His 7th Best Cinematography Oscar Nomination
On the basis of Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) , Emmanuel Lubezki ASC, AMC earned his seventh career Best Cinematography Oscar nomination and fifth nom for the ASC Award recognizing Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Feature Films. Lubezki won his first Oscar last year...