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Road To Oscar Annual Series

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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...
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...