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Friday, Feb. 23, 2024
Directorial Insights Into The Oscar-Nominated Documentary "Bobi Wine: The People’s President"

It’s been an auspicious directing debut for Moses Bwayo and Christopher Sharp as their Bobi Wine: The People’s President (National Geographic) has earned assorted honors, including nominations for a couple of high-profile awards--the Best Feature Documentary Oscar, as well as the...

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024
Wim Wenders Shares The Gratifying Surprise He Experienced With Oscar-Nominated "Perfect Days"

While a Best International Feature Film Oscar nomination for Perfect Days (Neon) is a high honor, director Wim Wenders cited another bit of recognition earlier on in the process which he found quite gratifying and unexpected. Wenders related that as a German director, he was surprised...

Friday, Feb. 9, 2024
Director Vincent René-Lortie’s Narrative Short Debut Lands An Oscar Nomination

Even with a successful festival run which saw his narrative short directorial debut, Invincible, win awards at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, the Chicago Children’s Film Festival and Rendez-vous Quebec Cinema, director Vincent René-Lortie never dreamt that an Oscar nomination for...

Friday, Feb. 2, 2024
"Oppenheimer" Marks Latest Chapter In Willie D. Burton's History-Making Career

Willie D. Burton, CAS has an extensive awards history--and has contributed to industry history--in a storied ongoing career.

Burton just earned his eighth career Oscar nomination--for Best Sound as production sound mixer on Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures). He is going for his...

Friday, Jan. 26, 2024
Nomination Déjà vu: DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Discrepancy Continues 

The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual occurrence of at least one difference between the lineups of Best Director Oscar and the DGA Award nominees. In only five of the 76 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.


Friday, Jan. 12, 2024
Editing "American Fiction," VFX Supervising "Society of the Snow," Sound Designing "Oppenheimer"

Upon reading Cord Jefferson’s script for American Fiction (Orion Pictures/Amazon MGM Studios), editor Hilda Rasula said it was “clear from the get-go” that this was a film she deeply wanted to work on. “I believed in the story and his tone of writing, mixing comedy and drama. It was...

Friday, Jan. 5, 2024
Lensing "Killers of the Flower Moon," "Barbie," "Napoleon" and "Priscilla"

Rodrigo Prieto, ASC, AMC once again finds himself in the awards season conversation--this time for two movies that are as different from one another as anyone could imagine: Barbie (Warner Bros. Pictures) and Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Studios). They are also on opposite...

Friday, Dec. 29, 2023
Directorial Perspectives On "The Color Purple" and "Society of the Snow"

Back when he was a freshman at Kent State, Blitz Bazawule read Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Color Purple” for an English literature class. “It stuck with me,” he shared, citing not only the book’s “brilliant poetry” but also that it marked the first time he had read “African...

Friday, Dec. 22, 2023
The Long and Short of It: Kris Bowers Is In The Oscar Conversation As A Feature Composer--and A Docushort Producer-Director

Kris Bowers is no stranger to the awards season conversation. He’s a four-time Emmy-nominated composer--for his work on When They See Us in 2019, Mrs. America in 2020, and twice for Bridgerton (Original Dramatic Score and Main Title theme Music) in 2021. Bowers is also...

Friday, Dec. 15, 2023
Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt Delves Into Mind of "The Killer"

The two latest feature films lensed by Erik Messerschmidt, ASC have him once again in the awards season conversation--director Michael Mann’s Ferrari (Neon) which will debut in U.S. theaters on Dec. 25, and David Fincher’s The Killer (Netflix), which has been already released...

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