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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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Friday, Jan. 15, 2021
Directors Share Insights Into "Nomadland," "Minari" and "Promising Young Woman"
Chloé Zhao is among this year’s leading Oscar contenders as writer-director of Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures). Last month she earned Best Director honors from both the New York and Los Angeles Film Critics associations. In 2020, Nomadland also became the first film ever to...
Friday, Jan. 8, 2021
Parallels And A Key Difference Emerge Between Bryan Fogel's Two Lauded Documentaries
Parallels between director Bryan Fogel’s first two feature documentaries, Icarus and The Dissident, abound. The former won the Special Jury Prize for documentary filmmaking at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, going on to win the Best Feature Documentary Oscar the following year...
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021
Sounding Out Ren Klyce On David Fincher's "Mank"
Sound designer, editor and mixer Ren Klyce is a seven-time Oscar nominee, five of those nods coming for David Fincher movies--Fight Club in 2000, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button in 2009, The Social Network in 2011 and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for...
Friday, Dec. 18, 2020
The Road To Oscar Preview: Director, DP and Sound Designer Perspectives
As a prelude to its “The Road To Oscar” weekly series of feature stories which gets underway next month, SHOOT touches base with several artisans already generating buzz this awards season, including a documentary filmmaker poised to perhaps make history, and a writer-director whose...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
Making History With "The Irishman," "Joker," "Ford v Ferrari"
The road to making movie history may include a brief detour and navigation through insecurity as producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff can attest. Koskoff is a two-time nominee this year for the Best Picture Oscar--on the strength of her work on director Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Oscar Nominees Shed Light On "Joker," "Parasite," "Les Misérables," "1917," "American Factory," "Jojo Rabbit"
Todd Phillips, speaking after a screening of Joker (Warner Bros.) last week in Hollywood, noted that he didn’t view its 11 Oscar nominations as somehow vindicating in light of the earlier criticism the film received in some circles for its violent content. Garnering the most nominations...
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
The Nearly Annual DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Discrepancy Continues
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual emergence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees lineups. In only five of the 72 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
Designers With Oscar Pedigree Delve Into "Joker," "Jojo Rabbit"
Costume designer Mark Bridges is a three-time Oscar nominee, twice winning Academy Awards--in 2012 for The Artist, and in 2018 for Phantom Thread. His other career nod came in 2015 for Inherent Vice. The Artist was directed by Michel Hazanavicius while both...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
DP Ed Lachman, Editor Affonso Goncalves Navigate Director Todd Haynes' "Dark Waters"
Collaborative waters run deep for director Todd Haynes, cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, and editor Affonso Goncalves, ACE. Lachman’s working relationship with Haynes dates back to the 2002 release Far from Heaven. Lachman earned Academy Award nominations both for that film and for...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019
Fitzerman-Blue, Harpster Crack Toddler Language Code For "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"
It took nearly a decade to get their movie made--or from another perspective, to gain an understanding of a “foreign” language that’s overlooked by, if not invisible to many. Either way, the film was worth the wait for writers Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster, promoting a deeper...