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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
Scoring An Oscar Nomination For "The Banshees of Inisherin"
The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures) marks the fourth feature on which composer Carter Burwell has collaborated with Martin McDonagh, dating back to the writer-director’s feature debut, In Bruges, followed by Seven Psychopaths and then Three Billboards...
Friday, Jan. 27, 2023
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 75 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
"Retrograde" Steps Forward As Matthew Heineman's Film Makes Oscar Shortlist, Garners DGA Nomination
Last week, Matthew Heineman garnered his fourth career DGA Award nomination, this time for Retrograde (National Geographic Documentary Films, Picturehouse). Three of the nods, including for Retrograde, have come in the Documentary category. The other nomination came four years...
Friday, Jan. 13, 2023
Insights Into Lensing "The Whale," Production Designing "Bardo"
The Whale (A24) added to the collaborative bond between cinematographer Matthew Libatique, ASC and director Darren Aronofsky spanning such films as Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Noah, mother! and Black Swan. The latter earned Libatique his first Best...
Friday, Jan. 6, 2023
Directorial Perspectives On "The Woman King," "The Inspection"; A Writer’s Take On "The Whale"
It’s already been an eventful awards season for Gina Prince-Bythewood. On the strength of her epic feature The Woman King (Sony’s TriStar Pictures), she earned a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Director. This came after Prince-Bythewood won the Agnes Varda Award for Directing...
Friday, Dec. 30, 2022
Writer-Director Nikyatu Jusu Makes History, Nurtures Empathy With "Nanny"
Writer-director Nikyatu Jusu has seen her class-conscious horror thriller Nanny gain historic recognition--and perhaps more importantly evoke an empathy for its title role protagonist Aisha (portrayed by Anna Diop) which translates into a heightened social consciousness of motherhood,...
Friday, Dec. 23, 2022
Ben Davis Reflects On Lensing "The Banshees of Inisherin"
The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures) marks the third feature that Ben Davis, BSC has shot for writer-director Martin McDonagh--the first being Seven Psychopaths followed by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Digging into SHOOT’s...
Friday, Dec. 16, 2022
Hildur Gudnadóttir Scores Eloquently With "Women Talking"
In 2020, Hildur Gudnadóttir earned the Best Original Score Oscar for Joker, completing an awards season which also included her taking the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Critics Choice honors. This made her the first woman composer to ever sweep these competitions during a single season. She...
Friday, Dec. 9, 2022
Editor Monika Willi Reflects On "Tár," Collaborating With Writer-Director Todd Field
The wait was worth it for editor Monika Willi. Eleven years after being approached to work on a prospective project that ultimately didn’t come to fruition with writer-director Todd Field, Willi got another call from the master auteur--this time yielding Tár (Focus Features). Among the...
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
Rick Carter Reflects On "The Fabelmans," Steven Spielberg
Production designer Rick Carter has developed a shorthand with master filmmaker Steven Spielberg. And while Carter continues to learn from Spielberg, the production designer didn’t think he had that much more to learn about the director in that they’ve enjoyed a deep mutual understanding of each...