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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022
Costume Designer Charlotte Walter Reflects On "Belfast"
It’s already been an eventful awards season for costume designer Charlotte Walter, winning a British Independent Film Award for her work on Misbehavior and garnering another nomination for Belfast (Focus Features).
The latter film--written and directed by Kenneth Branagh...
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021
Drew Daniels Sheds Light On Lensing "Red Rocket"
When cinematographer Drew Daniels got a call out of the blue from his agent that writer-director Sean Baker wanted to talk to him--right when the COVID pandemic took hold and pretty much no one was working--his reaction was immediate. “I’m going to say yes to whatever he wants me to shoot,”...
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021
Alan Baumgarten Reflects On Editing "Being the Ricardos"
The late Hollywood columnist and Turner Classic Movies host Robert Osborne referred to Lucille Ball in her heyday as likely being “the most famous woman in the world.” And writer-director Aaron Sorkin’s new film, Being the Ricardos (Amazon Studios), brings us a most challenging week...
Monday, Dec. 13, 2021
Sounding Off On "The Power of the Dog" and "The Lost Daughter"
Robert Mackenzie knows a thing or two about the creation of soundscapes to advance storytelling in film. In 2017 he garnered a Best Sound Mixing Oscar, the Motion Picture Sound Editors Guild Award and the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award (AACTA) for his work on Mel Gibson’s...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021
Directorial POVs On "Cyrano," "King Richard," "Stillwater"
The classic tale of Cyrano de Bergerac from the play written by Edmond Rostand in 1897 has proven to be timeless. But perhaps the premise of a man who harbors love for a woman--all the while thinking that he was unworthy of her love due to his physical appearance--was more timely than ever as...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021
Cinematographers Shed Light On "Dune," "The Harder They Fall"
For a cinematographer who’s had a hand in significant technological breakthroughs that have facilitated ambitious storytelling--in his Emmy-winning turn on the hit streaming series The Mandalorian, for example, and now on the recently released feature Dune (Warner Bros.)--Greig...
Friday, Nov. 19, 2021
Lensing "The Power of the Dog" and "Passing"; Sounding Out About "The Guilty"
For cinematographer Ari Wegner, the opportunity to work with legendary filmmaker Jane Campion initially came in a short burst and grew years later to a feature-length film which has garnered great acclaim on the current festival circuit.
The short-term collaboration took the form of a...
Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021
"Nomadland" Wins Best Picture Oscar; Director Chloé Zhao Makes History
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a wistful portrait of itinerant lives on open roads across the American West, won best picture Sunday at the 93rd Academy Awards, where the China-born Zhao also became just the second woman to win best director, and the first woman of color.
Friday, Apr. 16, 2021
Documentarian Alexander Nanau Reflects On "Collective," A Pair Of Oscar Nominations
As declarations of “Fake News” seemingly run rampant worldwide, Collective (Magnolia Pictures/Participant) underscores the true value of an independent press during partisan times. The documentary--which unfolds like a detective thriller--has earned acclaim for its gripping cinematic...
Friday, Apr. 9, 2021
Shaka King Puts Accomplishments Into Perspective For "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros. Pictures) earned six Oscar nominations--Best Picture, Original Screenplay (by Shaka King and Will Berson, story by Berson, King, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas), Cinematography (Sean Bobbitt, BSC), Supporting Actor (for both Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith...