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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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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...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
Directing and Writing "Another Round"; Lensing "Judas and the Black Messiah"; Producing "One Night in Miami..."
Thomas Vinterberg recently became part of recurring history relative to the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. For 68 of the DGA Awards’ 73 years, there’s been at least one discrepancy between the Guild nominations and their Academy Award counterparts.
This time around...
Friday, Apr. 2, 2021
Academy Award Perspectives: From Contenders To Nominees
As in years past, a healthy percentage of those SHOOT interviewed relatively early on for its The Road To Oscar Series of feature stories--as well as our Cinematographers & Cameras Series--went on to land nominations. For example, three of the five Best Director nominees shared...
Friday, Mar. 26, 2021
"Emma" Lands Alexandra Byrne Her 6th Career Oscar Nomination
Costume designer Alexandra Byrne earlier this month garnered an Oscar nomination, the sixth of her career, for Emma (Focus Features) which is based on Jame Austen’s classic novel of the same title. Emma marks the feature directorial debut of Autumn de Wilde and stars Anya...
Friday, Mar. 19, 2021
Nomination Déjà vu: The DGA Award, Best Director Oscar Discrepancy
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual occurrence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees lineups. In only five of the 73 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.