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The Road To Oscar Annual Series
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Friday, Dec. 13, 2019
Delving Into "Little Women," "The Irishman," "Joker," "Just Mercy" and "The Two Popes"
Last year when accepting her DGA nomination medallion for Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig said to her peers in the audience, “Storytellers are healers and I am so honored to be included among you.”
Storytelling can indeed be healing--by raising awareness of peoples’ circumstances or...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019
Wyatt Smith Connects With Director Kasi Lemmons On "Harriet"
Editor Wyatt Smith, ACE was finishing up director Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns when he got the chance to connect with filmmaker Kasi Lemmons. “I was coming off a big Disney film looking for a smaller character-driven drama,” recalled Smith who acknowledged that on the surface he...
Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019
Kave Quinn Takes Us To 1930s' Hollywood, 1960s' London In "Judy"
While Renée Zellweger has deservedly received widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Judy Garland in Judy (Roadside Attractions)--and Darci Shaw for playing Garland as a child star--production designer Kave Quinn deserves “supporting actors” consideration as both of those performances...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
Two-Time Oscar Winning Composer Alexandre Desplat Reflects On "Little Women"
Composer Alexandre Desplat, a 10-time Oscar nominee and two-time winner (for Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel in 2015, and Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water in 2018), is once again in the awards season conversation--this time on the strength of Little Women...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019
DP Eigil Bryld Teams With Director Scott Z. Burns, Actor Adam Driver To Tell A Hero’s Story In "The Report"
While his body of work is quite diverse, cinematographer Eigil Bryld has built within that a bit of a niche in politically charged stories as reflected in his Emmy-winning effort on Netflix’s House of Cards, his recent turn lensing the HBO limited series The Loudest Voice ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019
"The Irishman" Continues Tom Fleischman's Remarkable Creative Journey With Martin Scorsese
Oscar-winning sound mixer Tom Fleischman already has an eventful awards season in store. The Cinema Audio Society recently announced that Fleischman will receive its highest honor, the CAS Career Achievement Award, to be presented at the 56th CAS Awards on January 25, 2020 in Los Angeles. He is...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019
"Joker" Delivers Unexpected Punchline For Mark Friedberg
Don’t judge a clown by his makeup--or a book by its cover--would be a prime lesson learned by production designer Mark Friedberg whose brilliant work on Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures) might not have been if he hadn’t overcome his initial reluctance to take on what from afar seemed like...
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Sharing Insights Into “Judy,” “The Two Popes,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Once Upon a Time...”
All the world’s a stage. And director Rupert Goold knows his way around a stage for varied pursuits. He is artistic director of the Almeida Theatre in London, served in the same capacity at the U.K.’s Headlong Theatre and Northampton Theatres, as well as associate director at the Royal...
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
Melanie Ann Oliver Reflects On Editing "Judy"
Judy (Roadside Attractions) takes us back to two eras--1969 when Judy Garland, portrayed brilliantly by Renée Zellweger, is towards the end of her life. It’s at a juncture when Garland is in dire straits, has health issues, can’t get a good paying gig in the U.S. and is struggling with...
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
"Green Book" Wins Best Picture Oscar
The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood's top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback by some and ridiculed as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy" by others.
In a year where Hollywood...