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Road To Oscar Annual Series
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019
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Awards on Sunday, handing Hollywood's top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback by some and ridiculed as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy" by others.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...
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019
It’s been an eventful awards season for composer Ludwig Goransson who in recent months earned his first career Oscar and Golden Globe nominations--for Best Original Score for Black Panther (Marvel Studios/Disney). Last week he also won his first two Grammy Awards, sharing Song of the...
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019
While shooting Mother! in Montreal, Matthew Libatique, ASC got “word out of the blue” from the film’s director, Darren Aronofsky, that Bradley Cooper was coming by to meet him. Cooper wanted to discuss the possibility of Libatique lensing A Star Is Born (Warner Bros.).
Friday, Feb. 8, 2019
Three of this year’s five DGA Award nominees are also up for the Best Director Oscar: Alfonso Cuaron for Roma (Netflix), Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) and Adam McKay for Vice (Annapurna). Cuaron, Lee and McKay were all panelists at this past Saturday’s...
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019
Editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis, ACE has enjoyed a fruitful collaborative relationship with director Yorgos Lanthimos, their latest feature being The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) which recently garnered 10 Academy Award nominations, tying it with Roma for the most this year.
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual emergence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominee lineups. In only five of the 71 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019
John Mathieson, BSC is no stranger to the Oscars, having earned Best Cinematography nominations in 2001 for Gladiator and in 2005 for The Phantom of the Opera. He is now again in the awards season conversation for Mary Queen of Scots, which marks the feature directorial debut of Josie...
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019
A nine-time Best Cinematography Academy Award nominee--who won in 1992 for JFK, in 2005 for The Aviator and in 2012 for Hugo--Robert Richardson, ASC wasn’t interested in being covered in SHOOT’s The Road To Oscar series for individual attention. In fact, he...
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019
Editor Patrick J. Don Vito’s latest collaboration with director/writer/producer Peter Farrelly is quite a departure from what’s been their comedic norm. But this new turn in some respects wasn’t all that surprising to Don Vito who recalled telling his wife when he was working on the Farrelly TV...
Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018
A Quiet Place (Paramount Pictures) got cinematographer Charlotte Bruus Christensen to think about audio in a way she hadn’t before--and it’s a lesson she plans on carrying over to her future exploits, even when sound isn’t as inherently integral as it was to this particular film’s...