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Road To Oscar Annual Series
Friday, Dec. 1, 2023
Editor Jennifer Lame, ACE described the script for writer-director Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures) as being inspiring and stressful at the same time.
“I loved the script when I read it,” related Lame, noting that it felt “magical” and “so special.” Lame added...
Friday, Nov. 24, 2023
Editor Affonso Goncalves earned his first ACE Eddie Award nomination in 2012 for Mildred Pierce, the acclaimed HBO miniseries directed by Todd Haynes. Goncalves’ third and most recent Eddie nod came last year for Haynes’ first documentary, The Velvet Underground. In-between...
Friday, Nov. 17, 2023
Oppenheimer (Universal Pictures) is the eighth consecutive film on which visual effects house DNEG has collaborated with director Christopher Nolan. Andrew Jackson--the overall production visual effects supervisor on Oppenheimer, and a DNEG mainstay--has worked on the last four...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2023
New bonds form and an old one endures--that’s the continuum of collaboration on Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon (Apple Studios) as reflected, for example, in creative ties for production designer Jack Fisk and costume designer Jacqueline West. Killers of the Flower Moon...
Friday, Nov. 3, 2023
Highlights abound on the current festival circuit for Cord Jefferson--with two in particular standing out for American Fiction (Amazon MGM Studios), which marks his directorial debut. The first major splash came last month at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where ...
Friday, Mar. 3, 2023
Composer Justin Hurwitz is a four-time Oscar nominee, the latest nod coming in January for Best Original Score on the strength of writer-director Damien Chazelle’s Babylon (Paramount Pictures). Hurwitz’s first three nominations came in 2017 for Chazelle’s La La Land with the...
Friday, Feb. 24, 2023
Triangle of Sadness (Neon) has garnered a trio of marquee Oscar nominations--Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay. Individually receiving the latter two honors is writer-director Ruben Östlund, quite a distinction for the Swedish filmmaker on his first English-language feature...
Friday, Feb. 17, 2023
The lack of female nominees for the Best Director Oscar this year has received much deserved scrutiny. But seemingly flying under the radar are those women directors who have made a mark in this season’s Academy Awards derby such as Sara Dosa whose Fire of Love is nominated for the Best...
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023
Among the prime challenges posed by All Quiet on the Western Front (Netflix) to make-up and hair designer/SFX designer Heike Merker were:
- Doing justice to an ambitious period piece that takes us back to World War I.
- Capturing the authentic look and feel of war’s ...
Friday, Feb. 3, 2023
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...