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The Road To Oscar
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020
There was a clear sense of history at the American Cinema Editors (ACE) “Invisible Art, Visible Artists” discussion this past weekend featuring this year’s Oscar nominees for best film editing: Tom Eagles for Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight), Jeff Groth for Joker (Warner Bros.),...
Monday, Feb. 10, 2020
Before Bong Joon Ho's "Parasite" made history as the first non-English best picture winner in Academy Awards history, he made a modest plea to American moviegoers: Don't be afraid of subtitles.
Accepting the award for best foreign-language film at the Golden Globes last month, the South...
Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
Subtitle this: “Parasite” is the first non-English language film to win best picture in the 92-year history of the Academy Awards.
Bong Joon Ho’s masterfully devious class satire took Hollywood’s top prize at the Oscars on Sunday night, along with awards for best director, best...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020
The road to making movie history may include a brief detour and navigation through insecurity as producer Emma Tillinger Koskoff can attest. Koskoff is a two-time nominee this year for the Best Picture Oscar--on the strength of her work on director Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (...
Friday, Jan. 24, 2020
Oscar Nominees Shed Light On "Joker," "Parasite," "Les Misérables," "1917," "American Factory," "Jojo Rabbit"
Todd Phillips, speaking after a screening of Joker (Warner Bros.) last week in Hollywood, noted that he didn’t view its 11 Oscar nominations as somehow vindicating in light of the earlier criticism the film received in some circles for its violent content. Garnering the most nominations...
Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020
The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual emergence of at least one difference between the Best Director Oscar and DGA Award nominees lineups. In only five of the 72 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.
Monday, Jan. 13, 2020
Female filmmakers were shut out, "Parasite" made history and "Joker" edged out "The Irishman," "1917" and "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" in Monday's Oscar nominations.
Todd Phillips' R-rated superhero smash "Joker" topped all films with 11 nominations to the 92nd Academy Awards,...
Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020
Costume designer Mark Bridges is a three-time Oscar nominee, twice winning Academy Awards--in 2012 for The Artist, and in 2018 for Phantom Thread. His other career nod came in 2015 for Inherent Vice. The Artist was directed by Michel Hazanavicius while both...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020
Collaborative waters run deep for director Todd Haynes, cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, and editor Affonso Goncalves, ACE. Lachman’s working relationship with Haynes dates back to the 2002 release Far from Heaven. Lachman earned Academy Award nominations both for that film and for...