Friday, Jan. 27, 2023

The awards season norm has seen the nearly annual occurrence of at least one difference between the lineups of Best Director Oscar and the DGA Award nominees. In only five of the 75 years of the DGA Awards have the Guild nominations exactly mirrored their Academy Award counterparts.

This...

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

A descending look at the numbers behind Tuesday's nominations for the 95th Academy Awards.

90: Age of John Williams, nominated for best original score for "The Fabelmans."

The composer's latest nomination makes him the oldest person ever to be nominated for a...

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

There are always a few big surprises and heartbreaks come the morning of Oscar nominations, as much as awards strategists try to mitigate those. But the batch of nominees for the 95th Academy Awards seemed to have more than its fair share of shockers, good and bad.

Here are some of the...

Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023

The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit "Everything Everywhere All at Once" led nominations to the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood heaped honors on big-screen spectacles like "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Avatar: The Way of Water" a year after a streaming service won best picture for the first time...

Friday, Jan. 20, 2023

Last week, Matthew Heineman garnered his fourth career DGA Award nomination, this time for Retrograde (National Geographic Documentary Films, Picturehouse). Three of the nods, including for Retrograde, have come in the Documentary category. The other nomination came four years...

Friday, Jan. 13, 2023

The Whale (A24) added to the collaborative bond between cinematographer Matthew Libatique, ASC and director Darren Aronofsky spanning such films as Pi, Requiem for a Dream, The Fountain, Noah, mother! and Black Swan. The latter earned Libatique his first Best...

Friday, Jan. 6, 2023

It’s already been an eventful awards season for Gina Prince-Bythewood. On the strength of her epic feature The Woman King (Sony’s TriStar Pictures), she earned a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Director. This came after Prince-Bythewood won the Agnes Varda Award for Directing...

Friday, Dec. 30, 2022

Writer-director Nikyatu Jusu has seen her class-conscious horror thriller Nanny gain historic recognition--and perhaps more importantly evoke an empathy for its title role protagonist Aisha (portrayed by Anna Diop) which translates into a heightened social consciousness of motherhood,...

Friday, Dec. 23, 2022

The Banshees of Inisherin (Searchlight Pictures) marks the third feature that Ben Davis, BSC has shot for writer-director Martin McDonagh--the first being Seven Psychopaths followed by Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Digging into SHOOT’s...

Friday, Dec. 16, 2022

In 2020, Hildur Gudnadóttir earned the Best Original Score Oscar for Joker, completing an awards season which also included her taking the BAFTA, Golden Globe and Critics Choice honors. This made her the first woman composer to ever sweep these competitions during a single season. She...

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