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Kodak celebrates 29 Oscar nominations for 9 movies captured on film
"Loving" director Jeff Nichols
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Steve Bellamy, president of Kodak Motion Picture and Entertainment, is celebrating a total of 29 Academy Award nominations for movies shot on Kodak film.  “La La Land,” “Fences,” “Hidden Figures,” “Jackie,” “Nocturnal Animals,” “Loving,” “Silence,” “Suicide Squad” and “Hail Caesar!” were all captured on KODAK 35mm and 16mm Motion Picture Film stock.
 
On the heels of movies captured on film winning nine of the 14 motion picture awards at the Golden Globes and taking 34 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) nominations, the 29 Academy Award nominations reflect a resurgence of motion picture artists understanding just how valuable film is as a tool for storytelling. The big winner was “La La Land” with 11 BAFTA and 14 Academy Award nominations. 
 
Having already garnered two Golden Globes nominations, “Loving” director Jeff Nichols said: “There was no way I was going to make ‘Loving’ unless we were going to shoot it on 35mm film. It was a love story that needed an emotive medium like celluloid.  The story just would not have worked on a 2K or a 4K video camera.”
 
Even for smaller-budget and short movies, film matters. Currently playing at the Sundance Film Festival is the film work of the next generation of great directors – “Beach Rats,” director Eliza Hittman; “Frantz,” director François Ozon; “Golden Exits,” director Alex Ross Perry; “Person to Person,” director Dustin Guy Defa; and “Call Me by Your Name,” director Luca Guadagnino. Academy Award-nominated directors shooting on film - Jeff Nichols and Damien Chazelle - started their careers in Park City, Utah. Film also dominated at Cannes Film Festival this year with the top five awards going to movies shot on film. And at the 2016 Hollyshorts Film Festival, of the near 4000 submissions, only two movies were shot on film. These two, however, took three of the top awards.
 
“Movies captured on film are winning nominations and awards at a disproportionately high rate,” said Bellamy.  “The best artists are choosing film, but it goes beyond their choices.  You don’t just see film, you feel it.  There is an emotive dynamic with film that makes heartfelt moments more heartfelt, joyful moments more joyful, sad moments sadder.  Film benefits from the world’s greatest motion picture artists using it, but the world’s greatest motion picture artists also make better movies because they use film.
 
Similar to the previous two years, film fared very well in 2016 with blockbusters like “Jason Bourne,” “Jack Reacher,” “Justice League,” “Suicide Squad,” “The Magnificent Seven,” and “Hail Caesar!” – all of which were captured on film. 
 
Below is a complete list of Academy Award© Nominees for movies captured on Kodak film stock:
 
BEST PICTURE:    
“Fences”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
 
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE:
Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”
Denzel Washington, “Fences”
 
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE:
Ruth Negga, “Loving”
Natalie Portman, “Jackie”
Emma Stone, “La La Land”
 
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Michael Shannon, “Nocturnal Animals”
 
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE:
Viola Davis, “Fences”
Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”
 
CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Linus Sandgren, “La La Land”
Rodrigo Prieto, “Silence”
 
COSTUME DESIGN:
Madeline Fontaine, “Jackie”
Mary Zophres, “La La Land”
 
DIRECTING:
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
 
FILM EDITING:
Tom Cross, “La La Land”
 
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING:
Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson, “Suicide Squad”
 
MUSIC:
Mica Levi, “Jackie”
Justin Hurwitz, “La La Land”
 
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG):
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul. “City of Stars” from “La La Land”
Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul. “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
 
PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Jess Gonchor, Nancy Haigh, “Hail, Caesar!”
David Wasco, Sandy Reynolds – Wasco, “La La Land”
 
SOUND EDITING:
Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred latrou Morgan, “La La Land”
 
SOUND MIXING:
Andy Nelson, Ai-Ling Lee and Steve A. Marrow, “La La Land”
 
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY):
August Wilson, “Fences”
Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi, “Hidden Figures”
 
WRITING (ORIGNAL SCREENPLAY):
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”