January 24, 2017
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2017 Oscar Nominations

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BEST PICTURE La La Land Moonlight Manchester by the Sea Arrival Lion Hidden Figures Fences Hell or High Water ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone, La La Land Natalie Portman, Jackie Amy Adams, Arrival Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins Isabelle Huppert, Elle ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE Viola Davis, Fences Naomie Harris, Moonlight... »

Contender – The Production Design of Arrival

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Contender – The Production Design of <em>Arrival</em>

When production designer Patrice Vermette received a compliment that his work in Denis Villeneuve’s film Arrival is unlike that in any other in previous science-fiction films, his response was cavalier. “That was the whole point,” he stated. “I’m excited that people are appreciating that... »

Contender – The Sound of Arrival

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Contender – The Sound of <em>Arrival</em>

For supervising sound editor Sylvain Bellemare and re-recording mixer Bernard Gariépy Strobl, the sound required for the ethereal science-fiction film Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve, represented a wholly new challenge — to create an unprecedented world through audio. The pair worked on the post-production... »

Contender – Visual Effects, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Contender – Visual Effects, <em>Rogue One: A Star Wars Story</em>

When plans were put in place to make a standalone movie in the Star Wars universe but separated from the originally planned nine-film saga, Lucasfilm executives knew that they... »

Production Designer Michael Corenblith Serves Up Historical Accuracy in The Founder

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Production Designer Michael Corenblith Serves Up Historical Accuracy in <em>The Founder</em>

Michael Corenblith has a production design track record that started with historical recreations, in the undersung 80’s political film Prince Jack, about the times of JFK. Along the way... »

Director Denis Villeneuve Challenges Intellect with Arrival

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Director Denis Villeneuve Challenges Intellect with <em>Arrival</em>

For a long time Denis Villenueve was looking for a science fiction project to direct. In the genre, it was not easy to find strong material that had depth... »

Contender – Editor Joe Walker, Arrival

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Contender – Editor Joe Walker, <em>Arrival</em>

Playing with time has a big appeal for Joe Walker, editor of Arrival, the non-linear, sci-fi mystery starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, as a linguist and scientist tasked... »

Contender – Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, Hacksaw Ridge

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Contender – Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams, <em>Hacksaw Ridge</em>

Composer Rupert Gregson-Williams came onto Hacksaw Ridge – the true story of conscientious objector Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) and his heroism at the Battle of Okinawa – late in... »

Contender – Editor Tom Cross, La La Land

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Contender – Editor Tom Cross, <em>La La Land</em>

Writer-director, Damien Chazelle, sent editor Tom Cross the script for his bittersweet romantic musical, La La Land, around March of 2014, right after Whiplash, their previous collaboration, played Sundance.... »

Below The Line Screening Series Presents The King’s Choice, Norway’s Submission for Foreign Film, Followed by a Q & A with Director Erik Poppe

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Below The Line Screening Series Presents <em>The King’s Choice</em>, Norway’s Submission for Foreign Film, Followed by a Q & A with Director Erik Poppe

The King’s Choice is a film that tells the story of a three-day pivotal period in the history of Norway. Engrossing and with somewhat grim parallels to our current... »

Life, Animated – Roger Ross Williams

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<em>Life, Animated</em> – Roger Ross Williams

This unbelievable, yet true, life story all began when a three-year-old disappeared. Not the horrible found in the woods type of disappeared, but suddenly he was lost to his... »

Best Documentary Contender – Tower

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Best Documentary Contender – <em>Tower</em>

On the morning of August 1, 1966, former Marine sharpshooter Charles Whitman ascended a University of Texas at Austin tower and began random targeting and firing upon passerby below... »

 
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