Browse Articles by Mary Ann Skweres

For Your Consideration ­- The Oscar-Nominated Editors

February 2016
For Your Consideration ­- The Oscar-Nominated Editors

The 2015 Oscar nominations for the art and craft of editing spanned a variety of genres, from big action films Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, to performance-driven dramas The Revenant and Spotlight, and the multiple-story line comedy The Big Short. Judging the editing in such a... »

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Mad Max: Fury Road and The Big Short Garner Top Honors at the ACE Eddie Awards

February 2016
<em>Mad Max: Fury Road</em> and<em> The Big Short </em>Garner Top Honors at the ACE Eddie Awards

At the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards, Margaret Sixel took home the Best edited feature film (dramatic) award for Mad Max: Fury Road, while Hank Corwin, ACE won best edited feature film (comedy/musical) for The Big Short. Inside Out, edited by Kevin Nolting, ACE,won best edited animated feature film. »

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Makeup Designer Jan Sewell Gives Eddie Redmayne a Feminine Touch for The Danish Girl

January 2016
Makeup Designer Jan Sewell Gives Eddie Redmayne a Feminine Touch for <em>The Danish Girl</em>

Jan Sewell garnered nominations for both makeup and hair design in the period and/or character categories of the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild awards set to take place on Feb. 20 at the Paramount Studios Theatre on the Paramount Studio lot in Los Angeles. »

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Contender – Sound Designer Mark Mangini Black Mass

January 2016
Contender – Sound Designer Mark Mangini <em>Black Mass</em>

According to sound designer, Mark Mangini, Black Mass director Scott Cooper had an earlier life as an actor and writer, but he would be the first to admit he doesn’t have deep expertise in any of the other disciplines. “He’ll be the first one to tell you, ‘I want you to be a part... »

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Contender – Editor Elliot Graham, Steve Jobs

January 2016
Contender – Editor Elliot Graham, <em>Steve Jobs</em>

“Danny’s has been one of my idols, forever,” said editor Elliot Graham of Steve Jobs director, Danny Boyle. “A combination of Danny Boyle, Alan Sorkin and a bio of Steve Jobs is sort of the perfect storm of creative energies.” »

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Contender – Editor Affonso Gonçalves, Carol

January 2016
Contender – Editor Affonso Gonçalves, <em>Carol</em>

Editor Affonso Gonçalves built a language with director Todd Haynes when they first worked together on Mildred Pierce, “We really hit it off aesthetically. We hit it off socially and became friends and we kept in touch. He sent me the script for Carol and it was amazing. Honestly, I would do anything... »

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Contender – Editor David Rosenbloom, Black Mass

January 2016
Contender – Editor David Rosenbloom, <em>Black Mass</em>

Editor David Rosenbloom was recommended to director Scott Cooper by both Relativity Media executive Robbie Brenner and Crazy Heart editor Jeffrey Ford, who was unavailable to work on Black Mass, the true story based upon the life of Whitely Bulger (Johnny Depp), the infamous Boston criminal and FBI informant. »

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Contender – Editor Stephen Mirrione, The Revenant

January 2016
Contender – Editor Stephen Mirrione, <em>The Revenant</em>

The success of The Revenant, the story of a fur trapper, Hugh Glass, on a mission of revenge after his son is murdered and he is left for dead in the frozen wilderness, is largely carried by the singular, and often non-verbal, performance of Leonardo DiCaprio. Editor Stephen Mirrione, tasked with shaping that... »

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Contender – Editor Hank Corwin, The Big Short

December 2015
Contender – Editor Hank Corwin, <em>The Big Short</em>

“I’m so lucky that Adam was the director,” stated editor Hank Corbin about Adam McKay, who helmed The Big Short, the satiric-telling of the true events behind the financial collapse in the mid-2000s. The movie boasts a stellar acting ensemble ­– Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. »

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Contender – Production Designer Judy Becker, Carol

December 2015
Contender – Production Designer Judy Becker, <em>Carol</em>

According to production designer Judy Becker, director Todd Haynes, “Comes to the table with a concept of what he wants the movie to look like. He brings a book of images that represent how he sees the world of the film. That begins our discussion.” »

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