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2017 Oscar Nominations – Reactions

January 24, 2017 | By
2017 Oscar Nominations – Reactions

Below The Line has reactions from all the stars and crafts on their recent nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards. ARRIVAL: Denis Villeneuve: “Best Director” “I want to thank the Academy for acknowledging Arrival. It means so much to all of us. However, it is a little bittersweet. Amy Adams is the soul of... »

2017 Oscar Nominations

January 24, 2017 | By

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

January 23, 2017 | By
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 — I’m overwhelmed by this.” In fact, few on Arrival’s... »

Contender – The Sound of Arrival

January 23, 2017 | By
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 sound of the film in Montreal after key sound elements... »

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

January 20, 2017 | By
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 needed the services of the best in the visual effects industry to merge the new worlds of the film with the familiar tropes Star Wars... »

Nominations Announced for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon

January 18, 2017 | By

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) have announced nominees for the 54th Annual ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 24, 2017. The nominees for the Les Mason Award, the highest honor that publicists can bestow on one of their own members, are: •... »

Cinema Audio Society Announces Nominations for 2016 Outstanding Product Awards

January 17, 2017 | By

The Cinema Audio Society announced the nominees for the CAS Outstanding Product Awards for Production and Post-Production. “There were many innovative and outstanding choices in both production and post-production work flows,” said Bob Bronow, chair of the CAS Awards Committee. “Our Blue Ribbon panel was challenged to whittle the list of products down to... »

Thelma Schoonmaker and Janet Ashikaga to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2017 ACE Eddie Awards

January 17, 2017 | By
Thelma Schoonmaker and Janet Ashikaga to Receive Career Achievement Honors at the 2017 ACE Eddie Awards

American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present veteran editors Janet Ashikaga, ACE and Thelma Schoonmaker, ACE with the organization’s prestigious Career Achievement honors at the 67thAnnual ACE Eddie Awards on Friday, January 27, 2017 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel.  The Career Achievement Award honors veteran editors whose body of work and... »

ICG Publicists Name Denzel Washington Motion Picture Showman of the Year

January 12, 2017 | By

Oscar winner Denzel Washington will be named Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 54th Annual International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists Awards in recognition of his remarkable career achievements, including producing, directing and starring in Fences, a major contender in this year’s Oscar race. The awards will be held at the... »

Contender – Editor Joe Walker, Arrival

January 12, 2017 | By
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 with interpreting the language of alien visitors. “We’re talking about time. That is certainly something I’ve been obsessed by in the last few films I’ve... »

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