Contender – Supervising Sound Editor Glenn Freemantle, Brooklyn

Directed by John Crowley, Brooklyn is an artfully voiced narrative of Ellis (Saoirse Ronan), an Irish immigrant from the small, cobblestone town of Enniscorthy, Ireland as she finds her way through 1950s New York City. Having left her mother (Jane Brennan) and sister Rose (Fiona Glascott) for the attraction of America, her isolated, homesick outlook swiftly vanishes after meeting a kind-hearted Italian (Emory Cohen). After a tragedy strikes home, Eilis must decide between her new life and the one she left behind in Ireland. […]

Art Direction

Contender – Production Designer Yohei Taneda, The Hateful Eight

If it would seem unlikely that studios would release two westerns at Christmas time, it might be unlikelier still that both would belong to that smaller sub-genre of “snow westerns.” Yet both The Revenant and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight find themselves in that same unique niche occupied by such under sung classics as Sergio Corbucci’s The Great Silence and Robert Altman’s McCabe and Mrs. Miller. […]

Art Direction

Contender – Production Designer François Séguin, Brooklyn

Director John Crowley‘s Brooklyn tells the story of a young Irish woman, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) as she relocates to New York in the 1950s. Creating the world of 1950s Ireland and New York on a tight budget wasn’t without its challenges but production designer François Séguin, known for Lucky Number Slevin (2006), The Karate Kid (2010) and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013), was up for the creative task. […]


Contender – Editor Hank Corwin, The Big Short

“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. […]


Contender – Costume Designer Odile Dicks-Mireaux, Brooklyn

Director John Crowley‘s Brooklyn explores the life of a young Irish woman, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) in 1950s Ireland and New York. Odile Dicks-Mireaux, known for The Constant Gardener (2005), An Education (2009) and One Day (2011), joined the team to help create both worlds. She was excited when she received the call to meet with Crowley because she especially liked the script and the period it was set in. “I felt very comfortable with it. And I think you can do your best work when you feel really comfortable with the script that you’re attracted to and you can start to visualize it,” said Dicks-Mireaux. […]


Contenders – Sound Mixers/Editors Chris Jenkins, Nicholas Renbeck, Eugene Gearty and Edward Tise, Love & Mercy

The lines between genius and madness blur inside the mind of Brian Wilson as he’s portrayed in director Bill Pohlad’s Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy, distributed by Roadside Attractions. Using sound, the film paints a beautiful and discordant picture of what Wilson hears in his head – the music and mania that make the man. Love & Mercy splits Wilson’s life into two distinct parts, the young Brian of the ’60s (played by Paul Dano) in the time surrounding the “Pet Sounds” album, and the middle-aged Brian of the ’80s (played by John Cusack) who struggles daily with reality. The two parts interweave like one of Wilson’s vocal harmonies, giving the audience an idea of how Wilson ended up over-medicated and socially subjugated by the imperious Dr. Landy, who controls everything from what Brian eats to who he talks to. […]


Contender – Sound Mixer Chris Jenkins, Mad Max: Fury Road

When rerecording mixer Chris Jenkins got a call from music composer Tom Holkenborg about working on Mad Max: Fury Road, saying yes, was the easy part. But what took place over the following months was a collaboration the mixer won’t soon forget. “When Tom asked me if I was interested in being part of the project, he had been already working with George Miller on music themes for over a year,” said Jenkins. “George’s first Mad Max film was mind-blowing. Everyone loved it, so when Tom reached out, I knew this was going to be a once in lifetime opportunity.” Jenkins ended up flying to Sydney where he met up with Holkenborg, picture editor Margaret Sixel, and the rest of the team. Along with rerecording mixer Gregg Rudolf, they spent nearly 10 weeks at Deluxe in Lane Cove before returning to Warner Bros. to finalize the film. […]


Publicist Murray Weissman Dies at 90

Hollywood publicist and awards consultant Murray Weissman died yesterday of pancreatic cancer in his Studio City apartment with his family by his side. He was 90. Weissman worked with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg and helped clients win seven best picture Oscars, as well as numerous Emmys and Golden Globes.