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Emmanuel Lubezki Wins ASC Film Award for The Revenant

Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki, director of photography on The Revenant, won the award for best feature film cinematography from the American Society of Cinematographers at the organization’s 30th anniversary awards dinner held Sunday night at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel. […]

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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Production Designers

A Martian landscape. The desolate desert in a post-apocalyptic world. Cold War Berlin. The forbidding frontier wilderness of 1820s America. Atmospheric Copenhagen in the 1920s. These are the tactile and tangible worlds created by this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers: Arthur Max for The Martian, Colin Gibson for Mad Mad: Fury Road, Adam Stockhausen for Bridge of Spies and Eve Stewart for The Danish Girl.

These are the tactile and tangible worlds created by this year’s Oscar-nominated production designers: Arthur Max for The Martian; Colin Gibson for Mad Mad: Fury Road; Adam Stockhausen for Bridge of Spies; and Eve Stewart for The Danish Girl. […]

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For Your Consideration – The Oscar-Nominated Cinematographers

The accomplishments of motion picture cinematographers over the past year have been dazzling—adventurous and refined, daring and sophisticated. It seems to get more amazing every year. Directors of photography keep expanding the boundaries of their craft, creating unforgettable images, while painting with light, as they always have throughout the history of the movies.
Though scores deserve to be honored, a tiny handful—only five—are in the running for the most coveted accolade, the Oscar that will be handed out at the Academy Awards on February 28. […]

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The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian Win Art Directors Guild Awards

Production designers for The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Martian hauled in the three top motion picture honors at the Art Directors Guild‘s 20th annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, held Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Winners in the television categories were production designers for Game of Thrones, House of Cards, American Horror Story, The Big Bang Theory and The Muppets. […]

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Contender – Cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi, Black Mass and Spotlight

Director of photography Masanobu Takayanagi shot two notable films released recently, Black Mass and Spotlight. Both happen to be set in Boston and are based on real events that shook the town to the core and got splashed all over the headlines. “They are two very different stories that take place in two different periods and were shot in two different formats,” said the DP.
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Contender – Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, The Revenant

The Revenant may be the ultimate survival movie to ever come out of Hollywood. The making of the film under arduous conditions in snowy locations in Calgary, Canada and Terra del Fuego in Chile also put the survival skills of star Leonardo DiCaprio and the entire production crew to the test, including Oscar-winning director of photography Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki. […]

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Director Quentin Tarantino Goes Big On The Hateful Eight

The Hateful Eight directed and scripted by Quentin Tarantino is another quintessential film from the auteur director who has developed a cult-like following but also scores at the box office with films that attract a broader audience. Some of his best-known movies are Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill, parts I and II, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. […]

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Contender – Cinematographer John Seale, Mad Max: Fury Road

Oscar-winning cinematographer John Seale (The English Patient) parachuted in as director of photography on Mad Max: Fury Road replacing, Dean Semler. The Australian DP dropped out for personal reasons shortly before filming of the post-apocalyptic adventure was about to begin in Namibia. […]

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Contender – Cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, Bridge Of Spies

It’s hard to imagine a Steven Spielberg movie without director of photography Janusz Kaminski behind the camera. And Bridge of Spies, the latest film from the director, renews the collaboration that began with Schindler’s List in 1993. His work on that film garnered Kaminski his first Oscar, followed by a second for the World War II battle epic, Saving Private Ryan in 1998.
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