Browse Articles by Neil Turitz

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Documentary Feature

Welcome to one of my favorite of the categories. It wasn’t always thus, but the last few years I have become entranced by the quality of the films that have earned nominations, and more than a few that I felt deserved a nod, but didn’t get one. Last year, for instance, the movie that... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Costume Design

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Costume Design

Welcome to my sister-in-law Mindy’s favorite category, the one which she and I will discuss the most and, if she really likes one of the contenders, will refer to the clothing as “scrumptious.” That, actually, is why I’m making the choice I am making in this category, which of course you will see below.... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Visual Effects

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Visual Effects

For the first time that I can remember, the Visual Effects category is not populated by the big, epic sci-fi/fantasy/superhero entries that are the usual fare. Thanks, Covid! So no Marvel movies, no DC, no Star Wars, no flights, no tights, no nothing. It’s a shame, really, and I’ve been lamenting the fact for... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Sound Nominees

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Sound Nominees

This is the first year that Sound is just a single category, after decades of it being split into Sound Editing and Sound Mixing. There is a difference, but it’s now moot, because after years of the Academy members also being confused, the two were combined into the single category, which makes sense.  In... »

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93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Production Design Nominees

April 2021
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on the Production Design Nominees

There has been talk recently about splitting this category into two, period pieces vs modern, in a sort of opposite tack to the one taken with the Sound categories. The argument is that period pieces have an advantage and win the category at a much higher rate. Looking at the last five winners, though,... »

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