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Below the Line Press Interviews from the Critics Choice Awards


Critics ChoiceOn Sunday night, the Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the awards winners for its 26th Annual Critics Choice Awards, which included a number of below-the-line artisans who had worked on some of 2020’s best movies.

Below the Line editor Edward Douglas (who happens to be a ten-year member of the CCA) attended the virtual event and also sat through the virtual press room, where some of the talented crafts people came through to be interviewed after winning their awards.

These include co-winners for film-editing, Alan Baumgarten (The Trial of the Chicago 7) and Mikkel E.G. Nielsen (Sound of Metal), Mank Production Designers Donald Burt and Jane Pascale, and the entire Hair and Make-Up team from Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. You can watch all their interviews below with a caveat that many of those asking questions are entertainment journalists who don’t normally speak to below-the-line talent, that is except the first question to Baumgarten, which was asked by Below the Line.

Trial of the Chicago 7 Editor Alan Baumgarten

Sound of Metal Editor Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Mank Production Designers

The Hair and Make-Up Team for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas
Edward Douglas has written about movies for print and the internet for over 20 years, specializing in box office analysis, reviews, and interviews. Currently, he writes features for Below the Line and Above the Line, acting as Associate Editor for the former and Interim Editor for the latter.
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