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Below the Line’s 2023 Oscar Below-the-Line Crafts Round-Up


Nominations voting for the 96th Annual Academy Awards begins on Thursday, Jan. 11 and runs through Tuesday, Jan. 16. For our readers who are members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesBelow the Line has compiled all the interviews with prospective below-the-line crafts and creatives you might want to learn more about before completing your ballot.

This will be updated regularly as more interviews are added.


Killers of the Flower Moon Casting Directors Ellen Lewis and Rene Haynes On Building Families and Adapting History – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer


Robert Richardson
Robert Richardson image via Byron Purvis/AdMedia courtesy of Apple TV+

Air Cinematographer Robert Richardson Wants The Flaws – Interview by Danielle Solzman

All Of Us Strangers Cinematographer Jamie Ramsay Creates Dreamlike Nostalgia For Andrew Haigh’s Drama – Interview by Edward Douglas

Barbie Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto On Bringing Barbie Land To Life – Interview by Daniel Eagan

The Equalizer 3 Cinematographer Robert Richardson Chases The Unknown – Interview by Jack Giroux

The Holdovers DP Eigil Bryld on Recreating the 1970s With Alexander Payne – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

The Killer, Ferrari Cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt on Reuniting with Fincher and Shooting for Michael Mann – Interview by Edward Douglas

Killers of the Flower Moon Cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto Crafts Another Martin Scorsese Epic For The Ages – Interview by Jack Giroux

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Cinematographer Fraser Taggart Shoots Romantic Action – Interview by Jack Giroux

Napoleon Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski Shoots Battles and Ego On A Grand Scale – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd On Capturing Priscilla Presley’s Point-of-View – Interview by Jack Giroux

Poor Things Cinematographer Robbie Ryan Wants You To See The Movie Twice – Interview by Jack Giroux

Saltburn Cinematographer Linus Sandgren On Portraying A Psychopath – Interview by Daniel Eagan


Chevalier Costume Designer Oliver Garcia Captures 18th Century France With A Contemporary Fashion Flair – Interview by Robin Milling

The Color Purple Costume Designer Francine Jamison-Tanchuck is Behind THE Dress of 2023 – Interview by Jack Giroux

Kameron Lennox
Image via Hulu

TikTok and YouTube Inspired Dumb Money Costume Designer Kameron Lennox – Interview by Jack Giroux

The Killer Costume Designer Cate Adams Makes Michael Fassbender Blend In – Interview by Jack Giroux

Killers of the Flower Moon Costume Designer Jacqueline West Worked With The Osage Community To Create Their Authentic 1920s Dress – Interview by Robin Milling

May December Costume Designer April Napier On The Synchronicity Behind Todd Haynes’ Vision – Interview by Jack Giroux

Napoleon Costume Designers Janty Yates And David Crossman Tackle Epic Challenges On And Off The Battlefield – Interview by Robin Milling

Oppenheimer Costume Designer Ellen Mirojnick Shows The Man and The Myth – Interview by Jack Giroux

Costume Designer Stacey Battat On Creating Iconic And Private Looks For Priscilla And Elvis Presley – Interview by Robin Milling


William Goldenberg
Image via Focus Features

Air Editor William Goldenberg Would Never Turn Down A Ben Affleck Film – Interview by Danielle Solzman

All of Us Strangers Editor Jonathan Alberts Shapes a Story of Loss – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Asteroid City Editor Barney Pilling on Cutting the Wild World of Wes Anderson – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

The Color Purple Editor Jon Poll Cuts With A Soft Touch – Interview by Jack Giroux

Dumb Money Editor Kirk Baxter on Cutting Craig Gillespie’s Real Life Stock Market Comedy – Interview by Edward Douglas

The Equalizer 3 Editor Conrad Buff IV On How To Cut Action – Interview by Jack Giroux

A Haunting in Venice Editor Lucy Donaldson Trusts Audiences – Interview by Jack Giroux

The Holdovers Editor Kevin Tent Talks About His Eighth Collaboration With Director Alexander Payne – Interview by Robin Milling

May December Editor Affonso Gonçalves and Director Todd Haynes Strive For Boldness – Interview by Daniel Eagan

No Idea Is Too Outlandish For Saltburn Editor Victoria Boydell – Interview by Danielle Solzman


Julie Dartnell

Asteroid City Makeup and Hair Designer Julie Dartnell on Wigs, Colors, and Working with Wes Anderson – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Barbie Makeup And Hair Designer Ivana Primorac Achieves Doll-Like Perfection With Real Life Looks Amongst All That Pink – Interview by Robin Milling

The Color Purple Makeup Department Head Carol Rasheed On Aging Actors for The Epic Musical Drama – Interview by J. Don Birnam

*Poor Things Prosthetic Makeup and Hair Designer Nadia Stacey on Creating Yorgos Lanthimos Characters (With Special Guest Willem Dafoe) – Interview by Edward Douglas



Living movie
Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch image via Joe Starbuck

All Of Us Strangers Composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch Felt A Personal Depth of Emotions When Creating A Hypnotic Score – Interview by Robin Milling

*American Fiction Composer Laura Karpman Feels Free To Play – Interview by Jack Giroux

*Composer Kris Bowers on His Spectacular Year Scoring The Color Purple, Origin, the Short The Last Repair Shop, and More – Interview by Edward Douglas

*Flamin’ Hot Songwriter Diane Warren Is The Fearless Song Whisperer – Interview by Jack Giroux

Flora and Son Composer, Songwriter Gary Clark on Making Music with John Carney – Interview by Abe Friedtanzer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 Composer John Murphy Disappeared for Eight Years, and For Good Reason – Interview by Jack Giroux

Ludwig Göransson (photo provided by Universal)

*Oppenheimer Composer Ludwig Göransson On Scoring Christopher Nolan’s Tragic Opera – Interview by Edward Douglas

Past Lives Composers Christopher Bear, Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear on Scoring Celine Song’s Emotional Drama – Interview by Edward Douglas

*A Glimpse Into The Mind of Poor Things Composer Jerskin Fendrix – Interview by Jack Giroux

Priscilla Music Supervisor Randall Poster on Creating a Unique Musical World with Phoenix, Sofia Coppola – Interview by Edward Douglas

Artist Lenny Kravitz Wants Road to Freedom To Soothe The Soul – Interview by Jack Giroux

*Saltburn Composer Anthony Goes Down The Rabbit Hole With Oliver Quick – Interview by Jack Giroux

*Society of the Snow Composer Michael Giacchino Crafts One Of His Hardest Scores To Date – Interview by Jack Giroux

*Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse: Composer Daniel Pemberton on Creating Musical Variety for the Animated Sequel, Plus The Afterparty Season 2 – Interview by Edward Douglas



François Audouy

Asteroid City Production Designer Adam Stockhausen on Building Wes Anderson’s Worlds in Exotic Locales – Interview by Edward Douglas

Air Production Designer François Audouy Researched and Built The ’80s Worlds of Michael Jordan and Nike – Interview by Robin Milling

The Creator Production Designer James Clyne on the Unconventional Method of Bringing Gareth Edwards’ World to Life – Interview by Edward Douglas

The Holdovers Production Designer Ryan Warren Smith on Assembling the Barton Academy for Alexander Payne’s Dramedy – Interview by Edward Douglas

Killers of the Flower Moon Production Designer Jack Fisk on Recreating Fairfax, Oklahoma One Hundred Years Back in Time – Interview by Edward Douglas

Maestro Production Designer Kevin Thompson on Creating Authenticity Around Bradley Cooper’s Leonard Bernstein – Interview by Edward Douglas

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One Production Designer Gary Freeman On Destroying the Spanish Steps – Interview by Daniel Eagan

Oppenheimer Production Designer Ruth De Jong on Creating Period Authenticity Mostly on Location for Nolan’s Magnum Opus – Interview by Edward Douglas

Saltburn Production Designer Suzie Davies on Lucking Out with the Perfect Location and Working with the Great Mike Leigh – Interview by Edward Douglas

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Art Directors Patrick O’Keefe and Dean Gordon Help Create New Worlds – Interview by Danielle Solzman


Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Re-Recording Mixer Michael Semanick Defines Many Worlds – Interview by Danielle Solzman


*The Creator VFX Supervisors Jay Cooper, Andrew Roberts on Realizing Gareth Edwards’ Vision of the Future – Interview by Edward Douglas

*Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 VFX Supervisor Stephane Ceretti on Rocket’s Journey and Getting Competing Vendors to Work Together on the Marvel Sequel – Interview by Edward Douglas

*Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3: Weta FX’s Guy Williams, Michael Cozens on the Fantastic Third Act of James Gunn’s Space Opera Finale – Interview by Edward Douglas


The 96th Annual Oscars will take place on Friday, March 10, airing on ABC.

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