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Geoffrey Haley: An Interview with the Two-Time SOC Camera Operator of the Year

April 15, 2021 | By
Geoffrey Haley: An Interview with the Two-Time SOC Camera Operator of the Year

When it comes to shooting some of the biggest action movies that have hit the multiplexes almost every summer, there are few people who get closer to the action — besides the stuntmen and women, obviously — then the camera operator. As the A-camera operator for some of the biggest action blockbusters of all... »

Contender Profile: Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on Pinocchio

April 15, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Costume Designer Massimo Cantini Parrini on <em>Pinocchio</em>

This year’s Best Costume Design race at the Academy Awards presents voters a difficult choice between five deserving but different styles of designing actors’ wardrobes. We spoke to Mank’s Trish Sommerville earlier this season, and she squares off against BAFTA, Costume Designers Guild, and Critics Choice winner (and past Oscar winner) Ann Roth (who... »

Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping The Mole Agent 

April 14, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Editor Carolina Siraqyan on Shaping <em>The Mole Agent</em> 

Nominated for an Academy Award for Documentary (Feature), The Mole Agent sends elderly investigator Sergio Chamy into The San Francisco Nursing Home, a retirement community in the El Monte district of Santiago, Chile. His job is to uncover possible mistreatment of a patient. Despite its mock-espionage opening and allusions to film noir, Maite Alberdi‘s... »

93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Animated Feature Film

April 14, 2021 | By
93rd Annual Oscars Spotlight on Animated Feature Film

Every year, Walt Disney Studios dominates the Academy Awards in the category of Animated Feature Film. The company is expected to produce high-quality animation time and time again due to their extensive track record. Disney consistently elevates the world of animated filmmaking with fresh ideas and emotionally-driven storytelling. As Disney continues to create magic,... »

The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

April 13, 2021 | By
The Full List of Winners from the 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA)

On Tuesday, April 13 at 5:30pm PST, the Costume Designers Guild (CDG, IATSE Local 892) announced the winners for its 23rd Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) on the guild’s Twitter page, hosted by Lana Condor (To All the Boys I Loved Before). The main film awards went to Bina Daigeler for Mulan (Sci-Fi/, Nancy Steiner for Promising Young Woman, and Ann Roth for Ma... »

Oscar-Nominated Husavik Songwriters Were Surprised By Song’s Emotional Impact Worldwide

April 13, 2021 | By
Oscar-Nominated <em>Husavik</em> Songwriters Were Surprised By Song’s Emotional Impact Worldwide

There is no denying the power of a song, and in the case of “Husavik,” written by the songwriting team of Savan Kotecha, Max Gsus, and Rickard Göransson, that power can be felt as far away as Iceland. The song, which translates to “My Hometown,” was written exclusively for Eurovision Song Contest: The Story... »

MPSE Previews George Miller’s Filmmaker Award at the 68th Annual Golden Reel Awards

April 12, 2021 | By
MPSE Previews George Miller’s Filmmaker Award at the 68th Annual Golden Reel Awards

On Friday, April 16, the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) will present Director George Miller with its highest honor, the annual Filmmaker Award, at the 68th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards. The organization is recognizing Miller for his diverse body of work, which includes Happy Feet (an Academy Award-winner for Best Animated Feature), Babe: A Pig in the... »

Over the Weekend 4/13/21: Weekend Awards Wrap-Up, Indy Meet Phoebe, and More News

April 12, 2021 | By
Over the Weekend 4/13/21: Weekend Awards Wrap-Up, Indy Meet Phoebe, and More News

It was a big weekend for awards, the first of three such weekends leading up to the Oscars on Sunday, April 25. Three guilds, the Society of Camera Operators and the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) were announced over this past weekend with much recognition for Chloe Zhao‘s Nomadland, Pixar Animation‘s Soul, Emerald Fennell‘s... »

SOC Honors Geoffrey Haley for Cherry, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel‘s Jim McConkey as Camera Operators of the Year

April 12, 2021 | By
SOC Honors Geoffrey Haley for <em>Cherry</em>, <em>Marvelous Mrs. Maisel</em>‘s Jim McConkey as Camera Operators of the Year

On Sunday night, April 11, 2021, the Society of Camera Operators (SOC) announced the winners of its 2021 Camera Operator of the Year Awards and Creative Vision Celebration in the Film and Television categories. The honors for Camera Operator of the Year Film & Television were given out via a rather moving Zoom meeting  that brought together ... »

Guild of Music Supervisors Hands Out 11th Annual Awards

April 11, 2021 | By
Guild of Music Supervisors Hands Out 11th Annual Awards

On Sunday night, April 11, 2021, the Guild of Music Supervisors (GMS) handed out its 11th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors awards, celebrating outstanding achievement in the craft of Music Supervision in film, television, games, advertising, and trailers. Maureen Crowe, the founding President of the Guild of Music Supervisors, received the organization’s prestigious Legacy Award, honoring those music supervisors who... »