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Contender Profile: Dickinson Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller Does A Deep Dive Into History 

May 17, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: <em>Dickinson</em> Costume Designer Jennifer Moeller Does A Deep Dive Into History 

The world of Dickinson on Apple TV+ takes place in the 1850s. If you Google what women wore in those days, you’d primarily see bell-shaped skirts and dresses, petticoats, and paisley patterned shawls. For men it was a tailored three-piece suit complete with a jacket, vest and trousers, a shirt and a necktie. The wardrobe... »

ACE’s 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

April 26, 2021 | By
ACE’s 21st Annual <em>Invisible Art / Visible Artists</em> Celebrates Oscar Nominated Film Editors

Although the 93rd Academy Awards are over and done, the American Cinema Editors‘ (ACE) 21st Annual Invisible Art / Visible Artists panel, showcasing all five Oscar-nominated Film Editors, took place virtually this past weekend with all five nominated editors on hand to talk about their craft. Nomadland Editor (and Oscar-winning Director) Chloé Zhao, Yorgos Lamprinos (The Father), Frédéric Thoraval (Promising Young Woman), Mikkel E.G.... »

ADG and SDSA Team with American Cinemateque for 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel

April 21, 2021 | By
ADG and SDSA Team with American Cinemateque for 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel

The Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) and Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA) are once again teaming with the American Cinematheque for the 15th Annual Art of Production Design Oscar Panel, taking place on Saturday, April 24 at 1PM until 3pm Pacific Time. Sponsored by Variety, the panel, which usually takes place in person will stream world on a digital platform.... »

SETDECOR’s Look at the Oscar-Nominated Set Decoration of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

April 21, 2021 | By
SETDECOR’s Look at the Oscar-Nominated Set Decoration of <em>Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom</em>

For a second day in a row, SETDECOR, the magazine of the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA), has a great profile of two more Oscar-nominated Set Decorators, Karen O’Hara SDSA and Diana Stoughton, who worked with Production Designer Mark Ricker on the look of the environments for George C. Wolfe‘s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The article includes a full interview... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview and Predictions – Part 2

April 20, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview and Predictions – Part 2

Hopefully, you’ve already read Part 1, which includes most of the below-the-line crafts, but now, we’ll get to some of the other categories we haven’t covered yet, which are mostly above the line but also includes a few odds and ends that we just didn’t get to. The short film categories tend to be... »

Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

April 19, 2021 | By
Below the Line’s 93rd Academy Awards Preview Part 1

The 93rd Academy Awards are now less than a week away, taking place on Sunday, April 25. Depending on when you’re reading this, your Oscar ballot may have already been turned in before the April 20 deadline. Or maybe you’re not an Academy member quite yet but, as a member of the film (or... »

Contender Profile: Mulan’s Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Bina Daigeler

April 16, 2021 | By
Contender Profile: Mulan’s Oscar-Nominated Costume Designer Bina Daigeler

The Costume Design race at the 93rd Academy Awards heated up in the last few days when the prescient Costume Designers Guild awarded top prizes to the craftspeople behind the garments in Mulan and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — the now presumptive Oscar frontrunners. In Mulan, German Costume Designer Bina Daigeler teamed up with... »

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... »

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... »