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Dune Triumphs at CAS Awards as Encanto and Summer of Soul Also Win Sound Mixing Honors

March 19, 2022 | By
<i>Dune</i> Triumphs at CAS Awards as <i>Encanto</i> and <i>Summer of Soul</i> Also Win Sound Mixing Honors

As most expected, WB/Legendary’s sci-fi epic Dune triumphed at the Cinema Audio Society‘s 58th Annual CAS Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing, which took place at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown on Saturday night. Production Mixer Mac Ruth and Re-Recording Mixers Ron Bartlett and Douglas Hemphill shared the top award with Scoring Mixer... »

Oscar Nominees Linda Dowds and Stephanie Ingram on How They Turned Jessica Chastain Into Tammy Faye Bakker

March 15, 2022 | By
Oscar Nominees Linda Dowds and Stephanie Ingram on How They Turned Jessica Chastain Into Tammy Faye Bakker

When Below the Line was scheduled to interview Jessica Chastain’s makeup artist Linda Dowds and hairstylist Stephanie Ingram, who have been working with the Oscar-nominated actress for years, we had no idea the conversation would take place mere minutes after they won a BAFTA Award for Best Makeup along with prosthetics coordinator Justin Raleigh for their work on The... »

Shang-Chi‘s Oscar-Nominated VFX Team on Designing the Ten Rings and the Pandemic’s “Gift of Time”

March 14, 2022 | By
<i>Shang-Chi</i>‘s Oscar-Nominated VFX Team on Designing the Ten Rings and the Pandemic’s “Gift of Time”

Marvel Studios released three movies in 2021 — four, if you count its collaboration on Spider-Man: No Way Home — but one of the best, in terms of its visual effects, was Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which used those effects to enhance its physics-defying fight sequences. Though Shang-Chi was directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the overall VFX... »

MPSE’s Golden Reel Awards Honor the Sounds of Dune, Nightmare Alley, and West Side Story

March 13, 2022 | By
MPSE’s Golden Reel Awards Honor the Sounds of <i>Dune</i>, <i>Nightmare Alley</i>, and <i>West Side Story</i>

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have unveiled the winners for the 69th Annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards, with top prizes going to Dune (feature effects/foley), Nightmare Alley (feature dialogue/ADR), and West Side Story (feature music). Dune and West Side Story are competing against each other for Best Sound at the Oscars, where Denis Villeneuve‘s sci-fi epic... »

BAFTAs and Critics Choice Awards Name Power of the Dog Best Picture

March 13, 2022 | By
BAFTAs and Critics Choice Awards Name <i>Power of the Dog</i> Best Picture

After ceding momentum to CODA over the past few weeks, Jane Campion‘s Netflix movie The Power of the Dog reasserted itself as the movie to beat at the Oscars with its big wins for Best Picture and Best Director at both the BAFTA Film Awards and the Critics Choice Awards this weekend. The Power of the... »

Annie Awards: Mitchells vs. the Machines Upsets Encanto as Flee Wins Again

March 13, 2022 | By
Annie Awards: <i>Mitchells vs. the Machines</i> Upsets <i>Encanto</i> as <i>Flee</i> Wins Again

Netflix’s The Mitchells vs. the Machines and Neon’s animated documentary Flee won the top feature prizes at this year’s Annie Awards, where Netflix’s Arcane earned nine statues on the TV side. In addition to Best Feature, The Mitchells vs. the Machines won awards for writing, FX, character design, production design, voice acting, and editorial, indicating... »

DGA Awards: Jane Campion and Maggie Gyllenhaal Win Top Prizes for Netflix

March 12, 2022 | By
DGA Awards: Jane Campion and Maggie Gyllenhaal Win Top Prizes for Netflix

As expected, The Power of the Dog filmmaker Jane Campion won the top feature prize at the 74th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday night. Campion beat out all of her male competitors, which this year included Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza), Kenneth Branagh (Belfast), Steven Spielberg (West Side Story), and Denis Villeneuve (Dune). Meanwhile, The Lost... »

The Power of the Dog Editor Peter Sciberras on Dailies, Pandemic Curveballs, and the Academy’s “Disappointing” Decision

March 10, 2022 | By
<i>The Power of the Dog</i> Editor Peter Sciberras on Dailies, Pandemic Curveballs, and the Academy’s “Disappointing” Decision

When film editor Peter Sciberras first heard that Jane Campion wanted to meet with him to discuss a film titled The Power of the Dog, he wasn’t familiar with the source material. A quick Google search yielded the Don Winslow book of the same name, which led him to initially think that Campion was making a cartel... »

CDG Awards: Dune and Cruella Win Top Costume Prizes as The Great Proves Its Greatness

March 10, 2022 | By
CDG Awards: <i>Dune</i> and <i>Cruella</i> Win Top Costume Prizes as <i>The Great</i> Proves Its Greatness

WB/Legendary’s Dune and Disney’s Cruella were among the big winners at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, which were hosted by Black Monday stars Andrew Rannells and Casey Wilson on Wednesday night at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica. As voted on by more than 1,000 designers and illustrators who are members of the Guild,... »

SCL Awards: Encanto Wins Best Score as No Time to Die and Don’t Look Up Take Song Prizes

March 9, 2022 | By
SCL Awards: <i>Encanto</i> Wins Best Score as <i>No Time to Die</i> and <i>Don’t Look Up</i> Take Song Prizes

Encanto composer Germaine Franco was the big winner at the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ SCL Awards on Tuesday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. Disney’s animated movie defeated live-action competitors such as Dune, The Power of the Dog, The French Dispatch and Don’t Look Up for the most notable award... »