All posts tagged "Hugo"

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    Six Spot #5: Best Director 2011

    Welcome back to The Six Spot!  In case you missed last week’s 2003 Best Actress Six Spot,...

  • Festivals
    Any Films Left for NYFF’s Secret Screening?

    For the past two years now, the New York Film Festival has unveiled a previously unseen Oscar...

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    Take a ride with the camera in Behind the Scenes video from Hugo

    While I was heartily rooting for Emmanuel Lubezki to win the Oscar for cinematography, it’s hard to begrude Robert Richardson, because the cinematography of Hugo was incredibly impressive. If you’ve ever wondered how the camera actually captures the moments on film, First Showing has uncovered a fun behind the scenes video in which you can...

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    Editor’s Final Oscar Predictions

    It’s Friday.  Oscars are on Sunday.  I’ve rattled my brain for hours, days, weeks.  It hurts.  I can’t.  I am fully ready to be wrong in many categories.  I also chickened out in several categories. I wanted to put Max Von Sydow instead of Christopher Plummer.  Not happening.  Can I get some...

  • Article
    Oscar Circuit: Best Cinematography

    And the Nominees Are: Guillaume Schiffman “The Artist” Oscar Scene: Waking up from the sound dream sequence Jeff Cronenweth “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Oscar Scene: Opening credits Robert Richardson “Hugo” Oscar Scene: Traveling through the train station Emmanuel Lubezski “The Tree of Life” Oscar Scene: Creation Janusz Kaminski “War Horse”...

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    Making the final case for each Best Picture nominee…

    As you’re reading this, the Oscar voters have already made their final selections for each category of the Academy Awards, and there’s nothing left to do but wait for the results at the awards ceremony on Sunday. It got me to thinking, what kind of case has each Best Picture contender made...

  • Precursors
    ‘Hugo’ wins with the Cinema Audio Society!

    The CAS awards have been announced and Martin Scorsese’s flick has emerged victorious, as you can see here with the full results: Outstanding Sound in a Motion Picture: Hugo Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series: TOO BIG TO FAIL Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for TV Movies &...

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    Which Scenes from 2011 will you remember?

    Much like Kris Tapley over at In Contention does his list of the 10 best shots of each year, I like to do something similar as well here at The Awards Circuit. The wrinkle for me is that I go with the best/most memorable scenes of the year. It’s also kind of...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Art Direction

    And the Nominees Are: The Artist – Laurence Bennett and Robert Gould Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – Stuart Craig and Stephanie McMillan Hugo – Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo Midnight in Paris – Anne Seibel and Hélène Dubreuil War Horse – Rick Carter and Lee Sandales So...

  • Community
    2011 ACCA Winners Announced!

    The 2011 Awards Circuit Community Awards was one of the most diverse and hottest choices this side of the internet.  This is the only site that gives its readership a voice to name his/her favorite films and performances of the year.  With a wide open Oscar race, the ACCA race followed suit...

  • Editor
    Oscar Circuit: Adapted Screenplay

    The screenplay categories have a strong correlation with past Best Picture winners.  In the past few years, “Slumdog Millionaire,” “No Country for Old Men,” and “The Departed” have all won the Adapted Screenplay race that translated to a Best Picture statue.  Other winners such as “The Social Network,” “Precious: Based on the...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Film Editing

    And the Nominees Are: The Artist The Descendants The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Moneyball Tied into the Best Picture race more than any other tech category is Best Film Editing. Scoring a Best Picture win without at least a nomination here, if not a win, is incredibly rare and almost...

  • Precursors
    Winners from the 10th annual VES Awards!

    The Visual Effects Society gave out their awards yesterday and pretty much confirmed my earlier suspicions in my Oscar Circuit piece on the Best Visual Effects category (found here if you missed it) that it’s a race between Hugo and Rise of the Planet of the Apes for the gold. Here are...

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Costume Design

    I would love to wake up every morning and already have my wardrobe picked out for me. I guess that’s the beauty of working in the movies. You get to wear all types of amazing outfits and they are all tailored for you and everything. It must be an even better feeling...

  • Precursors
    Here are the results from the Art Director Awards!

    Take a gander: Feature Film, Period: Hugo Feature Film, Contemporary: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Feature Film, Fantasy: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series: Saturday Night Live Awards, Music, or Game Shows: 83rd ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Editing

    And the Nominees Are: Drive The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Hugo Transformers: Dark of the Moon War Horse Just as my colleague and friend Mike Ward detailed the Best Sound Mixing race (the excellent write up can be found here), I’m diving right in and tackling the Best Sound Editing race....

  • Article
    Which Films Can Stand the Test of Time?

    Every year, even though the vast majority of movie releases are all but instantly forgettable, we have some films come out that you just know will be still remembered fondly 25 years later. 2011 was no exception. It’s a bit early to know which will survive the test of time, but I’m...

  • Oscar Circuit
    Oscar Circuit: Best Sound Mixing

    The 2011 Nominees For Best Sound Mixing Are… • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO • HUGO • MONEYBALL • TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON • WAR HORSE At my annual Oscar party, invariably some assemblage of attendees always ask questions such as “What is Cinematography?” “How do they judge Art Direction?”...

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    Oscar Circuit: Best Visual Effects

    And the Nominees Are: “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ Oscar scene: The climactic battle between Harry and Voldemort “Hugo” Oscar scene: The train crash “Real Steel” Oscar scene: The final robot boxing match “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” Oscar scene: The apes rising “Transformers: Dark of the...

  • Editor
    Oscar Circuit: Best Original Score

    And the Nominees Are: Ludovic Bource – “The Artist” Oscar Scene: “Bang!” (in the home theater) John Williams – “The Adventures of Tintin” Oscar Scene: Tintin and the big chase through the town square. Howard Shore – “Hugo” Oscar Scene: Georges Méliès’ movie Alberto Iglesias – “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” Oscar Scene:...

  • News
    Michel Hazanavicius wins DGA Award!

    If you still weren’t willing to call the Oscar for “The Artist,” you should now.  Not sure if this will necessarily translate to an automatic Directing win for the French director but the film is signed, sealed, and delivered for Oscar gold.  Here’s the press release: LOS ANGELES —The winners of the Directors...

  • News
    Directors Guild of America Predictions

    The Nominees Are: Michel Hazanavicius – “The Artist” Alexander Payne – “The Descendants” David Fincher – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Martin Scorsese – “Hugo” Woody Allen – “Midnight in Paris” Prediction: Michel Hazanavicius for “The Artist” Alternate: Martin Scorsese for “Hugo”

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    Oscar Nominees Reactions

    I am deeply honored to have been nominated by the Academy for my work on Hugo. Every picture is a challenge, and this one – where I was working with 3D, HD and Sacha Baron Cohen for the first time – was no exception. It’s a wonderful feeling to know that you’ve...

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    MPSE Sound Editors Nominees

    Thanks to Sasha Stone @ Awards Daily FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY BEST SOUND EDITING: SOUND EFFECTS AND FOLEY IN A FEATURE FILM Drive Fast Five The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol Rise of the Planet of the Apes Super 8 Transformers: Dark of the Moon War Horse BEST SOUND...

  • Article
    Sizing Up the “Bake-Off” Fields

    Now that we’re just one week away from the Academy Award nominee announcements, some categories are becoming narrowed down in a more literal sense. Best Makeup and Visual Effects have a “Bake-Off,” where only a few eligible contenders are squeezed into a small group until being squeezed further into the final set...