How Mank Emerges from the Shadows of Noir

How Mank Emerges from the Shadows of Noir

Descending from the clouds, the camera sets us down on a windswept road in the high desert northeast of LA. Pre-war Buick and Mercury sedans race to a remote destination. They whoosh past us like fateful black bullets. Except for spindly telephone poles and dusty scrub brush, the landscape is barren all the way to the horizon. Whatever these passengers are running from, they’ve...

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Nomadland | For Your Consideration

Nomadland | For Your Consideration

Chloé Zhao - Writer, Director, Editor There are only two filmmakers in history who were nominated for writing, directing and editing their feature films: David Lean and Chloé Zhao. There have been co-editors who were nominated for directing and writing. Even that is a short list: Michel Hazanavicious, the Coen Brothers and Alfonso Cuaron, who is the only director to win for editing and...

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The State of the Race: One More Day of Voting

Mank is better than awards season thus far has declared it to be, which should tell you everything you need to know about awards season. Great films are like human relationships. It takes a long time to get to know someone before you really know them well. The more people who get to know movies well, the more those movies resonate over time. A movie like David Fincher's Mank is like the mysterious party guest who wanders in as someone that some people might write off as distant, opaque, even snooty. It just takes a conversation, the right questions and...

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‘WandaVision,’ ‘Borat’ Lead MTV Movie & TV Award Nominations

Disney+'s WandaVision leads all contenders at the 2021 MTV Movie & TV Awards with five nominations. It is followed closely by Netflix's Emily in Paris. On the film side, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan led with three nominations. Promising Young Woman and Judas and the Black Messiah followed closely with two each. Starting today, fans can vote for their favorites across 25 gender-neutral categories including “Best Kiss,” “Breakthrough Performance,” “Best Show,” and more by visiting vote.mtv.com starting April 19 through April 30, 2021. The MTV Movie & TV Awards airs live on Sunday, May 16 at...

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The Case for… Sir Anthony Hopkins – ‘The Father’ of All Fathers

How fortunate are we, the movie loving public, and Academy members to have in 2021, five male performances as rich and inventive as those beautifully created by Riz Ahmed, Gary Oldman, Steven Yuen and the late great Chadwick Boseman. The awards' race this season despite the pandemic chaos, has offered up a myriad of wonderful storytellers across the various mediums where films have been readily available for consumption.  Delroy Lindo gave a  visceral tour de force in the Spike Lee joint 'Da 5 Bloods', Tom Hanks displayed all his skill and humanity in the powerful 'News Of The World', Kinglsey...

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Mank Wins the ASC

Mank, Tenet, Da 5 Bloods win ADG Awards

Feature Film - Erik Messerschmidt, MANK!!!! Limited Series, Pilot - Steven Meizler for The Queen’s Gambit, End Game One Hour Non-Commercial Television - Fabian Wagner - The Crown, Imbroglio One Hour Commercial Television - Jon Joffin, Motherland: Fort Salem, Up is Down Documentary - Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw - The Truffle Hunters Episode half-hour television - Baz Idoine for The Mandalorian, Chapter 13: The Jedi

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Steven Soderbergh, Contagion, and Hope

"A long, long time ago I can still remember how that music Used to make me smile And I knew if I had my chance That I could make those people dance And maybe they'd be happy for a while But February made me shiver With every paper I'd deliver Bad news on the doorstep I couldn't take one more step I can't remember if I cried When I read about his widowed bride Something touched me deep inside The day the music died..." What a year. We've never seen anything like it, at least not in the last 20...

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Sound of Metal, Soul Win Cinema Audio Society Awards

MOTION PICTURES - LIVE ACTION Sound of Metal Production Mixer – Phillip Bladh CAS Re-Recording Mixer – Jaime Baksht Segovia Re-Recording Mixer – Michelle Couttolenc Esparza Re-Recording Mixer – Carlos Cortés  Navarrette Foley Mixer – Kari Vähäkuopus MOTION PICTURES - ANIMATED Soul Original Dialogue Mixer – Vince Caro CAS Re-Recording Mixer – Ren Klyce Re-Recording Mixer – David Parker Scoring Mixer – Atticus Ross Scoring Mixer – David Boucher CAS ADR Mixer – Bobby Johanson CAS Foley Mixer – Scott Curtis MOTION PICTURES - DOCUMENTARY The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart Re-Recording Mixer – Gary A. Rizzo CAS Re-Recording Mixer – Jeff King NON-THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES or LIMITED SERIES The Queen’s Gambit: Ep. 4 Middle Game Production Mixer – Roland Winke Re-Recording Mixer – Eric Hoehn...

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Ace Editors Guild Winners

Drama - Trial of the Chicago 7 Musical/Comedy - Palm Springs Animated Feature - Soul Drama - Non-Commercial - Ozark Drama Series -Commercial - Better Call Saul Comedy Series Television non-Commercial - Ted Lasso Comedy Series Commercial - Schitt's Creek Happy Ending Documentary - My Octopus Teacher Documentary non-theatrical - The Last Dance Animated non-theatrical - Rick and Morty Variety Talk Show - American Utopia Edited Limited Series - The Queen's Gambit Unscripted Series winner - Cheer God Blessed Texas Unscripted

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Chicago 7 Dominates MPSE

68TH MOTION PICTURE SOUND EDITORS (MPSE) GOLDEN REEL AWARDS WINNERS FILMMAKER AWARD George Miller CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Dennis Drummond CATEGORY WINNERS (1 Tie) Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Animation Soul Disney Supervising Sound Editor: Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce Sound Designer: Ren Klyce Sound Effects Editors: Kimberly Patrick, Jonathan Stevens, Steve Orlando Supervising Dialogue Editor: Cheryl Nardi Foley Editors: Thom Brennan, Dee Selby Foley Artists: John Roesch, MPSE; Shelley Roden, MPSE Music Editors: Sally Boldt, Justin Pearson   Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary The Reason I Jump Vulcan Productions Supervising Sound Editor: Nick Ryan Sound Effects...

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Predictions Friday — Is There Potential for a Split in Best Picture?

There are two ways to look at splits in the Best Director / Best Picture categories. The first is that it was much more possible in the era of five Best Picture nominees where a simple majority ruled. In those cases, two big films could "split the vote" — which remains a controversial theory — leading to a surprise winner. One such year was when Chariots of Fire beat Reds and On Golden Pond. What we're really talking about with splits in those kinds of years, though, are mostly splits regarding the actors. They are the largest voting bloc in...

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Final Ballot! 14th Annual Awards Daily Oscar Project

Here's your 2021 Awards Daily Oscar ballot. Last week our expert guest contributor Dave Guthmann asked the question, "Who Has the Best Oscar Predictions?" Dave had scoured the internet over the past 18 years and examined over 4500 sets of Oscar predictions. He plugged all his findings into a database, making sure his sources were comparable, and was able to determine which kind of predictions are most likely to help awards-watchers win Oscar contests. His conclusion? Online surveys and casual mainstream journalist observers have a dismal track record. The best individual predictors are hardcore stats geeks, and close behind are...

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‘Mare’ Thrills with a Winning Winslet Performance

The Water Cooler Gang reviews HBO's latest limited series Mare of Easttown, starring Kate Winslet as a police detective trying to hold her life together. What do we think about when Spring comes around? At the Water Cooler, we're always looking out for another prestige limited series from HBO. This year, Mare of Easttown proves an incredibly accessible series, thanks to a stellar lead performance from Oscar and Emmy-winner Kate Winslet. Winslet stars as police detective Mare Sheehan. She finds herself personally and professionally on the ropes while investigating the murder of a young mother. Winslet leads a fantastic cast...

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‘Mare’ Director Craig Zobel on Working with the Great Kate

Director Craig Zobel loves thrillers, detective stories, and murder mysteries. By the end of episode five, you'll encounter a scene so eerily reminiscent of the great 1991 Oscar-winner The Silence of the Lambs that you know you're in great hands. Mare of Easttown emerges as that perfect marriage of director to material. Starring Kate Winslet and written by Brad Ingelsby, Mare of Easttown also boasts Zobel's skills at blending an intimate character study with the aspects of a compelling whodunnit. Winslet’s Mare investigates the mysterious murder of a young mother while navigating the minefield of small town relationships. She’s also fighting to keep...

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Montclair Film Announces 10th Anniversary Fundraiser with Evelyn & Stephen Colbert

April 16, 2021 MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Film today announced the organization’s 10th anniversary fundraiser, taking place May 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM. Streaming on Montclair Film’s Virtual Cinema platform, powered by Eventive, The Future of Montclair Film event will feature Evelyn & Stephen Colbert in conversation with Montclair Film Executive Director Tom Hall. Following the conversation, the pair will join an online cocktail party to kick off the organization’s celebration of its 10th anniversary. The event continues Montclair Film’s annual tradition of celebrity conversation fundraisers, which raise money for the organization’s year-round film and education programs. Past events have...

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2021 Oscar TRACKER
AFI*
NBR+winner/*top ten/--top ten indie
Golden Globes win+/*
SAG Awards win+/*
Critics Choice win+/nominee*
WGA Win+/Nominations*
Art Directors Guild winner+/nominee*
Cinema Audio Society*
Producers Guild Awards winner+/nominee*
DGA Win+/Nominations*
DGA first time win+/Nominations*
ASC*
Ace Editors Guild Winners+/Nominees*

Best Picture
Nomadland**++++**
The Trial of the Chicago 7**+******+
Promising Young Woman***+****
Mank*******+**
Minari********
Sound of Metal******+*
Judas and the Black Messiah**
The Father***  

Best Actor Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom+++
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal+***
Anthony Hopkins, The Father***
Gary Oldman, Mank***
Steven Yeun, Minari**
 

Best Actress Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom*+*
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman+**+
Andra Day, United States vs. Billie Holiday+*
Frances McDormand, Nomadland***
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman***
 

Best Supporting Actor Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah+++
Sacha Baron Cohen, Trial of the Chicago 7***
Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami***
 

Best Supporting ActressYuh-Jung Youn, Minari++*
Maria Bakolova, Borat*+
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy***
Olivia Colman, The Father***
Amanda Seyfried, Mank**
 
Best Director Chloe Zhao, Nomadland+++
Emerald Fenell, Promising Young Woman***
David Fincher, Mank***
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari**
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
 
Original ScreenplayPromising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell*++
Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin+**
Minari, Lee Isaac Chung+*
Judas and the Black Messiah, Will Berson & Shaka King*
Sound of Metal, Darius Marder & Abraham Marder*
 
Adapted ScreenplayNomadland, Chloe Zhao*+
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Sacha Baron Cohen et al.+
The Father, Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton*
One Night in Miami..., Kemp Powers
The White Tiger, Ramin Bahrani*
 
Cinematography Nomadland++*
Mank**
News of the World**
The Trial of the chicago 7*
Judas and the Black Messiah

Editing Alan Baumgarten, Trial of the Chicago 7++
Mikkel E. G. Nielsen – Sound of Metal+*
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland **
Yorgos Lamprinos, The Father*
Promising Young Woman*
 
Production Design Mank++
News of the World**
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom*
The Father
Tenet*


Sound Mixing + EditingSound of Metal*
Soul
News of the World*
Mank*
Greyhound*

CostumesMa Rainey's Black Bottom+
Mank
Mulan
Pinocchio
Emmma
 
Visual Effects Tenet+
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan
Tenet
Love and Monsters
 
Original Score Soul++
Mank*
News of the World*
Minari
Da 5 Bloods
 
Original Song Speak Now from One Night in Miami...*+
lo Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)+*
Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7*
Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah**
Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga*

Makeup and HairMa Rainey’s Black Bottom+
Emma*
Hillbilly Elegy*
Mank*
Pinocchio


Animated Feature Soul++*+
Wolfwalkers*+
Onward**
Over the Moon*
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon*

Documentary Feature My Octopus Teacher+
Crip Camp
TIME+
Collective
The Mole Agent

International Feature Another Round (Denmark)**
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Collective (Romania)
Better Days (Hong Kong)
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)

Live Action Short Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Documentary Short Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Animated ShortBurrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People


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