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Antihero Ricardo Cortez: Best Showcases + Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Brother

Antihero Ricardo Cortez in Symphony of Six Million, with Irene Dunne. Directed by Gregory La Cava, this 1932 family/romantic melodrama may have been one of Cortez's favorite among his own movies (see further below). Based on a morality tale by Back Street, Imitation of Life, and Humoresque author Fannie Hurst, […]


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Antihero Ricardo Cortez: Best Showcases + Oscar-Winning Cinematographer Brother



Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent

Eddie Redmayne in 'The Theory of Everything: Academy Actors Branch invitee. Academy invites 322 new members: 'More diverse and inclusive list of filmmakers and artists than ever before' The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has offered membership to 322 individuals “who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to […]


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Eddie Redmayne, Bong Joon-ho: Academy Invites Eclectic International Talent



Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites While Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed

Zero Dark Thirty with Chris Pratt and Joel Edgerton. With ten wins and two nominations to date, Kathryn Bigelow is the top Best Director choice this awards season for the controversial “war on terror” thriller Zero Dark Thirty, about a dogged CIA analyst (Jessica Chastain) and the hunt for Osama […]


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Kathryn Bigelow & Benh Zeitlin Are Best Director Favorites While Michael Haneke Surprisingly Bypassed



Harris Savides: Gus Van Sant & Sofia Coppola Cinematographer Dies

Harris Savides, cinematographer for Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola, Woody Allen, dead at age 55 Harris Savides, a cinematographer who collaborated with the likes of Gus Van Sant, Sofia Coppola, Woody Allen, David Fincher, and Ridley Scott, died earlier today. Savides, who was 55, had reportedly been battling cancer. (Image: […]


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Harris Savides: Gus Van Sant & Sofia Coppola Cinematographer Dies



Melissa McCarthy & Husband Ben Falcone + Oscar Winners' Man-on-Man Kissing: Academy Awards

Maya Rudolph. Maya Rudolph attends the Governors Ball after the 84th Academy Awards ceremony held at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood on Feb. 26, '12. Rudolph wasn't nominated for any Oscars, but she was a presenter alongside fellow Bridesmaids actresses Rose Byrne, Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, and Kristen […]


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Melissa McCarthy & Husband Ben Falcone + Oscar Winners' Man-on-Man Kissing: Academy Awards



Emmanuel Lubezki: ASC Award Winner

Brad Pitt, Jessica Chastain in Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life Following numerous US-based critics' citations, Emmanuel Lubezki's work on Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life has earned him the American Society of Cinematographers' Award at the ASC's 26th annual awards. The ceremony was held Sunday night at the Hollywood […]


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Emmanuel Lubezki: ASC Award Winner



James Cameron Collaborator Andrew Wight, Cinematographer Mike deGruy Die

Producer Andrew Wight (right), best known for his collaboration with James Cameron on Sanctum, and cinematographer Mike deGruy, among whose credits is the documentary Deep Blue, have died earlier today as their helicopter crashed while taking off from an airstrip south of Berry in New South Wales, Australia. Wight, from […]


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James Cameron Collaborator Andrew Wight, Cinematographer Mike deGruy Die



'Hugo' & 'The Artist': American Cinematographers Nominations

Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Hugo Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist), Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo), Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life) are the five nominees for the 2012 American […]


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'Hugo' & 'The Artist': American Cinematographers Nominations



Roger Deakins (Finally) Best Cinematography Win? Oscar Predictions

Roger Deakins: 'True Grit' cinematographer has no Oscar to call his own. 2011 Oscar Predictions: Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins, 'True Grit' Although Inception's Wally Pfister won the 2011 American Society of Cinematographers Award, it's important to note that the ASC is hardly a good judge of an eventual winner […]


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Roger Deakins (Finally) Best Cinematography Win? Oscar Predictions



'Inception' Surprise, Julia Roberts: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards

'Inception' movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Cinematography by Wally Pfister. 'Inception' cinematographer Wally Pfister, Julia Roberts take home American Society of Cinematographers Awards Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister – not, as many had been expecting, True Grit lenser Roger Deakins – was the feature film winner at the 2011 American Society of […]


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'Inception' Surprise, Julia Roberts: American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards



Gordon Willis & Caleb Deschanel: Biggest Oscar Snubs #10a

Diane Keaton, Woody Allen in Manhattan Gordon Willis for Klute (1971), The Godfather (1972), The Paper Chase (1973), The Godfather: Part II (1974), All the President's Men (1976), Annie Hall (1977), Manhattan (1979), The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) Caleb Deschanel for The Black Stallion (1979), Being There (1979) Those […]


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Gordon Willis & Caleb Deschanel: Biggest Oscar Snubs #10a



'Inception': American Society of Cinematographers Nominations

Leonardo DiCaprio, Inception The American Society of Cinematographers has announced its 2010 nominees. They are: Roger Deakins for True Grit, Matthew Libatique for Black Swan, Wally Pfister for Inception, Danny Cohen for The King's Speech, and Jeff Cronenweth for The Social Network. This marks Roger Deakins' ninth ASC nomination; one […]


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'Inception': American Society of Cinematographers Nominations



Paranormal Baby + Mark Zuckerberg Damage Control Spin vs. Scathing Facebook Movie

A Bloody Disgusting writer reports the recent arrival at his doorstep of a package containing an unidentified USB flash drive. It turned out the flash drive featured a viral clip from, in all probability, Paramount's upcoming Paranormal Activity 2. Instead of the bed ghosts – here's wondering if they caused […]


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Paranormal Baby + Mark Zuckerberg Damage Control Spin vs. Scathing Facebook Movie



Tony Awards: Scarlett Johansson & Eddie Redmayne Winners + Student Academy Awards

Alfred Molina, Eddie Redmayne, Red June 13 update: Hollywood took over Broadway at the 2010 Tony Awards. Or almost. Presenters included Daniel Radcliffe and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren, while Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Catherine Zeta-Jones are now Tony winners as well. And so are Scarlett Johansson and (for […]


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Tony Awards: Scarlett Johansson & Eddie Redmayne Winners + Student Academy Awards



Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer William A. Fraker Dies

Mia Farrow in Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby William A. Fraker, the Academy Award-nominated cinematographer of Richard Brooks' Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977), Warren Beatty and Buck Henry's Heaven Can Wait (1978), and John Badham's WarGames (1983), died on May 31. Fraker was 86. Among Fraker's other credits – the best […]


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Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer William A. Fraker Dies



'The White Ribbon' Surprise Winner: Cinematographers Award

A good surprise at the American Society of Cinematographers awards ceremony held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles: Christian Berger won the ASC Award for Best Cinematography for his work on a “small” black-and-white foreign-language film, Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon. Berger's competitors were in the […]


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'The White Ribbon' Surprise Winner: Cinematographers Award



'Avatar,' 'The White Ribbon': ASC Awards

Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Stacy Ferguson, Sophia Loren, Daniel Day-Lewis in Nine (David James / The Weinstein Co.) (top); Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon (Films du Losange / Sony Pictures Classics) (middle); Sam Worthington, Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Joel David Moore in Avatar (Mark Fellman / […]


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'Avatar,' 'The White Ribbon': ASC Awards



Lauren Bacall + Gordon Willis & Roger Corman: Governors Awards Honor Oscar-less Talent

Honorary Oscar recipients Roger Corman, Lauren Bacall, and Gordon Willis at the 2009 Governors Awards ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland on Saturday, Nov. 14. “It's so much better … that nobody's worrying whether 36.5 million people are watching us or 29.2,” remarked Warren Beatty, a […]


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Lauren Bacall + Gordon Willis & Roger Corman: Governors Awards Honor Oscar-less Talent



Caleb Deschanel, Allen Daviau: Academy's 'Behind the Motion Picture Canvas' Presentation

Pictured above are (left to right): host and council member Rob Hummel, Oscar-nominated cinematographer Stephen Burum (The Untouchables, Mission Impossible), Oscar-nominated cinematographer Allen Daviau (


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Caleb Deschanel, Allen Daviau: Academy's 'Behind the Motion Picture Canvas' Presentation



Ed Catmull Getting Academy's Special Award + Bollywood-ish Hit Wins Best Cinematography

Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, and president of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, has been chosen by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to receive the Gordon E. Sawyer Award “for his lifetime of technical contributions and leadership in the […]


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Ed Catmull Getting Academy's Special Award + Bollywood-ish Hit Wins Best Cinematography



Student Academy Awards: Caleb Deschanel, Jason Reitman Among Presenters

'Simulacra.' 'Simulacra,' 'On the Line' among Student Academy Award winners The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 35th Annual Student Academy Awards ceremony was held earlier this evening, June 7, '08, at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. (See further below images from the Student Academy Awards […]


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Student Academy Awards: Caleb Deschanel, Jason Reitman Among Presenters



'Out of Africa' Cinematographer David Watkin Dead

Hugh Hudson's Chariots of Fire (top); Meryl Streep, Robert Redford in Out of Africa (bottom) Cinematographer David Watkin, best known for his work on Hugh Hudson's Chariots of Fire and Sydney Pollack's Out of Africa, died of cancer this past February 19 at his home in Brighton, England. He was […]


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'Out of Africa' Cinematographer David Watkin Dead



Russian Mafia & Rwanda Genocide Drama Top Genie Nominations + ASC Awards

The two top nominees for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television's 2008 Genie Awards are heavy dramas: David Cronenberg's Russian mafia thriller Eastern Promises and Roger Spottiswoode's Rwanda genocide tale Shake Hands With the Devil, each with 12 nominations. They were followed by Away from Her with seven nods; […]


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Russian Mafia & Rwanda Genocide Drama Top Genie Nominations + ASC Awards



Beyoncé & Melissa Etheridge: Oscar Performers + Dystopian Drama Tops Best Cinematography Award

Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose, Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls Oscar Performers: Beyoncé Knowles, Melissa Etheridge & James Taylor Oscar telecast producer Laura Ziskin has announced the show's musical performers at the upcoming 2007 Academy Awards. Beyoncé Knowles will perform “Listen” (music by Henry Krieger and Scott Cutler, lyric by Anne […]


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Beyoncé & Melissa Etheridge: Oscar Performers + Dystopian Drama Tops Best Cinematography Award



Guild Awards: From Transsexual Road Movie & Race-Obsessed Los Angeles

2006 American Society of Cinematographers winners: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles on February 26, 2006. Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases * Dion Beebe, ASC, ACS for Memoirs of a Geisha Robert Elswit, ASC for Good Night and Good Luck. Andrew Lesnie, ASC, ACS for King […]


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Guild Awards: From Transsexual Road Movie & Race-Obsessed Los Angeles



'The Passion of the Christ': Not Unexpected ASC Nomination

The Passion of the Christ among ASC Award nominees The Passion of the Christ, The Aviator, and (mostly) non-Hollywood entry A Very Long Engagement / Un long dimanche de fiançailles are among the nominees for the 2005 American Society of Cinematographers Award in the feature film category. (Image: The Passion […]


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'The Passion of the Christ': Not Unexpected ASC Nomination