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23 Best Picture Nominees That Deserved to Win the Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has a long history of overlooking the greatest films ever made for Best Picture. Many cinephiles are quick to point out Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane” losing to John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” at the 14th Academy Awards, though it’s not like Ford’s emotionally satisfying family […]

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Oscars 2021: Best Production Design Predictions

This season’s Oscar race for production design pits David Fincher’s mighty black-and-white “Mank” (the Adg period winner) against Florian Zeller’s mind-bending “The Father,” Christopher Nolan’s time-inverted “Tenet” (the Adg fantasy winner), Paul Greengrass’ first western, “News of the World,” and the sweltering Chicago period trappings of George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”“Mank” is the […]

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ASC Awards 2021 Upset: Erik Messerschmidt Wins Feature Film Award for ‘Mank’

“Mank” cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt upset “Nomadland” Dp Joshua James Richards, the Oscar favorite, at the 35th annual American Society of Cinematographers Awards on Sunday. The win for David Fincher’s monochromatic biopic, with Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) struggling to churn out a first draft of “Citizen Kane,” was a surprise, given the momentum that has […]

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Amanda Seyfried on Her ‘Mank’ Oscar Nomination and Pitching Herself to Play Glinda in the ‘Wicked’ Movie

For “Mank” star Amanda Seyfried, she keeps her phone on silent and turns off all her notifications, so when she received an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress as Marion Davies in the David Fincher film, her publicist called her mother and woke her up with the good news.“It’s nice to talk about something you […]

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Comfort food: the Oscars nominations are not nearly as radical as they think they are

David Fincher’s frontrunner Mank is a brilliant but nostalgic choice, while there are no nominations for stunning sexual politics drama The AssistantNews: Two female directors and nine actors of colour nominated for 2021 OscarsFull list of Oscars 2021 nominationsAs ever when the Oscar nominations are announced, there is a sense of mystery about the industry’s […]

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Critics Choice Awards 2021 Full Winners: Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ Continues Its Reign on Awards Season

With the 2021 awards season is in full swing, the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will honor the best and brightest in both film and television on Sunday.This year’s ceremony is an in-person/virtual hybrid show, with host Taye Diggs and some of the presenters filming from a stage in Los Angeles, while nominees appear remotely […]

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David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ Production Designer on Recreating Hollywood’s Golden Era

David Fincher’s “Mank” is a visual feast. Shot in black and white, Fincher takes audiences back to the glorious days of Hollywood, as screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz pens the screenplay to Orson Welles’ “Citizen Kane.”Production designer Donald Graham Burt is receiving awards buzz for his work on the film. Burt worked closely with costume designer […]

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The 50 best films of 2020, No 9: Mank

David Fincher’s take on how Citizen Kane was made caused controversy but his loving tribute to the writer Herman J Mankiewicz is a visually stunning triumphFollow our countdown of the 50 best films of 2020Even if Citizen Kane’s lustre has dulled a little, it is still the optimal symbol of what Hollywood can achieve when […]

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Watch David Fincher Movies: Where Each Film Is Streaming

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.With David Fincher’s long-awaited “Mank,” about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s quest to finish the screenplay for “Citizen Kane,” finally […]

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How Steven Soderbergh’s Only Complaint About ‘Mank’ Changed the Editing of a Key Scene

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Mank,” which streams on Netflix December 4.]David Fincher pal Steven Soderbergh often consults on early cuts of his movies (including the friendly product placement of Soderbergh’s imported Singani 63 brandy in “Gone Girl”) — and “Mank” was no different. Turns out Soderbergh’s only complaint about the “Citizen […]

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