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‘Mank’ Wins Top Honor at ASC Awards

The American Society of Cinematographers handed out its top prize in feature film visual storytelling to Erik Messerschmidt, ASC for “Mank.”Other winners included “The Crown,” “The Mandalorian,” “The Truffle Hunters,” “Two of Us,” “Motherland: Fort Salem” and “The Queen’s Gambit.”Turner Classics Movies host Ben Mankiewicz served as the emcee for the ceremony, presenting the awards […]

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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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‘Trial of the Chicago 7’ Triumphs at Ace Eddie Awards

Editor Alan Baumgarten’s work on Aaron Sorkin’s drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7″ topped the American Cinema Editors Awards in a virtual ceremony.Baumgarten beat out competition from “Sound of Metal,” “Mank,” “Minari” and “Nomadland.”In other categories, Pixar’s “Soul” continued to collect awards, winning best edited animated feature, while “Palm Springs” won best edited feature […]

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‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,’ ‘Promising Young Woman,’ ‘Queen’s Gambit’ Sew Up Costume Designers Guild Awards

Another day in April means another virtual awards show keeping zoom cameras busy. Monday evening was left for the Costume Designer Guild who, as expected, brought the looks for their ceremony even if it was in their own living rooms. The big news, however, was Oscar frontrunner Ann Roth duplicating her BAFTA Award win with […]

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Why ‘Nomadland’ Cinematographer Joshua James Richards Is Also the Film’s Production Designer

“Nomadland” cinematographer Joshua James Richards and director Chloé Zhao met at NYU Film School and have worked together ever since.“There was a bond formed just through our taste and visually what we were drawn to,” Richards told IndieWire.Following film school, the collaborators spent a great deal of time traveling the American West, in particular South […]

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BAFTA Film Awards 2021: ‘Nomadland’ Dominates With Four Wins, Including Best Film

Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” dominated at the BAFTA Film Awards, where the Frances McDormand-led road movie picked up four prizes, including best film.The Searchlight-produced movie also won for lead actress, cinematography and director, putting it well ahead of all other films.Hosted by Edith Bowman and Dermot O’Leary, the second night of the BAFTAs awarded 17 prizes […]

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Less Predictive BAFTAs Boost Oscar Hopes for ‘Nomadland’ and Anthony Hopkins

The BAFTAs are a crucial marker in the Oscar race, because there’s an actual overlap between the British Academy and Oscar voters. But the outcome of this weekend’s BAFTA races, split into two virtual awards presentations, was less predictive than usual. That’s because while the British contingent of Oscar voters dominates the increasingly international Academy, […]

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No man’s land: in crowning Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell, Bafta has triumphed

An immaculate set of choices this year were capped by best film for Nomadland and best British film for Promising Young Woman – with Anthony Hopkins’ honour the cherry on topThis year’s Bafta list has confirmed the amazingly meteoric career ascendancy of Chloé Zhao, the Chinese-born film-maker whose debut movie was just six years ago […]

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BAFTA Awards: ‘Nomadland’ Dominates, Winning Best Film, Director, Actress and Cinematography

Nomadland emerged as the clear overall winner on the second and final night of the 2021 BAFTA film awards weekend on Sunday.Chloe Zhao’s critically-acclaimed exploration of the nomad community in the American West took home the best film award, plus leading actress for Frances McDormand, director for Zhao and best cinematography for Joshua James Richards. […]

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