By Randi Altman
And so it begins…. the yearly march to the Academy Awards to be held Sunday, February 22. With the nominations now locked down, let the betting begin! (Disclaimer: Dear Authorities, I am just joking and will in no way personally be participating in any illegal gambling activities. Nothing to see here. Move along.)
Oh, back to the nominations. Last month I had the pleasure of interviewing editor William Goldenberg, who is nominated this year for his work on The Imitation Game, which appears in a number of categories. Check out the story here. There is a fun bit about how Goldenberg first met Morten Tyldum, who is nominated for directing the film.
Jeney Walden interviewed the audio post team behind Unbroken, including nominees Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro from NBCUniversal StudioPost. Read her story here.
Jeney also spoke to Soundcrafter about their audio post work on Boyhood. While they weren’t nominated, the film and director Richard Linklater were. Take a look at the piece.
And to keep you in the Oscar vibe, take a look at my interview with The Grand Budapest Hotel colorist Jill Bogdanowicz. She worked on the film’s look directly with director Wes Anderson, who was nominated in the Best Picture Category and the Directing category. It’s a good read.
There is much more for fun stuff on the site, so please tool around a bit. Oh, one last thing about the Oscars. Did anyone notice THIS in the Music (Original Song) category? Danielle Brisebois was nominated for her work on the film Begin Again. For those of a certain age, you might remember her as the little girl on the classic sitcom All in the Family, where she warmed the icy-cold heart of Archie Bunker. Brisebois was nominated for music and lyrics along side Gregg Alexander.
Okay, enjoy Oscar season, and keep an eye on this space for more articles about nominees.
Main Photo Caption: Actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone-Issacs during the nomination announcements.