Tag Archives: Oscars

Moonlight upsets with a Best Picture win as La La Land takes home six Oscars

In a moment that is sure to go down as one of the more embarrassing in Oscar History, the wrong winner was announced for Best Picture at the 89th Annual Academy Awards today, as Bonnie and Clyde’s Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway revealed the winner as La La Land, before Moonlight eventually accepted the prize. The win for Moonlight in the category is reminiscent of the 1972 win for The Godfather, when it beat out the classic musical Cabaret – which had won a slew of awards before losing the top prize.... Continue Reading

Aussie cinematographer Greig Fraser talks about his Oscar Nomination for Lion

While at a special function to celebrate the Aussies nominated for Academy Awards in Los Angeles, our very own Jaime Lewis sat down with Greig Fraser, who has received an Oscar nomination as Director of Photography for Lion – one of three Australian films (alongside Tanna and Hacksaw Ridge), which is enjoying a slew of nominations at the annual award ceremony. And though Lion may have been one of his most celebrated works, he’s also coming off the back of working as DOP on one of the biggest films of the last year – Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Greig spoke to Jaime about the nomination, filming in India and what it all means for Australian cinema.... Continue Reading

Behind-the-scenes with the Oscar Nominated visual effects of Doctor Strange with VFX Supervisor Stef Ceretti

Having already won himself a trophy at the Hollywood Film Awards and the Seattle Film Critics Awards for Doctor Strange‘s Visual Effects, VFX Supervisor Stef Ceretti is up for an Oscar tomorrow – the second time the French native has been up for the accolade (the first being for another Marvel film – Guardians of the Galaxy). Ahead of the awards, and the film’s home release on March 1st, we caught up with Stef while we were in the USA to talk about the film, the team behind it, 3D conversions and the nomination.... Continue Reading

La La Land leads diverse Oscar nominations while Lion, Tanna & Hacksaw Ridge reward Aussies

This morning, the Oscar nominees were announced online through a live stream – breaking tradition from the annual early morning news conference that the film world had become accustomed to tuning into. Over about 20 minutes, past nominees reflected on their Oscar experiences as they revealed the nominees for the 89th Annual Academy Awards.... Continue Reading

Seven soon-to-be-released films looking to take Oscar gold

The Oscars survived a prickly year last year. Media outlets hounded the lack of racial diversity amongst nominated actors, of which all twenty were of Caucasian heritage. Industry hallmark Spike Lee joined a spate of actors in a #boycotttheoscars / #oscarsowhite movement and actor Chris Rock thought it appropriate to poke fun at a child for being of Asian heritage.... Continue Reading

Spotlight, Mad Max and Leonardo Dicaprio the big winners of 2016 Oscars

The verdict is in and this year’s Oscar Awards had plenty of big moments from Ex Machina‘s surprise win in VFX to Leonardo Dicaprio’s long anticipated-Oscar victory for Best Actor.... Continue Reading