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Entries in Lion (22)

Wednesday
Nov 29 2017

Soundtracking: The Grammy Nominees

Chrishere.Soundtracks are rarely awarded prizes as musical entities themselves,so I just had to take the opportunity to dive into this year's Grammy nominees.The Grammy's have an eligibility calendar that is off-kilter to the Oscars,亚博主页so you will find overlap between last year and the current year.Like Oscar past,La La Landdominates,but I suspect won't be asweep here either.This is themusicindustry after all,and Grammy loves firmly established acts even more than Oscar - could this be the chance for Lin Manuel Miranda andMoanato finally get a prize,or even Pharrell Williams forHidden Figures?

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Tuesday
Feb 21 2017

Podcast Pre-Oscar Show.What Are We Rooting For?

Katey(with her little Charlie in tow) rejoinsNathanielandNickto discuss our hopes for Oscar night and various mini conversations onMoana,Moonlight,Arrival,La La Land,Suicide Squad,and many more...

Index (43 minutes)
00:01 Animated,Screenplays
08:30 Cinematography,Costumes
16:11 Production Design,Editing
21:00 VFX,Makeup,Score,Song,Sound
30:00 Actor,Supporting Acting
38:00 Documentaries,Actress
41:08 Musical sign-off silliness!

With of course much name dropping and detours includingHacksaw Ridge,JK Rowling,Annette Bening,Viola Davis,Weiner,Janelle Monae,and Michael Shannon.

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

Pre-Oscar Show Pt 2: What we're rooting for

Monday
Feb 20 2017

Interview: Greig Fraser talks "Lion,"his shifting style,and Jane Campion

Here's one mystery solved: Greig Fraser isn't pronounced any sort of fancy way.It's merely "Greg"with a silent extra "i".If you want to say it perfectly,though,you'll have to say it with an Aussie accent,mate.

We've been singing the praises of the cinematographer Greig Fraser for 8 years now,even if we often pronounced his name wrong while doing so.After the visually jaw-dropping calling card ofBright Star(2009) one of the new century's most undervalued and most transcendentally beautiful movies,his name appeared more and more regularly in major prestige films.Curiously though,despite his ever broadening range (he's aced virtually every genre he's hopped to and front) and quite a few critically lauded and Oscar nominated movies under his belt,he is just now enjoying his very first Oscar nomination for his evocative and resourceful lensing of the Australian hit and Best Picture nomineeLion.

Fraser (top left),Sunny Pawar,and director Garth Davis on the set of Lion

I was eager to talk to him about his ability to tackle any genre,his time with Jane Campion and the challenge of Lion.Here's our interview...

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Monday
Feb 20 2017

6 Days Until Oscar: Manchester vs Hacksaw vs Lion

With 6 days to go until the big show,let's play like we did with 8 days,and look at the Best Picture nominees with that particular number of nominations.Three movies received six nominations this time though they'll facing off less directly and only in the marquee categories at that.Nevertheless,remove the other nominees from the equation for this exercize and tell us who wins in these particular face-offs...

HACKSAW RIDGE LION MANCHESTER


Their six nominations

Picture Picture Picture
Director Director
Actor
Andrew Garfield
Actor
Casey Affleck
Supporting Actress
Nicole Kidman
Supporting Actress
Michelle Williams
Supporting Actor
Dev Patel
Supporting Actor
Lucas Hedges
Adapted Screenplay
Original Screenplay
Cinematography
Film Editing
Original Score
Sound Mixing
Sound Editing

MORE AFTER THE JUMP

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Sunday
Feb 19 2017

Podcast: Smackdown Companion Discussion

Nathanielwelcomes fellow team membersMurtada,Chris,andAbstewto discuss this year's Supporting Actress race.It's a verbal companion pieceto the "Smackdown"we just held.

Index (42 minutes)
Longform discussion of this year's supporting actress contenders Nicole Kidman,Viola Davis,Michelle Williams,Naomie Harris,Octavia Spencer,their futures,their films.What,if anything new,did they reveal to us this year and what would we like to see next from them?

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post ordownload from iTunes.Continue the conversations in the comments,won't you?

Smackdown Companion - 2016 Supporting Actress

Friday
Feb 17 2017

The Last Oscar Week

In this weekly feature fromMurtadawe follow Oscar contender appearances and interviews

The Oscars are just 9 days away so this will be our last Oscar Week column of the season.亚博主页Let's look at how contenders are hustling in Phase 2.In this phase campaigns pivot their messages to try and secure the win.This gives us more pointed and sometimes bold messaging.Like the exploitative use of the Muslim Travel ban byLion.Always happy to see Sonny Pawar's expressive face,but this message is a bit of a stretch.Arrivalis going for the heartstrings,showing Amy Adams hugging Jeremy Renner and talking to her daughter,rather than talking up the sci-fi elements.This is smart messaging since the mother-daughter relationship is what most leave the theater talking about...

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