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Oscars: Cinematographers Behind ‘Dune,’ ‘The Power of the Dog’ and More Reveal Their Process, Creating Films That “Draw People In”

The DPs ‘Nightmare Alley,’ ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ and ‘West Side Story’ also detail the approaches to their Oscar-nominated work.

‘Dune’ and ‘West Side Story’ Designers Discuss New FIDM Movie Costume Exhibit

The “Art of Costume Design in Film” exhibition at FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles kicked off with a party on March 12. Open to the public free of charge from Tuesday, March 15 through Saturday, June 4 (closed Sundays and Mondays), the exhibition features 70 costumes […]

How the Oscars Are Embracing Coming-of-Age Stories This Year

When I play the imaginary 2022 Oscar montage in my mind, I visualize scores of young people. A cherubic Northern Irish boy running in the cobblestone streets; a New England fisherman’s conflicted daughter belting onstage; two determined Compton-born girls pummeling their competition on the tennis courts; a pair of stubborn star-crossed adolescents finding love and […]

‘Dune,’ ‘Nightmare Alley,’ ‘West Side Story’ Receive Sound Editors’ Golden Reel Awards

Dune, West Side Story and Nightmare Alley won one award apiece during the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ 69th annual Golden Reel Awards, which were presented virtually Sunday. The sound editing team for Dune (Legendary/Warner Bros.), won the award for effects/Foley; West Side Story (Searchlight), for music; and Nightmare Alley (Searchlight), for dialogue/ADR. Dune and West […]

How Detailed Costume Design Makes the Case for Returning to the Big Screen

Cruella’s Show-Stealing Fashion Statements We called them ‘photo bombs,’ ” two-time Oscar winner Jenny Beavan says with a laugh. Vengeance-seeking Estella (Emma Stone), via her couturier alter ego Cruella, creates theatrical, near-animated ensembles to publicly undermine — and upstage — her fashion-establishment boss, the Baroness (Emma Thompson). Like works of moving art, Cruella’s disguises lure […]

‘West Side Story’ Tops Society of Camera Operators Awards

The Society of Camera Operators’ camera operator of the year in film award was presented Saturday to Mitch Dubin and “B” camera operator John “Buzz” Moyer for their work on Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, lensed by Oscar nominee Janusz Kaminski. At the virtual SOC Awards event, the duo topped a field of nominees, including […]

‘Dune,’ ‘West Side Story’ Top Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards

Warner Bros.’s Dune and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story were big winners at the Advanced Imaging Society’s Lumiere Awards, which were handed out Friday afternoon at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Director Denis Villeneuve was on hand to accept the trophy as Dune was named best live action feature, while the sci-fi epic also earned the […]

‘West Side Story’ Rerecording Mixer Andy Nelson on Every Song’s “Own Level of Complexity”

Andy Nelson was mixing Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans on the day he received his 22nd Oscar nomination — a record for the most noms in the sound category (he’s also tied with Randy Newman for the third-most noms among living persons) — which recognized his work on West Side Story. An Oscar winner for Saving […]

“The Only Musical I Could Ever Contemplate Reimagining”: ‘THR Presents’ Q&A With Steven Spielberg and the ‘West Side Story’ Team

Steven Spielberg is known for his ambitious film endeavors, and with 20th Century Studios’ West Side Story, he may have completed his most audacious project to date: successfully reimagining a best picture winner and one of the most beloved movie musicals of all time. THR’s Scott Feinberg moderated a conversation between Spielberg, producer Kristie Macosko […]

‘West Side Story’ Star Ariana DeBose Wins First SAG Award for Supporting Role

Ariana DeBose took home the the award for outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role for West Side Story at the 2022 SAG Awards on Sunday.  The actress was nominated alongside Caitriona Balfe (Belfast), Cate Blanchett (Nightmare Alley), Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog) and Ruth Negga (Passing).  The award marked DeBose’s first nomination and […]

Where to Watch Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-Nominated ‘West Side Story’ Online

Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story has earned seven Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tony Kushner, the coming-of-age musical first landed on Broadway in 1957 and then arrived on the silver screen in 1961. The story was inspired by the William Shakespeare classic […]

Dorian Film Awards: ‘The Power of the Dog’ Leads Nominations From LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA) unveiled on Tuesday its 2022 Dorian Award nominations, which recognize the best in mainstream and independent movies. Jane Campion’s Western drama The Power of the Dog leads the pack with nine nods in total, including for best film, best LGBTQ film and best director. Animated film Flee received […]