First Man Won The Oscar Visual Effects, But, Where Is Its VFX? (1)

First Man Won The Oscar Visual Effects, But, Where Is Its VFX? (1)

2019-02-27

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Oscars

The 91st Oscar Academy Awards are over. First Man beats Avengers: Infinity War, Christopher Robin, Ready Player One, Solo: A Star Wars Story for the Best Visual Effects Award.

First Man is a documentary film about the life of American legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong, focusing on his process of becoming the first man in human history between 1961 and 1969.

First Man's director is Damien Chazelle, who won the 89th Oscar for Best Director Award for La La Land. Neil Armstrong is stared by Ryan Gosling who was the Best Actor nominee with La La Land in Oscar. The visual effects supervisor, Paul Lambert(Blade Runner 2049), who received the Oscar's Best Visual Effects last year.

Visual effects are mainly done by the DNEG Vancouver team and more than 400 artists and technicians from India. If you just watch the movie, you can't see where the special effects are used. It's very real. Similar to Dunkirk directed by Nolan in 2017. Both are Invisible Effects. Where are the visual effects used? Today we will share with you some of the production stories behind.

Redefine "camera shooting"

In order to make the lens picture feel in the 1960s, the production team combined the previous technology with the modern new technology, in addition to using a huge LED screen as the background, the miniature landscape model and some Physical effects, precious NASA imagery resources and so on.

The director's idea is to redefine "camera shooting" throughout the shooting and production.

When visual effects supervisor Paul Lambert first met director Damien, the director showed him a full-featured notebook with all the story-lines, descriptions and effects of each scene. That is to say, the director has done a lot of preparation for how to shoot. His original idea was to circumvent the green or blue screen and get the real shot material from the "camera" as much as possible.

For this purpose, the on-site shooting team built a 35-foot LED screen with a width of 60 feet to provide a wide visual view. Play on the screen for 90 minutes CG rendered earth background.

The playback screen can be 360° flipped according to the specific requirements and actual conditions of the live shooting, for close-up or high-definition lens shooting.

For example, the lens shown below, starring Ryan Gosling driving the X-15 to break the atmosphere, we see the reflection on his goggles, is the picture of the big screen. Using the LED screen as the background for shooting, you can create interactive lights and reflections on the character, and the rendering effect will look more realistic.

They also used a miniature model when shooting. The team produced a number of different scale models for the LEM docking sequence. For example, there is a lens centered on the spacecraft. The model used is the following one, which is very real, but it seems to be S code.

When it comes to some distant shots, it will use CG production. For close-ups that are close at hand, a full-size oversized model is used. For example, the Gemini capsule is the 80%-90% oversized model of the real size, and the big guy we show below.

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Will The Avengers Assemble The Oscars?

Will The Avengers Assemble The Oscars?

2019-01-11

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Oscars

In order to save the ratings of years of decline, the Oscar organizers plan to gather more actors from the Avengers series to attend this year's awards ceremony.

After the departure of the original host of the 91st Oscars, Kevin Hart, the Oscar organizers reported that they will no longer set up a permanent host for this year's awards ceremony. Instead, they will change their strategies to prepare more stars to come to the awards to help. field.

After the Avengers hot sale in 2012, the next year's Oscars were also invited to include Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), and Mark Ruffalo (Hulk). When the members of the first-generation re-election team went on stage, the effect was good. In order to save the ratings of years of decline, the Oscar organizers plan to gather more actors from the Avengers series to attend this year's awards ceremony.

Once the Marvel movie Black Panther was selected as the best film, The Avengers actors is expected to present the film collectively. Since this year's Academy Awards is broadcast on Disney's ABC, this promotion will also be free for the upcoming Avengers 4 release. For Oscar and Disney, it is also a win-win strategy for the members of the Union to assemble Oscar in advance.

The 91st Oscars will be held on February 24th. The Oscar organizers have not responded to the "Join" of the Avengers Actors, will the Avengers going to save the Oscars?


Watch the Good Finalists of 2018 Oscar Animated Shorts Films

Watch the Good Finalists of 2018 Oscar Animated Shorts Films

2018-12-07

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Animated Shorts Films

In the 2018 Oscar best animated short film primaries announced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, sixty-three films had participated in the selection. Five short films from Pixar, Disney and other companies stood out for the final competition. At the 90th Oscars, Dear Basketball finally won the Best Animated Short Film Award.

At the end of the awards, the dust was settled and there was only one winner, but we also had to applaud other finalists.

LOU written and directed by Dave Mullins.

Pixar's latest moving animation! 7 minutes to recover lost childhood.

LOU is a computer animated short film produced by Pixar Animation Studios.

The film tells the story of a little monster in the “Lost and Found” box. It covers the topic of campus bullying and helping others. It is a classic Pixar chicken soup.

LOU is a wonderful creature hidden in the lost and found area of the park. He helps the children to retrieve the items lost in various places in the park every day so that they can find the next time.

Until LOU meets a naughty boy who is bullying others, in order to help the children to get things back, a fight between the LOU and the boy, the end of the story, the return of the original, the naughty boy also got redemption.

All lost children, if they can meet the same guidelines as LOU, recognize their mistakes, use actions to apologize, slowly accept themselves and learn to reconcile with themselves.

Dear Basketball by Glen Keane

Surprise a lot of people, Kobe is the biggest black horse of Oscar this year.

The film was personally dubbed and supervised by Kobe, directed by internationally renowned animated master Glen Keane, and the film's original vocal master by John Williams, also his son Max Keane is the producer.

The short film tells Kobe's basketball career in 6 minutes.

In the film, we can see how Kobe became a superstar of the league from a child who loves basketball, and slowly grew old after the killing of the Quartet until he retired.

The whole film condenses the classic moment of Kobe's basketball career. For countless fans, every picture is as good as yesterday.

Revolting Rhymes directed by Jakob Schuh & Jan Lachauer

Revolting Rhymes is based on the work of Roald Dahl, the cartoon is directed by Jakob Schuh and Jan Lachauer, and Magic LightPictures' Martin Pope and Michael Rose are involved in the production. Jakob Schuh was nominated for the best animated short film of the 83rd Academy Awards. The prototypes in Revolting Rhymes are all from Grimm's Fairy Tales.

The characters in Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Magic Bean and Frog Prince are combined to let them meet, know each other, and even fall in love.

The animation completely subverts the relationship between the characters and characters in the classic fairy tale, and reshapes a rebellious fairy tale world that is closer to reality.

The beauty of this short film is that it has carried out two "rebellions".

Once is a rebellion against the fairy tale itself, telling you that the prince does not exist in the fairy tale, only to be able to redeem herself.

Another rebellion stems from the abandonment of Uncle's revenge, and the animation completes the rebellion against its own dark style.

The fairy tale returns to the fairy tale itself. Although the plot is dark and singular, it is a warm core.

Warmth and thought-provoking, everyone in the fairy tale is like real in our life。

The good and the evil in reality can be summed up in a few words.

According to the production team of Revolting Rhymes, this film was mainly made of Maya, using a custom Maya toolset. Modeling uses Blender, the composition uses Nuke and Shading, and the rendering uses Arnold. The clip starts with Premier and ends with Avid for final editing.

Garden Party by Florian Babikian, Vincent Bayoux, Victor Caire, Théophile Dufresne, Gabriel Grapperon, Lucas Navarro

With a fake CG picture, the end of the story is shocking.

In a ruined mansion, rotten meat, moldy desserts, dirty silver tableware scattered all over the place, a group of amphibians playful and play in the abandoned bustling, inadvertently unveiled a long-lost secret.

Under the seemingly relaxed and even a little dark and humorous picture, there is a hidden truth. The short film involves seven sins of lust, greed, and gluttony. In a blank way, the suspenseful story is sung, and the clues are presented through delicate and realistic pictures. The truth gradually comes to the fore, and the pleasure brought by imagination is the ending to the point is infinitely enlarged.

Garden Party uses the Maya software from the idea to the image to the sound design, and the Arnold used for rendering, and finally edited in Adobe Premiere. This project is very challenging, but everyone in the main team likes it. They think that animation is the perfect medium to feel the truth and feel the story with the realistic aesthetic. Negative Space by Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata

The film is adapted from the American poet Ron Koertge's 150-character prose poem. The content of the poem is the narration of the film.

It tells a story about the relationship between the father and his son Sam.

Different from the way of playing basketball, talking about cars to enhance the feelings of father and son, the father who is on a business trip at any time to establish a relationship between father and son through the process of teaching sam's packaging skills.

The son helped his father to organize the suitcase, and the father put his son in his heart. It can be said that the thoughts and feelings between father and son are a neat suitcase.

The short film opens with a lively finishing process to enhance the fun. When the son was put in the box, the scattered clothes flooded like the tide, and the son played in the water with the scattered clothes. So sorting out to him is not a task, but a fun game and an interaction with his father.

At the end of the film, the son did not realize the hysterical sorrow in the face of his father's departure. Looking at the thin father in the coffin, the phrase "look at the wasted space" is a godsend.

One shows the way the father teaches himself to look at the problem; the other is to suggest that the father is alone in the coffin and expresses his own disappointment for his father's departure. Animation director Maxport and Jaku Wahart are a pair of animated creative partners. They started to appear at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011. This is the first time that Oscar has been nominated.

The whole film adopts the form of stop motion animation, which shows the process of storing luggage in a true and meticulous manner. It also expresses the reality of “space”. The creative team hopes to arouse people’s love through these tiny and realistic details.


3 Films Rendered by FoxRenderfarm Eligible for 89th Oscar Best Animation Award

3 Films Rendered by FoxRenderfarm Eligible for 89th Oscar Best Animation Award

2016-11-24

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science (AMPAS) recently released the official notice that 27 animated films participate 89th Oscar Best Animation Award which creates the highest record.

To my surprise, 3 of these submitting animated films are rendered by : Monkey King: Hero Is Back (China), Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV(Japan) and Bilal(Dubai). Back to 2014, Mr. Hublot rendered by Fox Renderfarm won the 86th Oscar Best Animated Short Film Award. At this time, let’s hope animated films rendered by Fox Renderfarm can win this special award again.

As a great CG film in China animation history, Monkey King: Hero Is Back has won the 30th China Golden Rooster Awards for Best Art Film and the 16th China Ornamental Column Awards for Excellence Fearure Film. Now Monkey King: Hero Is Back sets Chinese animation record to compete with Hollywood film studios for Oscar Best Animation Award.

Produced by SQUARE ENIX, Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV earned worldwide acclaim for its verisimilitude and stunning special effects.

Produced by Barajoun Entertainment in Dubai, Bilal is the first 3D Animated epic film in Middle East, telling a story of an immortal hero of Arabic history.

27 movies run for the 89th Oscar Best Animation Award as follows:

The Angry Birds Movie

April and the Extraordinary World

Bilal

Finding Dory

Ice Age: Collision Course

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV

Kubo and the Two Strings

Kung Fu Panda 3

The Little Prince

Long Way North

Miss Hokusai

Moana

Monkey King: Hero Is Back

Mune

Mustafa & the Magician

My Life as a Zucchini

Phantom Boy

The Red Turtle

Sausage Party

Sausage Party

Sing

Snowtime!

Storks

Trolls

25 April

Your Name

Zootopia


Oscar winning Mr. Hublot: Small step for Fox Renderfarm, giant step for China

Oscar winning Mr. Hublot: Small step for Fox Renderfarm, giant step for China

2014-03-07

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Mr. Hublot is a Luxembourg/France co-produced 11 min sifi animated film won the 2014 Oscar for Best Animated Short Film.

Produced, written and directed by Mr. Laurent Witz and co-directed by Alexandre Espigares. Designed by sculptor Stephane Halleux, the story is set in a realistically world that is a combination of steam punk and a bizarre futuristic world.

The silent film is about Mr. Hublot, an agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive mechanical man with clockwork counters running in his forehead. He's scared of change and scared of the outside world. His entire world starts to change when he saved a lonely and abandoned terrified robot dog from a cardboard box and turns his life upside down in the sweetest and heartwarming way.

This visually and emotionally beautiful film uses full CGI (computer graphics imagery) to give us a futuristic steampunk environment for its title protagonist, the realistic and super detailed world realized with artful and breathtaking detail is easily another character in the film. The gorgeous mechanical and cluttered metropolis with magnificent details requires the use of massive computing power.

While everyone is in the Oscar parties congratulates the winning directors and producers. No one knows that the super computing power supported this beautifully created Luxembourg/French production came from China. As (child division of the Rayvision Shenzhen) silently supported the feature to its success. Located in the software park in Shenzhen 1st, the area where over 200 public traded tech companies are head quartered, is the highest concentration of tech companies in China. Rayvision has been in the rendering business for years. The sister division renderbus is currently the largest available, also the largest in the world.

With more than 30000 cores and expanding rapidly, host of rendering experts and research team, RayVision’s advanced technical ability and high level support enables any production company be able to produce the highest quality master pieces without worrying not getting the power they needed. With clients and projects over 30 countries, hundreds of thousands studios and projects are being computed here in both Rayvision’s China and International divisions renderbus.com and foxrenderfarm.com.

RayVision’s client industries expanding from 3D animated features, live action special effects, advertisement, architectural renderings, game cinematic, theme park ride films, large scale displays. With RayVision’s computing power, only sky is the limit for your creativity.

Rayvision’s advance of super computing technology envisions progression of China’s foreseeable expanding film and entertainment market and is the first small step coming out of long way into the international entertainment. A small step for RayVision, a giant step for China. 1st Shenzhen is the first development city in China, right next to the border of Hong Kong.


Three Kinds of Paintings Get Together, Animated Films Explosions Come?

Three Kinds of Paintings Get Together, Animated Films Explosions Come?

2019-01-15

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Animated Films

In 2018, the Chinese film market successfully broke through 60 billion in the carnival and confusion, heat wave and cold winter, and set a new record. Among them, animated films have become the most stable year in the past years. Although there are not many works that make people shine, they bring unexpected surprises to the audience. Although the number of animated films has decreased a lot compared with previous years, the number of works with over 100 million box office has reached 4 (the best in the past years), and domestic animated films have gradually developed into fine products. The film market, which has just entered 2019, is also very lively, and 14 films will be released at the same time on the second weekend of January. Fox Renderfarm's three animations recommended today are not only well-made, but also unique, and are likely to become the 2019 explosion! Let's take a look! White Snake A Chinese-American co-production animation with Chinese mythology as the background. The theme of the film is "Yangqi", which focuses on the story of the White Snake and Xu Xian's past life. Although it is rooted in the well-known IP of White Snake, the content and plot are based on ancient books. Originality carried out. Produced by Light Chaser Animation Studios and Warner Bros., the film takes advantage of CG technology and not only creates an oriental aesthetic world in the work but also the first attempt to target adults. Judging from the feedback from the previous period, the film is likely to become the highest-selling work of the follow-up animation box office. Director Huang Jiakang said that it is actually quite difficult to complete an animation project. Warner gave the team some objective opinions and valuable resources in the production process of each edition, which made every link very smooth. At the same time, they will also create a sequel based on the box office performance. The Breadwinner Adapted from the world's best-selling novel The Breadwinner, produced by Cartoon Saloon, the film won the 90th Oscar nomination and defeated Coco in the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards to win the Best Animated Feature Film Award. The production team has become one of the most respected animation studios in the world in an amazing hand-painted style. The protagonist of the story is an Afghan girl, Parvana, whose family lives under the control of the Taliban. The father was a scholar. He was unemployed under tyranny. He was accompanied by his 11-year-old daughter, Parvana, and wrote letters to the market. One day, his father was forcibly taken to prison by soldiers. In order to make a living, Parvana decided to cut her hair, transform herself into a small magnolia, secretly dressed in men's clothing, buy water, buy food, and make money on behalf of her father. Director Nora Twomey created this unique girl image. “Afghan children’s sense of responsibility towards family and friends is completely different from our individualistic culture. This story is very fresh to me and is very common in that environment.” There are many social realities, and the subject matter is deep and suitable for adults to watch. Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel The film is the third plot line in the text adventure game Fate/stay night: Heaven’s Feel released by TYPE-MOON, referred to as “HF” or “Sakura Line”. The Fate/stay night series is a national-level IP in Japan. Since 2004, the series has launched different forms of derivative works such as games, animations, comics, and novels, creating a broad and imaginative world view. The film was released in Japan for two days, harvesting 413 million yen at the box office, winning the first week of the box office champion, and actively promoted the film in the B station to become the first series of works on the mainland cinema, currently occupying the pre-sale box office on the day of release Top of the list. However, the audience of the film is mainly fans, and the general audience may have a certain threshold. In addition to animated films, there are many other types of works that are rushing to release at the beginning of the year, so let's get together with your friends!


Oscars 2017, ‘La La Land’ Mistakenly Named Best Picture, But ‘Moonlight’ Wins!

Oscars 2017, ‘La La Land’ Mistakenly Named Best Picture, But ‘Moonlight’ Wins!

2017-02-28

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The 89th Academy Awards took place on Sunday night, 26th February, 2017 (PST). ‘La La Land’, the recently popular film, got 6 awards for Best Actress in Leading Role, Best Directing, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Original Song and Best Original Score.But...Life is full of ups and downs...The presenter at the Oscars took the wrong envelope and mistakenly announced ‘La La Land’ as the Best Picture, but actually ‘Moonlight’ wins!It must be the most embarrassing moment in Oscars history!BEST PICTUREWINNER: MOONLIGHTNOMINEES:ARRIVALFENCESHACKSAW RIDGEHELL OR HIGH WATERHIDDEN FIGURESLA LA LANDLIONMANCHESTER BY THE SEAVISUAL EFFECTSWINNER: THE JUNGLE BOOKNOMINEES:DEEPWATER HORIZONDOCTOR STRANGEKUBO AND THE TWO STRINGSROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORYANIMATED FEATURE FILMWINNER: ZOOTOPIANOMINEES:KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGSMOANAMY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINITHE RED TURTLESHORT FILM (ANIMATED)WINNER: PIPERNOMINEES:BLIND VAYSHABORROWED TIMEPEAR CIDER AND CIGARETTESPEARLACTOR IN A LEADING ROLEWINNER: CASEY AFFLECK - Manchester by the SeaNOMINEES:ANDREW GARFIELD - Hacksaw RidgeRYAN GOSLING - La La LandVIGGO MORTENSEN - Captain FantasticDENZEL WASHINGTON - FencesACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLEWINNER: EMMA STONE - La La LandNOMINEES:ISABELLE HUPPERT - ElleRUTH NEGGA - LovingNATALIE PORTMAN - JackieMERYL STREEP - Florence Foster JenkinsACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLEWINNER: MAHERSHALA ALI - MoonlightNOMINEES:JEFF BRIDGES - Hell or High WaterLUCAS HEDGES - Manchester by the SeaDEV PATEL - LionMICHAEL SHANNON - Nocturnal AnimalsACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLEWINNER: VIOLA DAVIS - FencesNOMINEES:NAOMIE HARRIS - MoonlightNICOLE KIDMAN - LionOCTAVIA SPENCER - Hidden FiguresMICHELLE WILLIAMS - Manchester by the SeaDIRECTINGWINNER: LA LA LAND - Damien ChazelleNOMINEES:ARRIVAL - Denis VilleneuveHACKSAW RIDGE - Mel GibsonMANCHESTER BY THE SEA - Kenneth LonerganMOONLIGHT - Barry JenkinsCOSTUME DESIGNWINNER: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEMNOMINEES:ALLIEDFLORENCE FOSTER JENKINSJACKIELA LA LANDDOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)WINNER: O.J.: MADE IN AMERICANOMINEES:FIRE AT SEAI AM NOT YOUR NEGROLIFE, ANIMATED13THMAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLINGWINNER: SUICIDE SQUADNOMINEES:A MAN CALLED OVESTAR TREK BEYONDSOUND EDITINGWINNER: ARRIVALNOMINEES:DEEPWATER HORIZONHACKSAW RIDGELA LA LANDSULLYSOUND MIXINGWINNER: HACKSAW RIDGENOMINEES:ARRIVALLA LA LANDROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZIMUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)WINNER: LA LA LANDNOMINEES:JACKIELIONMOONLIGHTPASSENGERSMUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)WINNER: CITY OF STARS - La La LandNOMINEES:AUDITION (THE FOOLS WHO DREAM) - La La LandCAN'T STOP THE FEELING - TrollsTHE EMPTY CHAIR - from JimHOW FAR I'LL GO - MoanaCINEMATOGRAPHYWINNER: LA LA LAND - Linus SandgrenNOMINEES:ARRIVAL - Bradford YoungLION - Greig FraserMOONLIGHT - James LaxtonSILENCE - Rodrigo PrietoFILM EDITINGWINNER: HACKSAW RIDGENOMINEES:ARRIVALHELL OR HIGH WATERLA LA LANDMOONLIGHTFOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMWINNER: THE SALESMAN - IranNOMINEES:LAND OF MINE - DenmarkA MAN CALLED OVE - SwedenTANNA - AustraliaTONI ERDMANN - GermanyPRODUCTION DESIGNWINNER: LA LA LANDNOMINEES:ARRIVALFANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEMHAIL, CAESAR!PASSENGERSSHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)WINNER: SINGNOMINEES:ENNEMIS INTÉRIEURSLA FEMME ET LE TGVSILENT NIGHTSTIMECODEWRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)WINNER: MOONLIGHTNOMINEES:ARRIVALFENCESHIDDEN FIGURESLIONWRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)WINNER: MANCHESTER BY THE SEANOMINEES:HELL OR HIGH WATERLA LA LANDTHE LOBSTER20TH CENTURY WOMEN


88th Oscar Nominees

88th Oscar Nominees

2016-01-19

RAYVISION News

Oscars

Each January, all film fans around the world turn their attention to the Academy Awards. Interest and anticipation builds to a fevered pitch leading up to the Oscar telecast in February, when hundreds of millions of movie lovers tune in to watch the glamorous ceremony and learn who will receive the highest honors in filmmaking.View complete list of nominees for 88th Oscars: ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE BRYAN CRANSTON - Trumbo MATT DAMON - The Martian LEONARDO DICAPRIO - The Revenant MICHAEL FASSBENDER - Steve Jobs EDDIE REDMAYNE - The Danish Girl ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE CHRISTIAN BALE - The Big Short TOM HARDY - The Revenant MARK RUFFALO - Spotlight MARK RYLANCE - Bridge of Spies SYLVESTER STALLONE - Creed ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE CATE BLANCHETT - Carol BRIE LARSON - Room JENNIFER LAWRENCE - Joy CHARLOTTE RAMPLING - 45 Years SAOIRSE RONAN - Brooklyn ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE JENNIFER JASON LEIGH - The Hateful Eight ROONEY MARA - Carol RACHEL MCADAMS - Spotlight ALICIA VIKANDER - The Danish Girl KATE WINSLET - Steve Jobs ANIMATED FEATURE FILM ANOMALISA - Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson and Rosa Tran BOY AND THE WORLD - Ale Abreu INSIDE OUT - Pete Docter and Jonas Rivera SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE - Mark Burton and Richard Starzak WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE - Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura SHORT FILM (ANIMATED) BEAR STORY - Gabriel Osorio and Pato Escala PROLOGUE - Richard Williams and Imogen Sutton SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM - Sanjay Patel and Nicole Grindle WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMOS - Konstantin Bronzit WORLD OF TOMORROW -Don Hertzfeldt BEST PICTURE THE BIG SHORT - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers BRIDGE OF SPIES - Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers BROOKLYN - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers THE MARTIAN - Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers THE REVENANT - Arnon Milchan, Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Mary Parent and Keith Redmon, Producers ROOM - Ed Guiney, Producer SPOTLIGHT - Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers CINEMATOGRAPHY CAROL - Ed Lachman THE HATEFUL EIGHT - Robert Richardson MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - John Seale THE REVENANT - Emmanuel Lubezki SICARIO - Roger Deakins COSTUME DESIGN CAROL - Sandy Powell CINDERELLA - Sandy Powell THE DANISH GIRL - Paco Delgado MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Jenny Beavan THE REVENANT - Jacqueline West DIRECTING THE BIG SHORT - Adam McKay MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - George Miller THE REVENANT - Alejandro G. Iñárritu ROOM - Lenny Abrahamson SPOTLIGHT - Tom McCarthy FILM EDITING THE BIG SHORT- Hank Corwin MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Margaret Sixel THE REVENANT - Stephen Mirrione SPOTLIGHT - Tom McArdle STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT - Colombia MUSTANG - France SON OF SAUL - Hungary THEEB - Jordan A WAR - Denmark MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega and Damian Martin THE REVENANT - Siân Grigg, Duncan Jarman and Robert Pandini THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED - Love Larson and Eva von Bahr PRODUCTION DESIGN BRIDGE OF SPIES - Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich THE DANISH GIRL - Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Michael Standish MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Production Design: Colin Gibson; Set Decoration: Lisa Thompson THE MARTIAN - Production Design: Arthur Max; Set Decoration: Celia Bobak THE REVENANT -Production Design: Jack Fisk; Set Decoration: Hamish Purdy VISUAL EFFECTS EX MACHINA - Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams THE MARTIAN - Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner THE REVENANT - Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT) BODY TEAM 12 - David Darg and Bryn Mooser CHAU, BEYOND THE LINES - Courtney Marsh and Jerry Franck CLAUDE LANZMANN: SPECTRES OF THE SHOAH - Adam Benzine A GIRL IN THE RIVER: THE PRICE OF FORGIVENESS - Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy LAST DAY OF FREEDOM - Dee Hibbert-Jones and Nomi Talisman DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE) AMY - Asif Kapadia and James Gay-Rees CARTEL LAND - Matthew Heineman and Tom Yellin THE LOOK OF SILENCE - Joshua Oppenheimer and Signe Byrge Sørensen WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? - Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby and Justin Wilkes WINTER ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM - Evgeny Afineevsky and Den Tolmor SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION) AVE MARIA - Basil Khalil and Eric Dupont DAY ONE - Henry Hughes EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY (ALLES WIRD GUT) - Patrick Vollrath SHOK - Jamie Donoughue STUTTERER - Benjamin Cleary and Serena Armitage WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY) BRIDGE OF SPIES - Written by Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen EX MACHINA - Written by Alex Garland INSIDE OUT - Screenplay by Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley; Original story by Pete Docter, Ronnie del Carmen SPOTLIGHT - Written by Josh Singer & Tom McCarthy STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON - Screenplay by Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff; Story by S. Leigh Savidge & Alan Wenkus and Andrea Berloff WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY) THE BIG SHORT - Screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay BROOKLYN - Screenplay by Nick Hornby CAROL - Screenplay by Phyllis Nagy THE MARTIAN - Screenplay by Drew Goddard ROOM - Screenplay by Emma Donoghue SOUND EDITING MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Mark Mangini and David White THE MARTIAN - Oliver Tarney THE REVENANT - Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender SICARIO - Alan Robert Murray STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Matthew Wood and David Acord SOUND MIXING BRIDGE OF SPIES - Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin MAD MAX: FURY ROAD - Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo THE MARTIAN - Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth THE REVENANT - Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE) BRIDGE OF SPIES - Thomas Newman CAROL - Carter Burwell THE HATEFUL EIGHT - Ennio Morricone SICARIO - Jóhann Jóhannsson STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - John Williams MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG) FIFTY SHADES OF GREY - “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey; Music and Lyric by Abel Tesfaye, Ahmad Balshe, Jason Daheala Quenneville and Stephan Moccio RACING EXTINCTION - “Manta Ray” from Racing Extinction; Music by J. Ralph, Lyric by Antony Hegarty YOUTH - “Simple Song 3” from Youth; Music and Lyric by David Lang THE HUNTING GROUND - “Til It Happens To You” from The Hunting Ground; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga SPECTRE - “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre; Music and Lyric by Jimmy Napes and Sam Smith


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