December 7, 2010 |
If God is in the details, then technical crafts are what make movies divine: exceptional art direction, editing, music, effects, sound mixing and makeup. These categories may seem boring on Oscar night, but pay careful attention and keep count. Movies with the most nominations and wins here tend to claim the best picture top prize. FOR THE RECORD: Gold Derby: The Gold Derby column in the Dec. 7 Envelope section said that if songwriter Diane Warren should be nominated and then lose, she would become Oscar's most nominated woman without a win with seven nods.
May 21, 1989 |
It was late November in the quiet Sierra Nevada town of Greenville. For two weeks, the cast and crew of "Pink Cadillac," the forthcoming action romance featuring Clint Eastwood and Bernadette Peters, enjoyed cloudless skies and unseasonable temperatures in the mid-80s. Then the weather changed. After the crew spent two days shooting a complicated auto chase sequence along scenic Highway 89, the temperature plummeted 55 degrees overnight. As the production crew assembled at the location site the next morning, snow blanketed the region.
February 28, 2005 |
Original score: `Finding Neverland' Jan A.P. Kaczmarek Jan A.P. Kaczmarek won for his score to "Finding Neverland," which was also his first nomination. "I cannot tell you how happy I am," Kaczmarek said in accepting his award. "I should certainly take this opportunity to, as the first person in the room to thank [Miramax Films co-chairman] Harvey Weinstein for his support." "Musicians [are] usually forgotten," he added. "But [there are] extraordinary people who made music alive.
August 2, 1992 |
He doesn't say much, so you find the clues where you can. Like his shoes: Big, spongy oxfords with a thick rubber sole and rust-red uppers that don't look like leather. Real goofy ballast for The Man With No Name and the first giveaway that maybe you and the rest of America have figured it wrong.
January 26, 2005 |
"THE Aviator," an old-fashioned Hollywood epic about Howard Hughes' obsessions, romances and crippling neuroses, captured 11 nominations to take the lead for the 77th annual Academy Awards, including best picture, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best director for Martin Scorsese. Tied for the second-most nominations announced Tuesday, with seven apiece, were "Finding Neverland," a story of "Peter Pan" playwright J.M.