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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 86th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jonah Hill, The Wolf of Wall Street
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Feral
Get a Horse!
Mr. Hublot
Possessions
Room on the Broom

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“And The Oscar Goes To…” (Live Updates of 85th Academy Awards)


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BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert de Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

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Filmmaker Quote of the Day: Walter Murch


 

“Looking at a first assembly is kind of like looking at an overgrown garden. You can’t just wade in with a weed wacker; you don’t know where the stems of the flowers are.”

– Walter Murch, Editor (APOCALYPSE NOW, JARHEAD)

 

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Filmmaker of the Day: Craig McKay


“We call it the invisible art. Because the more invisible we are, the better we are doing our job.”

– Craig McKay, Editor (AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS, SILENCE OF THE LAMBS)

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Sundance Alum Offers Advice For Filmmakers Making Festival Debuts


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As a former volunteer, I was completely overwhelmed by the grand scope of the festival, but I can’t even fathom what it must be like as a participating newbie filmmaker. Luckily, filmmaker Michael Mohan (SAVE THE DATE), offers up 6 tips for your first big trip up to Park City. He’s had three film play there, so I think his advice is pretty sound. Most of it could actually apply to any festival experience.

One point that seemed very poignant:

2C. Maybe you’ll need to re-edit your film

The producers out there will hate me for mentioning this. But after seeing my film six times with different crowds, I learned full well that a better version of my film existed if I could take out two minutes. There’s no shame in tinkering with your film post-Sundance. You’re a better filmmaker if you know your film can be better and subsequently make your film better.

Check out Michael’s full checklist HERE.

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