February 26, 2016
OSCARS 2016

Know Your Below-the-Line Oscar Nominees

Star Wars: The Force Awakens
It was a truly incredible year for VFX.

From a filmmaker's perspective, the most overlooked Oscar categories are often the ones that matter most. The public seldom remembers those individuals who labored on crucial aspects of the film such as sound editing/mixing, visual effects, costume design and, yes, even cinematography. (Unless, of course, you're "Chivo" or Deakins.)

Luckily, the good folks at Art of The Film have created a terrific series of supercuts called Oscars in One Minute that recognizes the beautiful work of this year's below-the-line nominees. Filmmaker Vic Rincon has provided us with a piece emphasizing Costume Design as well. 

Cinematography 

  • Ed Lachman - Carol
  • Robert Richardson - The Hateful Eight
  • John Seale - Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Emmanuel Lubezki - The Revenant
  • Roger Deakins - Sicario

Visual Effects

  • Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington and Sara Bennett - Ex Machina
  • Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver and Andy Williams - Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Chris Corbould - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence and Steven Warner - The Martian
  • Rich McBride, Matthew Shumway, Jason Smith and Cameron Waldbauer - The Revenant

Sound Editing/Mixing

  • Mark Mangini and David White (Editing) / Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff and Ben Osmo (Mixing) - Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Oliver Tarney (Editing) / Paul Massey, Mark Taylor and Mac Ruth (Mixing) - The Martian
  • Alan Robert Murray (Editing) - Sicario
  • Matthew Wood and David Acord (Editing) / Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio and Stuart Wilson (Mixing) - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Martin Hernandez and Lon Bender (Editing) / Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom and Chris Duesterdiek (Mixing) - The Revenant
  • Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin (Mixing) - Bridge of Spies

Costume Design

  • Sandy Powell - Carol
  • Sandy Powell - Cinderella
  • Paco Delgado - The Danish Girl
  • Jenny Beavan - Mad Max Fury Road

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Addendum: Mad Max should win everything.

February 26, 2016 at 12:27PM, Edited February 26, 12:27PM

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Jon Fusco
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Addendum: it did.

February 29, 2016 at 9:54AM

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Jon Fusco
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How about production design, its just as crucial as any one of these categories.

February 26, 2016 at 10:55PM, Edited February 26, 10:55PM

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chris athas
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Check out this supercut, Chris. They give a much necessary shout out: http://nofilmschool.com/2016/02/cinematography-editing-enhance-oscar-wor...

February 29, 2016 at 9:55AM

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Jon Fusco
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Funny that all the films nominated for best sound mixing and what more also happened to be Best Picture favorites as well; wow I didn't know Bridge of Spies had better sound mixing than Avengers: Age of Ultron! I also didn't know that Spotlight had better film editing than Furious 7! What a joke

February 27, 2016 at 8:04AM, Edited February 27, 8:07AM

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Matt Nunn
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