I just finished watching Amatuer last night. Really enjoyed it.
I've been following this since the beginning. The trailer looks great! Well done Koo.
So bad it's good. And a bit funny. Good tip about washing the free apples.
I tried to achieve a macro effect by purchasing some $12 Macro Extension Tubes. They worked OK, but not nearly as well as a dedicated Macro lens.
In the video at 8:42 they do mention that Harrison Ford was not feeling well and that also contributed to their choice.
I think part of the issue is the way the Academy works. You are nominated by your peers, but the vote for the Oscar is given by the whole Academy. Roger's peers see his greatness and naturalism and nominate him every year. Academy voters tend to favor more 'showy' lighting. I think Roger will eventually get an Oscar - but it may be for Lifetime Achievement.