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For the 70th Festival de Cannes (17-28 May), Cristian Mungiu will preside the Cinéfondation and Short Films Jury, having been a member of Steven Spielberg’s jury in 2013. The director, screenwriter and producer follows in the footsteps of Naomi Kawase, Abderrahmane Sissako, Abbas Kiarostami and Jane Campion.
The filmography of this demanding and socially engaged director has been widely acclaimed by successive juries because it offers such an uncompromisingly sharp and exacting view of Romanian society, but packs a universal message. His ambitious works take a scalpel to human nature and treat it with rare intelligence: a gentle satire on the dreams of young Romanians in the post-communist period (Occident, 2002); a chilling tale of a clandestine small-town abortion (4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days, 2007); surreal and deadpan urban legends under the Ceauşescu system (Tales from the Golden Age, 2009); exorcism against a background of religious fundamentalism and communist heritage (Beyond the Hills, 2012); and a moral tale of dishonest compromises and corruption in Romanian society (Graduation, 2016).
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"Led by a breakthrough performance by Trevor Jackson, director Gerard McMurray's feature directorial debut brings an emotional honesty to the classic tale of "rites of passage" and the complicated bonds of brotherhood."
BEST PICTURE: MOONLIGHT
BEST DIRECTOR: DAMIEN CHAZELLE — LA LA LAND
BEST ACTRESS: EMMA STONE — LA LA LAND
BEST ACTOR: CASEY AFFLECK
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: VIOLA DAVIS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: MAHERSHALA ALI
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: MANCHESTER BY THE SEA
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: MOONLIGHT
BEST FOREIGN FILM: THE SALESMAN
BEST ANIMATED FILM: ZOOTOPIA
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: O.J. MADE IN AMERICA
BEST SHORT-SUBJECT DOCUMENTARY: THE WHITE HELMETS
BEST ORIGINAL SONG: CITY OF STARS — MUSIC BY JUSTIN HURWITZ; LYRIC BY BENJ PASEK AND JUSTIN PAUL
CINEMATOGRAPHY: LA LA LAND — LINUS SANDGREN
PRODUCTION DESIGN: LA LA LAND — DAVID WASCO — SANDY REYNOLDS-WASCO
COSTUME DESIGN: FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM — COLLEEN ATWOOD
FILM EDITING: HACKSAW RIDGE — JOHN GILBERT
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: SUICIDE SQUAD — ALLESSANDRO BERTOLAZZI, GIORGIO GREGORINI, CHRISTOPHER NELSON
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: LA LA LAND
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: PIPER
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM: SING
SOUND EDITING: ARRIVAL — SYLVAIN BELLEMARE
SOUND MIXING: HACKSAW RIDGE — BERNARD GARIEPY STROBL AND CLAUDE LA HAYE
VISUAL EFFECTS: THE JUNGLE BOOK — ROBERT LEGATO — ADAM VALDEZ — ANDREW R. JONES AND DAN LEMMON
ACADEMY RESCINDS SOUND MIXING NOMINATION FOR
GREG P. RUSSELL ON "13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI"
LOS ANGELES, CA – Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to rescind the Sound Mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" for violation of Academy campaign regulations. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Russell had called his fellow members of the Sound Branch during the nominations phase to make them aware of his work on the film, in direct violation of a campaign regulation that prohibits telephone lobbying. An additional nominee for "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" will not be named in his place. The remaining Sound Mixing nominees for the film are Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Mac Ruth.
"The Board of Governors’ decision to rescind Mr. Russell’s nomination was made after careful consideration," said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. "The Academy takes very seriously the Oscars voting process and anything – no matter how well-intentioned – that may undermine the integrity of that process."
The Board determined that Russell’s actions violated a campaign regulation that unequivocally prohibits telephone lobbying. It states that "contacting Academy members by telephone to promote a film or achievement is expressly forbidden, even if such contact is in the guise of checking to make sure a screener or other mailing was received."
The members from each of the Academy’s branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, musicians, composers and lyricists vote the nominations for song and score.
During the nominations process, all 456 voting members of the Sound Branch received a reminder list of film titles eligible in the Sound Mixing category in order to vote.
The nominees for Sound Mixing are:
LA LA LAND
ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY
13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI
The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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Drama Series: The Americans
Documentary Screenplay: Command and Control
Children's Episodic: Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, "Mel vs. The Night Mare of Normal Street"
Children's Long Form: Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Daytime Drama: General Hospital
On-Air Promotion (Television, New Media or Radio): "CBS On-Air Reel"
Comedy/Variety Specials: Triumph's Election Special
Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Original Short Form New Media: The Commute, "The Party"
Quiz and Audience Participation: Hollywood Game Night
Radio Documentary: "Chernobyl: 30 Years Later"
Radio News Script - Regularly Scheduled, Bulletin or Breaking Report: "World News This Week"
Radio News Script - Analysis, Feature or Commentary: "Morley Safer: A Journalist's Life"
Documentary Script: Other Than Current Events: Jackie Robinson, Part One
Documentary Script: Current Events: Frontline, "The Choice" & "Inside Asaad's Syria"
Adapted Short Form New Media: Fear the Walking Dead
Adapted Long Form: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Original Long Form: Confirmation
New Series: Atlanta
Comedy Series: Atlanta
Adapted Screenplay: Arrival
Episodic Comedy: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, "Kimmy Goes on a Play Date"
Episodic Drama: This Is Us, "The Trip"
WGA's Valentine Davies Award for Humanitarian Service: Richard Curtis
2017 Jean Renoir Award for International Screenwriting Achievement: Abbas Kiarostami
2017 Morgan Cox Award: Dan Wilcox
Paul Selvin Award: Susannah Grant
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement: Oliver Stone
Animation Writing Award for Lifetime Achievement: Mike Judge
Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television Writing Achievement: Aaron Sorkin