April 6th at SBIFF: Variety’s seventh annual Artisans Awards

Posted by Larry Gleeson

Variety’s seventh annual Artisans Awards celebrating people crucial to the filmmaking approach and who have exhibited the most remarkable and innovative do the job of the yr in their respective fields will get spot practically at 6 P.M., April 6th, for the duration of the 36th once-a-year Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

The occasion will be moderated by Variety’s Senior Artisans Editor Jazz Tangcay and the Wide range Artisans Award will be offered to Alan Baumgarten, Nicolas Becker, Alexandra Byrne, Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale, Sean Faden, Mia Neal, Leslie Odom Jr., Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, and Joshua James Richards.

Alan Baumgarten for Netflix’s “The Demo of the Chicago 7” sees the editor reunite with screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin. Baumgarten received an Emmy for his perform on 2008’s “Recount.” He obtained an Academy Award nomination for 2013’s “American Hustle.”

Nicolas Becker gained a BAFTA nomination for Greatest Seem for his operate on Amazon’s “Sound of Metallic.”  Becker has in excess of 263 credits which incorporate “Arrival,” “Ex Machina” and “Gravity.

Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne has 4 Oscar nominations and gained the Greatest Achievement in Costume Design and style for her do the job on 2008’s “Elizabeth: The Golden Age.” Byrne will be honored for her most the latest get the job done on the Aim Attributes launch, “Emma” starring Anya Taylor Joy.

Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale are the teams powering “Mank’s” output layout and established layout. Together they remodeled places and sets for David Fincher’s Netflix drama which tells the tale of how Herman J. Mankiewicz wrote the screenplay for “Citizen Kane.” Established all through the Golden Age of Hollywood, Burt and Pascale recreated Hearst Castle and transformed modern-day-day studio backlots into days of Hollywood earlier.

Visual Results Supervisor Sean Faden contributed to Disney’s “Mulan.” Faden together with the workforce at Weta Electronic served completely transform Gong Li into a witch and created some of the place photographs for the film’s Imperial Town.

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” hair section head Mia Neal is on a strong path to producing Oscar background if the Netflix contender lands a nomination for Hair and Makeup. Neal will be the to start with Black Oscar nominee in the classification. Her prior credits include “Uncut Gems” and “The Longest Week.”

Grammy Award and Tony Award-winner Leslie Odom Jr. is a triple risk this period. He’s starring in “Hamilton” on Disney Plus and in Regina King’s “One Evening in Miami” (Amazon) wherever he plays Sam Cooke. He’s also a contender in the initial song classification together with fellow songwriter Sam Ashworth. The two wrote “Speak Now” which plays over the film’s finish credits.  They beforehand collaborated on Odom Jr.’s 2019 album “Mr.”

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will be honored for their function in two films, Netflix’s “Mank” and Pixar Animation’s “Soul”. The two gained an Academy Award for their perform on “The Social Network”.

Joshua James Richards for Fox Searchlight’s “Nomadland.” Richards has worked on limited movies these kinds of as “Boneshaker” and “Glory Times.” “Nomadland” marks his 3rd collaboration with filmmaker Chloe Zhao. The two earlier collaborated on “Songs My Brothers Taught Me” and “The Rider.”

The 36th Santa Barbara International Movie Pageant, introduced by UGG, will acquire position March 31st by way of April 10th, 2021, on the web and at two totally free ocean-front drive-in theatres. Much more facts, competition passes, and tickets are available at www.sbiff.org.


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