4 items from 2015
A bevy of honorary awards announcements landed today so it's probably best to just round them up into one shot. So Barbra Streisand, Ben Affleck and Guillermo del Toro — get your speeches ready. Beginning with Streisand, she will receive the American Society of Cinematographers' Board of Governors Award at the Feb. 15 ceremony. Her accomplishments across the industry "are unparalleled, and we look forward to celebrating her groundbreaking contributions to the art of filmmaking," Asc President Richard Crudo said. He goes on to note that the three films she has directed have earned a combined 14 Oscar nominations, though funnily enough, only one of them — 1991's "The Prince of Tides" — received recognition for its cinematography. (Fistbump, Stephen Goldblatt). Over at the Writers Guild of America, which yesterday announced an accolade for the late Harold Ramis, it was revealed that Oscar-winning writer ("Good Will Hunting") and producer ("Argo") Ben Affleck would receive the »
- Kristopher Tapley
Award-winning actress-director-producer-writer-singer Barbra Streisand will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) 2015 Board of Governors Award. The Oscar®-winning filmmaker and entertainer will be honored during the 29th Annual Asc Outstanding Achievement Awards gala here on February 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. “Barbra Streisand’s accomplishments across the entertainment industry are unparalleled, and we look forward to celebrating her groundbreaking contributions to the art of filmmaking,” said Asc President Richard Crudo. “The three films that Ms. Streisand directed have earned 14 Academy Award® nominations, and her skill in working with cinematographers in achieving her vision is a hallmark of her directorial work.” She is the only artist to achieve Oscar, Tony®, Emmy®, Grammy®, Directors Guild of America, Golden Globe®, and Peabody Awards, as well as a National Medal of Honor, France’s Légion d’honneur, the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors. Streisand won a »
- Josh Abraham
The American Society of Cinematographers has pegged Barbra Streisand to receive its 2015 Board of Governors Award, to be given to the actress-filmmaker-recording artist at the organization’s 29th annual awards gala Feb. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
The Board of Governors citation is meant to recognize “extraordinary achievements in advancing the art and craft of filmmaking,” according to the Asc, but it has also allowed the 96-year-old society of upper-echelon below-the-liners to bring some extra star power to the party, and for the male-centric brotherhood to mix it up a little. Streisand’s female predecessors include Sally Field and Julia Roberts, but her multidisciplinary efforts have overlapped, and exceeded, most of the others, including Warren Beatty, Sydney Pollack, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan.
If Streisand is one of the most versatile, and decorated, entertainers of the last century (she’s that rare Egot winner, »
- Steve Chagollan
With fact-based contenders like Selma, The Imitation Game, American Sniper, Unbroken, Big Eyes and Foxcatcher all under varying degrees of controversy over their credibility, and with no one movie standing out from the field and currently running away with it all, could this be the year Academy voters dig deep in their memories all the way back to, uh, say, March to come up with a movie they can all agree on? In the modern era of Oscar campaigning pulling a contender from that early in the year is an increasingly rare occurrence but it is one I think all signs are pointing to happening with Wes Anderson’s lilting and masterful The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The facts speak for themselves: no film released before May has even been nominated, much less won Best Picture since the turn of this century. The last film released as early as March (or »
- Pete Hammond
4 items from 2015
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