|In Technical Roles||Director||5||$7,008,266||$1,003,302||$8,011,568|
|Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 5 films, with $8,011,568 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,775)|
|Best-Known Technical Roles: 20 Feet From Stardom (Director), Irrational Man (Assistant Editor), The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (Director), Best of Enemies (Director), Best of Enemies (Producer)|
|Most productive collaborators: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Gil Friesen, Lisa Fischer, Caitrin Rogers|
March 2nd, 2014
The Oscars are being handed out this evening and as usual, we will be live-blogging the event. Here's the last look at the nominations with those chosen by our contest entrants as the likely winners in Bold. If I disagree with the consensus, they are in italics, and sharp-eyed readers will note there are no categories where that's true. Finally, if I am rooting for an underdog, they are underlined. There are only two categories where that is true. I want Chiwetel Ejiofor to win Best Lead Actor for his performance in 12 Years a Slave. I also want Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa to win for Best Hair and Make-up, because Dallas Buyers Club had a hair and make-up budget of $250. Yes it was effective, but the special effects make-up used in Bad Grandpa was just more difficult to pull off, even if the movie wasn't Oscar-bait. Regardless, I don't expect there to be many surprises at this year's awards.
February 15th, 2014
With our annual Oscar Prediction contest underway, now is the best time to look at the nominees and try and figure out who the favorites are and which films should just feel honored to be nominated. Today we look at Best Feature-Length Documentary, which is probably the hardest category to predict, because some of the previous winners of major awards were not even nominated for an Oscar. When the nominations were this unpredictable, the winner could be any of the five films.
January 16th, 2014
The Oscar nominations were announced this morning and there are some surprises mixed in with the predictable results. Gravity and American Hustle led the way with ten nominations each while 12 Years a Slave was right behind with nine. The fact that 12 Years a Slave wasn't the leader is the first of the surprises.
|6/10/2016||The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo M…||Director||$1,169,214||$45,769||$1,214,983|
|9/18/2015||Keith Richards: Under the Influ…||Director,|
|7/31/2015||Best of Enemies||Director,|
|7/17/2015||Irrational Man||Assistant Editor||$4,030,360||$23,908,017||$27,938,377|
|6/14/2013||20 Feet From Stardom||Director||$4,946,250||$946,216||$5,892,466|
|9/20/2011||Pearl Jam Twenty||Producer||$471,334||$0||$471,334|