Jordan Peele on Get Out, Key and Peele, and Phantom Thread

The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter
SANTA BARBARA, CA – FEBRUARY 06: Directors Jordan Peele, Greta Gerwig, Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan and Guillermo del Toro pose onstage with the Outstanding Directors Award at the Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter during The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 6, 2018 in Santa Barbara, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SBIFF)

Feb 6—The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated the 5 Academy Award-nominated directors—and honored them with the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award for 2018, at the Arlington Theater in Santa Barbara, CA.

The following is a Q&A with Jordan Peele that took place during the event.

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Paul Thomas Anderson on Dunkirk, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and Get Out

The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Directors Award Sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter

Feb 6—The 33rd Santa Barbara International Film Festival celebrated the 5 Academy Award-nominated directors— Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk), Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Guillermo del Toro (The Shape of Water), Jordan Peele (Get Out), and Paul Thomas Anderson (Phantom Thread)– and honored them with the Outstanding Directors of the Year Award for 2018, at the Arlington Theatre.

Here’s what PT Anderson had to say about his fellow Oscar nominees’ movies during a Q&A at the event.

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February Swag: Cinema in the Month of Love

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John-Ford-1February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973                                 Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Best Director Oscars (4)

1953 Won Oscar The Quiet Man (1952)
1942 Won Oscar How Green Was My Valley (1941)
1941 Won Oscar The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
1940 Nominated Oscar Stagecoach (1939)
1936 Won Oscar The Informer (1935)

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14th time’s a charm for Roger Deakins?

Roger Deakins has earned his 14th Best Cinematography Oscar nomination with Blade Runner 2049, the most Cinematography nominations without a win–ever. Deakins has shot 11 movies for the Coen brothers, and also shot Sid and Nancy (1986), 1984 (1984), Dead Man Walking (1995), A Beautiful Mind (2001), The Village (2004), Jarhead (2005) and more.

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All 14 of Deakin’s Oscar nominations:

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

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Fargo (1996)

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“Only a true, passionate filmmaker could have made this picture.”– Scorsese on Aronofsky’s “mother!”

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“Before I actually saw mother!, I was extremely disturbed by all of the severe judgments of it. Many people seemed to want to define the film, box it in, find it wanting and condemn it. And many seemed to take joy in the fact that it received an F grade from Cinemascore. This actually became a news story — mother! had been “slapped” with the “dreaded” Cinemascore F rating, a terrible distinction that it shares with pictures directed by Robert Altman, Jane Campion, William Friedkin and Steven Soderbergh.

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