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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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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Rachel Morrison first woman nominated for Best Cinematography

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Rachel Morrison is the first woman ever nominated for the Best Cinematography Oscar in 90 years of Academy Awards history.

Rachel, who also shot Fruitville Station (2013), Dope (2015), and the upcoming Marvel banger Black Panther (2018), was nominated for the highly-acclaimed Netflix film Mudbound (2017) directed by Dee Rees. Mudbound received 3 more Oscar nominations:

  • Best Supporting Actress – Mary J. Blige
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – Virgil Williams & Dee Rees
  • Best Original Song – “Mighty River” (music and lyrics by Mary J. Blige, Raphael Saadiq, & Taura Stinson)

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