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.
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.
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.
“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.
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)