On Tuesday, Nov. 22, academy voters, industry executives and readers like you attended Gold Derby’s roundtable Q&A with leading contenders for editing and cinematography Oscars. You can watch video clips with these four Oscar contenders and moderator Tom O’Neil by following the links below. Here’s a closer look at what was discussed during the enlightening event at the Landmark Theater.
Maryann Brandon (editor, “Passengers”), a past Oscar nominee for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” says “Passengers” is “an absolutely gorgeous film,” but she hopes her editing work will be invisible to the audience — Watch Here
James Laxton (cinematographer, “Moonlight”), already a Spirit Award and Critics’ Choice nominee and a NY and LA film critics champ for the film, says the coming-of-age indie drama is “a story we can all relate to” — Watch Here
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