Oscars 2017: Gold Derby’s ‘Meet the Experts’ editing & cinematography roundtable featured 4 leading awards contenders

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.

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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

Sean Porter (cinematographer, “20th Century Women”) is too young to remember the late-1970s era depicted in his film, but star Annette Bening “glows no matter what her circumstances are” — Watch Here

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Blu Murray (editor, “Sully”) says the fact-based drama about the “Miracle on the hudson” resonated with viewers because “It’s a story where everything goes right” — 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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