[WATCH] ‘Nocturnal Animals’ interviews: Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron-Taylor Johnson, Tom Ford, and more

With a strong showing at the guilds, the Golden Globes, and BAFTA, “Nocturnal Animals” looks poised to snag several Oscar nominations. This Focus Features release stars Amy Adams as a gallery owner haunted by her ex-husband’s (Jake Gyllenhaal) violent new novel about a West Texas man (Gyllenhaal) desperately searching for his wife and daughter’s murderers. Gyllenhaal recently sat down with Gold Derby to talk about his dual role, as did Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays one of the deranged killers.

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Gyllenhaal, who reaped a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor, recalls that when he first read the script, he was, “left with a vibration from it.” Taylor-Johnson won the Supporting Actor Golden Globe for his villainous role, and also competes at BAFTA. “It took some time to shed this dark aura around me,” he reveals, “but I have a very loving wife and family and they ground me.”

We also spoke with Tom Ford, who received BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations for writing and directing. “The film is really about finding people in your life that you love, finding people that mean something to you and not letting them go,” he divulges. “I think in today’s world we throw things away and often we throw people away.”

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Among the below-the-line contenders, we also spoke with cinematographer Seamus McGarvey, production designer Shane Valentino, costume designer Arianne Phillips, film editor Joan Sobel, and composer Abel Korzeniowski.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, who plays Tony Hastings/Edward Sheffield

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays Ray Marcus

Tom Ford, writer/director

Seamus McGarvey, cinematographer

Shane Valentino, production designer

Arianne Phillips, costume designer

Joan Sobel, film editor

Abel Korzeniowski, composer

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