Do you think its possible in the near future that we could see a standing ovation for a winner in a tech category?
The last/only one I can think of is Randy Newman for Original Song in 2001. At the time he was incredibly overdue.
The only one I could see happening in the future is when Roger Deakins finally wins cinematography.
– John Williams and any of his next win
– Janusz Kaminski for his next big Spielberg historical film
– Roger Deakins definitely
– Alexandre Desplat maybe? (he’s surely made a lot of friends along the way)
Well, Roger Deakins’ win won’t happen next year (presuming it’s for Unbroken) because he’ll lose to Hoyte von Hoytema for Interstellar.
I just have trouble imagining it happen, unless the winner was somebody really notable in popular culture. I imagine it would be more likely for a singer/songwriter/composer than a cinematographer (like Deakins), seeing as how we’re not sure how many people even know Deakins by name, or can recognize him outside of his work.
I doubt it would happen, but some enthusiastic cheers for Kevin O’Connell would be appreciated, should he win for Sound Mixing. The guy has been nominated 20 times in the category without a win. Similar situation for his frequent collaborator Greg P. Russell, who has 16 nominations to his name, and most recently lost out for Skyfall.
I think the only time this will happen is if Meryl Streep becomes a sound editor. Other than that, I don’t see anyone getting a standing ovation.
However, the Original Song and Score categories could receive one if someone notable wins
Randy Newman’s standing ovation didn’t begin until the announcer told the audience how many nominations he had without any wins. That’s when everyone stood up, leading to one of the best one liners on an Oscar stage.
I can see one for Roger Deakins, depending on who is in the audience that night.
– D.P.’s have more direct day-to-day contact with performers and directors than, say, a sound editor.
– Actors and directors tend to sit close to the front.
– If every actor or director who’s ever worked with him hears the announcer say that it’s his first win, some of them are likely to stand.
– If the rest of the audience sees the Coen brothers and Ron Howard and Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon and George Clooney etc etc stand in his honor, they’re likely to stand too.
When Kevin O’Connell finally wins.
When Roger Deakins finally wins.
If John Williams wins again.
I was about to say Kevin O’Connell, Roger Deakins and John Williams. I could see one for Megan Ellison in the future. She’s the Robert Evans of the 2010s.