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Digital Content Producer and millimeter present a focus on awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Oscars), the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, the American Society of Cinematographers, the Cinema Audio Society, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Golden Globes), and more. Below is a series of articles on awards nominees and winners. Click here for a news archive. Click here for industry award resources.

Man of Light

By Michael Goldman

Although Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC, says he prefers to keep his films simple, the complexities, nuances, and great success of his work are routinely analyzed,...


Step By Step: Tropic Thunder

By Ellen Wolff

Comic timing is a phrase usually associated with actor pratfalls rather than the effect of a CG helicopter crashing to the ground. But for the DreamWorks/Paramount...


Making History

By Michael Goldman

Director Ed Zwick says he gravitates toward period pieces (Glory, Legends of the Fall, and The Last Samurai, among others) simply because “historical moments are a particularly good place to find circumstances where the dramatic stakes are so high in compelling stories...


Step by Step: Valkyrie

By Ellen Wolff

MGM's Valkyrie is a World War II movie in which one of the most intricate visual-effects shots happens not in the heat of battle, but during an intimate moment on a dance floor. As we watch Colonel Von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) take his wife's hand to dance...


Iron Man Remix 
Paramount commissioned Addictive TV for this piece for Iron Man. ...

Filmic Animation

By Ellen Wolff

One of the most iconic movie images of 2008 shows a rusty robot dwarfed by mountains of trash receding into distant haze. The image captures the plight...


Exclusive Interview: Phil Tippett Honored by the VES 
When Phil Tippett sat down for an exclusive interview prior to accepting his award with millimeter Senior Editor Michael Goldman, Tippett happily discussed the career accomplishments that earned him the designation, and gave his frank thoughts on the current state of the visual effects industry from creative, technical, and business points of view. ...

DNxHD Marvel

By Michael Goldman

Although Iron Man arrives to cinemas largely stereotyped as another big-budget popcorn movie, the character affectionately known as Shell Head to comic-book...


Performance Enhancing

By Michael Goldman

Director Darren Aronofsky's new film The Wrestler isn't so much a story about the title character as it is the wholesale documenting of a character who is, in fact, the entire story....


Fade to Black: R.J. Cutler, Director/Producer

By Michael Goldman

Just before heading off to the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with his newest film, The September Issue, documentary filmmaker R.J. Cutler waxed philosophical...


Clint's Collaborators

By Michael Goldman

The remarkably efficient Clint Eastwood filmmaking machine keeps marching along with, at press time, three feature films in various states of progress....


Special OPS

By Kristinha M. Anding

There's Something Very Mission: Impossible about the Oceanic Preservation Society (OPS), a Boulder, Colo.-based nonprofit that creates films about the decline of the Earth's oceans — and stops at virtually nothing to get a good shot...


Slumdog Millionaire vs. Addictive TV 
Meticulously sampling the movie for its vibrant sounds and images, and reconstructing them into this fast-paced audiovisual remix mash-up, Addictive TV were asked by the film's producers to give Slumdog Millionaire their unique treatment. ...

Step By Step: Quantum of Solace

By Ellen Wolff

Working in parallel was a 3D team that built high-resolution digital doubles that could be tracked onto selected shots as needed...


Congratulations to the 2009 Academy Award Nominees and Winners 
We’re honored to announce that the industry’s best chose to use Avid products and solutions in the production of 5 out of 5 films nominated for major awards. Get a behind the scenes look at how editors, directors, sound designers and composers are working with winning solutions....

WALL-E 
Watch an exclusive Mix magazine video with sound designer Ben Burtt about working on the Pixar movie WALL-E ...

Oscar Fix: Scene-Stealers’ 2009 Picks Ep. 1 
The Oscar Fix, Episode 1 of 4: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD, two unorthodox film critics at Scene-Stealers.com discuss Oscar picks and snubs for the upcoming 2009 Academy Awards. In this first episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Animated Film, Best Documentary Feature, and Best Foreign Language Film. ...

Oscar Fix: Scene-Stealers’ 2009 Picks Ep. 3  
The Oscar Fix, Episode 3 of 4: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD discuss Oscar picks and snubs for the upcoming 2009 Academy Awards. In this third episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Actress and Best Actor....

Batman Rides Again: The Dark Knight 
This may be the Summer of the Hero, from Iron Man to Indy to The Incredible Hulk, yet it's hard to shake the impression that something very strange is going on in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, the follow-up to Batman Begins. ...

Mix Sound for Film Feature: Iron Man 
Mix magazine takes you behind the scenes to Skywalker Ranch, in this exclusive interview with sound re-recording mixer Chris Boyes about the challenges of bringing this classic Marvel superhero to the big screen. ...

81st Academy Awards for Music, Audio Categories 
Among the eight Oscars claimed by Slumdog Millionaire (Fox Searchlight) were two awards for achievement in music written for motion pictures: Original Score and Original Song....

Oscar Fix: Scene-Stealers’ 2009 Picks Ep. 2  
The Oscar Fix, Episode 2 of 4: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD discuss Oscar picks and snubs for the upcoming 2009 Academy Awards. In this second episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, and Best Original Screenplay....

Oscar Fix: Scene-Stealers’ 2009 Picks Ep. 4 
The Oscar Fix, Episode 4 of 4: Back by popular demand! Eric and JD discuss Oscar picks and snubs for the upcoming 2009 Academy Awards. In this last episode, Eric and JD predict the winners in Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. ...

Complete list of winners for the 81st Academy Awards

Best Picture honors went to Slumdog Millionaire which also received seven other awards. Sean Penn and Kate Winslet took home the awards for Best Actor and Best Actress. Penelope Cruz was named Best Supporting Actress and the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor went to the late Heath Ledger....


Winners of the 7th Annual VES Awards

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took home four awards—Including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture. The Dark Knight and Wall-E took home three awards each. ...


2009 Scientific & Technical Awards Winners

The Gordon E. Sawyer Award was presented to Ed Catmull, for his lifetime of technological contributions to the industry. Mark Kimball was awarded the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation for his “dedication to his craft and service to the Academy.” ...


2009 Sundance Film Festival Awards

The jury and audience award-winners of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival were announced Jan. 24, 2009 at the Festival’s closing Awards Ceremony hosted by actress Jane Lynch in Park City, Utah ...


2009 Producers Guild Award Winners

The Producers Guild of America is pleased to announce the winning motion pictures and television productions for the 20th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards. The winners were announced on January 24th, 2009 at the Hollywood Palladium. ...


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

American Society of Cinematographers

Cinema Audio Society

Directors Guild of America

Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Producers Guild of America

Visual Effects Society

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