Tag: academy awards

#screensparks: kristóf deák wins oscar for best live action short

Hungarian director Kristóf Deák’s live-action short film Sing (Mindenki) has won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film. Sing tells the story of Zsofi who is admitted to her new school’s famous choir but soon learns of the cruel ways of their choir director. Sing won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival’s Kids category, the Grand Prix prize at the…

Meet the 5 European Filmmakers Vying for Best Live Action Short Oscar

With the 89th Academy Awards almost upon us, the focus continues to be on names like Damian Chazelle, Barry Jenkins and Kenneth Lonergan. But a few other lesser known directors are also vying for a coveted Oscar statue, a prize that will almost certainly launch a feature career. Alongside the Short Film Palme d’Or, the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short hails as the…

#screensparks: joi mcmillon could be first african american woman nominated for editing oscar

Moonlight editor Joi McMillon could become the first African American woman to land an Oscar nomination. McMillon has already earned accolades for her work (she co-edited the film with Nate Sanders) on Barry Jenkins’ buzz-laden film this season, including being named best editor by the San Francisco Film Critics Circle and receiving a nomination at the Independent Spirit Awards next year. McMillon’s next film as editor…