With the Oscars only a day away, most casual Oscar watchers are likely to only care about the big categories—Best Picture, direction, acting, screenplays. But if you want to do it bigger, these small honors may lead to wins in corresponding categories for the “little” awards on Sunday, for cinematography, editing, costume design, and sound editing and mixing. Take a look at which films and crew members have prevailed at ceremonies for tech awards over the past week, and determine for yourself if they can win over the Academy as well!
ASC (American Society of Cinematographers): Inception – Wally Pfister, ASC
ACE (American Cinema Editors) Eddie Award: The Social Network – Angus Wall, A.C.E. and Kirk Baxter
Costume Designers Guild: Black Swan – Amy Westcott (Contemporary Film); The King’s Speech – Jenny Beaven (Period Film); Alice in Wonderland – Colleen Atwood (Fantasy Film)
Cinema Audio Society: True Grit – Peter F. Kurland, CAS [Production Mixer]; Skip Lievsay, CAS; Craig Berkey, CAS; Greg Orloff, CAS [Rerecording Mixers]
MPSE (Motion Picture Sound Editors) Golden Reels: Inception (Sound Effects; Foley and Music); The Social Network (Dialogue and ADR)