Monday, January 13, 2020

'The Rise Of Skywalker' Receives Multiple Oscar & BAFTA Nominations

By: Benjamin Hart

Awards season is upon us and as always we can expect to see Star Wars at least garner a few nominations over the new few months. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, which is still inching closer to the one billion box office mark since its release last month, has been able to pick a collection of award nominations recently.

First off, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts(BAFTA) revealed their nominees for their 2020 season, and The Rise Of Skywalker acquired three of them:

Special Visuals Effects:
  • 1917, Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
  • Avengers: Endgame, Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
  • The Irishman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
  • The Lion King, Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy
  • 1917, Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
  • Joker, Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
  • Le Mans ’66, David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, Donald Sylvester
  • Rocketman, Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher
  • Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood
Original Score:
  • 1917, Thomas Newman
  • Jojo Rabbit, Michael Giacchino
  • Joker, Hildur Gudnad√≥ttir
  • Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

And in addition, earlier today the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees for the 2020 Oscars. The Rise Of Skywalker was among these nominees as well and garnered Oscar nods in three different categories:

Visual Effects:
  • Avengers: Endgame, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick
  • The Irishman, Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli
  • The Lion King, Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman
  • 1917, Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Sound Editing:
  • Ford v Ferrari, Donald Sylvester
  • Joker, Alan Robert Murray
  • 1917, Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Wylie Stateman
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Matthew Wood and David Acord

Original Score:
  • Joker, Hildur Gudnad√≥ttir
  • Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
  • Marriage Story, Randy Newman
  • 1917, Thomas Newman
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

Congratulations to all of the nominees, especially composer John Williams who just earned his 52nd Oscar nomination!

Source: THR, THR

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