Additional Films with Ties to Pacific Palisades Nominated in Several Categories
By SARAH SHMERLING | Editor-in-Chief
With COVID-19 restrictions delaying and amending how films were released and watched last year, the 93rd Academy Awards, slated for Sunday, April 25, will give movies from 2020 a chance to shine.
When it comes to films with ties to Pacific Palisades, Anthony Hopkins, former honorary mayor, is nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for “The Father,” nominated alongside Riz Ahmed from “Sound of Metal,” Chadwick Boseman in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Gary Oldman in “Mank” and Steven Yeun in “Minari.”
Film director Yorgos Lanthimos is nominated for Best Film Editing for “The Father,” up against Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”), Frédéric Thoraval (“Promising Young Woman”), Mikkel E. G. Nielsen (“Sound of Metal”) and Alan Baumgarten (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”).
“The Father,” produced by David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, is nominated for Best Picture, with “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” also nominated.
With a screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, “The Father” is nominated for Writing (Adapted Screenplay), with other nominees including “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” “Nomadland,” “One Night in Miami…” and “The White Tiger.”
Dariusz Wolski for “News of the World,” starring Palisadian Tom Hanks, is up for the Best Cinematography award, taking on other nominees Sean Bobbitt for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Erik Messerschmidt for “Mank,” Joshua James Richards for “Nomadland” and Phedon Papamichael for “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
“News of the World” is also up for Best Music (Original Score), against “Da 5 Bloods,” “Mank,” “Minari” and “Soul.” “The Father” and “News of the World” both earned Production Design nominations, with “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “Mank” and “Tenet” rounding out the category, and Best Sound, up against “Soul,” “Sound of Metal” and “Greyhound”—which also stars Hanks.
Glenn Close, who may not have owned a home in the Palisades, but has rented one, according to an interview with Los Angeles Times, is nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “Hillbilly Elegy,” which stars Theatre Palisades-trained Amy Adams.
“Hillbilly Elegy” is also vying for Best Makeup and Hairstyling, with Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney nominated alongside Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze for “Emma,” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Gigi Williams, Kimberly Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff for “Mank,” and Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti for “Pinocchio.”
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