Earning an Academy Award nod is the holy grail of filmmaking, one of the greatest achievements a creative team can strive for in cinema. With the 2020 Oscar nominees now revealed, Deluxe is immensely proud to see several of the films that its teams worked on in contention, including based-on-a-true-story saga “Ford v Ferrari,” black and white horror film “The Lighthouse,” Spanish drama “Pain and Glory," and the animated film "Klaus."
Detailing how car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) built a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and challenged the dominance of Ferrari vehicles at the 1966 “24 Hours of Le Mans” car race in France, Best Picture and Best Editing Academy Award nominee “Ford v Ferrari” was colored by EFILM’s Skip Kimball. Director James Mangold and Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael, ASC, GSC, worked closely with Kimball to achieve the feature’s distinct nostalgic and vivid aesthetic. For details on Kimball’s approach, check out our coverage.
"Best International Feature Film Academy Award nominee “Pain and Glory” (“Dolor y Gloria”), directed and written by Pedro Almodóvar, and Best Animated Film nominee "Klaus" were both colored by Deluxe Spain’s Chema Alba." Universally acclaimed period thriller, “The Lighthouse,” which stars Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattison, has been recognized for Best Cinematography. Cinematographer Jarin Blascke shot the project in black and white on 35mm film, evoking the essence of 19th century photography. Helping realize Blaschke’s vision, EFILM provided dailies, and black and white film scanning for the feature.
The full list of 2020 Oscar nominees can be found here. This year’s Academy Award winners will be unveiled on February 9. Join us in congratulating all the exceptional talent and work that went into making 2019 an incredible year for the craft of filmmaking.