Monday, February 27, 2012

Mimi's 84th Academy Awards Wrap


The Muppets, 2011, Kermit, Jason Segel and Miss Piggy

When it comes to analyzing the 84th Annual Academy Awards, I have decided to begin by posting here some of the best links to the after Oscar's chewing frenzy. Here are five links I like, and I hope others like. I will add some thoughts of mine.

There is good news for the Oscar TV ratings. Preliminary figures show that there were about 4% more viewers in the USA of Sunday's ceremony than last year. The ABC telecast drew an impressive audience of 39.3 million. That is up from last year's 37.9 million.

My take is that the Academy accomplished this by doing three things: (1) Bringing Billy Crystal back for the 9th time; (2) the expert use of special effects that captured the audience when Crystal made his entrance; (3) a smashing opening number; (4) nominating the black actresses from The Help, and the Mexican actor Demion Bichir from A Better Life, both broadening the viewer base; (5) the producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer kept the viewers entranced as they intermixed more amazing effects during the course of the telecast.

Crystal made a
faux pas
here and there along the way. They clouded his over-all performance, such as donning black face and doing a caricature of Sammy Davis Jr., a la Saturday Night Live in an abominable reference to Midnight in Paris. Davis could not have been a grown man in the 1920s.

Smokey, as Davis was called by his friends because of his chain smoking, was born in 1925, and was tap dancing with his father and uncle in the 30s in a theater circuit that was clinging to a dying vaudeville, as well as performing in some Southern Juke Joints. Davis met Frank Sinatra in the mid-40s.

Sinatra was impressed by his extraordinary voice and dancing ability. He took Davis under his wing, and they became best friends.

With Sinatra behind him the doors began to open, allowing Davis to gain recognition for his many talents. Whomever put that character into the "magical" taxi has no sense of history, besmirched Davis, and they polluted Allen's script with bad taste.

The analysis by Scott Feinberg in The Hollywood Reporter of the top six awards, "Oscars 2012: Why the Academy Voted for the Films and People That It Did (Analysis): THR awards analyst Feinberg performs a postmortem on the major categories to try to understand why the Academy made the choices that it did," is excellent. It is one of the best I have ever read. Enjoy the read.  http://goo.gl/kpr6Q

I posted a protest of sorts on this blog along with the Oscar nominees (see the January 25th post), because I was shocked to see only two best-song  nominees. I asked myself, "Why in my many years of following the Academy Awards, have I never seen only two song nominated?" Again, Feinberg answers my question.

http://goo.gl/jx0oW

If you want more than two nominated songs next year, tell the Academy now. I, like Feinberg, expect a revision of the rules, and the Board of Governors usually do that within three months after the Academy Awards. Get cracking!

Jessica Chastain in an Alexander McQueen
The second biggest event at any Academy Awards Gala is always the fashion. This year, Jessica Chastain made quite a splash, along with a number of other well-dressed ladies and gentlemen.



One of the big things that helped the Oscar race this year was the quality of the motion pictures. For instance, all of a sudden out of the movie-race first film festival gate of 2011, Berlin, came an Iranian film with which American audiences could relate.

It won the first award of many, the Berlinale's top prize, the Golden Bear. Thanks to the acting chops of the two leads and an excellent writer-director, it took home an Oscar last night for Best Foreign Language Motion Picture.

Iranian writer, director Asghar Farhadi's stirring Farsi-language drama about people struggling to communicate with one another. A Separation, in which no one seems to be able to communicate with anyone else, came to the Oscar's with a string of international awards behind it.

 In an additional gesture of support for the movie, Farhadi was among the list of original screenplay nominees. It is only the second Iranian film nominated in the category, and it is the first from Iran to win an Oscar.


The animated films were so good this year it was hard to choose the nominees, much less the winner. Unfortunately, Cars 2 did not make the nomination cut. It was the neurotic lizard Rango, voiced by Johnny Depp, who strolled away with the statuette, and I think many were happy, including myself.

I was pleased that the Pakistani short documentary Saving Face won. It is about the problem of male abusers in Pakistan throwing acid on women's faces.

I am a member of the Facebook private group, Pakistani Feminist Group, and I was ecstatic. I posted on the page, and tweeted right away. It is difficult movie to watch, but the problem is enormous in Muslim countries, and light deserves to be shone on such a barbaric act.

The motion picture The Artist has all of the points on the spreadsheet to win the Best Picture Oscar, which it did. Musicals do not often win Oscars these days, and I have loved the movies since I was five years old.

The first movie I remember seeing in a theater (actually, only a store front borrowed for the night to show a few "flicks.") was a black and white silent short. I was so fascinated by it that the projectionist, who would become my stepfather, let me see it two more times before he closed the theater for the night. I can still play that movie in my mind.

But, my love in last year's movie season was showered upon Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. I think my fellow literature majors probably would agree. The Artist had all the razzmatazz, but Allen's movie had all the intellect and colorfulness of 1920s Paris, the city of love, which he portrayed in a fascinating creative way.

Some reviewers have characterized last nights show as plodding and boring. Au contraire, I found it faster paced than many predecessors, and not completely predictable. Hats off to producers Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, and the entire production cast and crew!

Winners of 84th Academy Awards

THE ARTIST - Best Motion Picture of 2011
HUGO
 *Winners with Nominees
The Artist and Hugo tied with five Oscars each, five being the most Oscars for any one nominee. Christopher Plummer, 82, set a new record by being the oldest person to win an Oscar. Hey, Captain Von Trapp deserved it. Will post the wrap later today.

Best motion picture of the year with director, if nominated:

     *The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
 
     The Descendants, Alexander Payne
     Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
     The Help
     Hugo, Martin Scorsese
     Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
     Moneyball
     The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick
     War Horse

Performance by an actor in a leading role:


    Demián Bichir,  A Better Life
    George Clooney,  The Descendants
    *Jean Dujardin, The Artist
    Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
    Brad Pitt, Moneyball
 
 


Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
 
    Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn
    Jonah Hill, Moneyball
    Nick Nolte, Warrior
    *Christopher Plummer, Beginners
    Max von Sydow, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


 Performance by an actress in a leading role:


    Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs
    Viola Davis, The Help
    Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    *Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
    Michelle Williams, My Week with Marilyn
 
Performance by an actress in a supporting role:



    Bérénice Bejo, The Artist
    Jessica Chastain, The Help
    Melissa McCarthy, Bridesmaids
    Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs
    *Octavia Spencer, The Help

 



Achievement in directing:

    *The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
    The Descendants, Alexander Payne
    Hugo, Martin Scorsese
    Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
    The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick
 
Achievement in cinematography:

    The Artist,  Guillaume Schiffman
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Jeff Cronenweth
    *Hugo,  Robert Richardson
    The Tree of Life, Emmanuel Lubezki
    War Horse, Janusz Kaminski
 
Achievement in film editing:

    The Artist
    The Descendants
    *The Girl with the Dragon Tattool
    Hugo
    Moneyball
 
Achievement in visual effects:

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    *Hugo
    Real Steel
    Rise of the Planet of the Apes
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
 
Adapted screenplay with credited writers:

    *The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
    Hugo, John Logan
    The Ides of March,  George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
    Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan 

Original screenplay with credited writer(s):
 
    The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius
    Bridesmaids, Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
    Margin Call,  J.C. Chandor
    *Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen
    A Separation, Asghar Farhadi

Best animated feature film of the year:

 
      A Cat in Paris (Une vie de chat), Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, France
     Chico and Rita, Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal and Tono Errando, Spain
     Kung Fu Panda 2, Jennifer Yuh
     Puss in Boots, Chris Miller
     *Rango, Gore Verbinski
 
Best foreign language film of the year with (original title), country, director, W=writer, (also, known for):
 

    Bullhead (Rundskop), Belgium, Michael R. Roskam, W;
    Footnote (Hearat Shulayim), Israel, Joseph Cedar, W, (Beaufort, 07);
    In Darkness, Poland, Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, 90, and Three Colors: Blue, 93);
    Monsieur Lazhar, Canada, Philippe Falardeau, W;
    *A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin ), Iran, Asghar Farhadi, W, (About Elly, 09).
 
Best documentary feature with director(s):

 
    Hell and Back Again, Danfung Dennis
    If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Marshall Curry, Sam Cullman
    Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory, Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
    Pina (Sundance Selects), Wim Wenders
    *Undefeated, Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin.

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) with composer:

    The Adventures of Tintin, John Williams
    *The Artist, Ludovic Bource
    Hugo, Howard Shore
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Alberto Iglesias
    War Horse, John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song):
    *“Man or Muppet” from The Muppets, Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
    “Real in Rio” from Rio, Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Achievement in art direction:

    The Artist, Production Design
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
    *Hugo, Production Design: Dante Ferretti
    Midnight in Paris
    War Horse

Achievement in costume design:

    Anonymous, Lisy Christl
    *The Artist, Mark Bridges
    Hugo, Sandy Powell
    Jane Eyre, Michael O'Connor
    W.E., Arianne Phillips

Achievement in makeup:

    Albert Nobbs, Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
    *The Iron Lady, Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Achievement in sound editing:

    Drive
    *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    War Horse

Achievement in sound mixing:

    *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    Hugo
    Moneyball
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon
    War Horse

Best live action short film with director(s) and country, if known:

    Pentecost, Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane, Ireland;
    Raju, Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren, Germany;
    *The Shore, Terry George and Oorlagh George;
    Time Freak, Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey, USA;
    Tuba Atlantic,  Hallvar Witzø, Norway.

Best animated short film:

    Dimanche/Sunday (National Film Board of Canada)
    *The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (Moonbot Studios)
    La Luna (Walt Disney / Pixar Animation)
    A Morning Stroll (Studio AKA)
    Wild Life (National Film Board of Canada)

Best documentary short subject with director(s):

    The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin;
    God Is the Bigger Elvis, Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson;
    Incident in New Baghdad, James Spione;
    *Saving Face, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy;
    The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Former Actress Dolores Hart Will Walk Red Carpet in Nun's Habit

Dolores Hart, 1958, United Artist


The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, ruled that actor Sacha Baron Cohen could not walk the red carpet on Oscar night wearing his costume from The Dictator. However, a U.S. Marine, a nun, and a high school coach, will.

Mother Dolores Hart, 73, as she is now known, will be wearing her nun's habit on the red carpet Sunday night, because for one night she will, once again, be a movie star. She is the subject of the Oscar-nominated short documentary, God Is the Bigger Elvis, directed by Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson.

Mother Dolores, although now the Prioress of a nunnery in a Benedictine Monastery where she is called Reverend Mother, attended the Academy Awards three times before she became a nun. She has remained a voting member of the Academy.

Besides, Mother Dolores, the coach Bill Courtney is a real-life white coach of an all-black, inner-city high-school football team featured in the documentary Undefeated. The marine is Sgt. Nathan Harris, injured in Afghanistan, and whose emotional struggle to transition back to life in North Carolina is depicted in the documentary Hell and Back Again.

Actress Dolores Hart was born Dolores Hicks, October 20, 1938, in Chicago, and is Irish and Italian. Her father, Irishman Bert Hicks, had a minor role in the movie Forever Amber (1947). Hart's first appearance in a move was an uncredited role playing a child in Forever Amber when she was nine. She also happened to be the niece of the very popular singer/movie actor, Mario Lanza. Later, Hick's father left the family, and Hart acquired the last name of Hart when she received her first credited role. 


I loved Lanza's voice, and especially loved the movie of The Student Prince, adapted from the operetta written by Sigmund Romberg (music) and Dorothy Donnelly (book and lyrics). The summer I taught in Germany, I insisted on taking the students to Heidelberg, the setting for the operetta and the movie.

Forever Amber, stars Cornel Wilde and Linda Darnell. The cast also includes George Sanders, Richard Haydn and Jessica Tandy. It, too, is one of my all-time favorite movies, despite the fact that the Catholic Legion of Decency condemned the movie, as they had the novel by Kathleen Winsor, for its "glamorization of immorality and licentiousness."  The Legion demanded, and got, many changes in the movie.

During her acting career, Hart appeared in 10 films including Wild is the Wind with Anthony Quinn (1957). She co-starred in two films with Elvis Presley, Loving You (1957) and King Creole (1958). In Loving You, she was the first actress Elvis kissed onscreen, and she became famous as the girl whom Elvis kissed.

She went on to appear with George Hamilton in Where the Boys Are, (1960) and Stuart Whitman in Michael Curtiz's  Francis of Assisi (1961).  She is quoted as saying her favorite movie is Lisa (1962), in which she played a Jewish refugee after World War II.


She last starred on the big screen with Hugh O'Brian in 1963's Come Fly With Me, a comedy about flight attendants looking for love. One of the Taglines: "Three Pretty Airline Stewardesses on a spree in the Fun Capitols of the World."

Almost 50 years later, we now have the TV series, Pan Am, amazingly similar. Tagline for Pan Am: "Period drama about the pilots and flight attendants who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly." Don't be fooled by this bland tagline, folks. There's a whole lot of hanky-panky
going on in them thar skies.

Hart also starred in some well-known television series of the 1950s and 60s, including: Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Playhouse 90, Matinee Theatre, and the Dupont Show with June Allyson. Her last appearance on TV was in the 1963 episode of The Virginian, "The Mountain and the Sun."

In 1959, while starring on Broadway in the comedy The Pleasure of His Company, she began to suffer from fatigue. A friend suggested she visit the convent at the Benedictine Regina Laudis Monastery, in Bethlehem, Connecticut, for some rest and contemplation. She would return to the convent in 1963, not as a visitor but as a novitiate (nun in training).      

It was during that first visit that the Mother Dolores felt a tug at her heart, and began to feel that maybe she should devote her life to God. But Hart was only 21, and the Reverend Mother of the convent believed Hart was too young to give up her career in Hollywood.

Will Mother Dolores Hart, who now has peripheral neuropathy, a painful neurological disorder that makes walking difficult at times, go to the stage if God is Greater than Elvis wins the Oscar? She says she will do whatever they ask her to do. She is still the actress following the director.


Mother Dolores Hart Today

See picture of Hart with Elvis during the wrap party for King Creole.

To read more, click the title of this post, and see the IMDb.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Writers go for MIDNIGHT and DESCENDANTS' Scripts.

Last night, Sunday, February 19th, 2012, the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced the winners of the 2012 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for 2011. Simultaneous ceremonies were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and the B.B. King Blues Club in New York City.
 
DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: Better This World, written by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega.
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY:  The Descendants, Screenplay by Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash; Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings.

See the winners for television, radio, news, promotional, video games, and new media writing by clicking title of this post. To go to IMDb to see more about the motion picture, click links under the posters. This is the last Guild to give awards before Sunday night's 84th Academy Awards. 

Only one award remains before the 84th Academy Awards, but it usually does not indicate anything about the Oscars, the Spirit Awards for independent motion pictures, next Saturday, 25th. The awards will be presented, and broadcast by IFC, from the beach in Santa Monica. Dress is casual beach wear, including flip flops.

If you are a fan of the Razzie Awards, please note that they will NOT be awarded the night before the Oscars this year. They have changed their schedule. This year, RAZZIE NOMINATIONS will be revealed in a press conference at 6pm/PST, Saturday February 25 (aka Oscar Eve) in Santa Monica. The eventual "winners" will be announced on April 1st (aka April Fools' Day) -- Meaning you still have time to join and vote on our 32nd Annual RAZZIE Nominating Ballot.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Editors Go For The Descendants, The Artist and Rango





The 62nd Annual American Cinema Editors (ACE) Eddie Awards were presented Saturday, February 18, 2012 in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills. Awards were presented in nine categories of film, television and documentary at the black-tie ceremony celebrating the best of 2011. About 1,000 attended.

The award for the Best Edited Dramatic Feature went to THE DESCENDANTS (editor, Kevin Tent).
 

THE ARTIST, won for the Best Edited Comedy or Musical (editor Anne-Sophie Brion and editor-writer-director Michel Hazanavicius).




 RANGO, voiced by Johnny Depp, and edited by Craig Wood, won Best Edited Animated Feature Film.

FREEDOM RIDERS (editors, Lewis Erskine and Aljernon Tunsil) won Best Edited Documentary.
 
   Click the title of this post to see more.

Monday, February 13, 2012

BAFTA Goes for THE ARTIST, ASC for THE TREE OF LIFE



There were two major motion picture awards yesterday, Sunday, February 12th. First, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) gave out their Orange Awards, and the American Society of Cinematographers presented their ASC Awards.
1. First, the BAFTA Awards. The French Motion Picture, THE ARTIST, received the most awards, seven: best feature film; actor, JEAN DUJARDIN; director and screenplay, MIKEL HAZANAVICIUS; original music, LUDOVIC BOURCE; cinematography, GUILLAUME SCHIFFMAN; and costume design, Mark Bridges.

THE IRON LADY's Meryl Streep was named best actress and THE IRON LADY received the award for best hair and makeup. No surprise in either. OCTAVIA SPENCER (The Help), and CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (Beginners), were honored as supporting actors.

The Spanish motion picture produced by the Almodóvar brothers from Spain, Pedro and Agustin. THE SKIN I LIVE IN, received the nod for best motion picture not in the English language, directed by Pedro and produced by both. Spain did not submit this motion picture for Oscar consideration  in the Best Foreign Language Film Category.


The best documentary award went to SENNA, a documentary about Brazilian Formula One racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the Formula1 world championship three times before his death at age 34. It also won the BAFTA for best editing.

The outstanding British feature was TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY, which also won the best adapted screenplay. TINKER stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy and John Hurt.
                                                                                   The best animated motion picture was RANGO (voiced by Johnny Depp).  Concerning RANGO, on 2/2, I Tweeted (@mimifink), "Last week, International Animated Society #AnnieAwards picked RANGO with Johnny Depp best for 2011." Those two awards elevate RANGO to the top of the Oscar speculation list for best animated feature.

If you are interested in the Best Animated Short Film for 2011, you might do well to put Minkyu Lee's ADAM and DOG – from Warner Brothers and Pixar Animation Studios - on your speculation list. Two smaller companies were involved, I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat and La Luna. See Annie Awards.

For more about the BAFTA Awards, including the honorary awards and other winners, click the title of this post.


2. Also on Sunday, the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards were presented in the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom.

WINNER: Emmanuel Lubezki for THE TREE OF LIFE.

Winners of the ASC award go on to win an Oscar about 50% of the time. The BAFTA went to Guillaume Schiffman for THE ARTIST. If statistics hold, ladies and gentlemen, the 84th Academy Award will go to one of these two.
The awards are not yet posted on the ASC Official Website, so go to Reuters for more.

 UPCOMING AWARDS THIS WEEK

Friday, February 17th -  43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards, which celebrate people of color in the arts and individuals who promote social justice. THE HELP has eight nominations.
 
Saturday, February 18, 2012 -  The 62nd Annual American Cinema Editors' (ACE) Eddie Awards will be presented at the Beverly Hilton. The Eddie Awards honor editors working in motion pictures and television.

Sunday, February 19th - Writers Guild Awards at the Hollywood Palladium. See their Website.


Thursday, February 02, 2012

Final Oscar Ballots Mailed & Upcoming Awards


BALLOTS

Final ballots for the 84th Academy Awards® have been mailed to the 5,783 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Completed ballots must be returned to PwC* by 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 21.  Ballots received after the deadline will not be counted!

Listed on the ballots are nominees in 19 Awards categories.  Separate ballots for five categories (Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film) will be distributed after verification of mandatory member attendance at screenings.
Following the tabulation of the votes, the winners’ names will be placed in sealed envelopes to be opened on Oscar Sunday, February 26.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2011 will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2012, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 4 p.m. PT/7 p.m. ET.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

* Accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.


UPCOMING AWARDS

1. Saturday, February 4, 2012   ASIFA - The International Animated Film Society, (ANNIE AWARDS), Hollywood.
at UCLA's Royce Hall, in Los Angeles, CA. Website


2. Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom.

Harrison Ford, the actor known for the characters Han Solo and Indiana Jones, will receive the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) 2012 Board of Governors Award. He will be honored during the 26th Annual ASC Outstanding Achievement Awards gala. The nominees are:

For feature film: Guillaume Schiffman, AFC (The Artist),
Jeff Cronenweth, ASC (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo),
Robert Richardson, ASC (Hugo),
Hoyte van Hoytema, FSF, NSC (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy),
and Emmanuel Lubezki, ASC, AMC (The Tree of Life).
have been nominated in the feature film category of the 26th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Outstanding Achievement Awards. The winner will be announced at the ASC Awards celebration at the Hollywood and Highland Grand Ballroom on February 12.

Guillaume Schiffman and Hoyte van Hoytema are both first-time ASC nominees, while this is the 10th nomination for Robert Richardson, and the second consecutive ASC Award nomination for Jeff Cronenweth who was recognized last year for The Social Network.
Website

3. Sunday, February 12, 2012 - British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTA®), presented at the Royal Opera House, London, England. The BAFTA Orange Awards are considered another indicator of the way the Academy Awards may go. Members cannot vote for a film unless they are certified as having seen it, and there is a voting branch in Los Angeles.
Website

5. Saturday, February 18, 2012 -  The 62nd Annual American Cinema Editors' (ACE) Eddie Awards will be presented at the Beverly Hilton. The Eddie Awards honor editors working in motion pictures and television. Website