Australia descended on Hollywood for the ninth annual AACTA International Awards on Friday night, with the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts honoring the top performances on film this year.
Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” was named the best film of the year by the organization. But “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” was the top winner of the night, taking home wins in two of the five categories in which it was nominated — best direction by Quentin Tarantino and best supporting actor for Brad Pitt.
The award ceremony, which takes place just days before the 2020 Golden Globes, honors performances in seven categories — Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Lead Actor, Best Lead Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress — regardless of geography.
Category: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
“Parasite,” the South Korean thriller that has become the surprise critical and box-office hit of the fall, keeps going from strength to strength. Now, it can add another honor to its mantle. The Houston Film Critics Society named it the year’s best picture at its 13th Annual Movie Awards ceremony at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Thursday night.
Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” which came into the contest with the most nominations at seven, went home with two: supporting actor (Brad Pitt) and poster art. “Marriage Story,” which had six nominations, had one win and it was for actor Adam Driver.
Production Designer Barbara Ling discusses how she worked with director Quentin Tarantino to lovingly recreate 1969 Los Angeles in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.
The film visits 1969 Los Angeles during the final moments of Hollywood’s golden age where everything is changing, as TV star Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) face the challenges of an industry they hardly recognize anymore. The film features a cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Emile Hirsch, Margaret Qualley, Timothy Olyphant, Julia Butters, Austin Butler, Dakota Fanning, Bruce Dern, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis and Al Pacino.
• x016 Photoshoots
• x012 November 02 – Springfield, MO
• x003 November 04 – Paris, France
• x006 November 16 – ‘LA on Fire’ Art Exhibition – Los Angeles, CA
• x014 November 24 – Kanye West’s ‘Nebuchadnezzar’ Opera Show – Los Angeles, CA
• x012 December 03 – U2 Concert – Tokyo, Japan
• x002 Breitling
• x002 Ad Astra – Promo
• x023 September 13 – Ad Astra – Tokyo, Japan
• x013 September 16 – Ad Astra – Washington DC, WA
• x027 September 18 – Ad Astra – Hollywood, CA
• x007 October 22 – The King – West Hollywood, CA
• x006 November 02 – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (special screening) – Los Angeles, CA
The film also received nominations for best film, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, and best director and best screenplay for Quentin Tarantino.
Brad Pitt on Monday landed a Golden Globe nomination for his work in Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood. Pitt was nominated for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture.
Actor Damon Herriman previously said Quentin Tarantino cut a few Manson moments from the movie before release.
There were more Charles Manson moments shot for Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood — and now they are coming to light thanks to Tuesday’s Blu-ray release, which includes a number of deleted scenes from the Quentin Tarantino film.
One of those scenes is an elongated introduction to Charles Manson, played by Damon Herriman in the Sony film.
In the theatrical release, Manson goes to the Hollywood Hills home where Sharon Tate and husband Roman Polanski live, looking for the former resident, music producer Terry Melcher, and his friend, Beach Boys member Dennis Wilson. He is told by Jay Sebring (Emile Hirsch) that the Polanskis live there now and is directed to talk to the home’s owner, Paul Barabuta, who lives adjacent to the property. End of scene.
But in the Blu-ray extras, that moment picks up and the audience sees Manson talk to Barabuta, trying to find out where Terry and Dennis moved. Barabuta tells him he has no idea.
Among honors handed out for color grading, editing, sound and VFX were ‘Lion King’ VFX supervisor Robert Legato taking home the Hollywood Professional Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Oscar hopefuls The Lion King and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood won Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards, Thursday night at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.
The VFX team behind Jon Favreau’s virtual production of The Lion King collected the trophy for best feature VFX. Lion King’s VFX supervisor, three-time Oscar winner Robert Legato, was additionally recognized with the HPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
The honored Lion King VFX team also included Andrew R. Jones, Tom Peitzman and VFX house MPC’s Adam Valdez, Elliot Newman and Audrey Ferrara.
Editor Fred Raskin won the award for editing Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Also in the feature categories, a team from Godzilla: King of Monsters won the award for sound, including Tim LeBlanc and Tom Ozanich from Warner Bros.; and Erik Aadahl, Nancy Nugent and Jason W. Jennings representing E Squared. EFILM colorist Natasha Leonnet’s work on Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse was recognized for outstanding color grading (she was also nominated in the category for First Man). As the HPA Awards eligibility period runs from September to September, some of last year’s Oscar winners were nominated alongside some of this year’s hopefuls.