Category: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Australia’s 2020 AACTA International Awards

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.

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The Houston Film Critics Society

“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.

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ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Production Design Vignette

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.

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Deleted Scene Shows Manson Freak Out on Cliff Booth

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.

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Wins HPA Awards

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.

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