Music and Editing: Evoking the Mood of the Story

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Music and Editing: Evoking the Mood of the Story


Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies is nominated as Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

The film receives six Oscar nominations in the following categories (click the links for background information).

Best Picture: Produced by Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger

Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Mark Rylance

Best Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo and Bernhard Henrich

Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen

Best Music (Original Score): Thomas Newman

Best Sound Mixing: Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom and Drew Kunin.

All Academy Award nominees

Bridge of Spies is also nominated for the following awards (among others):

Golden Globes: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Mark Rylance)

Producers Guild of America (PGA): Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures (Steven Spielberg Marc Platt, Kristie Macosko Krieger)

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG): Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Mark Rylance)

The Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Original Screenplay (Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen)

American Society of Cinematographers (ASC): Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in a Theatrical Release (Janusz Kaminski)

Art Directors Guild of America (ADG): Excellence in Production Design for a Feature Film, Period Film (Adam Stockhausen)

British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA): Best Film. Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Music, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound

Satellite Awards: Best Motion Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Art Direction & Production Design

Bridge of Spies wins the following awards:

AFI Awards: Movie of the Year

Boston Society of Film Critics Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)

Hollywood Film Awards: Cinematographer of the Year (Janusz Kaminski), Sound of the Year (Gary Rydstrom)

Indiewire Critics’ Poll: Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)

National Board of Review (USA): NBR Award, Top Films

National Society of Film Critics Awards (USA): Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance)

Toronto Film Critics Association Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Mark Rylance).

Photo: © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox

Oscar nominations are announced:
Six nominations for Bridge of Spies, including Best Picture. Sadly, no nomination for director Steven Spielberg…