2018-19 CANADIAN TV SEASON RENEWAL SCORECARD

April 25, 2018Great Pacific Media, Heavy Rescue: 401, Highway Thru Hell, Kim's Convenience, Thunderbird Films

Greg David/ TV Eh? With the 2017-18 Canadian television season ending soon, the networks are putting the finishing touches on their primetime lineups for 2018-19. That means celebrations for fans of shows that have been renewed and sadness for programs that won’t return. To help keep track of what’s been renewed or ending, we’ve put … Read More

Roger Deakins Wins Oscar for Best Cinematography

March 8, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Kristopher Tapley/ Variety  Cinematographer Roger Deakins is finally an Oscar winner. The celebrated lenser won on his 14th try for Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi sequel “Blade Runner 2049.” Deakins has been a perennial presence at the Oscars, nominated for films like “The Shawshank Redemption,” “Fargo,” “No Country for Old Men” and “Skyfall” over the years. The American … Read More

‘Merci beaucoup’: Montreal visual effects company wins Oscar for Blade Runner

March 5, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

The Denis Villeneuve movie also won for best cinematography General/ CBC News Montreal got a special shout-out at last night’s Academy Awards as Richard Hoover accepted an Oscar for best visual effects for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. Hoover works at Framestore, a company based in Montreal’s Mile End neighbourhood, which created the movie’s opening … Read More

Roger Deakins Finally Wins Best Cinematography Oscar After 14 Nominations

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Dave Quinn/ People Roger Deakins finally has his Oscar! After 14 nominations in the category, the celebrated director of photography has finally won Oscar’s Best Cinematography trophy. Deakins, 68, accepted the award on Sunday at the 90th annual Academy Awards for his work on Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.  He beat out fellow nominees Hoyte Van Hoytema (Dunkirk), … Read More

Blade Runner 2049 wins Best Visual Effects at Oscars

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Chancellor Agard/ Entertainment Weekly  Blade Runner 2094‘s futuristic version of LA has been rewarded. John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert, and Richard R. Hoover won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects at the 2018 Academy Awards Sunday. Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Ana de Armas, the sci-fi film pics up 30 years after the … Read More

Blade Runner 2049 wins Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects, Cinematography

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Julia Bianco/ Looper The gorgeous visuals of Blade Runner 2049 are officially award winning. The movie took home an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects at the ceremony on Sunday night, beating out Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and War for the Planet of the Apes. The trophy went to John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul … Read More

Roger Deakins, after winning an Oscar at long last: ‘A big part of me was saying, “please, please, no”

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Jessica Gelt/ Los Angeles Times The wait is over for “Blade Runner 2049” cinematographer Roger Deakins, who finally won an Oscar after 14 nominations that go back to 1994’s “The Shawshank Redemption.” Deakins was unfazed in the press room when a reporter mentioned that he began his career in the era of film stock. “On the … Read More

‘Blade Runner 2049’s Roger Deakins Finally Gets His Cinematography Oscar In 14th Try

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Matt Grobar/ Deadline In his 14th go-round, Roger Deakins has finally won the Best Cinematography Oscar, scoring the victory Sunday for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, the long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi classic. “I guess I’d better say something, or else they’ll give me a jet ski, and I can’t see myself on a jet ski somehow,” … Read More

Roger Deakins Finally Gets His Oscar After 14 Nominations

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Sopan Deb/ The New York Times It turns out the 14th time is the charm. After repeatedly being nominated for an Oscar for an expansive catalog of cinematography that includes films like Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun” and Frank Darabont’s “The Shawshank Redemption,” Roger Deakins finally won his first statue. His work on the sequel “Blade Runner 2049” was … Read More

Oscars: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Wins Best Visual Effects

March 4, 2018Blade Runner, Thunderbird Films

Carolyn Giardina/ The Hollywood Reporter  The wizards behind Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 on Sunday night won the Oscar in visual effects, topping a field that included Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Kong: Skull Island, Star Wars: The Last Jediand War for the Planet of the Apes. It was the second Academy Award for Blade Runner 2049‘s VFX supervisor … Read More