Kodak was recently recognized at the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards for their contributions to the motion picture industry. Three-time Best Cinematography winner Mr. Wong Ngok Tai presented the award to Lois Lebegue, Managing Director of Kodak's Asia Pacific region. The event is Hong Kong's equivalent to the American Oscars and the British BAFTAS.
(l-r) Kodak's Rhonda Lockwood, Graeme Parcher, and Johanna Gravelle with Ron Stannett CSC and Kodak's Andy Evenski
56th Annual CSC Awards Gala was held on March 23, 2013 and honors the best in Canadian cinematography. This event was attended by around 400 industry insiders with awards presented in eleven categories ranging from best documentary cinematography to best theatrical feature cinematography. Each year, Kodak presents the Kodak New Century Award for outstanding contribution to the art of cinematography. This year's recipient is Ron Stannett CSC whose credits include the television series Lonesome Dove, which earned him the Gemini Award for Best Photography.
Daniel Day-Lewis, Oscar® winner for performance by an actor in a leading role for his role in “Lincoln”, Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar® winner for performance by an actress in a leading role for her role in “Silver Linings Playbook”, Anne Hathaway, Oscar® winner for performance by an actress in a supporting role for her role in “Les Misérables” and Christoph Waltz, Oscar® winner for performance by an actor in a supporting role for his role in “Djano Unchained" pose for the press backstage at The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013. credit: Heather Ikei / ©A.M.P.A.S.
The Oscars® in all four acting categories this year were given to actors whose performances were captured on Kodak motion picture film. And an overwhelming majority (16 of 20) of the nominated actors were in movies shot on motion picture film technology. Well done Daniel, Jennifer, Anne and Christoph!
"We take great pride in our rich history with the Academy Awards®, and this year is no exception,” says Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. “You can listen to all the hype, but the truth is that motion picture film continues to be the gold standard, and last night was certainly proof of that. Filmmakers want creative options. We are as committed as ever to providing them with a choice for telling stories. We are currently making billions of feet of film and, who knows, maybe next year’s best winner is already being shot on Kodak film.”
The month of February means we’re deep into awards season – and I’m very proud to say that the most-recognized films used Kodak products to bring their creative visions to the screen, including, among others:
For the 2013 Academy Awards ®, a total of 12 titles shot their nominated movies on Kodak Film, including: