ARRI, Sydney, 4 March 2016: ARRI digital and film cameras dominated as the capture tools for many of the Oscar® winners at the 88th Annual Academy Awards. Best Picture honors went to SPOTLIGHT (pictured, top), directed by Thomas McCarthy and lensed by cinematographer Masanobu Takayanagi on ALEXA XT. The drama, based on the true story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe investigation, also won for Original Screenplay.
Following victories at the ASC and BAFTA Awards, Emmanuel ‘Chivo’ Lubezki ASC, AMC won his third consecutive Oscar® for THE REVENANT – an unprecedented achievement in the Best Cinematography category. Lubezki won last year for BIRDMAN and in 2014 for GRAVITY. THE REVENANT utilized ALEXA XT, ALEXA M and Master Primes, as well as ALEXA 65 cameras and Prime 65 lenses for selected sequences. This is the fifth year in a row that the Best Cinematography winner relied on ALEXA as the camera of choice. THE REVENANT was also honored in the Best Directing category for Alejandro G. Iñárritu and with a Best Actor statue for Leonardo DiCaprio.
The film with the most awards of the night was MAD MAX: FURY ROAD, garnering six awards in the crafts categories of Production Design, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Costume Design, and Makeup and Hairstyling. Directed by George Miller, MAD MAX: FURY ROAD was captured by John Seale ACS, ASC with ALEXA Plus and ALEXA M cameras.
Hungary’s SON OF SAUL won Best Foreign Film. It was directed by László Nemes and shot in 35 mm by Mátyás Erdély on ARRICAM LT and ARRIFLEX 235 cameras, and Master Prime lenses. The film also tied for the ASC Spotlight Award earlier this month with MACBETH.
About ARRI Australia and The ARRI Group
ARRI Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of The ARRI Group and is based in Lane Cove, Sydney. With its corporate headquarters located in Munich, Germany, Arnold and Richter Cine Technik (A&R) was founded in 1917 and is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of motion picture camera, digital intermediate (DI) and lighting equipment. The ARRI Group comprises a global network of subsidiaries, agents and representatives that covers all aspects of the film industry: design, engineering, production, equipment rental, turnkey lighting solutions, postproduction, film and sound laboratory services, and visual effects. Manufactured products include the groundbreaking ALEXA digital camera system, film cameras, professional camera accessories, cutting-edge LED lighting and DI solutions such as the ARRISCAN and archive tools. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has recognized ARRI technologies and continual innovation with 18 Scientific and Engineering Awards.