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OSCAR CONTENDERS 20 POST NOVEMBER 2016 AWARDS SEASON HAS ARRIVED — HERE'S AN EARLY LOOK AT THE YEAR'S TOP FILMS THE JUNGLE BOOK --- Best Picture, VFX Walt Disney Pictures' The Jungle Book features just one live action char- acter — Mowgli — the rest of the film's stars — including Baloo, Bagheera, Kaa, Shere Khan and King Louie were created by Digital Domain. Hula Post provided support services for the film, setting up editorial facilities at the film's production facility in Playa Vista, at Digital Domain, and at Los Angeles Center Studios, where live action elements were captured. Satellite editing facilities were also maintained at Sony Pictures Studios and Skywalker Sound, where sound work was completed. LOVING --- Best Picture, Director Loving is the newest film from acclaimed writer/director Jeff Nichols, who takes a timely look at racial tensions in America. As described by Post's own Iain Blair in our "Director's Chair" column (see page 18, and this month's cover), Loving is a "quiet, yet deeply moving" real-life story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who in 1958 were married, jailed and then banished from their home state. Their civil rights case, Loving v. Virginia, went all the way to the Supreme Court. Nichols, as is his film, is receiving lots of early Oscar buzz this season. HACKSAW RIDGE --- Best Picture, Director, Editing Mel Gibson directed this graphic World War II feature in which Andrew Garfield plays Desmond Doss, an army medic that becomes the first Conscientious Objector. Avid editor John Gilbert, ACE, cut the project, which was shot in Australia using Arri Alexa cameras. The film's battlefield se- quences are intense and relentless. On page 16, Gilbert explains his approach, which involved using strictly sound effects for certain scenes, and a combi- nation of music and effects for others.

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