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2nd Annual KODAK Auteur Awards

Sean Baker, Luca Guadagnino, Dee Rees and Edgar Wright among the honorees at KODAK Motion Picture Film’s Awards Season Celebration

Santa Monica, CA, February 27, 2018, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 --

Kodak’s Motion Picture and Entertainment division announced this week that four talented motion picture artists -- Sean Baker (The Florida Project), Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), Dee Rees (MUDBOUND) and Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) -- will be the recipients of KODAK Auteur Awards. The 2nd annual event will take place on Thursday, March 1, at Crossroads Kitchen in Los Angeles.

The KODAK Auteur Awards recognizes talented motion picture artists who have created critically-acclaimed motion picture art, who are unyielding in their artistic process and who Kodak believes will be making cinematic masterpieces for decades to come. Kodak will also celebrate the movies shot on film in 2017, especially those who have been heavily recognized during this award season. A list of the movies shot on film and their accolades earned this season can be found below.

“This year’s revered KODAK Auteur Award winners created cinematic treasures that will devoutly stand the test of time and will be appreciated for decades,” said Steve Bellamy, Kodak’s President of Motion Picture and Entertainment. “Sean Baker, Luca Guadagnino, Dee Rees and Edgar Wright are auteurs in the truest sense of the word and it is Kodak’s honor to acknowledge their grit, tenacity, talent and vision with these awards.”

The evening will be catered by Crossroads Kitchen’s world renowned Chef Tal Ronnen and Impossible Foods. 

It has been a banner year for Kodak’s Motion Picture and Entertainment division with movies captured on film garnering a staggering amount of recognition including: 31 Academy Awards nominations, 23 Golden Globes nominations, 24 acceptances at TIFF,12 Gotham Awards nominations and 22 Indie Spirit Awards nominations. In 2017, Kodak added film laboratories in London, New York and Atlanta, and has just announced a new lab opening in India in 2018. The New York and Atlanta labs have set records for capture film processing in their opening year.

A list of highly recognized movies shot on film in 2017, and some of their many honors, includes:

A Ciambra:

  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nomination: Best Director
  • Cannes Film Festival 2017: Label Europa Cinemas

Baby Driver:

  • Oscar Nominations: Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: Best Editing, Best Action Movie
  • SAG Awards Nomination: Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
  • Golden Globes Nomination: Best Actor
  • BAFTA: Sound Editing (nominee) and Best Editing
  • Grammy Award Nominations: Best Compilation Soundtrack, Best Rap Song – “Chase Me”
  • SXSW: Audience Award: Headliners
  • National Board of Review: Top 10 Movie

Battle of the Sexes:

  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: Best Actor in a Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy
  • SAG Awards Nomination: Supporting Actor
  • Golden Globes Nominations: Best Actress, Best Actor

Beach Rats:

  • Gotham Awards Nomination: Breakthrough Actor
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: Best Cinematography, Best Male Lead

Call Me By Your Name:

  • Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Lead Actor, Best Adapted screenplay, Original Song
  • Golden Globes Nominations: Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor
  • BAFTA: Best Screenplay, Best Film (nominee), Best Leading Actor (nominee), David Lean Award for Direction (nominee)
  • LA Film Critics: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor
  • NY Film Critics: Best Actor
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Song
  • Gotham Awards: Best Feature, Best Screenplay (nominee), Breakthrough Actor, Audience Award (nominee)
  • SAG Awards Nomination: Lead Actor
  • TIFF 2017: People’s Choice Award Runner-Up
  • National Board of Review: Breakthrough Performance (Timothée Chalamet),Top Film
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: Best Feature, Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Cinematography, Best Editing

Dunkirk:

  • Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Cinematography, Film Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Production Design, Original Score
  • Golden Globes Nominations: Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Original Score
  • LA Film Critics: Best Editing
  • BAFTA Nominations: Best Sound (winner), Best Editing, Best Production Design, Original Score, Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, David Lean Award for Direction
  • DGA Nomination: Outstanding Directorial Achievement
  • PGA Nominations: Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • ASC Awards Nomination: Theatrical Release
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: Best Picture, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Score
  • SAG Awards Nomination: Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
  • National Board of Review: Top Film
  • Grammy Awards Nomination: Best Score Soundtrack

Good Time:

  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: Best Director, Best Male Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Editing
  • Gotham Awards Nominations: Best Feature, Audience Award, Best Actor
  • International Cinephile Society Awards: Best Actor (nominee), Best Picture (nominee), Best Original (nominee), Best Editing
  • Cannes Film Festival 2017: Best Composer (winner), Palme d’Or (nominee)

I, Tonya:

  • Oscar Nominations: Lead Actress, Supporting Actress, Film Editing
  • Golden Globes Nominations: Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy), Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress
  • LA Film Critics: Best Editing Runner Up
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Comedy, Best Actress in a Comedy
  • Gotham Awards Nominations: Best Feature, Best Actress
  • SAG Awards Nominations: Lead Actress, Supporting Actress
  • TIFF 2017: People’s Choice Award Runner-Up
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Female, Best Editing

Most Beautiful Island:

  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nomination: John Cassavetes Award
  • SXSW 2017: Grand Jury Award, Narrative Feature (winner), Gamechanger Award (nominee)

Murder on the Orient Express:

  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nomination: Best Production Design
  • Art Directors Guild: Excellence in Production Design Award

Phantom Thread:

  • Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director, Lead Actor, Supporting Actress, Original Score, Costume Design
  • Golden Globes Nominations: Best Actor, Best Original Score
  • LA Film Critics: Best Music/Score
  • NY Film Critics: Best Screenplay
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominations: Best Actor, Best Production Design, Best Score
  • National Board of Review: Best Original Screenplay, Top Film

Roman J. Israel, Esq:

  • SAG Awards Nomination: Lead Actor
  • Golden Globes Nomination: Best Actor
  • Oscar Nomination: Best Actor

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • Oscar Nominations: Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, Visual Effects
  • BAFTA Nominations: Special Visual Effects, Sound

The Beguiled:

  • Cannes Film Festival 2017: Best Director (winner), Palme d’Or (nominee)

The Florida Project:

  • Oscar Nominations: Supporting Actor
  • Golden Globes Nomination: Best Supporting Actor
  • LA Film Critics: Best Picture Runner Up, Best Supporting Actor
  • NY Film Critics: Best Director, Best Supporting Actor
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Young Actor/Actress
  • Gotham Awards Nominations: Best Feature, Best Actor, Breakthrough Actor
  • SAG Awards Nominees: Supporting Actor
  • National Board of Review: Top Film
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: Best Feature, Best Director, Best Editing,

The Killing of a Sacred Deer:

  • Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay (winner), Palme d’Or (nominee)
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: Best Supporting Male, Best Cinematography

The Meyerowitz Stories:

  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees: Best Actor in a Comedy
  • Gotham Awards: Best Actor
  • Cannes Film Festival 2017: Palme d’Or (nominee)

The Post:

  • Oscar Nominations: Best Picture, Lead Actress
  • AFI Awards: Movie of the Year
  • Golden Globes: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score
  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Score
  • National Board of Review: Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress
  • Art Directors Guild Nomination: Excellence in Production Design
  • PGA Nominations: Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures
  • WGA: Paul Selvin Honorary Award

Wonderstruck:

  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees: Best Young Actor/Actress
  • Camerimage 2017: Golden Frog (nominee)
  • Cannes 2017: Palme d’Or (nominee)

Wonder Woman:

  • 23rd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees: Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie
  • SAG Awards: Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
  • AFI Awards: Movie of the Year
  • National Board of Review: Spotlight Award (Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot)
  • Art Directors Guild Nomination: Excellence in Production Design Award Fantasy Film
  • PGA: Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

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