In the Press – ‘Barbie,’ ‘Asteroid City’ Among FilmLight Color Grading Award Nominees

In the press by Carolyn Giardina-

‘Barbie,’ ‘Asteroid City’ Among FilmLight Color Grading Award Nominees

Winners will be announced at the Camerimage cinematography film festival in Poland.

Ryan Gosling and Margot Robbie in ‘Barbie’ COURTESY OF WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT

Color grading system developer FilmLight announced the nominees for its Color Awards, which recognize the work of colorists on movies, TV and short-form content.

In their third year, the competition attracted roughly 400 entries. Winners, which will be selected by a jury led by Oscar-nominated cinematographer Lawrence Sher (Joker), will be announced Nov. 12 at the EnergaCamerimage cinematography film festival.

“The diversity of talent and work is, as expected, very high. Our jury meetings so far, with talented cinematographers, colorists and filmmakers, have illuminated how fundamental the colorists’ work is in the filmmaking process and it’s been a complex job to determine the nominees. Everyone that has made it through these early rounds has, in our eyes, already won.”

The complete list of nominees follows:

Grading in a theatrical feature:

  • Asteroid City – Gareth Spensley at Company 3
  • Barbie – Yvan Lucas at Company 3
  • Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths – Damien Vandercruyssen at HARBOR
  • Wil – freelance colorist Tom Mulder at Storm

Grading in a TV series / episodic

  • The Empress (Die Kaiserin) – freelance colourist Marina Starke at Rotor Film
  • The Marvelous Mrs Maisel -Steven Bodner at Picture Shop
  • The Night Logan Woke Up – Jerome Cloutier at MELS
  • The Pimp: No F***ing Fairytale (OT: Luden) – freelance colourist Dirk Meier at D-Facto Motion
  • Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty – Walter Volpatto at Company 3

Grading in a commercial

  • Nascar, ‘Nascar 75’ – Philip Hambi at The Mill
  • Skoda, ‘Vision 7S: Modern Solid’ ­­– Fergus Rotherham at FAR COLOUR
  • Squarespace, ‘Make a Website to Sell Anything’ – Alex Gregory at No.8
  • United Colors of Benetton, ‘Guardians of Colors’ – freelance colourist Franziska Heinemann at Bubbles Film, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Zara Man, ‘SS23’ ­­– Tim Masick at Company 3

Grading in a music video

  • Cari Cari, ‘My Grandma Says We Have No Future’ ­– freelance colourist Manuel Portschy
  • Doja Cat, ‘Attention’ – Joseph Bicknell at Company 3
  • Mayyas, ‘Horra’ – freelance colourist Marina Starke
  • Pink, ‘Trustfall’ ­– Daniel de Vue at Trafik

Spotlight award for “unsung talents in the industry”

  • Possession – freelance colourist Cem Ozkilicci at Uhoert
  • Suppressed (Němá tajemství) – freelance colourist Marina Starke at Universal Production Partners (UPP)
  • The Poet – Linas Dabriska at MADSTONE
  • Unidentified Objects – Asa Fox

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