Vale – Michael Ballhaus

Multi-Oscar nominated cinematographer Michael Ballhaus, who worked with films for German director Ranier Fassbinder, as well as Hollywood filmmakers like Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola and Wolfgang Peterson, has passed away.

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The 89th Academy Awards – A Beautiful Disasterpiece

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So you’re the producer of the Academy Awards, the most prestigious show in Hollywood, and the pinnacle of self-congratulatory back slapping and industry acknowledgement. It’s your job to ensure the annual 3-hour event goes off smoothly (or as smoothly as it can with a bunch of celebrities all in the same room, and so many moving parts to juggle). For the best part of 200 minutes, the 89th Academy Awards were gong seamlessly, with almost no discernible issues or problems – such as John Travolta’s now infamous mispronunciation of Broadway star Idina Menzel’s name as “Adele Dazeem” – to account for.

Road To The Oscars – So, Who’s Gonna Win?

Each year, social media and online film communities spend an inordinate amount of time trying to predict the Oscars, from which film will take home Best Picture, to obscure categories like Best Documentary Short and everything in between. Naturally here at Fernby Films we also like to throw the dice onto the craps table of Academy glory, so without further ado, here’s our selection on who’ll win what in today’s ceremony.

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Vale – Miguel Ferrer

Long-time Hollywood character actor and voice-over artist Miguel Ferrer, best known for his work on 80’s sci-fi classic RoboCop, the television version of Stephen King’s IT, and television series Twin Peaks, has passed away.

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