The 2013 Academy Award® best picture nominees include six movies that were shot on Kodak film: Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Les Miserable.
In the 84-year history of Oscar®, no Academy Award®-winning best picture has ever been made without motion picture film.
“We congratulate all of the 2013 nominees for their remarkable achievements,” says Andrew Evenski, president and general manager of Kodak’s Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. “We are honored that so many talented filmmakers continue to choose Kodak technology to tell their stories and create extraordinary images.”
Movies made on Kodak film received a total of 56 nominations. In the four acting categories, an overwhelming majority (16 of 20) of the nominated performances were captured on motion picture film. Additionally, three of the five nominees for best cinematography relied on Kodak film to create their compelling imagery, as did three of the five directors acknowledged in their category.
Evenski also notes that Kodak is still making billions of feet of film. “Many of those reels will be loaded into cameras that are capturing movies that will contend for Academy Awards in 2014.”
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