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Ava DuVernay Receives Huge Acclaim at NAACP Image Awards

While Lily Gladstone and Greta Gerwig’s Oscar snubs this year have been widely discussed, there is one important film that sorely lacked representation at the Oscars, and in the cultural conversation at large: Ava DuVernay’s Origin. Luckily, on Saturday, 3/16, Ava won the award for Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards. read more.

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The Imagination of Colleen Atwood: From Period Drama to Fantasy

When you think of Tim Burton’s films, you likely immediately think of the brilliant and fantastical costume design. From Anne Hathaway’s all-white ensemble as the White Queen in Alice in Wonderland to Johnny Depp’s black leather and silver metal outfit as the titular character in Edward Scissorhands, the costumes set the tone for the film.read more.

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Emma Thompson Wins 1996 Oscar for Herself AND Jane Austen

Today, FF2 is delighted to celebrate the 28th anniversary of actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson’s Academy Award win for Best Adapted Screenplay for Sense & Sensibility. This 1996 accomplishment represented not only Emma’s second Oscar—her first secured three years before for her work on Howards End—but also the enormous achievement of becoming the only person in history to win Academy Awards for both acting and writing.read more.

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Lisa Godwin, the Prop Artist Behind the Paintings in ‘Big Eyes’

Ever wonder who creates the paintings that are used as props in films? In the case of Big Eyes, it is Lisa Godwin. Lisa’s work was instrumental in the creation of a film that is all about art—Margaret Keane’s “Big Eye” paintings, to be exact. 

Lisa Godwin is an artist and prop maker who has been working in the film industry for over twenty years.read more.

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Oscars 2024: Women Shine Despite Lack of Recognition

The 2024 Oscar Awards were broadcast on Sunday, March 10, and from the jump, the night was not set up to reflect the incredible year that women had had in film. Overall, the wins this year were male-heavy: Notably Oppenheimer took both Best Director and Best Picture (as well as several other Oscars). However, there were some nice moments for women, and we’re here to take you through them. read more.

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The Genius of Diablo Cody: From Juno to Lisa Frankenstein

Lisa Frankenstein, written by Diablo Cody, came out in theaters a couple of weeks ago. A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who falls in love with a young man come back to life, this film is the epitome of what Diablo Cody does best—it is a campy and funny, yet genuinely impactful, story of a young woman navigating the world.read more.

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