Oscar contest hopefuls, get ready. Now that nominations have been announced, you have some studying to do as you pick who you think will win an Academy Award. A trip to Hollywood is on the line.
To help you, I present this primer on Oscar categories. Good luck.
Oscar categories and what they are
It’s because they made the film happen. It wouldn’t exist were it not for them. I like to say that if a film were a car and the director is the one driving, then the producer is the one filling the gas tank.
The director’s overall vision is what we ultimately see on the screen. The director coaches actors and coaxes the performances he wants from them on the set. Every great performance has a great director behind it.
But the director doesn’t just work with the actors, he also oversees every other aspect of the film all the way through post-production.
The editor takes the film’s raw footage and shapes it into sequences that tell the story. The best editing sets the pace for the film and tells the story in a visually arresting or engaging way.