Christopher Nolan’s Tenet didn’t go home empty handed last night at The 93rd Annual Academy Awards, despite an absent FYC campaign by Warner Bros., taking home the Oscar for Visual Effects. Congratulations to Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher for their win and incredible visual effects work! Scott Fisher was present to accept the award.
Update: *April Fools*
After 11 years of running Nolan Fans, Teddy and Alex have decided to sell the website to new owners — who promptly decided the site should shift focus to WB‘s new darling director; Zack Snyder. After a recent fallout between Christopher Nolan and studio executives over the release and awards season campaign surrounding Tenet, it is unknown if the the director will ever work with the studio again. And with the praise that Zack Snyder is getting from fans and critics for Zack Snyder’s Justice League, it seems clear who has a bright future and who doesn’t.
Now obviously The Dark Knight is a great movie, but Zack Snyder has now proven himself as the definitive Batman director with Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Why still have a fansite for Christopher Nolan? His future is obviously in the air. Who is going to hire him to make his bloated, pointlessly confusing, poorly mixed action movies now that Warner Bros. is no longer by his side? Studios that still care about originality and pushing the envelope of what mainstream cinema can be? Psshhhhh. No such thing!
This morning the nominees for The 93rd Annual Academy Awards were announced. Nominated for Production Design were Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas for their work on Tenet, and nominated for Visual Effects were Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher. Oddly left out of the nominees were Ludwig Göransson for his brilliant original score, and Hoyte van Hoytema for his beautiful IMAX cinematography, among others. There almost seemed to be a campaign of self-sabotage around Tenet, with FYC campaigns and screeners for the film essentially being nonexistent.