For Your Consideration 2017: Amazon Studios

THE BIG SICK || Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail, who connects with grad student Emily after one of his stand-up sets. However, what they thought would be just a one-night stand blossoms into the real thing, which complicates the life that is expected of Kumail by his traditional Muslim parents. When Emily is beset with a mystery illness, it forces Kumail to navigate the medical crisis with her parents, whom he has never met, while dealing with the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

BEST PICTURE

Judd Apatow, p.g.a.
Barry Mendel, p.g.a.

BEST DIRECTOR

Michael Showalter

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Emily V. Gordon
Kumail Nanjiani

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Kumail Nanjiani

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Zoe Kazan

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Ray Romano

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Holly Hunter

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Brian Burgoyne

BEST FILM EDITING

Robert Nassau

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Michael Andrews

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Brandon Tonner-Connolly

Set Decorator
Elizabeth Rodrick

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Sarah Mae Burton

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup Department Head
Leo Won

Hair Department Head
Tonia Ciccone

BEST SOUND MIXING

Production Mixer
Charles R. Hunt

Re-Recording Mixers
Tom Paul
Mark Linden
Tara Paul

BEST SOUND EDITING

Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Paul


BRAD’S STATUS || In Mike White’s BRAD’S STATUS, Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento, where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie, and their musical prodigy son, Troy, but it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends. As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.

BEST PICTURE

Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
David Bernad
Sidney Kimmel

BEST DIRECTOR

Mike White

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Mike White

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Ben Stiller

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Austin Abrams

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jenna Fischer

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Xavier Grobet, ASC

BEST FILM EDITING

Heather Persons

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Mark Mothersbaugh

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Richard Hoover

Set Decorators
Frédéric Berthiaume
Ginette Robitaille
Paul Hotte

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Alex Bovaird

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup Department Head
Pamela Warden

Hair Department Head
Felix Lariviere

BEST SOUND MIXING

Soundman
Simon Poudrette

Sound Recordist
Stephen de Oliveira

Re-Recording Mixer
Chris David

BEST SOUND EDITING

Supervising Sound Editor
Bryan Parker


CITY OF GHOSTS || Director, producer and cinematographer Matthew Heineman’s CITY OF GHOSTS follows the journey of “Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently” — a handful of anonymous activists who banded together after their homeland was taken over by ISIS in 2014. This is the story of a group of citizen journalists as they face the realities of life undercover, on the run, and in exile, risking their lives to stand up against one of the greatest evils in the world today.

BEST PICTURE

Matthew Heineman

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Matthew Heineman

BEST DIRECTOR

Matthew Heineman

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Matthew Heineman

BEST EDITING

Matthew Hamachek
Pax Wassermann
Matthew Heineman

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Jackson Greenberg
H. Scott Salinas

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

“Broken Wing”

Written By Jackson Greenberg, Wasfi Massarani, H. Scott Salinas
Lyrics By Al-Dimashqia
Performed By Wasfi Massarani

BEST SOUND MIXING

Sound Designer
Tom Paul

Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Paul

BEST SOUND EDITING

Sound Editors
Leslie Bloome
Allison Casey
Ryan Collison
Joanna Fang
Eric Milano
Kevin Peters
Mark Philip
Nick Seaman


CROWN HEIGHTS || Director Matt Ruskin’s CROWN HEIGHTS is based on the true story of 18-year-old Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) who is sentenced to life in prison after being wrongfully convicted of shooting a Brooklyn teenager in the spring of 1980. With limited resources, Colin’s childhood friend Carl “KC” King (Nnamdi Asomugha) begins working on Colin’s exoneration, sacrificing his personal life to learn the court system. As Carl works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier, Colin figures out how to adjust to and survive in the prison system.

BEST PICTURE

Nnamdi Asomugha, p.g.a.
Natalie Galazka, p.g.a.
Matt Ruskin, p.g.a.

BEST DIRECTOR

Matt Ruskin

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Matt Ruskin
Based on WBEZ Chicago’s THIS AMERICAN LIFE episode “DIY” by Anya Bourg

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Lakeith Stanfield

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Natalie Paul

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Nnamdi Asomugha

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Marsha Stephanie Blake

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ben Kutchins

BEST FILM EDITING

Joe Hutshing
Paul Greenhouse

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Mark Degli Antoni

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Kaet McAnneny

Set Decorator
Gwen Roach

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Meghan Kasperlik

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup Design
Matiki Anoff

Makeup Department Head
Amy Porter
Jessica Jade Jacob

Hair Department Head
Tywan Williams

BEST SOUND MIXING

Production Sound Mixer
Mikhail Sterkin

Re-Recording Mixers
Gregory King
Jon Greasley

BEST SOUND EDITING

Sound Designer
Jon Greasley

Supervising Sound Editors
John-Thomas Graves
Gregory King


HUMAN FLOW || In HUMAN FLOW, director Ai Weiwei captures the global refugee crisis – one of the greatest human displacements since World War II.

BEST PICTURE

Ai Weiwei
Chin-Chin Yap
Heino Deckert

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Ai Weiwei
Chin-Chin Yap
Heino Deckert

BEST DIRECTOR

Ai Weiwei

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ai Weiwei
Murat Bay
Christopher Doyle
Huang Wenhai
Konstantinos Koukoulis
Renaat Lambeets
Li Dongxu
Lv Hengzhong
Ma Yan
Johannes Waltermann
Xie Zhenwei
Zhang Zanbo

BEST EDITING

Niels Pagh Andersen

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Karsten Fundal

BEST SOUND MIXING

Sound Designers
Christian Conrad
Dominik Schleier

Re-Recording Mixer
Lars Ginzel

BEST SOUND EDITING

Supervising Sound Editor
Christian Conrad


LAST FLAG FLYING || In 2003, 30 years after they served together in the Vietnam War, Former Navy Corps medic Larry “Doc” Shepherd reunites with Former Marines Sal Nealon and Richard Mueller on a different type of mission: to bury Doc’s son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War. Doc decides to forgo burial at Arlington Cemetery and, with the help of his old buddies, takes the casket on a bittersweet trip up the East Coast to his home in suburban New Hampshire. Along the way, Doc, Sal and Mueller reminisce and come to terms with shared memories of the war that continues to shape their lives. Directed by Richard Linklater and written by Richard Linklater and Darryl Ponicsan, the story follows the trio as they wrestle with the pangs of war both past and present.

BEST PICTURE

Ginger Sledge, p.g.a.
Richard Linklater, p.g.a
John Sloss p.g.a.

BEST DIRECTOR

Richard Linklater

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Screenplay by
Richard Linklater
Darryl Ponicasan
Based on the novel by
Darryl Ponicasan

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Steve Carell

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Bryan Cranston
Laurence Fishburne

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Cicely Tyson

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Shane Kelly

BEST FILM EDITING

Sandra Adair

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Graham Reynolds

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Bruce Curtis

Set Decorator
Beauchamp Fontaine

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Kari Perkins

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup Department Head
Darylin Nagy

Hair Department Head
Karen Lovell

BEST SOUND MIXING

Production Sound Mixer
Chris Strollo

Re-Recording Mixer
Tom Hammond

BEST SOUND EDITING

Sound Designer
Justin Hennard

Supervising Sound Editor
Tom Hammond


LONG STRANGE TRIP || The Grateful Dead rejected conventional notions of fame and power and transcended the world of rock and roll to become a vital American cultural force. Yet their commitment to improvisation and spontaneity only brought Jerry Garcia and the Dead more of the kind of adulation they hoped to avoid. Amir Bar-Lev’s LONG STRANGE TRIP explores the Grateful Dead’s unlikely success story, and the tensions and paradoxes of a life in pursuit of artistic freedom.

BEST PICTURE

Eric Eisner
Nick Koskoff
Alex Blavatnik
Ken Dornstein
Justin Kreutzmann

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Eric Eisner
Nick Koskoff
Alex Blavatnik
Ken Dornstein
Justin Kreutzmann

BEST DIRECTOR

Amir Bar-Lev

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Nelson Hume

BEST EDITING

Keith Fraase
John Walter

BEST SOUND MIXING

Sound Recordist
David S. Silberberg

Re-Recording Mixers
Jacob Ribicoff
Bob Chefalas

BEST SOUND EDITING

Sound Designer
Jacob Ribicoff

Re-Recording Mixers
Jacob Ribicoff
David Briggs
Ben Holiday


THE LOST CITY OF Z || THE LOST CITY OF Z tells the true story of British explorer Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam), who journeys into the Amazon at the dawn of the 20th century and discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment who regard indigenous populations as “savages,” the determined Fawcett — with the help and support of his wife (Sienna Miller), son (Tom Holland) and aide-de-camp (Robert Pattinson) — returns time and again to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case, culminating in his mysterious disappearance in 1925.

BEST PICTURE

Dede Gardner, p.g.a.
Jeremy Kleiner, p.g.a.
Anthony Katagas, p.g.a.
James Gray, p.g.a.
Dale Armin Johnson

BEST DIRECTOR

James Gray

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

James Gray

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Charlie Hunnam

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sienna Miller

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Robert Pattinson

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Darius Khondji, ASF, AFC

BEST FILM EDITING

John Axelrad
Lee Haugen

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Christopher Spelman

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Jean-Vincent Puzos

Set Decorator
Naomi Moore

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Sonia Grande

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup and Hair Designer
Nana Fischer

BEST SOUND MIXING

Production Mixer
Derek Hehir

Re-Recording Mixers
Tom Johnson
Josh Berger
Robert Hein

BEST SOUND EDITING

Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Hein


WONDER WHEEL || WONDER WHEEL, a dramatic tale of passion, violence and betrayal, tells the story of four characters whose lives intertwine amid the hustle and bustle of the Coney Island amusement park in the 1950s.

BEST PICTURE

Letty Aronson, p.g.a.
Erika Aronson, p.g.a.
Edward Walson

BEST DIRECTOR

Woody Allen

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Woody Allen

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Kate Winslet

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Justin Timberlake
Jim Belushi

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Juno Temple

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Vittorio Storaro, ASC, AIC

BEST FILM EDITING

Alisa Lepselter, ACE

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Santo Loquasto

Set Decorator
Regina Graves

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Suzy Benzinger

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup Department Head
Stacey Panepinto

Hair Department Head
Jerry Popolis

BEST SOUND MIXING

Production Sound Mixer
Thomas Varga

Re-Recording Mixers
Lee Dichter, CAS
Robert Hein

BEST SOUND EDITING

Supervising Sound Editor
Robert Hein


WONDERSTRUCK || In director Todd Haynes’ WONDERSTRUCK, Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known, while Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his home and Rose reads an enticing headline in the newspaper, both children set out on quests that unfold with mesmerizing symmetry.

BEST PICTURE

Christine Vachon, p.g.a
Pamela Koffler, p.g.a
John Sloss, p.g.a

BEST DIRECTOR

Todd Haynes

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Screenplay by
Brian Selznick

Based on the book by
Brian Selznick

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Oakes Fegley

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Jaden Michael

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Millicent Simmonds
Julianne Moore

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Ed Lachman, ASC

BEST FILM EDITING

Affonso Gonçalves, ACE

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Carter Burwell

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Production Designer
Mark Friedberg

Set Decorator
Debra Schutt

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Sandy Powell

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Makeup Department Head
Patricia Regan

Hair Department Head
Jerry Decarlo

BEST SOUND MIXING

Production Sound Mixer
Drew Kunin

Re-Recording Mixer
Leslie Shatz

BEST SOUND EDITING

Sound Designer
Leslie Shatz


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