The Santa Barbara International Film Festival, in conjunction with Variety, announced today the recipients of the second annual Variety Artisans Awards, which celebrates those essential to the filmmaking process and who have exhibited the most exciting and innovative work of the year in their respective fields. The Tribute evening will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the Lobero Theatre and will be moderated by Variety’s Sr. VP Awards Editor, Tim Gray.
The Variety Artisans Award will be presented to the following 2016 Oscar nominees:
Carter Burwell, for original score in the Weinstein Company’s “Carol” directed by Todd Haynes. This is Burwell’s first Academy Award nomination; he has worked with esteemed directors such as the Coen Brothers, Spike Jonze and Bill Condon.
Hank Corwin, for film editing in Paramount Pictures’ “The Big Short” for director Adam McKay. Hank recently won the ACE Eddie Award and the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for “The Big Short.” His other credits include “The Horse Whisperer” for Robert Redford and “The Tree of Life” for Terrence Malick.
Mark Mangini, for sound editing in Warner Brothers’ and Village Roadshow’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” This is Mark’s fourth Academy Award nomination; he has worked on a wide range of films including “Poltergeist,” “The Fifth Element” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”
Arthur Max, for production design in 20th Century Fox’s “The Martian.” Arthur Max has worked with director Ridley Scott on such films as “Gladiator,” “American Gangster,” “Prometheus” and “The Martian,” which has garnered Arthur his third Academy Award nomination.
John Seale, for cinematography in Warner Brothers’ and Village Roadshow’s “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Seale won an Academy Award for “The English Patient.” Seale, who previously worked with director George Miller on “Lorenzio’s Oil,” was lured him out of retirement to work on “Mad Max: Fury Road.”
Patrick Tubach, for visual effects in Disney/Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” This is Patrick’s second Academy Award nomination, having received one for his work on “Star Trek: Into Darkness.”
Diane Warren, for original song in Radius’ documentary “The Hunting Ground.” Diane Warren wrote “Til It Happens to You” with Lady Gaga and this is her eighth Academy Award nomination for original song.
Jacqueline West, for costume design in New Regency’s “The Revenant.” This is Jacqueline’s third Academy Award nomination; she has worked with directors Ben Affleck, David Fincher and Terrence Malick.