Expressive sound editing added life and depth to these films, putting them on the short list for an Oscar nom.
These costumes personified their characters down to the tiniest thread and put their designers on the road to possible Oscar glory.
Graceful editing helped these films soar and could garner them an Oscar nom in the category.
Recognizing a talent pool that ranges from Oscar contenders to future box office mavens, Variety celebrates its international mix of happening helmers at the Palm Springs Intl. Film Fest on Jan. 5.
Physical transformation helped these movies come alive, putting them on the shortlist for the hair and makeup Oscar.
Palm Springs Film Festival honorees often go on to win big during award season.
The production design on these films enveloped us in their world and made us believe it was real. The Academy could reward them for their attention to detail.
Stunning VFX work from the industries best put these films on the short list for the visual effects Oscar.
These scores lifted their films and their composers could lift a golden statue come Oscar night.
These songs brought emotional resonance to their films and jumped to the front of the pack in the Oscar race.
These visually stunning and innovative films could bring home the Oscar in 2015.