Fanpop: First of all, congratulations, the team has received six Oscar nominations for “Bridge of Spies”, and we absolutely loved the film. Truth is often zaidi dramatic than fiction, and this had us on edge. How important was it for your team to present it accurately? It’s not a documentary, but how important was accuracy for your team?
Kristie Macosko Krieger: Accuracy is extremely important for our team. Every detail is crucial. Steven is meticulous in the way he presents history. So every detail was attended to kwa every department head, including our costume designer,...
The Revenant, directed kwa Alejandro G. Iñárritu has received 12 Oscar nominations this year, including one for the Best Picture. It has been partially adapted from the novel 'The Revenant' which in turn is based on the experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass in the early 1800s.
Synopsis: The Revenant is a story about the terrifying experiences of frontiersman Hugh Glass and his battle with the American wilderness. While on a dangerous expedition, Glass is mauled kwa a wild kubeba and abandoned kwa the members of his own hunting crew. Glass survives the attack and...
The Martian, directed kwa Ridley Scott has received 7 Oscar nominations this mwaka including one for the Best Picture. It has been adapted from the novel 'The Martian' kwa Andy weir and is set in the future when humans finally land on the planet Mars.
Synopsis: The Martian is about an astronaut named Mark Watney who is left behind on Mars after his crew mistakenly presumes him to be dead. Despite being stranded on an alien planet, Watney makes use of the limited resources and his own incredible intelligence and will power to survive and contact...
The Big Short, directed kwa Adam McKay has received 5 Oscar nominations this mwaka including one for the Best Picture. It is based on the novel 'The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine' kwa Michael Lewis which is based on the deep financial crisis caused kwa the housing market and credit bubble in the USA.
Synopsis: In 2008, a group of four men with deep insight into the ukuta mitaani, mtaa scenario predict the collapse of several huge banks and housing market owing to their unethical and fraudulent practices. The four men bet on the upcoming disaster and manage to make a...
Spotlight, directed kwa Tom McCarthy has received 6 Oscar nominations this year, including one for the Best Picture. It is based on a true story where a team of journalists investigate the widespread sexual abuse of children kwa numerous Roman Catholic priests.
Synopsis: The film is set in 2001 where the Spotlight team of The Boston Globe begin to look into the cases of alleged sexual abuse of zaidi than 80 boys kwa a certain priest kwa the name of Father John Geoghan. As they investigate into the matter, they discover that the practice is widespread in the Roman Catholic...
Room, directed kwa Lenny Abrahamson has received 4 Oscar nominations this year, including one for the Best Picture. It has been adapted from the novel 'Room' kwa Emma Donoghue where a young woman and child after being in captivity for several years, finally escape.
Synopsis: The film is about a young woman who has been imprisoned kwa a kidnapper who has been captive in an enclosed place for seven years during which she even gave birth to and raised a little boy. Finally, they manage to escape and the little boy gets to experience the outside world and its wonders for the...
Mad Max: Fury Road, directed kwa George Miller has received 10 Oscar nominations this mwaka including one for the Best Picture. This film is the fourth instalment in the Mad Max franchise and is set in a post-apocalyptic world where vital resources are a scarcity.
Synopsis: The film is set in post-apocalyptic Australia which has turned into a huge wasteland following a nuclear holocaust. Water and fuel have become scarce commodities and a tyrant named Immortan Joe has assumed control over whatever is left. A man named Max Rockatansky who is in captivity under Joe, joins...
Brooklyn, directed kwa John Crowley has received 3 Oscar nominations this year, including one for the Best Picture. It has been adapted from the novel 'Brooklyn' kwa Colm Tóibín where a young Irish woman immigrates to Brooklyn and finds love.
Synopsis: A young Irish woman named Eilis Lacey moves to Brooklyn in the 1950s, drawn kwa the charm of America. There, she falls in upendo with an Italian-American man which brushes her initial homesickness away. However, soon she finds another young man from Ireland in upendo with her and must choose between two countries and two...
Bridge of Spies, directed kwa Steven Spielberg has received 6 Oscar nominations this year, including one for the Best Picture. It is based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War.
Synopsis: When Francis Gary Powers, an American pilot is captured kwa Russians after his U-2 spy plane is shot down, an insurance lawyer from New York named James Donovan is sent to negotiate with the Soviets. The dangerous negotiations involved the release of Powers in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a Soviet KGB spy who was then under the custody of the USA.