Argo's best picture win topped off a successful night at
the Academy Awards® for movies originating on Kodak film. In the 85-year
history of the awards, no Oscar®-winning best picture has ever been made
without motion picture film technology.
In addition to best picture, features shot on Kodak film also won
Oscars® in all four acting categories, as well as adapted and original
screenplay, among others. In all, movies produced on Kodak stock took
home the gold statue in 12 of the 19 narrative feature categories
(non-animated). Six of the nine best picture nominees told their
memorable stories on film (Argo, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook,
Django Unchained, Beasts of the Southern Wild, and Les Miserables).
"We take great pride in our rich history with the Academy Awards®, and
this year is no exception," said Andrew Evenski, president and general
manager of Kodak's Entertainment and Commercial Films Group. "You can
listen to all the hype, but the truth is that motion picture film
continues to be the gold standard, and last night was certainly proof of
Earlier in the weekend, Film Inependent's Spirit Awards also named a
best picture winner, Silver Linings Playbook, that originated on
Kodak film. Four of the five nominees in that category also chose Kodak
emulsions (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Keep the Lights On,
Moonrise Kingdom, and Silver Linings Playbook).
Silver Linings Playbook also won in the directing, adapted
screenplay, and best actress categories at the Spirit Awards, while best
cinematography honors went to Ben Richardson for Beasts of the
Southern Wild. Richardson's palette was Kodak Super 16 mm film.
Evenski noted that the company is committed to providing filmmakers a
range of products. "Filmmakers want creative options," he said "We are
as committed as ever to providing them with a choice for telling
stories. We are currently making billions of feet of film and, who
knows, maybe next year's best winner is already being shot on Kodak
About Entertainment Imaging
Kodak's Entertainment Imaging Division is the world-class leader in
providing film, digital and hybrid motion imaging products, services,
and technology for the professional motion picture and exhibition
industries. For more information, visit www.kodak.com/go/motion.
Follow Kodak on Facebook (www.facebook.com/KodakMotionPictureFilm),
Twitter (@Kodak_ShootFilm) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/KodakShootFilm).
(Oscar and Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of
Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.)
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