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Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Academy Awards.

The-Oscars

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens has a substantial presence at the 86th Academy Awards, with 5 nominations and the presence of both Daisy Ridley and J. J. Abrams. We’ll keep you covered as winners are announced.

 

The awards that The Force Awakens is up for are:

  • Film Editing – Maryann Brandon and Mary Jo Markey
  • Original Score – John Williams
  • Visual Effects – Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, and Chris Corbould
  • Sound Editing – Matthew Wood and David Acord
  • Sound Mixing – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, and Stuart Wilson

The primary competition in the majority of these categories is George Miller’s equally-great hit Mad Max: Fury Road. I’d be just as happy to see it win as I would to see SWTFA excel.

 

Onto the event coverage:

  • 7:30 PM CST: The ceremony begins. The Force Awakens is featured heavily in the opening montage.
  • 8:40 PM CST: The “Film Editing” award goes to Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • 8:49 PM CST: The “Sound Editing” award goes to Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • 8:52 PM CST: The “Sound Mixing” award goes to Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • 8:55 PM CST: The “Visual Effects” award goes to Ex Machina.
  • 9:00 PM CST: R2-D2, C-3PO, and BB-8 appear onstage to present a brief tribute to John Williams.
  • 10:20 PM CST: The “Original Score” award goes to The Hateful Eight. Ennio Morricone dedicated his award to John Williams.

So Star Wars didn’t win any Oscars this year, but at least had a fair amount of representation at the ceremony.