U5&6 Task 1 – Research- Revue Style Productions and Industry Award Nominated Films

A revue style production “is a type of multi-act popular theatrical entertainment that combines music, dance and sketches.” (Taken from Wikipedia (Published in 2016) Revue Wikipedia [online] Available at:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revue  [Accessed 09/12/2016] ) . This source provided an in depth evaluation on the term revue along with the history of the term and how it first started, however this website  https://amtshows.com/revues-amt/ gives a definition and also gives many examples of different revue shows.

There are many awards that can be awarded to film makers, actors, directors, production team, animators and many more. There are many awards many are awarded in America and a few in England, possibly the most well known awards company in the UK is BAFTA, (link to their website http://www.bafta.org/about ). They specialise in film, TV, games and children awards. In the USA the most famous award is the Oscar for the best actor but there are many more.

United Kingdom

  • British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)
    • British Academy Film Awards
  • British Independent Film Awards
  • British Filmmakers Alliance Awards
  • The UK Film Festival Awards

United States

  • The 20/20 Awards in Seattle, WA
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
    • Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars
  • Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films
    • Saturn Awards
  • American Choreography Awards
  • American Cinema Editors Golden Reels
  • American Society of Cinematographers
  • Art Directors Guild
  • ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers) Film and Television Awards
  • Aurora Awards
  • AVN (Adult Video News) Awards
  • BMI Film Music Awards
  • Casting Society of America
  • Cinema Audio Society
  • Costume Designers Guild
  • Creative Spirit Award
  • The Decade Awards
  • Directors Guild of America Awards
  • EDI Reel Awards
  • Film Your Issue College Film Awards
  • Golden Trailers
  • Gotham Awards – Independent Feature Project
  • Hollywood Foreign Press Association
    • Golden Globe Awards
  • Hollywood Makeup and Hairstylist Guild
  • Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards
  • Hollywood Reporter YoungStar
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • International Animated Film Society / ASIFA-Hollywood
    • Annie Awards
  • International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards
  • International Press Academy
    • Satellite Awards
  • Motion Picture Sound Editors
  • Murray Motion Picture Academy
    • MMPA Awards
    • Image Awards
  • Producers Guild of America Awards
  • Publicists Guild of America Awards
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards
  • ShoWest/National Association of Theatre Owners Convention
  • USC Scripter Award
  • Visual Effects Society Awards
  • Writers Guild of America, East & Writers Guild of America, west
    • Writers Guild of America Award
  • Young Artist Awards

(Taken from Wikipedia,(Published in 2016). List of film awards – Wikipedia [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_film_awards#Industry_awards [accessed day 09/12/2016] ) This source was good and with each award they had a separate page explaining the award and how you would apply and what you have to do to obtain the award.

There are many film and TV awards to be won and these are only a few, many countries have a few awards of their own.

The categories are:


  • Academy Award for Best Actor
  • Academy Award for Best Actress
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • Academy Award for Best Original Musical
  • Academy Awards pre-show
  • Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Academy Award for Best Animated Feature
  • Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film
  • Academy Award for Best Production Design
  • Academy Award for Best Assistant Director


  • Damien Bona


  • W. Shumway & Sons
  • Academy Award for Best Cinematography
  • Academy Award for Best Costume Design


  • Academy Award for Best Dance Direction
  • Academy Award for Best Director
  • Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
  • Academy Award for Best Documentary (Short Subject)
  • Dolby Theatre


  • Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Award Party


  • Fame and Philanthropy
  • Academy Award for Best Film Editing
  • For Your Consideration (advertising)


  • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award
  • Academy Honorary Award
  • Hooray for Hollywood


  • Academy Juvenile Award


  • List of Academy Award records
  • List of oldest and youngest Academy Award winners and nominees
  • List of submissions to the 88th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
  • List of submissions to the 89th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film


  • Academy Award for Best Makeup and Hairstyling
  • Steven Miessner


  • Academy Award for Best Original Score
  • Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
  • Oscar bait
  • Oscar party
  • Oscar season


  • Academy Award for Best Picture


  • S. Owens & Company


  • Gordon E. Sawyer Award
  • Academy Scientific and Technical Award
  • Academy Award for Best Original Song
  • Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing
  • Academy Award for Best Sound Editing
  • Special Achievement Academy Award
  • Academy Award for Best Story
  • Student Academy Awards


  • Academy Award for Technical Achievement
  • Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award


  • Academy Award for Best Visual Effects

(Taken from Wikipedia (Published 2016) Category:Academy Awards – Wikipedia [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Academy_Awards [Accessed 09/12/2016]) Again this source was good because with each category it had a separate page explaining the category, it also told us what awards were given in different countries.

My ideas for this commission were inspired by the films Juno, The Mask, and The Golden Compass.

Juno (release date: 25th December 2007) won  an Oscar (in 2008) for the best writing, original screen play along with another 89 wins and 94 nominations, I really enjoy this film and I love the characters in it especially how Juno’s (the main character) personality which is hot headed, sharp tongued and eccentric personality clashes so much with Vanessa’s (the woman who wishes to adopt Juno’s unborn child) personality which is neat, calm and polite. Lynn said it would be interesting to explore what happened after Vanessa adopts Juno’s child and I expanded to perhaps explore what happens when her child has inherited Juno’s personality and gets curious about who her biological mother is or whether she has over heard her mother talking about Juno and talks about how her mother sounds irresponsible or childish, this would be a solo piece. The pros to this idea is that this needs no budget the costumes would be everyday clothing for a teen girl however the cons are that it doesn’t involve the audience at all also depending on how the monologue is performed it wouldn’t have much movement either.

The “Golden Compass” (release date: 7th December 2007) won an Oscar (in 2008) for best achievement for visual effects along with another 6 wins and 32 nominations. This film is good and has a solid story line but while I was watching I wanted to know what the kids in the Bolvangar scene were thinking as they have been taken from their homes to “help” the villains with their experiment and are given no explanation. I was thinking that the two kids could be discussing rumors about the situation or the experiment could have already been done and the kids are recovering from the experiment and talking about how they feel weird and how a part of them is missing. The pros to this idea is that again not much has to be done costume wise because its a cream sweat shirt over a blue button up shirt, the cons are that the audience isn’t involved but with this scene however I want them to be emerged in the scene.

“The Mask” (release date:29th July 1994) won n Oscar (in 1995) for best effects, visual effects  along with another 6 wins and 18 nominations. Although this film isn’t my absolute favorite I chose to work with this one because it would be interesting to create the masks character on stage with all  the energy he has and weirdness. I want to do a scene where someone comes on stage and starts doing a performance that everyone has seen before which has to make the audience roll their eyes and lose interest in the show because I don’t want them to expect whats going to happen next I want the mask to take them by surprise so then her can burst in to the “boring” performance and shake things up a bit and start dancing and we could put together some choreographed mayhem and I want at one point for the mask to start being a puppeteer and controlling parts of the stage to fit his own imagination and I also want to trick the audience to be “controlled” so when he leaves the audience have gone “wow but what just happened”.The pros of this choice is that the audience are also involved and it’s so quick it has energy however the cons are that the film won the award for best visual effects and we need to recreate that but I think with some over exaggerated moves and the right sound effects at the right times it could look cartoonic. I found a video of a couple doing the dance and I thought we could use a few simple moves from this.

(taken from Youtube (Published July 10th 2016) The Mask Cosplayers Dancing at Montreal Comiccon 2016- Youtube [online] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uuYmxJdymg  [Accessed 11/12/2016])



2 thoughts on “U5&6 Task 1 – Research- Revue Style Productions and Industry Award Nominated Films”

  1. Task 1 initial research – It’s a bit of a massive cut and paste list! I wonder if you could have edited it a bit for relevance (and brevity!). I wonder if you could have written a bit more about why a revue-style show was relevant to this project. What are the pros and cons of revue-style for the audience?


  2. The pieces you’ve written on your suggestions are thorough and I especially like that you have thought of a range of styles, the effect on the audience and even begun to think of the production aspects at this early stage.


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