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Austin’s 2016 Oscar nominee: Don Hertzfeldt

10:02 am Jan. 14, 2016

Austin-based filmmaker Don Hertzfeldt is an Oscar nominee for the animated short “World of Tomorrow.”

Joe Gross wrote this about his movie earlier this year:

Austin animator Don Hertzfeldt’s phenomenal sci-fi short film “World of Tomorrow” is


The complete list of Oscar nominees

9:32 am Jan. 14, 2016

“The Revenant,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a brutal frontier drama, led the pack of Oscar nominees on Thursday with 12. DiCaprio and supporting actor Tom Hardy were nominated, as was director Alejandro G. Inarittu. It

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

Watch: ‘Boyhood’ star Ethan Hawke talks Tolstoy with Charlie Rose

4:20 pm Feb. 11, 2015

Austin native Ethan Hawke appeared on “Charlie Rose” last week to talk about “Boyhood,” the Richard Linklater film that has scored him a Best Supporting Actor nomination at this year’s Oscars. In the clip below, Hawke discusses how the director approached him to undertake the daunting, multi-year film shoot, comparing it to Russian literature.

“Boyhood” is nominated for nine Oscars at this year’s Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Hawke, who was