The 84th Academy Award nominations were announced earlier this morning and “Midnight in Paris” received 4 nominations. The Woody Allen directed movie is nominated for Art Direction (Anne Seibel and Hélène Dubreuil), Best Director (Woody Allen), Best Picture (Producers: Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum) and Best Original Screenplay (Woody Allen).
The critical acclaimed movie recently won Best Screenplay during the Golden Globes. Let’s hope Rachel will make an attendance during the ceremony February 26th! Congratulations to the cast and crew for the nominations!
Update: Deadline published and article with all the reactions to the Oscar nominations producer Letty Aronson and production designer Anne Seibel gave a reaction for the “Midnight in Paris” nominations.
“We are clearly the underdog. We don’t usually get nominated. I remember I was surprised when I first saw the script. I couldn’t imagine that we’d have more than a niche audience for this movie because, you know, who even thinks about Gertrude Stein anymore or who knows Man Ray, or cares? So it was amazing to me when it actually came to life that people did care and enjoyed it and identify with the concept of appreciating or wanting or longing something different in their lives, or thinking it would be better someplace else or with somebody else or in a different time.”
-Letty Aronson, producer
“The magical effect of romantic Paris has captured the attention of the Americans. I feel that I’ve been in a dream that started when Woody gave me the chance to enter his world and create an empire of enchantment for him, which led me to this nomination and has been embraced by the world.” — Anne Seibel, Production Design
-Anne Seibel, Production Design