‘The Favourite’ Oscar interviews: Exclusive chats with nominees Tony McNamara, Fiona Crombie, Yorgos Mavropsaridis [Watch]

‘The Favourite’ Oscar interviews: Exclusive chats with nominees Tony McNamara, Fiona Crombie, Yorgos Mavropsaridis [Watch]
With 10 Academy Award bids, “The Favourite” is tied with “Roma” as the most nominated film, making it … well, a favourite with voters. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, this Fox Searchlight release centers on the rivalry between two cousins (Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz) for the affections of the frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). Gold Derby spoke with screenwriter Tony McNamara, production designer Fiona Crombie and film editor Yorgos Mavropsaridis about their Oscar-nominated work.

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When McNamara was hired to work on Deborah Davis‘s draft of the script he wanted to “re-engineer the period movie.” He explains, “We just wanted it to be about people in a really contemporary way, not in the sense we were looking back at something.” Instead, he wanted “these three women and the dilemmas they got up with every day to be very fresh,
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