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Billie Eilish, Finneas, Ludwig Goransson, Rodrigo Prieto and More to Be Feted With Variety Artisans Awards at Santa Barbara Film Festival

“Oppenheimer” composer Ludwig Göransson and editor Jennifer Lame, “Killers of the Flower Moon” cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, and Billie Eilish and Finneas are among the recipients of Variety’s Artisans Awards.

The honorees will be feted at the Santa Barbara Film Festival on Feb. 11 at the Arlington Theatre.

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Now in its tenth year, Variety‘s partnership with the Santa Barbara Film Festival celebrates the artisans who have showcased the most innovative work of the year in their craft.

“With writers and actors on strike for the better half of 2023, it was artisans who held the entertainment industry up. They showed their vitality to the filmmaking process and championed their respective films,” said Variety’s senior artisans editor Jazz Tangcay. “At Variety, we cherish the craft and are passionate about hearing their stories. This year, there was an embarrassment of riches in the world-building of films, and it’s wonderful to partner with Roger Durling, the festival’s executive director, to celebrate the incredible accomplishments of these artists. I look forward to spotlighting them in Santa Barbara next month.”

The Variety Artisans Awards honorees are:

Stephane Ceretti – VFX – “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”
Billie Eilish and Finneas– Songwriter – “Barbie”
Ludwig Göransson – Composer – “Oppenheimer”
Sarah Greenwood/Katie Spencer – Production Designer – “Barbie”
Kazu Hiro -Hairstyling/Makeup – “Maestro”
Jennifer Lame – Editor – “Oppenheimer”
Rodrigo Prieto – Cinematography- “Killers of the Flower Moon”
Michael Semanick – Re-recording Mixer – “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”
Holly Waddington – Costume Designer – “Poor Things”

Previous Artisan Award recipients include Mark Bridges for “Phantom Thread,” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for “Mank,” Mia Neal for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ruth Carter for “Black Panther” and Sandy Powell for “The Irishman.”

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