Episode: "The Zillo Beast"
Series: Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Season 2, Episode 18
Original Air Date: April 3, 2010
The Force Awakens was shut out at the Academy Awards on Sunday night, despite five nominations, in part due to Mad Max's near sweep of the tech and design awards. I really thought Star Wars would at least win for Visual Effects but Ex Machina pulled off the surprise win. John Williams garnered a near-record 50th nomination for the score but lost out to The Hateful Eight. No quibble from me. Ennio Morricone was long overdue.
Among the six Oscars won by the original Star Wars film was the award for Best Costume Design. The designer for the first movie and also The Empire Strikes Back was John Mollo, born March 18, 1931 in London. His path to the biz began with a childhood interest in American and British military uniforms. He also won an Oscar, shared with Bhanu Athaiya, for Ghandi in 1983.
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