Rick talks with Mark Hughes about the Oscars and Dolby tech

What’s behind the "Magic of This Year’s Best Movies?" The 90th annual Academy Awards feature Dolby’s latest audio and imaging technology.

Here, Rick gets a tech preview the 90th Academy Awards with noted screenwriter and Hollywood insider Mark Hughes, with and interview originating from Dolby Laboratories' film and sound theater in the heart of Hollywood.

This year, Dolby has a commitment to preserving artistic intent and advancing the science of sight and sound has resulted in 16 Academy Award nominated titles featuring Dolby technology - up from 12 last year.

Rick and Mark discuss that and more.

Also, the top 15 highest grossing films of 2017 were presented in Dolby Cinema, a new way to experience the movies, that combines Dolby Vision imaging with Dolby Atmos sound. Every Best Visual Effects contender mastered their films in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, and The Boss Baby, Coco, and Ferdinand all shined as Dolby enabled nominees in the Animated Feature category.

About Mark:

Mark Hughes is a contributing writer at Forbes, whose writing has also appeared at Huffington Post, Slate, The Hollywood Reporter and other outlets. Mark resides in Hollywood and is a screenwriter in addition to co-host of the popular Superhero News Channel on YouTube. Before moving to Los Angeles, he lived and worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as a political campaign producer and writer. Mark has appeared in two documentaries, including one for Showtime.