2020 Best of Warren County winners announced

Best Outdoor Adventure: Caesar Creek State Park; Best Fun on the Farm: Hidden Valley Orchards; Best Festival or Event: Country AppleFest; Best Holiday Happening: Waynesville’s Christmas in the Village; Best Family Fun: Kings Island; Best Historic Attraction: The Golden Lamb; Best Area to Shop: Downtown Lebanon; Best Antique Shop: Waynesville Antique Mall; Best Local Boutique: Hope & Grace Boutique; Best Fine Dining: The Golden Lamb; Best Breakfast Spot: The Breakfast Club; Best Lunch Spot: Broadway Barrel House; Best Burger: Black Horse Tavern at The Golden Lamb; Best Pizza Place: Two Cities Pizza Co.: Best Signature Dish: Fried Chicken at The Golden Lamb; Best International Eats: Mae Ploy’s Thai; Best Sweet Treat Stop: Whit’s Frozen Custard; Best Caffeine Kick: Lot No. 1 Coffee: Best Bar or Pub: Broadway Barrel House; Best Brewery: Warped Wing Barrel Room & Smokery; Best Date Night: Valley Vineyards; Best New Addition: Yuletide Village at Renaissance Park;

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Maine native wins Best Cinematography for ‘Mank’ at Academy Awards

Erik Messerschmidt, who grew up in Cape Elizabeth, won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for his work on “Mank” at Sunday night’s 95th annual Academy Awards.

“Mank,” a 1940s period piece about screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz as he writes the script for “Citizen Kane,” received a total of 10 Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture, Best Director for David Fincher, Best Actor for Gary Oldman, Best Supporting Actress for Amanda Seyfried, as well as Best Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hairstyling, Sound and Score. In addition to Messerschmidt’s win, the film also won for Production Design.

Messerschmidt was born in 1980 in Portland, the son of James and Ulla Messerschmidt, and grew up in Cape Elizabeth, graduating from Cape Elizabeth High School in 1999. He attended Emerson College in Boston, and later relocated to Los Angeles, where he worked as a gaffer on shows including “Mad Men” and “Bones.”

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