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15 Documentary Features Advance in 2017 OSCAR® Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. One hundred seventy films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” Mitten Media, Motto Pictures, Kartemquin Educational Films and WGBH/FRONTLINE “Chasing Coral,&r...

20 contenders advance in VFX OSCAR® Race

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:   “Alien: Covenant” “Beauty and the Beast” “Blade Runner 2049 “Dunkirk” ‘‘Ghost in the Shell” “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” &ldquo...

10 animated shorts advance in 2017 OSCAR® race

Lou (pixar) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Cradle,” Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California)   “Dear Basketball,” Glen Keane, director, and Kobe Bryant,...

Charles Burnett receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards

Charles Burnett receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017. ...

Agnès Varda receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards

  Agnès Varda receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017.   ...

Jennifer Lawrence presenting the Honorary Award to Donald Sutherland

Jennifer Lawrence speaks as part of the award presentation to Honorary Award recipient Donald Sutherland at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017. ...

Donald Sutherland receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards

  Donald Sutherland receives an Honorary Award at the 2017 Governors Awards in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, November 11, 2017. ...

26 animated features have been submitted for consideration for the 90th Academy Awards®.

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Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children” “The Boss Baby” “The Breadwinner” “Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie” “Cars 3” “Cinderella the Cat” “Coco” “Despica...

170 Documentaries have been submitted for consideration the 90th Academy Awards

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“Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” “Aida’s Secrets” “Al Di Qua” “All the Rage” “All These Sleepless Nights” “AlphaGo” “The American Media and the Second Assassination of President John F. Kennedy” “And the Winner Isn’t” “Angels Within” “Architects of Denial” “Arthur Miller: Writer” “Atomic Homefront” “The B-Side: Elsa...

VR Oscar to Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation, “CARNE y ARENA"

  The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Wednesday (October 25) to present a Special Award – an Oscar® statuette – to director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation, “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible),” in recognition of a visionary and powerful experience in storytelling. “The Governors of the Academy are proud to present a special Oscar to ‘CARNE ...

17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world to be honored at the 44th Student Academy Awards®

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 44th Student Academy Awards® ceremony, held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards were announced and presented by actors Amber Tamblyn and Andy Serkis, producer DeVon Franklin and director Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The 2017 Student Academy Award winners are: Alternative (Domestic Film Schools) Gold: &l...

A record: 92 countries are competing for The Foreign Language Film category

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A record 92 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 90th Academy Awards®.  Haiti, Honduras, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Mozambique, Senegal and Syria are first-time entrants. The 2017 submissions are: Afghanistan, “A Letter to the President,” Roya Sadat, director; Albania, “Daybreak,” Gentian Koçi, director; Algeria, “Road to Istanbul,” Rachid Bouchareb, director; Ar...

The Academy will present its 3rd annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 14

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The Academy will present its 3rd annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 14, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The day-long event will provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry, as well as hear from Academy members, Oscar-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals about the skills, education and hard work required to achieve success. The summit includes six panel discussions that...

The Winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition

Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2017 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 2, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.  For the fifth consecutive year, an ensemble of actors will be reading selected scenes fro...

The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition.

ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS®      This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis. The winners are (...

John Bailey elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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John Bailey was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 8) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) Kathleen Kennedy, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee) Michael Tronick, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee) Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach C...

Honorary Awards to Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland and Agnès Varda

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 5) to present Honorary Awards to writer-director Charles Burnett, cinematographer Owen Roizman, actor Donald Sutherland and director Agnès Varda.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 9th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 11, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. "This year’s Governors Awards r...

‘Academy Gold’ Pilot Year

‘Academy Gold’ Adds Four Industry Partners; 20 to Participate in Pilot Year Program Kicks Off with Two-Day Orientation on June 15-16   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from four additional industry partners – Creative Artists Agency (CAA), Illumination Entertainment, Legendary Entertainment and Overbrook Entertainment – to participate in Academy Gold, a new entertainment industry-wide summer internship and mentor...

Academy Announces 2017-18 FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients

 The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today 44 recipients of its 2017 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants. "This year, the grants will support non–profit organizations in 24 communities across the country, reach underserved high school students, support emerging and mid–career filmmakers of all ages, and will provide unique opportunities for enrichment and engagement with the cinematic community and its artists," said Buffy S...

Academy key dates for the 2017 Awards season are:...

Saturday, November 11, 2017 Governors Awards Friday, January 5, 2018 Nominations voting opens Friday, January 12, 2018 Nominations voting closes Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Oscar Nominations Announcement Monday, February 5, 2018 Oscar Nominees Luncheon Saturday, February 10, 2018 ...

Apologies from Price Waterhouse Coopers

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Here's the apology, official. But why is PWC still the accounting firm of record. Award Season''s 2017 wrong *wow finish* (Humphrey Bogart uses the wow finish line to Bergman in Casablanca.)...   STATEMENT FROM PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS   We sincerely apologize to "Moonlight," "La La Land," Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been gi...

Akward Moment at 2017 Oscars And the winner is ... opps, sorry about that!

by Oscar Deleon. <filmfestivals.com> We weren't trying to be funny -- It was a genuine f***up --   The mistaken announcement that LaLaLand had won best picture and the embarassed correction by co-awarder Warren Beatty naming Moonlighting as the real winner was a most appropriate capstone to the "craziest Oscars ever". Explanation: he was handed the wrong envelope -- which named Emma Stone as bes...

Best film....OMG what happened dear Warren Beatty

  ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE WINNER CASEY AFFLECK Manchester by the Sea NOMINEES ANDREW GARFIELD Hacksaw Ridge RYAN GOSLING La La Land VIGGO MORTENSEN Captain Fantastic DENZEL WASHINGTON Fences ...

Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" found guilty with telephone lobbying

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Upon recommendation by the Sound Branch Executive Committee, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted Thursday (2/23) to rescind the Sound Mixing nomination for Greg P. Russell from "13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi" for violation of Academy campaign regulations.  The decision was prompted by the discovery that Russell had called his fellow members of the Sound Branch during the nominations phase to make them aware of his work on the film, in direct violation of a cam...

Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon...join final slate of Oscar presenters

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Oscar® producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the final slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network. The presenters, including past Oscar winners and nominees, are Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Warren Beatty, Sofia Boutella, Matt Damon, Faye Dunaway, Michael J. Fox, Ryan Gosling, Salma Hayek, Taraji P. Henson, Dev Patel, Seth Rogen, Octavia Spencer, Meryl Streep an...

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