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10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®. (Selected among 137)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: "Bon Voyage," Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction) "Ennemis Intérieurs,"...

10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: "Blind Vaysha," Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) "Borrowed Time," Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films) ...

Honorary Academy Awards to Anne V Coates, Jackie Chan, Frederick Wiseman and Lynn Stalmaster

GOVERNORS AWARDS November 12, 2016 The Governors Awards is an annual event celebrating awards conferred by the Academy's Board of Governors – the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award, the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and the Honorary Award. Recipients are announced each summer and honored at a dinner gala in November. Highlights from the event are incorporated into the year's Academy Awards show. The 2016 honorees are Jackie Chan, Anne V. Coates, Lynn Stalmas...

December 1, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy

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Thursday, December 1, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 89th Academy Awards® consideration.  For a feature film to be considered for the 2016 Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must either send a scanned, signed copy of the OSC form and legal billing (complete onscreen credits) via the Dropbox link associated with the film’s online submission, or deliver a signed OSC form and legal bi...

Oscar Race begins for 27 animation features; filmfestivals.com review of BILAL : "Animation That Matters"

A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Angry Birds Movie” “April and the Extraordinary World” “Bilal” “Finding Dory” “Ice Age: Collision Course” “Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV” “Kubo and the Two Strings” “Kung Fu Panda 3” &ldquo...

Three classic films programmed with orchestra live-to-picture: Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause and On The Waterfront

The Academy Presents "Casablanca" with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Author Jon Burlingame (left), composer Charles Bernstein (center) and conductor David Newman prior to a screening of "Casablanca" presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and...

Edgar Aguirre Joins the Academy as Director, Talent Development and Inclusion.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the appointment of Edgar Aguirre as its Director, Talent Development and Inclusion. Beginning November 21, Aguirre will become an integral member of the Academy’s education and outreach team and play a critical role in driving diversity awareness, inclusion and outreach efforts with stakeholders in the film community, as well as fundraising for key educational initiatives.  He will report to Randy Haberkamp, Managing D...

Michael De Luca And Jennifer Todd To Produce The 89Th Oscars®

"What a talented team," said Boone Isaacs.  "Mike and Jennifer have a great working relationship and a tremendous love and respect of film, and will surely draw from their vast experience to create an exceptional and unforgettable event for movie fans everywhere."LOS ANGELES, CA — Three-time Oscar®-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy®-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th Oscars® telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isa...

149 entries for the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®.

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145 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2016 OSCAR® RACE LOS ANGELES, CA – One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The submitted films, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Abolitionists” “Abortion: Stories Women Tell” “All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone” “Almost Holy” “Amanda Knox&...

10 Documentary Short Subject contenders for the Oscars

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  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production comp...

85 countries in competition for foreign language Film Oscar

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  60th anniversary of the Foreign Language Film Category Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant. The 2016 submissions are: Albania, “Chromium,” Bujar Alimani, director; Algeria, “The Well,” Lotfi Bouchouchi, director; Argentina, “The Distinguished Citizen,” Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat, directors; A...

Katharine DeShaw named Managing Director, Advancement and External Relations at The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

  Katharine DeShaw, Photo by Brant Brogan The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures today announced the appointment of Katharine DeShaw as its Managing Director, Advancement and External Relations. Beginning on November 1, DeShaw will direct all aspects of fundraising, including completion of the $388 million capital campaign to support the new Museum, now under construction. She will play a key leadership role in expanding external relations efforts, including community and civic outr...

25th anniversary of the Academy Film Archive celebrated with the series Archival Revival – 25 years of the Academy Film Archive

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  Special guests include Gus Van Sant, Edward James Olmos, Roger Corman and more Screening series runs July 18–September 12  The Academy celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Academy Film Archive with the screening series “Archival Revival – 25 years of the Academy Film Archive,” curated from the extensive, diverse collection of motion pictures that the archive has restored and preserved. The series, which runs from July 18 through September 12, wil...

David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards

Honorary Awards will be presented to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Saturday, November 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.Casting director and producer David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  “David’s creativity and broa...

6,915 scripts were submitted and 5 winners for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition

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ACADEMY REVEALS WINNING NICHOLL SCREENWRITERS Scripts to be performed at live read in November Four individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee announced the winners via Livestream today.  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 Present...

Honorary Awards to film editor Anne V. Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Exodus to Shanghai...)

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion PictureHonorary Awards to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 30) to present, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman.  The four Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the Academy’s 8th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 12, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®. “The Honorary Award was creat...

The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 43rd Student Academy Awards® competition.

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The Academy received a record number of entries this year – 1,749 films from 286 domestic and 95 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2016 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis. The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title): Alternative “All These Voices,” David Henry...

Newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors

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Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs. “I thank our members for actively participating and taking another step toward inclusion, one that will bring new ideas a...

Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

CHERYL BOONE ISAACS RE-ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT     Cheryl Boone Isaacs was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 2) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Also elected to officer positions by the Board: ·         Jeffrey Kurland, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) ·         John Bailey, Vice Presi...

2016 Academy Film Scholars announced: Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott

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Dr. Donna Kornhaber and Dr. Ellen Christine Scott have been named 2016 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects focus on female screenwriters in the early years of American cinema and the representation of slavery in Classical Hollywood films.  The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award Kornhaber and Scott the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals. “Both Kornhaber and...

RIP Arthur Hiller Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president

Oscar®-nominated director and former Academy president Arthur Hiller died this august in Los Angeles of natural causes.  He was 92. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved friend Arthur Hiller,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “I was a member of the Board during his presidency and fortunate enough to witness firsthand his dedication to the Academy and his lifelong passion for visual storytelling.  Our condolences go out to his lo...

12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars®

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12 SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL AREAS UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR 2016 OSCARS® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars®. These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review. The deadline to submit additional entri...

Leo gets it, see the full list of Oscar winners

Best picture Winner: Spotlight - Michael Sugar, Steve Golin, Nicole Rocklin and Blye Pagon Faust, Producers The Big Short - Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers Bridge of Spies - Steven Spielberg, Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers Brooklyn - Finola Dwyer and Amanda Posey, Producers Mad Max: Fury Road - Doug Mitchell and George Miller, Producers The Martian - Simon Kinberg, Ridley Scott, Michael Schaefer and Mark Huffam, Producers The Revenant - Arnon ...

The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London

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The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its East Coast and European members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, February 28.  The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. Oscar Night London, supported by Swarovski, will gather the celebrants at Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to view the 88th Oscars® at a two-tier screening venue.  Guests will enjoy a midnight feast...

Morgan Freeman, John Legend to present along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill for the 88th Oscars® telecast

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Oscar® winners Morgan Freeman and John Legend have been added to the list of presenters along with J.J. Abrams, Sacha Baron Cohen and Henry Cavill for the 88th Oscars® telecast. Oscar producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin also announced a special performance by Dave Grohl for the 88th annual event, hosted by Chris Rock, airing live Oscar Sunday, February 28, on ABC.   The most recent list of presenters marks the return of Sacha Baron Cohen, Morgan Freeman and John...

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