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Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin today announced 14 key members of the production team for the 88th Oscars®

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Producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin today announced 14 key members of the production team for the 88th Oscars®, which will air live on Sunday, February 28, on ABC. This year, Glenn Weiss makes his Oscar® telecast debut as director.  Weiss has directed numerous televised events, including 15 Tony Awards® shows, for which he has garnered three directing Emmys®.  Other directing credits include the “38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors,” “Billboard...

Watch an Answer to #OscarsSoWhite...hilarious and serious too....from Lloyd Kaufman

Lloyd Kaufman and The Troma Team have AT LAST found a solution to the diversity problem found in the Academy Awards... watch this video to discover the answer to #OSCARSSOWHITE and remember to check out TROMA NOW at http://watch.troma.com ...

Academy reacts with actions to increase diversity doubling diverse members by 2020

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Lifetime voting rights reframed; new governor seats added and committees restructured In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse.  The Board’s goal is to commit to doubling the number of women and diverse members of...

Statement from Academy President Cherryl Boone Isaacs answering all voices erupting against exclusion of diversity

ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS "I’d like to acknowledge the wonderful work of this year’s nominees.  While we celebrate their extraordinary achievements, I am both heartbroken and frustrated about the lack of inclusion. This is a difficult but important conversation, and it’s time for big changes. The Academy is taking dramatic steps to alter the makeup of our membership.  In the coming days and weeks we will conduct a review of our membershi...

Academy Conversations - Star Wars: The Force Awakens discussion with director, producer and cast

ACADEMY CONVERSATIONS: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Star Wars: The Force Awakens discussion with writer-director-producer J.J. Abrams, producer Kathleen Kennedy, actor Harrison Ford, writer Lawrence Kasdan, production designer Rick Carter, visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett and costume designer Michel Kaplan on December 19, 2015 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater.   ...

88th Oscar Fact Sheet

88th OSCARS® FACT SHEET 88th Oscars Information Number of features eligible for Best Picture this year (88th Oscars, 2015) 307 Number of features eligible for Best Picture last year (87th Oscars, 2014) 320 Number of countries submitting foreign language films 80 Number of voting members 6,261 (as of 12/3/15) Number of ushers / ticket takers inside the Dolby™ Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® 60 Number of Red Carpet fan bleacher seats 745 Number of people who work...

Academy Conversations: The Revenant

The Revenant discussion with writer-director-producer Alejandro González Iñárritu, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, writer Mark L. Smith, supervising sound editor Randy Thom, visual effects supervisor Richard McBride and costume designer Jacqueline West.   ...

88th Academy Awards® nominations revealed

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the 88th Academy Awards® nominations today (January 14). Del Toro and Lee announced the nominees in 11 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT, followed by Boone Isaacs and Krasinski for the remaining 13 categories at 5:38 a.m. PT, at the live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Oscars® website, www.oscar.com....

10 scientific and technical achievements will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 scientific and technical achievements represented by 33 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 13, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) will receive a special award recognizing a century of fundamental contributions to the advancement of motion picture standa...

Last existing model of the 1975 Jaws shark offered to The Academy Museum

The Academy Museum announced today that it has accepted into its collection a major gift of the sole surviving full-scale model of the 1975 Jaws shark, donated by Nathan Adlen. The monumental Fiberglas model is the fourth and final version made from the original mold. Created for display at the Universal Studios Hollywood at the time of the film’s release, the prop remained a popular backdrop for photos until 1990, when it was moved to the yard of Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, a firm in...

Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars® will close on Friday, January 8

Consider Paranoid Girls? Nominations voting for the 88th Oscars® will close on Friday, January 8, at 5 p.m. PT.  The votes will be tabulated and verified by the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The 88th Oscars Nominations Announcement will be broadcast live on Thursday, January 14, from the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2015 will be presented on Oscar® Sunday, February 28, 2016, at the...

9 foreign films advance in Oscar race

9 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ADVANCE IN OSCAR® RACE Nine features will advance to the next round of voting in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®.  Eighty films had originally been considered in the category. The films, listed in alphabetical order by country, are:      Belgium, "The Brand New Testament," Jaco Van Dormael, director;      Colombia, "Embrace of the Serpent," Ciro Guerra, director;   ...

112 Original Scores in 2015 OSCAR® Race

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 112 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title: "Adult Beginners," Marcelo Zarvos, composer "The Age of Adaline," Rob Simonsen, composer "Altered Minds," Edmun...

The complete list of 305 Oscar eligible contenders Paranoid Girls proud to be listed

Three hundred five feature films are eligible for the 2015 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 88th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited ...

Oscars: 74 Tunes Eligible for Best Original Song including Paranoid Girls

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 74 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film title and song title: "Happy" from "Altered Minds" "Home" from "...

Sixteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®

16 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2015 OSCAR® RACE Sixteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Anomalisa” “The Boy and the Beast” “Boy and the World” “The Good Dinosaur” “Home” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “Kahlil Gibran’s The Pro...

20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 88th Academy Awards®

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 88th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order:     “Ant-Man”     “Avengers: Age of Ultron”     “Bridge of Spies”     “Chappie”     “Everest”   &n...

15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®

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 88th Academy Awards®.  One hundred twenty-four films were originally submitted in the category. The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Amy,” On the Corner Films and Universal Music “Best of Enemies,” Sandbar “Cartel Land,” Our Time...

10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®

  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:  “Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films) “Bad Hunter,” Sahim Omar Kal...

124 documentaries have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards

One hundred twenty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Above and Beyond” “All Things Must Pass” “Amy” “The Armor of Light” “Ballet 422” “Batkid Begins” “Becoming Bulletproof” “Being Evel” “Beltracchi – The Art of Forgery&rdquo...

Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars® for a second time

  Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars® for a second time, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today.  The 88th Academy Awards® will be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 28, 2016, on the ABC Television Network.  Rock previously hosted the 77th Oscars telecast in 2005. “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said Hill and Hudlin. “Comedian, actor, writer, produc...

The 81 Foreign Language Film Oscar submissions

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Eighty-one countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®.  Paraguay is a first-time entrant. The 2015 submissions are: Afghanistan, "Utopia," Hassan Nazer, director; Albania, "Bota," Iris Elezi, Thomas Logoreci, directors; Algeria, "Twilight of Shadows," Mohamed Lakhdar Hamina, director; Argentina, "The Clan," Pablo Trapero, director; Australia, "Arrows of the Thunder...

Plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in LA have been approved

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that the Los Angeles City Council, in a unanimous vote, approved plans for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Construction will begin this summer, and ceremonial groundbreaking festivities will occur this fall. “I am thrilled that Los Angeles is gaining another architectural and cultural icon," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "My office of economic development has worked directly with the museum's development team...

CITIZENFOUR A Film by Laura Poitras WINS THE 2015 OSCAR® FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

Laura Poitras' landmark documentary CITIZENFOUR has won both the Academy Award® and the Indie Spirit Award, thus cementing its status as the most critically acclaimed and honored documentary of the year, and one of the most talked-about films of 2014. It will debut TOMORROW, MONDAY, FEB. 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.    Other HBO playdates: Feb. 23 (5:00 a.m.) and 27 (6:00 p.m.), and March 1 (4:10 p.m., 3:15 a.m.), 3 (11:30 p.m.) and 12 (7:00 p.m., 4:...

The 2015 Oscars, By Adrienne Papp

    By Adrienne Papp The Oscars have been handed out, the corks on the champagne bottles have been popped, the winners are all sleeping off their hangovers, and the movie industry has put a wrap on the 2015 Oscars. On Sunday night during the 87th Academy Awards broadcast shown on ABC, “Birdman” took home Best Picture and Best Director prizes on an Oscar night filled with passionate political speeches. At evening’s end, &...

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