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The Academy Announces “Oscars® Spotlight: Documentaries” National Theatrical Screening Dates Of 2019 Shortlisted Documentary Fe

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THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES ANNOUNCES  “OSCARS® SPOTLIGHT: DOCUMENTARIES” NATIONAL THEATRICAL SCREENING DATES OF 2019 SHORTLISTED DOCUMENTARY FEATURE CONTENDERS   LOS ANGELES, CA  – Following yesterday’s announcement of the shortlists in consideration for the 92nd  Academy Awards®, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced details for its upcoming “Oscars® Spotlight: Documentaries&rd...

344 films are competing for the 2019 Best Picture Oscar®

344 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 2019 BEST PICTURE OSCAR®   Three hundred forty-four feature films are eligible for the 2019 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 92nd Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture m...

Shortlists of Oscar contenders announced in 9 categories

92ND OSCARS® SHORTLISTS IN NINE AWARD CATEGORIES ANNOUNCED   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects. To download shortlists by category, visit https://oscars.org/osca...

159 Docs for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards®

159 DOCUMENTARY FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2019 OSCAR® RACE   One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases.  Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process.&n...

Video: Lina Wertmüller receives an Honorary Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

Lina Wertmüller receives an Honorary Oscar at the 2019 Governors Awards on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hollywood. ...

Video: David Lynch receives an Honorary Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

In honor of the 11th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (10/27) Honorary Awards (Oscar® statuettes) to actor Wes Studi, director Lina Wertmüller, director David Lynch and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to actor Geena Davis.      Isabella Rossellini honors David Lynch at the Governors Awards on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hollywood.   ...

Video: Wes Studi receives an Honorary Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

In honor of the 11th Annual Governors Awards, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented last night (10/27) Honorary Awards (Oscar® statuettes) to actor Wes Studi, director Lina Wertmüller, director David Lynch and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to actor Geena Davis.        ...

Video: Geena Davis receives the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2019 Governors Awards

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award recipient Geena Davis, Honorary Award recipient Lina Wertmüller, Honorary Award recipient David Lynch, and Honorary Award recipient Wes Studi at the 2019 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom on Sunday, October 27, 2019, in Hollywood, CA. Matt Petit / ©A.M.P.A.S.     ...

16 student winners from colleges and universities around the world honored at the 46th Student Academy Awards®

Alternative film winner Georden West prior to the 46th Annual Student Academy Awards® on Thursday, October 17, in Beverly Hills. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored its student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 46th 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 filmmakers Phil Lord, Chris Miller, Melina Matsoukas, Gr...

32 animated features competing in the 92nd Academy Awards®

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Thirty-two features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Abominable” “The Addams Family” “The Angry Birds Movie 2” “Another Day of Life” “Away” “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” “Children of the Sea” “Dilili in Paris” “Frozen ...

5 winners of the 2019 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition

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ACADEMY REVEALS WINNING NICHOLL SCREENWRITERS <span "="">Scripts to be performed at live read in November   Five individuals have been selected as winners of the 2019 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 7, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in...

93 countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category

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Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly non-English dialogue track. Ghana, Nigeria and Uzbekistan are first-time entrants. Earlier this year, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rename the Foreign Language Film category to Intern...

Bill Kramer has been named director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

  Bill Kramer has been named director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, the museum’s Board of Trustees announced today. Kramer, who served as managing director of development and external relations of the Academy Museum from 2012 to 2016, will take the reins as the institution’s new leader on January 1, 2020, guiding its artistic and cultural vision and overseeing the final phase of the museum’s completion. “The board unanimously welcomes Bill Kramer as ...

The Academy’s 2019 new members

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ACTORS   ADEWALE AKINNUOYE-AGBAJE Suicide Squad Trumbo     YARELI ARIZMENDI A Day Without a Mexican Like Water for Chocolate   ...

The Academy announced its newly elected 2019–20 Board of Governors

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THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2019–20 BOARD OF GOVERNORS   VICE PRESIDENT - NANCY UTLEY Ms. Utley is Chairman of Fox Searchlight Pictures, where she jointly manages all aspects of the company, including production, acquisitions, marketing, and distribution. Ms. Utley is a governor of the Marketing and Public Relations Branch. TREASURER - MARK JOHNSON Mr. Johnson received a Best Picture Oscar for "Rain Man" and a ...

David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

DAVID RUBIN ELECTED ACADEMY PRESIDENT    Also elected to officer positions by the Board:David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 6) by the organization’s Board of Governors. Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee) Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee) Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee) Nancy ...

Oscar Night 2019

Helen Mirren and Jason Momoa present the Oscar® for best documentary feature to Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi during the live ABC Telecast of The 91st Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, February 24, 2019.  Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S. BEST PICTURE WINNER GREEN BOOK Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers...

A second wave of stars is headed for the Oscars® stage on Sunday, February 24

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 Javier Bardem, Angela Bassett, Chadwick Boseman, Emilia Clarke, Laura Dern, Samuel L. Jackson, Stephan James, Keegan-Michael Key, KiKi Layne, James McAvoy, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Momoa and Sarah Paulson A second wave of stars is headed for the Oscars® stage on Sunday, February 24. Academy Awards® producer Donna Gigliotti and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss announced today thirteen more Hollywood luminaries to celebrate the year in movies. The Oscars airs live on th...

First line up of stars presenting the Oscar Show

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Oscar® producer Donna Gigliotti, and co-producer and director Glenn Weiss, today announced the first round of presenters for the Academy Awards®. The show will honor the incredible slate of nominees – from blockbusters to independent films – and embrace the diversity of the global movie-going audience. The Oscars® airs live on the ABC Television Network, February 24, and will be broadcast in more than 225 countries and territories. “The Oscar nominees have generate...

The Nominations for the 91st Academy Awards

Actor-comedian and Oscar®–nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress–producer–director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars® nominations today (January 22), live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media. Nanjiani and Ross announced the nominees in 9 categories at 5:20 a.m. PT, and the remaining...

LA Sparks Christine Simmons to come on board January 2019 as Academy COO

LA Sparks President and COO to come on board January 2019   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has named Christine Simmons to the position of Chief Operating Officer, it was announced today by Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. Simmons, president and COO of the Los Angeles Sparks, will assume her new role in January, reporting directly to Hudson. Simmons will be responsible for the day-to-day management and enhancement of the Academy’s inter...

Oscars® Spotlight: Documentary Feature Shortlist,” a new program showcasing the 15 shortlisted documentary feature films

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, led by its Future of Film Committee, will present “Oscars® Spotlight: Documentary Feature Shortlist,” a new program showcasing the 15 shortlisted documentary feature films in contention for the 91st Oscars.  The films will screen theatrically in 13 cities nationwide starting December 31, 2018 through January 21, 2019.  Participating theaters include AMC Theatres, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Laemmle Theatres. “The A...

347 feature films are eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards®

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  Three hundred forty-seven feature films are eligible for the 2018 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 91st Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by 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 t...

Shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.  To download shortlists by category, visit Oscars.org/91st-oscars-shortlists. DOCUMENTARY FEATURE Fifteen films will advance in the...

9 scientific and technical achievements to be honored with Academy Awards

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<span "="">Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John A. Bonner Award (a medallion) for his extraordinary...

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