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Emmy®-winning live television producer David Hill and Oscar®-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin will produce the 88th Oscars telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today.  It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards®, which will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016.“We’re delighted to have this talented team on board,” said Boone Isaacs. “David is a true innovator with a dynamic personality.  His vast experience as a live events producer, coupled with Reggie’s energy, creativity and talent as a filmmaker...
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CAMPAIGN REGULATIONS UPDATED FOR NEW AWARDS SEASON The Academy’s Board of Governors approved Oscars rules and campaign regulations for the 88th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting (Tuesday night, 6/23).In the Best Picture category, to qualify as a producer nominee for a nominated picture, the producer must have been determined eligible for a Producers Guild of America (PGA) award for the picture, or must have appealed the PGA’s refusal of such eligibility.  Final determination of the qualifying producer nominees for each nominated picture will be made by the Academy’s...
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Currently the fifth most nominated person ever with 35 nominations for Costume Design, Edith Head was nominated 19 years in a row, from the establishment of the Costume Design category in 1948 through 1966. She holds the record for awards in the category with eight.In the 1950s during Edith Head’s impressive run at the Oscars, she began serving as a fashion consultant for the ceremony. The position’s duties were wide-ranging, from advising Oscar attendees on makeup and clothing for television, taking into account the set design and what looks might complement it, to emergency wardrobe repairs...
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Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced the special material writing team for the 87th Oscars, which will air live on Oscar Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.Host Neil Patrick Harris will lead the special material writing team alongside head writer Dave Boone.  Boone, a veteran of eight Oscar telecasts, won two Emmys for his work on the 63rd and 64th Tony Awards, and received nominations for all three subsequent shows.  He also earned nominations for his work on the 84th Oscars, hosted by Billy Crystal, and the 70th and 71st Golden Globe Awards telecasts.  Boone’s...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars®.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:    “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”    “Godzilla”    “Guardians of the Galaxy”    “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies”    “Interstellar”    “Maleficent”    “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”    “Transformers...
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LOS ANGELES, CA – Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards.The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:“Big Hero 6”“The Book of Life”“The Boxtrolls”“Cheatin’”“Giovanni’s Island”“Henry & Me”“The Hero of Color City”“How to Train Your Dragon 2”“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”“The Lego Movie”“Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”“Penguins of Madagascar”“The Pirate Fairy”“Planes: Fire & Rescue”“Rio 2”“Rocks in My Pockets”“Song of the Sea”“...
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Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.  This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony.   The show will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015."We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars," said Zadan and Meron. "We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage.  To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on...
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A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®.  Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania and Panama are first-time entrants.The 2014 submissions are:Afghanistan, "A Few Cubic Meters of Love," Jamshid Mahmoudi, director;Argentina, "Wild Tales," Damián Szifrón, director;Australia, "Charlie's Country," Rolf de Heer, director;Austria, "The Dark Valley," Andreas Prochaska, director;Azerbaijan, "Nabat," Elchin Musaoglu, director;Bangladesh, "Glow of the Firefly," Khalid Mahmood Mithu, director;Belgium, "Two Days, One Night,"...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced category submission deadlines for 87th Academy Awards® consideration.The dates are as follows:Scientific and Technical Awards Friday, July 11Documentary Short Subject Tuesday, September 2Documentary Feature Monday, September 22Animated Short Film Wednesday, October 1Live Action Short Film Wednesday, October 1Foreign Language Film Wednesday, October 1Animated Feature Film Friday, October 31Original Score Wednesday, December 3Original Song Wednesday, December 3Official Screen Credits Form Wednesday, December 3All submissions are...
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 The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 87th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting.  For the complete rules for the 87th Academy Awards, visit oscars.org/rules.In the Acting categories, studios and production companies must now limit eligibility to a maximum of 10 actors and 10 actresses for each film, and must submit those names on the Official Screen Credits (OSC) form.  The Academy’s annual Reminder List of Eligible Releases will now list actors and actresses separately for each film.  Actors Branch...
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