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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 membership recruitment in order to bring about much-needed diversity in our 2016 class and beyond.As many of you know, we have implemented changes to diversify our membership in...
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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 "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip""None Of Them Are You" from "Anomalisa""Stem To The Rose" from "Becoming Bulletproof""The Mystery Of Your Gift" from "Boychoir""I Run"...
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In honor of our upcoming of screening of Federico Fellini’s Oscar-winning Amarcord, which will be shown as part of “Passing Beauty: A Conversation with Hou Hsiao-hsien” on October 13th, we thought we’d share some little-seen images of the Italian auteur throughout his career.  All the photos are courtesy the Academy’s Margaret Herrick Library.  [[{"fid":"61211","view_mode":"default","fields":{"format":"default","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":"","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"Fellini%2C%20back%20in%20the%20early%201940s%2C%20as%20he%20was%20transitioning%...
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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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 The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced the dates for the 88th, 89th and 90th Oscar® presentations.  The Academy Awards® will air live on ABC on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016, February 26, 2017, and March 4, 2018, respectively.    Academy key dates for the 2015 Awards season are: Saturday, November 14, 2015                     The Governors Awards Wednesday, December 30, 2015              Nominations...
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In homage to the upcoming Academy Awards, we look back to earlier Academy Awards ceremonies. Here we highlight the historic role of radio in one of Hollywood’s most anticipated events of the year.When the first Academy Awards were handed out in May 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, the winners had already been announced three months earlier. The following year, due to increased public interest, the ceremony was partially covered in a live radio broadcast.In anticipation of the highly celebrated event for the 5th Academy Awards, radio station KECA presented a half-hour program called “...
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In today's video we delve into the mysteriously unresolved question: who named the Academy Award "Oscar?""There are three people who claimed they named it Oscar," actor and film historian Robert Osborne said, noting Bette Davis among them. "The only thing we are sure about is it happened around 1935 - around the 7th or 8th year of the Academy Awards."Recently we asked some of your favorites like Jennifer Garner, Daniel Radcliffe and David O. Russell what movies people should see.  Click here to find out their personal picks.
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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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NOMINATIONS TO BE DELIVERED IN NEW TWO-PART PRESENTATIONCHRIS PINE AND ACADEMY PRESIDENT CHERYL BOONE ISAACS TO PRESENT NOMINATIONS IN 13 CATEGORIES INCLUDING BEST PICTUREALFONSO CUARÓN AND J.J. ABRAMS TO PRESENT SPECIAL EARLY ANNOUNCEMENT OF 11 CATEGORIESGLOBAL LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE AT OSCARS.ORG/LIVEOscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today that actor Chris Pine, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, and directors Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams, on Thursday, January 15, will announce the nominations in all 24 Oscar categories at a special two-part live news conference at...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-one pictures had originally qualified in the category.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:“Aya,” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis, directors (Cassis Films and Divine Productions)“Baghdad Messi,” Sahim Omar Kalifa, director, and Kobe Van Steenberghe, producer (a team productions)“Boogaloo and Graham,” Michael Lennox, director, and Ronan Blaney, writer (Out of...
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