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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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Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron today announced 13 key members of the production team for the 87th Academy Awards®, which will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015, on ABC.Director Hamish Hamilton returns to the show for the third time, after receiving an Emmy® nomination for his work on last year’s telecast.  He made his Oscar debut with the 82nd Academy Awards telecast in 2010.  Hamilton has directed many other celebrated live televised events, including the 2014 Super Bowl halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show...
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After receiving an Oscar for Costume Design for The Young Victoria in 2010, Sandy Powell appears backstage to discuss her inspiration and creative process for her work on the film. Powell, a 10-time nominee and three-time Oscar recipient, has collaborated with director Martin Scorsese on six of his films. They discuss their collaboration and shared creative vision for costume design in video interviews that are featured in Hollywood Costume.  To hear more about Powell’s process and see six of her creations, including an ensemble from Gangs of...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 87th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to eight films, of which three to five will earn Oscar® nominations.Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 58 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.The eight films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1,” Perry Films“Joanna,” Wajda Studio“Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace,” Show of...
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