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ALL WINNING FILMS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR OSCARS®The Academy has voted 17 students as winners of the 44th Student Academy Awards® competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,587 entries from 267 domestic and 89 international colleges and universities – which were voted by a record number of Academy members.  The 2017 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, John Lasseter, Spike Lee, Trey Parker and Robert Zemeckis.The winners are (listed alphabetically by film title):...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will continue its year-long residency at the Metrograph Theater in New York City with upcoming programming in September and October showcasing high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world.  The monthly series features onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host James Naremore for its 15th Film Scholars Lecture on Thursday, September 7, at 7:30 pm, at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. Naremore will discuss his forthcoming book focused on Charles Burnett, a renowned African-American filmmaker and key figure in the "L.A. Rebellion," titled, Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge. The lecture will bring attention to Burnett’s accomplished and significant career through analysis of his films including "Killer of Sheep" and "The Glass Shield," followed by a screening of Burnett’s "To...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 11 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2017 Oscars.These investigations are made public so individuals and companies with devices or claims of innovation within these areas will have the opportunity to submit achievements for review.The deadline to submit additional entries is Tuesday, August 15, at 5 p.m. PT.  The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:Systems using multiple, stabilized, synced cameras to capture...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate the women who have been at the forefront of film animation with "An Invisible History: Trailblazing Women of Animation," on Monday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Hosted by author and historian Mindy Johnson, the evening will feature panelists Gretchen Albrecht ("Robin Hood"); Jane Baer ("Who Framed Roger Rabbit?"); Lorna Cook, the lead character animator on "The Lion King;" Eleanor Dahlen ("Sleeping Beauty"); Jun Falkenstein ("Despicable Me"); Virginia Fleener, animator at Disney Studios...
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Dr. Ross Melnick and Dr. James Tweedie have been named 2017 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Their respective book projects focus on Hollywood’s foreign ownership and operation of movie theaters and the history and theory of Hollywood production design.  The Academy’s Grants Committee will award Melnick and Tweedie each a $25,000 Film Scholars grant on the basis of their proposals."The Academy is delighted to support the noteworthy efforts of Melnick and Tweedie, whose unique visions will illuminate fundamental aspects of Hollywood history...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today a yearlong residency at Metrograph Theaters in New York City, beginning July 24, that will showcase high quality film prints from the Academy Film Archive, home to one of the most diverse and extensive motion picture collections in the world. The monthly series will feature onstage conversations with filmmakers and scholars of motion pictures, tributes, newsreels, rarely seen clips from past Oscar® ceremonies, and home movies from Hollywood legends and some of the most influential filmmakers and artists. The series will begin...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2017–18 Board of Governors.Those elected to the Board for the first time are:Whoopi Goldberg, Actors BranchMandy Walker, Cinematographers BranchIsis Mussenden, Costume Designers BranchWynn P. Thomas, Designers BranchKimberly Peirce, Directors BranchDavid Linde, Executives BranchChristina Kounelias, Public Relations BranchThomas R. Sito, Short Films and Feature Animation BranchTeri E. Dorman, Sound BranchLarry Karaszewski, Writers BranchIncumbent governors reelected to the Board include:Lora Kennedy, Casting...
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The Academy will pay tribute to director-producer Richard Donner with an evening of personal anecdotes, film clips spanning his prolific career and special appearances by friends and colleagues on Wednesday, June 7, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.Guests to take the stage with Donner include actors Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Rene Russo, Jeff B. Cohen, Carol Kane, Joseph Mazzello, David Morse, Ke Huy Quan and John Savage; producer and president of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige; writer, president and chief creative officer at DC Entertainment Geoff Johns; writer Brian...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will host a special screening of director Theodore Witcher's "love jones" on Tuesday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The evening will reunite stars Nia Long, Larenz Tate and Isaiah Washington, and feature a panel discussion with Witcher and others.
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