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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards®.The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title:"The Abolitionists," Tim Jones, composer"Absolutely Fabulous The Movie," Jake Monaco, composer"The Accountant," Mark Isham, composer"Alice through the Looking Glass," Danny Elfman, composer"Allied," Alan Silvestri, composer"Almost Christmas," John Paesano,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th 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:"Just Like Fire" from "Alice through the Looking Glass""Rise" from "American Wrestler: The Wizard""Friends" from "The Angry Birds Movie""Flicker" from "Audrie & Daisy""Seconds" from "Autumn Lights""A Minute To...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-five films were originally submitted in the category.The 15 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:“Cameraperson,” Big Mouth Productions“Command and Control,” American Experience Films/PBS“The Eagle Huntress,” Stacey Reiss Productions, Kissiki Films and 19340 Productions“Fire at Sea,” Stemal Entertainment“Gleason,” Dear Rivers Productions,...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 89th Academy Awards.The films are listed below in alphabetical order:      “Alice through the Looking Glass”      “Arrival”      “The BFG”      “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”      “Captain America: Civil War”      “Deadpool”      “Deepwater Horizon”      “Doctor Strange”      “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”...
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced a three-year partnership where the two organizations will collaborate on programming beginning in the 2016/17 season with the presentation of three classic films with orchestra live-to-picture at Walt Disney Concert Hall: Rebel Without a Cause (world premiere of film with live orchestra), On the Waterfront, and Casablanca. Additional co-curated presentations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons to be announced. “Los Angeles plays a unique role in the history of symphonic music thanks, in large...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the appointment of Edgar Aguirre as its Director, Talent Development and Inclusion.Beginning November 21, Aguirre will become an integral member of the Academy’s education and outreach team and play a critical role in driving diversity awareness, inclusion and outreach efforts with stakeholders in the film community, as well as fundraising for key educational initiatives.  He will report to Randy Haberkamp, Managing Director of Preservation and Foundation Programs.“By bringing in Edgar we’ve found the experience and...
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Three-time Oscar-nominated producer Michael De Luca and Emmy-nominated producer Jennifer Todd will produce the 89th 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, and broadcast worldwide, on Oscar Sunday, February 26, 2017.“What a talented team,” said Boone Isaacs.  “Mike and Jennifer have a great working relationship and a tremendous love and respect of film, and will surely draw from their vast experience to create an exceptional and...
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Early today, in honor of California Archive Month, some of our archivists and librarians answered some excellent questions on Facebook. Here are a sample of the questions and answers:Q: Question for the Script Librarian: How many screenplays are in the Academy's collection?The Academy: Our amazing script librarian informs us that as of today we have 15,419 screenplays in the Core Collection scripts. This does not include the tens of thousands of scripts in Special Collections.Q: Is there an online Academy films and scripts database and is it possible to make a search in it by...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored 17 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 43rd 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 actors Joel Edgerton, Lucy Liu, Daisy Ridley and Parker Sawyers.  The 2016 Student Academy Award® winners are: AlternativeGold: “All These Voices,” David Henry Gerson, American Film Institute Silver: “Cloud Kumo,” Yvonne Ng, City College of New York Bronze: “The...
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Eleven individual screenwriters and one writing team have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee will meet later this month to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships.  A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition. The shortlisted writers are (listed alphabetically):Michele Atkins, “Talking About the Sky” (Seattle, WA)Josh Barkey, “Marlene the Divine” (Waxhaw, NC)Beanie Barnes, “Little Toro” (New York, NY)Todd Condie, “John Wayne Slept Here” (Brooklyn, NY)...
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