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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 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:"Bon Voyage," Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, producer (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduction)"Ennemis Intérieurs," Sélim Azzazi, director (Qualia Films)"Graffiti," Lluis Quilez, director (Participant Media, Euphoria Productions and Ainur Films)"La Femme et le...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:"Blind Vaysha," Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada)"Borrowed Time," Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj, directors (Quorum Films)"Happy End," Jan Saska, director (FAMU - Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)"The Head Vanishes," Franck...
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Thursday, December 1, is the deadline to submit Official Screen Credits (OSC) forms to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for 89th Academy Awards consideration. For a feature film to be considered for the 2016 Awards, the film’s distributor or producer must either send a scanned, signed copy of the OSC form and legal billing (complete onscreen credits) via the Dropbox link associated with the film’s online submission, or deliver a signed OSC form and legal billing to the Academy’s 8949 Wilshire Boulevard office.  The deadline for submission by either method is 5 p....
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A record 27 features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 89th Academy Awards.The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:“The Angry Birds Movie”“April and the Extraordinary World”“Bilal”“Finding Dory”“Ice Age: Collision Course”“Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV”“Kubo and the Two Strings”“Kung Fu Panda 3”“The Little Prince”“Long Way North”“Miss Hokusai”“Moana”“Monkey King: Hero Is Back”“Mune”“Mustafa & the Magician”“My Life as a Zucchini”“Phantom Boy”“The Red Turtle”“Sausage Party”“The Secret Life of Pets”“Sing”“Snowtime!”“Storks”“...
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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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One hundred forty-five features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The submitted films, listed in alphabetical order, are: “The Abolitionists”“Abortion: Stories Women Tell”“All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone”“Almost Holy”“Amanda Knox”“Among the Believers”“Anne Frank Then and Now”“The Anthropologist”“Apparition Hill”“Art Bastard”“The Ataxian”“Audrie & Daisy”“Author: The JT Leroy Story”“The Bad Kids”“Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)”“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar nominations.Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation.The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:“Brillo Box (3¢ Off),” Brillo Box Documentary “Close Ties,” Munk Studio - Polish Filmmakers Association “Extremis,” f/8...
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