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KEY DATES FOR THE 92ND OSCARS ANNOUNCEDWhile remaining committed to celebrating a wide spectrum of movies, the Academy announced today that it will not present the new Oscars category at the upcoming 91st awards. The Academy recognized that implementing any new award nine months into the year creates challenges for films that have already been released.  The Board of Governors continues to be actively engaged in discussions, and will examine and seek additional input regarding this category. “There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we...
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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (September 4) to present Honorary Awards to publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall.  The three Oscar® statuettes and Thalberg Award will be presented at the Academy’s 10th Annual Governors Awards on Sunday, November 18, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center®.“Choosing the honorees for its awards each year is the happiest of all the Board of Governors...
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Read the full list of the 2018 Student Academy Awards finalists below and learn more about our program at http://oscars.org/saa.Alternative (Domestic Film Schools)Sang Hyoun Han aka DOMCAKE, "Emunah," School of Visual ArtsShae Demandt, "Reanimated," Florida State UniversityNatalia Hermida, "Transient Passengers (Experiment Number NÜN)," Chapman UniversityAnimation (Domestic Film Schools)Victoria Lopez and Ji young Na, "Attack of the Potato Clock," Ringling College of Art and DesignYu Yu, "Daisy," University of Southern CaliforniaAlex Avagimian, "Little Bandits," ...
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Founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios, and Weta DigitalThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation today launched the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to provide a neutral forum for open source software developers in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation and sound.“We are thrilled to partner with The Linux Foundation for...
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John Bailey was re-elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (August 7) by the organization’s Board of Governors.Also elected to officer positions by the Board:• Lois Burwell, First Vice President (chair, Awards and Events Committee)• Sid Ganis, Vice President (chair, Museum Committee)• Larry Karaszewski, Vice President (chair, Preservation and History Committee)• Nancy Utley, Vice President (chair, Education and Outreach Committee)• Jim Gianopulos, Treasurer (chair, Finance Committee)• David Rubin, Secretary (chair, Membership and Administration...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that eight distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2018 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 Wednesday, July 18, at 5 p.m. PT. The Academy’s Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has started investigations into the following areas:• Systems for the creation of motion graphics for motion picture...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 928 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2018.Ten individuals (noted by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.New members will be welcomed into the Academy at invitation-only receptions in the fall. The 2018 invitees are:ActorsHiam...
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‘Academy Gold’ Adds Four Industry Partners; 26 to Participate in Second YearNew Academy Gold Production Track OfferedThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is proud to announce commitments from four additional industry partners – AMC Networks, Moving Picture Institute, Telsey + Company, and Xperi – to participate in Academy Gold, an entertainment industry-wide internship enhancement and mentorship program for students and young professionals from underrepresented communities.  Each of the now 26 partners will sponsor up to three of their interns for the program, which kicked off...
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that Jennifer Todd has won the runoff election for the open Producers Branch seat on the 2018–19 Board of Governors.  Todd joins incumbents Albert Berger and Mark Johnson in representing the branch and will assume her post as of July 1.Todd and Jason Blum tied for the seat in the Board election last week, and Producers Branch members were asked to vote in the runoff.  This is the fourth time in Academy history that a tie occurred in the balloting.  Runoff elections were held in 2009 in the Directors Branch, 2015 in...
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Glenn Frankel and Keri Walsh have been named 2018 Academy Film Scholars by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Their respective book projects explore the historical context and creative influence of the revolutionary film for its time, Midnight Cowboy, and examine female Method actors and how their feminist contributions earned them a place in the history of film. The Academy’s Educational Grants Committee will award both Frankel and Walsh the scholars’ $25,000 grant awards on the basis of their proposals.“I am thrilled to support Frankel and Walsh in their research so that they...
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