Nov 062016
 

Producers Of 2017 OSCARS

MICHAEL DE LUCA AND JENNIFER TODD
TO PRODUCE THE 89TH OSCARS®

 

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. 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 unforgettable event for movie fans everywhere.”

“We are deeply honored to produce the Academy Awards,” said De Luca and Todd. “We both revere the Oscars and grew up watching them each year with our families. We are so humbled and grateful to be a part of this incredible legacy, and look forward to creating an exciting show that celebrates movies and the power they have to connect us all.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike and Jennifer,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “In our meetings, they shared an early vision for the show that is inspired and in keeping with the films they’ve produced: entertaining, unexpected and of the highest caliber.”

“Mike and Jennifer have an intimate knowledge of the art of filmmaking. Their celebrated successes in storytelling will enhance the Oscar ceremony and capture the magic that sets the medium apart from any other,” said Channing Dungey, President, ABC Entertainment.

De Luca earned Best Picture Oscar nominations for producing “Captain Phillips,” “Moneyball” and “The Social Network.” He is credited on more than 60 films, including such features as “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Blow,” “Magnolia,” “American History X” and “Boogie Nights.” A former president of production at Sony Pictures, DreamWorks and New Line Cinema, De Luca is currently producing the last two films of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy for Universal, “Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed,” which will be released in 2017 and 2018, respectively.

Todd is currently president of Pearl Street Films, the production company founded by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, where she produced the upcoming film “Live by Night,” due out December 25, and executive produced this year’s “Jason Bourne.” Her other credits include such films as “Alice through the Looking Glass,” “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Across the Universe,” “Prime,” “Memento,” “Boiler Room,” and the “Austin Powers” films. Todd earned an Emmy nomination for her work on the HBO television movie “If These Walls Could Talk 2.”

The 89th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 7,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

 

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Nov 082014
 

20 ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS IN THE RUNNING FOR 2014 OSCAR®Twenty features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®.

The submitted animated feature films, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Big Hero 6”
“The Book of Life”
“The Boxtrolls”
“Cheatin’”
“Giovanni’s Island”
“Henry & Me”
“The Hero of Color City”
“How to Train Your Dragon 2”
“Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”
“Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return”
“The Lego Movie”
“Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants”
“Mr. Peabody & Sherman”
“Penguins of Madagascar”
“The Pirate Fairy”
“Planes: Fire & Rescue”
“Rio 2”
“Rocks in My Pockets”
“Song of the Sea”
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying run. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category also may qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 87th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 15TH 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Jun 092014
 

THE ACADEMY REVEALS MEDAL PLACEMENTS AT 2014 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS® The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored fifteen student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony, held at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Hollywood.  The gold, silver and bronze medals were announced and presented by actors Adrian Grenier, Nate Parker and Oscar® nominee Demian Bichir, and the Oscar-winning directing/producing team from the animated feature “Frozen,” Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho.

The 2014 Student Academy Award® winners are:

Alternative
Gold Medal: “Person,” Drew Brown, The Art Institute of Jacksonville, Florida
Silver Medal: “Oscillate,” Daniel Sierra, School of Visual Arts, New York

Animation
Gold Medal: “Owned,” Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, Brigham Young University, Utah
Silver Medal: “Higher Sky,” Teng Cheng, University of Southern California
Bronze Medal: “Yamashita,” Hayley Foster, Loyola Marymount University, California

Documentary
Gold Medal: “The Apothecary,” Helen Hood Scheer, Stanford University
Silver Medal: “White Earth,” J. Christian Jensen, Stanford University
Bronze Medal: “One Child,” Zijian Mu, New York University

Narrative
Gold Medal: “Above the Sea,” Keola Racela, Columbia University, New York
Silver Medal: “Door God,” Yulin Liu, New York University
Bronze Medal: “Interstate,” Camille Stochitch, American Film Institute, California

Foreign Film
Gold Medal: “Nocebo,” Lennart Ruff, University of Television and Film Munich, Germany
Silver Medal: “Paris on the Water,” Hadas Ayalon, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Bronze Medal: “Border Patrol,” Peter Baumann, The Northern Film School, United Kingdom

This year saw first-time honors go to Tel Aviv University, Israel, and The Northern Film School, United Kingdom, in the foreign competition.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.

Jun 032014
 

41st Student Academy AwardsOSCAR® NOMINEE DEMIAN BICHIR, ADRIAN GRENIER, NATE PARKER AND OSCAR-WINNING FILMMAKING TEAM FROM “FROZEN” TO PRESENT AT 2014 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS® Actors Demian Bichir, Adrian Grenier and Nate Parker, along with the writing/directing/producing team of Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck and Peter Del Vecho, who earned Oscars® for “Frozen,” will present at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 41st Student Academy Awards on Saturday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at the DGA Theater in Hollywood.  The awards ceremony caps a week of industry activities for the 15 student filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad who were selected as winners this year. Oscar-nominated for his work in the film “A Better Life,” Bichir currently stars in the critically acclaimed television series “The Bridge.” He recently finished shooting his writer-director debut film, “Refugio.”  His other feature credits include “Che,” “Savages” and “The Heat.” Grenier recently wrapped production on the Warner Bros. feature film adaptation of the HBO series “Entourage.”  Other acting credits include “Cecil B. DeMented,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Goodbye World,” and “Sex, Death & Bowling,” which is due out in 2015.  Founder of Reckless Productions, Grenier has also produced and directed such documentaries as “Shot in the Dark,” “Teenage Paparazzo” and “How to Make Money Selling Drugs,” and is currently in production on the documentary “52,” which will chronicle the search for the loneliest whale in the world.

Parker was most recently seen in the thriller “Non-Stop” opposite Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.  His other feature acting credits include “Red Tails” and “Arbitrage.”   His next film, “Blackbird,” is slated for released in November. Lee, Buck and Del Vecho took home Oscars earlier this year for the Animated Feature Film winner “Frozen,” the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Along with becoming the first female feature director in the history of the Walt Disney Animation Studios, Lee also wrote the screenplay for “Frozen” and co-wrote the 2012 Oscar nominee “Wreck-It Ralph.”  Co-director Buck’s other animated feature credits include “Pocahontas” and “Tarzan,” and he received a 2007 Oscar nomination for “Surf’s Up.”  Del Vecho, who produced “Frozen,” also served as a producer on “Winnie the Pooh” and the Oscar-nominated “The Princess and the Frog.”

A complete list of this year’s Student Academy Award® winners can be found here.

Medal placements for each of the five award categories – Alternative, Animation, Documentary, Narrative and Foreign Film – will be announced at the June 7 ceremony.  Gold Medal award winners receive cash grants of $5,000, Silver Medal award winners receive $3,000 and Bronze Medal award winners receive $2,000. The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  They include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee. The 41st Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 7 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.  Tickets may be obtained online at www.oscars.org or by mail.  Any remaining tickets will be made available at the door on the evening of the event. The DGA Theater is located at 7920 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood.  For more information, call (310) 247-2677.

Jun 052013
 

CLARK GREGG, KIMBERLY PEIRCE, JASON SCHWARTZMAN

AND QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS TO PRESENT

2013 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS®

Gregg Peirce Schwartzman And Wallis To Present 2013 Student Academy Awards

Gregg, Peirce, Schwartzman And Wallis To Present 2013 Student Academy Awards
/ Anything L.A.

Bob Saget to Host Awards Ceremony

Actors Clark Gregg, Jason Schwartzman and Quvenzhané Wallis and director Kimberly Peirce have been tapped to present at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 40th Student Academy Awards on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.  Hosted by 1978 Student Academy Award® winner Bob Saget, the awards ceremony is the culmination of a week of industry activities that the Academy is hosting for the 16 student filmmakers from the U.S. and abroad who have been selected as winners this year.

Gregg will next be seen in Joss Whedon’s “Much Ado about Nothing,” opening Friday.  Gregg’s other credits include “The Avengers,” “Iron Man” and “Trust Me,” which he also wrote and directed.  He will be reprising his role as Agent Coulson in Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” premiering this fall on ABC.

Schwartzman was most recently seen in the 2012 feature “Moonrise Kingdom.”  His other acting credits include “The Darjeeling Limited” and “Rushmore.”  He will next be seen in “Saving Mr. Banks,” directed by John Lee Hancock, scheduled to be released later this year.

Wallis earned a 2012 Oscar® nomination for Actress in a Leading Role for “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”  Her upcoming projects include the title role in the remake of “Annie,” scheduled to be released in 2014.

Peirce has written and directed such films as “Stop-Loss” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”  Her next film is the remake of “Carrie,” due out later this year.

A complete list of this year’s Student Academy Award winners can be found at: oscars.org/awards/saa/2013/index.html

While all winners know they will each receive an award, their placement – Gold, Silver or Bronze – will not be revealed until the June 8 ceremony.  Gold Medal award winners receive cash grants of $5,000, Silver Medal award winners receive $3,000 and Bronze Medal award winners receive $2,000.

To follow the journey of the 2013 Student Academy Award winners, visit oscars.org/awards/saa/

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  The roster includes such distinguished filmmakers as John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.

The 40th Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 8 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.  Tickets are sold out, however, a standby line will form on the day of the event, and standby numbers will be assigned starting at approximately 5:30 p.m.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit oscars.org

May 012013
 
2013 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

2013 STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED / ANYTHING L.A.

Thirty-eight students from 17 U.S. colleges and universities as well as nine students from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition.  Winners will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The finalists are (listed alphabetically by film title):

Alternative
“Beyond the Spheres,” Meghdad Asadi Lari, Rochester Institute of Technology
“Bottled Up,” Rafael Cortina, Occidental College
“Bye Hyungjik,” Hyungjik Lee, Florida State University
“The Compositor,” John Mattiuzzi, School of Visual Arts
“File Not Found,” Maria Sequeira, University of Southern California
“The Pirate of Love,” Sara Gunnarsdottir, California Institute of the Arts
“Zug,” Perry Janes, University of Michigan

Animation
“Couch & Potatoes,” Chris Lam and Eunsoo Jeong, San Jose State University
“Dia de los Muertos,” Lindsey St. Pierre and Ashley Graham, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Drifters,” Ethan Clarke, California Institute of the Arts
“Make a Wish,” Heejin Kim, School of Visual Arts
“Peck Pocketed,” Kevin Herron, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Runaway,” Emily Buchanan and Esther Parobek, Ringling College of Art and Design
“Still I Breathe,” Sang Ho Lee, School of Visual Arts
“Watercolors,” Robert Kornstein, New York University
“Will,” Eusong Lee, California Institute of the Arts

Documentary
“The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist,” Mark Columbus, University of California, Los Angeles
“Every Tuesday: A Portrait of The New Yorker Cartoonists,” Rachel Loube, School of Visual Arts
“Everybody’s Business,” Laura Green, Stanford University
“Graceland Girls,” Jordan Theresa Salvatoriello, Emerson College
“A Second Chance,” David Aristizabal, University of Southern California
“Through the Fire,” Eunice Lau, New York University
“Vultures of Tibet,” Russell O. Bush, University of Texas at Austin
“Win or Lose,” Daniel Koehler, Elon University
“Wonder Workshop,” Amitabh Joshi and Erik Spink, School of Visual Arts

Narrative
“Caught,” Bruce Li, New York University
“Cootie Contagion,” Joshua Smooha, Florida State University
“Footsteps,” Thomas (Hyungkyun) Kim, New York University
“Josephine and the Roach,” Jonathan Langager, University of Southern California
“Kalifornija,” Tomas Vengris, American Film Institute
“The Midwife’s Husband,” Deja Bernhardt, University of Texas at Austin
“Ol’ Daddy,” Brian Schwarz, University of Texas at Austin
“Samnang,” Asaph Polonsky, American Film Institute
“Un Mundo para Raúl (A World for Raúl),” Mauro Mueller, Columbia University

Foreign Film
“Erbgut (Liquidation),” Matthias Zuder, Hamburg Media School, Germany
“För Sverige i Tiden (King of Sweden),” Jonas Westbom, Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, Sweden
“Kanyekanye,” Miklas Manneke, AFDA The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and
Live Performance, South Africa
“The Library of Burned Books,” Alasdair Beckett-King, London Film School, United Kingdom
“Miss Todd,” Kristina Yee, National Film and Television School, United Kingdom
“MO,” Jakub Kouril, FAMU, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
“Parvaneh,”Talkhon Hamzavi, Zurich University of the Arts, Switzerland
“To Guard a Mountain,” Izer Aliu, The Norwegian Filmschool, Norway
“Tweesprong (Crossroads),” Wouter Bouvijn, Rits School of Arts, Erasmus College Brussels, Belgium

To reach this stage, U.S. students competed in one of three regional competitions.  Each region is permitted to send to the Academy up to three finalists in each of the four categories.  The Student Academy Awards Executive Committee screened and voted on the finalists in the Foreign Film category.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 46 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  Notable alums include John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Robert Zemeckis, Trey Parker and Spike Lee.

The 40th Student Academy Awards ceremony on June 8 is free and open to the public, but advance tickets are required.  Tickets are available now online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600.

Feb 252013
 

Academy Awards, the most glamorous night of the year in Hollywood didn’t disappoint!

The mood was full of anticipation. Not surprisingly, Seth MacFarlane was an entertaining host.  The Dolby Theatre in Hollywood was packed with world-famous stars in their Oscars’-best.

World-class entertainment included Barbra Streisand, Norah Jones, Dame Shirley Bassy, Adele, Jennifer Hudson, and others. The First Lady, Michelle Obama was a surprise “Oscar presenter” live from the White House… What a night: take a look for yourself!

Seth Mac Farlane hosting 2013 Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

Oscar® Host Seth MacFarlane on stage during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum

Charlize Theron and Channing Tatum perform during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Star Audience at the 85th Academy Awards

George Clooney, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Jack Nicholson attend The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

George Clooney, Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, and Jack Nicholson attend The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

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Reese Witherspoon during 85th Academy Awards

Reese Witherspoon during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reese Witherspoon during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Halle Berry during the 85th Academy Awards

Halle Berry during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halle Berry during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassy performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dame Shirley Bassy performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Kerry Washington And Jamie Foxx present at 85th Academy Awards

Kerry Washington And Jamie Foxx present at 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Liam Neeson presents at 85th Academy Awards

Liam Neeson presents at 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Liam Neeson presents during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson performs at the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Hudson performs at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the 85th Academy Awards

Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the 85th Academy Awards

 Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, and Samuel L. Jackson during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Aniston and Channing Tatum present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Zeta-Jones performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre, in Hollwood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway perform during the 85th Academy Awards

Hugh Jackman And Anne Hathaway perform during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

Hugh Jackman, Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, and Anne Hathaway, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role, perform during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Christopher Plummer presents at the 85th Academy Awards

Christopher Plummer presents at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Christopher Plummer presents the Oscar® for Best Actress in a Supporting Role during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the 85th Academy Awards

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Salma Hayek Pinault presents during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Famous Oscar Nominees during the 85th Academy Awards

Famous Oscar Nominees during the 85th Academy Awards

Quvenzhane Wallis (far L), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role; Sally Field (third from R), Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Supporting Role; and Daniel Day-Lewis (R), Oscar®-nominee for Actor in a Leading Role, react during The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the 85th Academy Awards

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

Melissa McCarthy and Paul Rudd present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain present during the 85th Academy Awards

Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain present during the 85th Academy Award

 

 

 

 

Actress Jennifer Garner and Jessica Chastain, Oscar®-nominee for Actress in a Leading Role, present on stage during ABC’s live telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theater in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

John Travolta presented during the 85th Academy Awards

John Travolta presented during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenter John Travolta on stage during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the 85th Academy Awards

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne perform during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Russell Crowe performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Crowe performs during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the 85th Academy Awards

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Pine and Zoe Saldana present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bullock presents during the 85th Academy Awards

Sandra Bullock presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandra Bullock presents during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the 85th Academy Awards

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe and Kristen Stewart present during the live ABC telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Adele performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Adele performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adele, Oscar®-nominee for Original Song, performs during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Matt Brown / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda present at the 85th Academy Awards

Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda present at the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Presenters Michael Douglas and Jane Fonda on stage during The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013 live on the ABC Television Network.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Norah Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Norah Jones performs during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

Norah Jones performs during the live ABC Television broadcast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the 85th Academy Awards

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charlize Theron and Dustin Hoffman present during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

Barbra Streisand performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Barbra Streisand performs during the 85th Academy Awards

Barbra Streisand performs during for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

George Clooney presents during the 85th Academy Awards

George Clooney presents during the 85th Academy Awards

 

 

George Clooney presents during for The Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, February 24, 2013.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present at the 85th Academy Awards

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present at the 85th Academy Awards

Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, Queen Latifah, and Catherine Zeta-Jones present the Oscar® for achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song) during the live ABC Telecast of The Oscars® from the Dolby® Theatre in Hollywood, CA, Sunday, February 24, 2013.

credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

Jan 172013
 

40TH ANNIVERSARY STUDENT ACADEMY AWARDS® COMPETITION NOW UNDERWAY

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is now accepting entries for the 40th Anniversary Student Academy Awards competition in 2013.  Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards, along with cash prizes, may be presented to student filmmakers in the following categories:  Alternative, Animation, Narrative, Documentary and Foreign Student Film.

The rules and online application forms are available at www.oscars.org/saa.

The U.S. competition is open to all full-time college and university students at accredited institutions, whose films are made within the curricular structure of a film program or class at their respective schools.  For 2013, the Academy has again limited the accepted accreditation agencies for U.S. institutions to the following: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; New England Association of Schools and Colleges; North Central Association of Colleges and Schools; Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities; Western Association of Schools and Colleges; and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  U.S. entries must be submitted by Monday, April 1, 2013.

In the Foreign Student Film category, entries are accepted only from full-time college and university students attending schools that are members of the international film school organization known as CILECT (www.cilect.org) and located outside the borders of the United States.  The deadline to submit a foreign student film for consideration is Friday, March 22, 2013.

The 40th Annual Student Academy Awards presentation will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

The Academy established the Student Academy Awards in 1972 to support and encourage excellence in filmmaking at the collegiate level.  Past Student Academy Award® winners have gone on to receive 43 Oscar® nominations and have won or shared eight awards.  They include Pete Docter (1992), John Lasseter (1979 and 1980), Spike Lee (1983), Trey Parker (1993) and Robert Zemeckis (1975).

 

Jan 162013
 

OSCAR® EXPERIENCE TO BE SHARED IN 45 CITIES ACROSS THE U.S.

On Oscar Sunday, February 24, charities in 45 cities will bring the Oscar experience to life at viewing parties in each city. The Oscar Experience: Benefits is the Academy’s grassroots outreach program that allows charities across the country to host official Oscar parties while raising money for their causes.

In 2012, the Oscar Experience: Benefits raised more than $3.1 million in 49 cities. Since its inception in 1994, as Oscar Night® America, the program has brought in more than $36.6 million, with all of the funds staying in the communities where they were raised.

All of the parties will feature a live broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards®; many will integrate Hollywood-style glamour elements, including red carpets, local celebrities, “paparazzi” and predict-the-winners contests.

“The Oscar Experience: Benefits is a natural extension of the philanthropic work the Academy does year-round,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “We are thrilled to share a part of the Oscar experience with movie fans nationwide while supporting charities across the country.”

The 2013 Oscar Experience: Benefits charities and cities are (alphabetical by city):

  •        TheNew   MexicoBioPark Society,Albuquerque,NM
  •        The Center for Family Resources,Atlanta,GA
  •        The Ellie Fund,Boston,MA
  •        Shea’s Performing Arts Center,Buffalo,NY
  •        Virginia Film Festival,Charlottesville,VA
  •        GeneSiskelFilmCenterof the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,Chicago,IL
  •        People Working Cooperatively,Cincinnati,OH
  •        KidFilm Festival,Dallas,TX
  •        Denver Film Society, Denver, CO
  •        SouthgateCommunity Players,Detroit,MI
  •        AIDSConnecticut(ACT),Hartford,CT
  •        HawaiiInternational Film Festival,Honolulu,HI
  •        American Cancer Society, High Plains Division,Houston,TX
  •        United Way ofCentral Indiana,Indianapolis,IN
  •        Variety ofEastern Tennessee,Knoxville,TN
  •        Variety Children’s Charity ofSouthern Nevada,Las   Vegas,NV
  •        Wolfe Street Foundation, Inc.,Little Rock,AK
  •        MEND Meet Each Need with Dignity,Los Angeles,CA
  •        WHAS Crusade for Children, Inc.,Louisville,KY
  •        Ronald McDonald House Charities ofMemphis,Memphis,TN
  •        COAYouth & FamilyCenters,Milwaukee,WI
  •        Aegis Foundation, Inc.,Minneapolis,MN
  •        Belcourt Theatre,Nashville,TN
  •        American Red CrossSoutheast LouisianaChapter,New   Orleans,LA
  •        Ronald McDonald House Charities ofOklahoma City,Oklahoma   City,OK
  •        Alzheimer’s AssociationMidlandsChapter,Omaha,NE
  •        Variety – The Children’s Charity of Florida, Inc.,Orlando,FL
  •        Palm   BeachInternational Film Festival,Palm   Beach,FL
  •        Volunteers ofAmericaDelawareValley,Philadelphia,PA
  •        Pacific Region of the Arthritis Foundation,Phoenix,AZ
  •        Community Theatre ofGreensboro, Piedmont Triad area, NC
  •        Rhode   IslandInternational Film Festival,Providence,RI
  •        Central Virginia Film Institute,Richmond,VA
  •        UtahAIDS Foundation,Salt Lake City,UT
  •        Special OlympicsTexas,San   Antonio,TX
  •        Community Campership Council, Inc.,San Diego,CA
  •        California Film Institute Education Program,San Francisco,CA
  •        Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest,Seattle,WA
  •        RobinsonFilmCenter,Shreveport,LA
  •        Isabel’s House, Crisis Nursery of the Ozarks,Springfield,MO
  •        CinemaSt.   Louis,St. Louis,MO
  •        Tampa Theatre,Tampa,FL
  •        Fox Tucson Theatre Foundation,Tucson,AZ
  •        DC Shorts,Washington,DC
  •        Waterfront Film Festival,Western Michigan(Grand   Rapids)

To set these parties apart from thousands of other events taking place on Oscar Sunday, each Oscar Experience: Benefits party receives from the Academy copies of the official commemorative poster and the official Oscar show program, among other items.

Only one charity in a given media market may participate in the Oscar Experience: Benefits. Events are entirely produced by local nonprofit organizations with the active participation of the local ABC-TV affiliate station.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Jan 102013
 

2013 Oscar Nominations

MacFarlane and Stone announced the nominees at a 5:38 a.m. PT live news conference attended by more than 400 international media representatives. For a complete list of nominees, visit the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy members from each of the branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Official screenings of all motion pictures with one or more nominations will begin for members on Saturday, January 19, at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater. Screenings will also be held at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood and in London, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all categories.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Bradley Cooper in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln”
  • Hugh Jackman in “Les Misérables”
  • Joaquin Phoenix in “The Master”
  • Denzel Washington in “Flight”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Alan Arkin in “Argo”
  • Robert De Niro in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman in “The Master”
  • Tommy Lee Jones in “Lincoln”
  • Christoph Waltz in “Django Unchained”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Jessica Chastain in “Zero Dark Thirty”
  • Jennifer Lawrence in “Silver Linings Playbook”
  • Emmanuelle Riva in “Amour”
  • Quvenzhané Wallis in “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
  • Naomi Watts in “The Impossible”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Amy Adams in “The Master”
  • Sally Field in “Lincoln”
  • Anne Hathaway in “Les Misérables”
  • Helen Hunt in “The Sessions”
  • Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings  Playbook”

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Anna Karenina” Seamus McGarvey
  • “Django Unchained” Robert Richardson
  • “Life of Pi” Claudio Miranda
  • LincolnJanusz Kaminski
  • “Skyfall” Roger Deakins

Achievement in directing

  • “Amour” Michael Haneke
  • “Beasts of the Southern Wild” Benh Zeitlin
  • “Life of Pi” Ang Lee
  • Lincoln Steven Spielberg
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” David O. Russell

Best foreign language film of the year

  • “Amour”Austria
  • “Kon-Tiki”Norway
  • “No”Chile
  • “A Royal Affair”Denmark
  • “War Witch”Canada

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Amour” Nominees to be determined
  • “Argo” Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney, Producers
  • “Beasts of the Southern      Wild” Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald, Producers
  • “Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone, Producers
  • “Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra      Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh, Producers
  • “Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark, Producers
  • Lincoln Steven Spielberg and Kathleen  Kennedy, Producers
  • “Silver Linings      Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon, Producers
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison, Producers

Adapted screenplay

  • “Argo” Screenplay by Chris Terrio
  • “Beasts of the Southern      Wild” Screenplay by Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
  • “Life of Pi” Screenplay by David Magee
  • LincolnScreenplay by Tony Kushner
  • “Silver Linings Playbook” Screenplay by David O. Russell

Original screenplay

  • “Amour” Written by Michael Haneke
  • “Django Unchained” Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • “Flight” Written by John Gatins
  • Moonrise Kingdom Written by Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • “Zero Dark Thirty” Written by Mark Boal

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards–in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners-the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

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Jan 092013
 

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

ACADEMY TO HONOR BILL TAYLOR
WITH BONNER MEDAL

Visual effects supervisor and director of photography Bill Taylor has been voted the John A. Bonner Medal of Commendation by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ACADEMY TO HONOR BILL TAYLOR

The award – a medallion – will be presented at the Scientific and Technical Awards presentation on Saturday, February 9, at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

Taylor is the co-founder of Illusion Arts, where he worked on the visual effects of more than 200 films. His visual effects supervisor credits include “Lawless,” “Public Enemies,” “Milk” and “Bruce Almighty.” He has co-authored, with Petro Vlahos, chapters on bluescreen and greenscreen compositing in both the American Cinematographer Manual and The VES Handbook of Visual Effects.

In 1981 Taylor earned a Technical Achievement Award for the concept and specifications for a Two-Format, Rotating Head, Aerial Image Optical Printer.

Taylor first joined the Academy in 1972. He served on the Academy’s Board of Governors representing the Visual Effects Branch for five terms and was a founding co-chair, with Ray Feeney, of the Science and Technology Council.

Named in honor of the late director of special projects at Warner Hollywood Studios, the John A. Bonner Medal is awarded for “outstanding service and dedication in upholding the high standards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.”

Portions of the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation will be included in the Oscar® telecast.

Academy Awards® for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Jan 072013
 

OSCAR® HOST SETH MACFARLANE JOINS EMMA STONE TO ANNOUNCE OSCAR NOMINATIONS

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards

Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® will be announced by the show’s host, Seth MacFarlane, and actress Emma Stone on Thursday, January 10. This will be the first time since 1972 that an Oscar show host has participated in the nominations announcement.

MacFarlane and Stone will unveil the nominations at a 5:30 a.m. PT news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, where hundreds of media representatives from around the world will be gathered.

Since the first nominations announcement in 1964, the Academy president has been joined by one or more co-announcers at the event. This year the Academy will break with tradition when MacFarlane, who was named Oscar show host in October, joins Stone on Oscar nominations morning. Charlton Heston (1972) was the only other show host to participate in the nominations announcement.

Stone starred in the 2011 Best Picture nominee “The Help” and the summer release “The Amazing Spider-Man.” Her other film credits include “Superbad,” “Zombieland,” “Easy A” and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” Stone will be seen in “Gangster Squad” later this month and in “The Croods,” due out in March.

Nominations information for all categories will be distributed to news media in attendance and via the Internet on the official Academy Awards website, www.oscar.com.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Jan 022013
 

The Academy Extends Oscar Nominations Voting Period to January 4

THE ACADEMY EXTENDS

OSCAR®NOMINATIONS

VOTING PERIOD TO JANUARY 4

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations by one day to Friday, January 4, 2013, 5.p.m. PT.  (The original date was Thursday, January 3, 5 p.m. PT).  Members may vote online or submit a paper ballot.  Any votes received after the deadline will not be counted.

“By extending the voting deadline we are providing every opportunity available to make the transition to online balloting as smooth as possible,” said Ric Robertson, Academy COO.  “We’re grateful to our global membership for joining us in this process.”

In order to accommodate the extension and maintain security, the online voting system will be closed for two hours only (5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT) on Thursday, January 3. The system will re-open at 7 p.m. PT on January 3 and remain available to members until 5:00 p.m. PT January 4.

This is the first year the Academy is providing its membership the opportunity to vote online. Several voting resources are available to members, including assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London, and a 24-hour support call center.

The nominations and final Awards ballots will be tabulated and verified by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to ensure that all aspects of the balloting process are accurate and secure. In the majority of the categories, PwC will tabulate the ballots using the preferential voting system.

The 85th Academy Awards® nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Dec 152012
 

282 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 2012 BEST PICTURE OSCAR

282 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 2012 BEST PICTURE OSCAR

Two hundred eighty-two feature films are eligible for the 2012 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

To be eligible for 85th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category. The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 85th Academy Awards” is available at
http://www.oscars.org/awards/academyawards/rules/reminderlist.html.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide

Nov 062012
 

Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th

 Academy Awards®.

The 21 submitted features, listed in alphabetical order by title, are:

 “Adventures in Zambezia”

“Brave”     “Delhi Safari”

“Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”

“Frankenweenie”

“From Up on Poppy Hill”

“Hey Krishna”

“Hotel Transylvania”

“Ice Age Continental Drift”

“A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman”

“Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”

“The Mystical Laws”

“The Painting”

“ParaNorman”

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits”

“The Rabbi’s Cat”

“Rise of the Guardians”

“Secret of the Wings”

“Walter & Tandoori’s Christmas”

“Wreck-It Ralph”

“Zarafa”

Several of the films listed have not yet had their required Los Angeles qualifying runs. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules before they can advance in the voting process. At least eight eligible animated features must be theatrically released in Los Angeles County within the calendar year for this category to be activated.

Films submitted in the Animated Feature Film category may also qualify for Academy Awards in other categories, including Best Picture, provided they meet the requirements for those categories.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

 

Oct 282012
 

To qualify in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®, filmmakers must submit entry forms and supporting materials to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences by 5 p.m. PT on Thursday, November 1.

ANIMATED FEATURE ENTRIES DUE NOVEMBER 1 FOR 2012 OSCAR® RACE

Complete 85th Academy Awards rules and submission forms are available at www.oscars.org/rules. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Meredith Shea by phone at (310) 247-3000, ext. 1190, by fax at (310) 247-2600, or by e-mail at mshea@oscars.org.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Oct 112012
 

71 COUNTRIES VIE FOR 2012 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR® A record 71 countries, including first-time entrant Kenya, have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The 2012 submissions are:

Afghanistan, “The Patience Stone,” Atiq Rahimi, director;

Albania, “Pharmakon,” Joni Shanaj, director;

Algeria, “Zabana!” Said Ould Khelifa, director;

Argentina, “Clandestine Childhood,” Benjamín Ávila, director;

Armenia, “If Only Everyone,” Natalia Belyauskene, director;

Australia, “Lore,” Cate Shortland, director;

Austria, “Amour,” Michael Haneke, director;

Azerbaijan, “Buta,” Ilgar Najaf, director;

Bangladesh, “Pleasure Boy Komola,” Humayun Ahmed, director;

Belgium, “Our Children,” Joachim Lafosse, director;

Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Children of Sarajevo,” Aida Begic, director;

Brazil, “The Clown,” Selton Mello, director;

Bulgaria, “Sneakers,” Valeri Yordanov and Ivan Vladimirov, directors;

Cambodia, “Lost Loves,” Chhay Bora, director;

Canada, “War Witch,” Kim Nguyen, director;

Chile, “No,” Pablo Larraín, director;

China, “Caught in the Web,” Chen Kaige, director;

Colombia, “The Snitch Cartel,” Carlos Moreno, director;

Croatia, “Vegetarian Cannibal,” Branko Schmidt, director;

Czech Republic, “In the Shadow,” David Ondrícek, director;

Denmark, “A Royal Affair,” Nikolaj Arcel, director;

Dominican Republic, “Jaque Mate,” José María Cabral, director;

Estonia, “Mushrooming,” Toomas Hussar, director;

Finland, “Purge,” Antti J. Jokinen, director;

France, “The Intouchables,” Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, directors;

Georgia, “Keep Smiling,” Rusudan Chkonia, director;

Germany, “Barbara,” Christian Petzold, director;

Greece, “Unfair World,” Filippos Tsitos, director;

Greenland, “Inuk,” Mike Magidson, director;

Hong Kong, “Life without Principle,” Johnnie To, director;

Hungary, “Just the Wind,” Bence Fliegauf, director;

Iceland, “The Deep,” Baltasar Kormákur, director;

India, “Barfi!” Anurag Basu, director;

Indonesia, “The Dancer,” Ifa Isfansyah, director;

Israel, “Fill the Void,” Rama Burshtein, director;

Italy, “Caesar Must Die,” Paolo Taviani and Vittorio Taviani, directors;

Japan, “Our Homeland,” Yang Yonghi, director;

Kazakhstan, “Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe,” Akan Satayev, director;

Kenya, “Nairobi Half Life,” David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga, director;

Kyrgyzstan, “The Empty Home,” Nurbek Egen, director;

Latvia, “Gulf Stream under the Iceberg,” Yevgeny Pashkevich, director;

Lithuania, “Ramin,” Audrius Stonys, director;

Macedonia, “The Third Half,” Darko Mitrevski, director;

Malaysia, “Bunohan,” Dain Iskandar Said, director;

Mexico, “After Lucia,” Michel Franco, director;

Morocco, “Death for Sale,” Faouzi Bensaïdi, director;

Netherlands, “Kauwboy,” Boudewijn Koole, director;

Norway, “Kon-Tiki,” Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg, directors;

Palestine, “When I Saw You,” Annemarie Jacir, director;

Peru, “The Bad Intentions,” Rosario García-Montero, director;

Philippines, “Bwakaw,” Jun Robles Lana, director;

Poland, “80 Million,” Waldemar Krzystek, director;

Portugal, “Blood of My Blood,” João Canijo, director;

Romania, “Beyond the Hills,” Cristian Mungiu, director;

Russia, “White Tiger,” Karen Shakhnazarov, director;

Serbia, “When Day Breaks,” Goran Paskaljevic, director;

Singapore, “Already Famous,” Michelle Chong, director;

Slovak Republic, “Made in Ash,” Iveta Grófová, director;

Slovenia, “A Trip,” Nejc Gazvoda, director;

South Africa, “Little One,” Darrell James Roodt, director;

South Korea, “Pieta,” Kim Ki-duk, director;

Spain, “Blancanieves,” Pablo Berger, director;

Sweden, “The Hypnotist,” Lasse Hallström, director;

Switzerland, “Sister,” Ursula Meier, director;

Taiwan, “Touch of the Light,” Chang Jung-Chi, director;

Thailand, “Headshot,” Pen-ek Ratanaruang, director;

Turkey, “Where the Fire Burns,” Ismail Gunes, director;

Ukraine, “The Firecrosser,” Mykhailo Illienko, director;

Uruguay, “The Delay,” Rodrigo Plá, director;

Venezuela, “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” Hernán Jabes, director;

Vietnam, “The Scent of Burning Grass,” Nguyen Huu Muoi, director.

The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Aug 092012
 

 

Browse Academy Events in Los Angeles

Video Showcase of Academy Events in Los Angeles

Academy Awards take place once a year but The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is active year-round organizing interesting events and playing an important role in the entertainment industry….

One of the big events of the summer 2012 is “The Last 70mm Film Festival”. Exciting screenings of Oscar-winning movie classics are being held all summer at The Samuel Goldwyn Theater which is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills. Tickets are frequently sold out way in advance which proves that Los Angeles is a city of movie buffs.

The Oscars night takes place once a year, The Academy enriches Los Angeles with the glamor of old Hollywood all year…

Video Showcase of Academy Events in Los Angeles

Aug 092012
 

 

Browse Academy Awards of Years Past

About The Academy

Video Showcase of Academy Awards of Years Past

Los Angeles has events aplenty every day of the year, but no one could dispute that the grandest event of them all are the annual Academy Awards, the acclaimed Oscar night. The anticipation, the preparations, the roadblocks and detours on the way to work can’t be missed. And then, there is the Red Carpet with its stars’ galore… All of it culminating in one magical night during which The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences crowns its new top achievers of the year. The night continues with many parties throughout the night and throughout Los Angeles….

In spite of the many inconveniences, we all love the Oscars and the whole world watches the ceremony with us, every year….

ABOUT THE ACADEMY
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is the world’s preeminent movie-related organization, with a membership of more than 6,000 of the most accomplished men and women working in cinema. In addition to the annual Academy Awards – in which the members vote to select the nominees and winners – the Academy presents a diverse year-round slate of public programs, exhibitions and events; provides financial support to a wide range of other movie-related organizations and endeavors; acts as a neutral advocate in the advancement of motion picture technology; and, through its Margaret Herrick Library and Academy Film Archive, collects, preserves, restores and provides access to movies and items related to their history. Through these and other activities the Academy serves students, historians, the entertainment industry and people everywhere who love movies.

FOLLOW THE ACADEMY
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www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
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Here are a few memorable moments from years past, Academy Awards 2013 are coming to town on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

Video Showcase of Academy Awards of Years Past

Jun 132012
 

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