Feb 202017
 
Cynthia Erivo To Sing At The Governors Ball

Center photo credit: Benedict Evans

CYNTHIA ERIVO TO TAKE THE STAGE
AT THE GOVERNORS BALL ON OSCAR® SUNDAY

 

Award-winning singer-songwriter Cynthia Erivo is set to perform at the Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars® celebration, on Sunday, February 26. She will entertain the Ball’s 1,500 guests, which will include Oscar® winners and nominees, show presenters and performers, and other luminaries.

A U.K. native, Erivo made her Broadway debut starring as ’Celie’ in the critically acclaimed revival of “The Color Purple,” for which she received a Tony® for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical and a Grammy® for Best Musical Theater Album. She recently performed at The 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, as well as the 2017 Grammy Awards, alongside John Legend during the show’s ‘In Memoriam’ segment. Erivo also is an accomplished songwriter, having written and performed the song “Fly Before You Fall” for the 2014 feature film “Beyond the Lights.” Her upcoming film projects include a starring role in “Harriet,” the Harriet Tubman biopic directed by Seith Mann, and co-starring opposite Viola Davis in Steve McQueen’s “Widows.”

The evening also will feature multi-platinum recording artist JoJo, five-time Emmy®-nominated music director Rickey Minor, and husband-and-wife deejays DJ M.O.S. and DJ Kiss showcasing an eclectic mix of musical genres.

The Governors Ball will be held in the Ray Dolby Ballroom on the top level of the Hollywood & Highland Center®.

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.

 

 

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Feb 182017
 

Oscars Street Closures

HOLLYWOOD STREET CLOSURES FOR 2017 OSCAR® WEEK

To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood.

To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers and pre-show stages along the Oscars red carpet, Hollywood Boulevard will be closed between Highland Avenue and Orange Drive beginning at 10 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, and remain closed until 6 a.m. on Wednesday March 1.

MTA subway trains will bypass the Hollywood & Highland station after the last regularly scheduled train on Saturday, February 25, until 6 a.m. Monday, February 27. Service at the station will resume with the first scheduled train after 6 a.m.

Between Sunday, February 19, and Oscar Sunday, February 26, additional streets and sidewalks will be closed for varying periods.

Details of the closures and maps of affected areas are available from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, the Sixth and the Thirteenth District City Council field offices and on the Academy’s website at http://www.oscars.org/closures.

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

 

 

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Feb 162017
 

Oscar Celebrations In New York And London

THE ACADEMY TO CELEBRATE OSCAR NIGHT®
IN NEW YORK AND LONDON

The Academy will host live Oscar® viewing parties in New York and London for its members and invited film industry guests on Oscar Sunday, February 26. The Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

Oscar Night London, supported by Rolex, will take place at Soho’s Ham Yard Hotel to view the 89th Oscars at a two-tier screening venue. Guests will enjoy a midnight feast, complete with espresso martinis, and will watch the Oscars telecast streamed live on the big screen, from red carpet arrivals through the announcement of the Best Picture award.

The iconic Rainbow Room in New York will be the setting for the only East Coast event hosted by the Academy on Oscar Night. From the 65th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, surrounded by stunning panoramic views, guests will be able to watch the live Oscars telecast while enjoying an inspired menu by Executive Chef Jim Botsacos.

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

 

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Nov 042014
 

Documentary Feature Films In The Running For 2014 Oscar®

134 Documentary Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar® Race! One hundred thirty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards®.
The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are:

“Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq”
“Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case”
“Algorithms”
“Alive Inside”
“All You Need Is Love”
“Altina”
“America: Imagine the World without Her”
“American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs”
“Anita”
“Antarctica: A Year on Ice”
“Art and Craft”
“Awake: The Life of Yogananda”
“The Barefoot Artist”
“The Battered Bastards of Baseball”
“Before You Know It”
“Bitter Honey”
“Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity”
“Botso The Teacher from Tbilisi”
“Captivated The Trials of Pamela Smart”
“The Case against 8”
“Cesar’s Last Fast”
“Citizen Koch”
“CitizenFour”
“Code Black”
“Concerning Violence”
“The Culture High”
“Cyber-Seniors”
“DamNation”
“Dancing in Jaffa”
“Death Metal Angola”
“The Decent One”
“Dinosaur 13”
“Do You Know What My Name Is?”
“Documented”
“The Dog”
“E-Team”
“Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me”
“Elena”
“Evolution of a Criminal”
“Fed Up”
“Finding Fela”
“Finding Vivian Maier”
“Food Chains”
“The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden”
“Getting to the Nutcracker”
“Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”
“Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia”
“The Great Flood”
“The Great Invisible”
“The Green Prince”
“The Hacker Wars”
“The Hadza: Last of the First”
“Hanna Ranch”
“Happy Valley”
“The Hornet’s Nest”
“I Am Ali”
“If You Build It”
“The Immortalists”
“The Internet’s Own Boy”
“Ivory Tower”
“James Cameron’s Deepsea Challenge”
“Jodorowsky’s Dune”
“Journey of a Female Comic”
“Keep On Keepin’ On”
“Kids for Cash”
“The Kill Team”
“Korengal”
“La Bare”
“Last Days in Vietnam”
“Last Hijack”
“The Last Patrol”
“Levitated Mass”
“Life Itself”
“Little White Lie”
“Llyn Foulkes One Man Band”
“Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles”
“Manakamana”
“Merchants of Doubt”
“Mission Blue”
“Mistaken for Strangers”
“Mitt”
“Monk with a Camera”
“Nas: Time Is Illmatic”
“National Gallery”
“Next Goal Wins”
“Next Year Jerusalem”
“Night Will Fall”
“No Cameras Allowed”
“Now: In the Wings on a World Stage”
“Occupy the Farm”
“The Only Real Game”
“The Overnighters”
“Particle Fever”
“Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes”
“Pelican Dreams”
“The Pleasures of Being Out of Step”
“Plot for Peace”
“Point and Shoot”
“Poverty Inc.”
“Print the Legend”
“Private Violence”
“Pump”
“Rabindranath Tagore – The Poet of Eternity”
“Red Army”
“Remote Area Medical”
“Rich Hill”
“The Rule”
“The Salt of the Earth”
“Shadows from My Past”
“She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry”
“A Small Section of the World”
“Smiling through the Apocalypse – Esquire in the 60s”
“Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon”
“The Supreme Price”
“Tales of the Grim Sleeper”
“Tanzania: A Journey Within”
“This Is Not a Ball”
“Thomas Keating: A Rising Tide of Silence”
“Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”
“True Son”
“20,000 Days on Earth”
“Unclaimed”
“Under the Electric Sky”
“Underwater Dreams”
“Virunga”
“Waiting for August”
“Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago”
“Warsaw Uprising”
“Watchers of the Sky”
“Watermark”
“We Are the Giant”
“We Could Be King”
“Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger”
“A World Not Ours”

Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical release requirements and comply with all of the category’s other qualifying rules in order to advance in the voting process. A shortlist of 15 films will be announced in December.

Films submitted in the Documentary Feature 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 15, 2015, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation 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 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; 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
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy

Oct 162014
 
Neil Patrick Harris Will Host 2015 OSCARS®

Neil Patrick Harris Will Host 2015 OSCARS®.
Photo Credit: Eric Schwabel

Award-winning star of stage and screen Neil Patrick Harris will host the 87th Oscars®, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. This will be Harris’ first time hosting the ceremony. The show will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 22, 2015.

“We are thrilled to have Neil host the Oscars,” said Zadan and Meron. “We have known him his entire adult life, and we have watched him explode as a great performer in feature films, television and stage. To work with him on the Oscars is the perfect storm, all of his resources and talent coming together on a global stage.”

“It is truly an honor and a thrill to be asked to host this year’s Academy Awards. I grew up watching the Oscars and was always in such awe of some of the greats who hosted the show,” said Harris. “To be asked to follow in the footsteps of Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Ellen DeGeneres, and everyone else who had the great fortune of hosting is a bucket list dream come true.”

“We share Craig and Neil’s excitement in welcoming the incredibly talented Neil Patrick Harris,” said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President. “He is the consummate entertainer. Neil’s distinctive charm and showmanship make him the ideal host to honor the Oscar legacy and ensure we all enjoy another unforgettable celebration.”

“Neil is a terrific actor, singer, risk-taker and collaborator,” said Dawn Hudson, Academy CEO. “We can’t wait to see the show that he and Craig and Neil create together.”

“Neil Patrick Harris is highly energetic and a definitive entertainer,” said Paul Lee. “We are thrilled to have him as our 2015 Oscar host.”

A triple-threat performer, Harris has enjoyed a successful career in entertainment. He can currently be seen starring opposite Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike in David Fincher’s critically-acclaimed feature film, “Gone Girl.” Harris garnered multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe award nominations for his role as Barney Stinson on the hit television series, “How I Met Your Mother,” and he won an Emmy for his guest-starring role on “Glee” in 2010. He also recently starred in the title role of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Broadway, earning the 2014 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical. Harris served as host of the 61st and 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, as well as the 63rd, 65th, 66th and 67th Tony Awards, for which he won four Emmys. Most recently, Harris added the title of author to his list of accomplishments with the release of his autobiography from Crown Publishing, “Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography.”

The last two Oscars telecasts, which were produced by Zadan and Meron, received a major spike in the ratings. The 86th Oscars was TV’s most-watched entertainment event in 10 years and attracted the biggest viewership since 2000, with more than 45 million viewers. The show resulted in dramatic gains in younger demos and social media conversation, with more than one billion impressions generated on Twitter and 25 million interactions happening on Facebook on Oscar Sunday. Additionally, the star-studded “selfie” became the most retweeted photo of all time with 32.8 million views.

The Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 4 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. The Oscar presentation 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 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; 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
www.oscars.org
www.facebook.com/TheAcademy
www.youtube.com/Oscars
www.twitter.com/TheAcademy

Oct 142014
 

83 COUNTRIES IN COMPETITION FOR 2014 FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OSCAR®

The Academy

A record 83 countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 87th Academy Awards®. Kosovo, Malta, Mauritania and Panama are first-time entrants.

The 2014 submissions are:
Afghanistan, “A Few Cubic Meters of Love,” Jamshid Mahmoudi, director;
Argentina, “Wild Tales,” Damián Szifrón, director;
Australia, “Charlie’s Country,” Rolf de Heer, director;
Austria, “The Dark Valley,” Andreas Prochaska, director;
Azerbaijan, “Nabat,” Elchin Musaoglu, director;
Bangladesh, “Glow of the Firefly,” Khalid Mahmood Mithu, director;
Belgium, “Two Days, One Night,” Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne, directors;
Bolivia, “Forgotten,” Carlos Bolado, director;
Bosnia and Herzegovina, “With Mom,” Faruk Lončarevič, director;
Brazil, “The Way He Looks,” Daniel Ribeiro, director;
Bulgaria, “Bulgarian Rhapsody,” Ivan Nitchev, director;
Canada, “Mommy,” Xavier Dolan, director;
Chile, “To Kill a Man,” Alejandro Fernández Almendras, director;
China, “The Nightingale,” Philippe Muyl, director;
Colombia, “Mateo,” María Gamboa, director;
Costa Rica, “Red Princesses,” Laura Astorga Carrera, director;
Croatia, “Cowboys,” Tomislav Mršić, director;
Cuba, “Conducta,” Ernesto Daranas Serrano, director;
Czech Republic, “Fair Play,” Andrea Sedláčková, director;
Denmark, “Sorrow and Joy,” Nils Malmros, director;
Dominican Republic, “Cristo Rey,” Leticia Tonos, director;
Ecuador, “Silence in Dreamland,” Tito Molina, director;
Egypt, “Factory Girl,” Mohamed Khan, director;
Estonia, “Tangerines,” Zaza Urushadze, director;
Ethiopia, “Difret,” Zeresenay Berhane Mehari, director;
Finland, “Concrete Night,” Pirjo Honkasalo, director;
France, “Saint Laurent,” Bertrand Bonello, director;
Georgia, “Corn Island,” George Ovashvili, director;
Germany, “Beloved Sisters,” Dominik Graf, director;
Greece, “Little England,” Pantelis Voulgaris, director;
Hong Kong, “The Golden Era,” Ann Hui, director;
Hungary, “White God,” Kornél Mundruczó, director;
Iceland, “Life in a Fishbowl,” Baldvin Zophoníasson, director;
India, “Liar’s Dice,” Geetu Mohandas, director;
Indonesia, “Soekarno,” Hanung Bramantyo, director;
Iran, “Today,” Reza Mirkarimi, director;
Iraq, “Mardan,” Batin Ghobadi, director;
Ireland, “The Gift,” Tom Collins, director;
Israel, “Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, directors;
Italy, “Human Capital,” Paolo Virzì, director;
Japan, “The Light Shines Only There,” Mipo O, director;
Kosovo, “Three Windows and a Hanging,” Isa Qosja, director;
Kyrgyzstan, “Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains,” Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, director;
Latvia, “Rocks in My Pockets,” Signe Baumane, director;
Lebanon, “Ghadi,” Amin Dora, director;
Lithuania, “The Gambler,” Ignas Jonynas, director;
Luxembourg, “Never Die Young,” Pol Cruchten, director;
Macedonia, “To the Hilt,” Stole Popov, director;
Malta, “Simshar,” Rebecca Cremona, director;
Mauritania, “Timbuktu,” Abderrahmane Sissako, director;
Mexico, “Cantinflas,” Sebastián del Amo, director;
Moldova, “The Unsaved,” Igor Cobileanski, director;
Montenegro, “The Kids from the Marx and Engels Street,” Nikola Vukčević, director;
Morocco, “The Red Moon,” Hassan Benjelloun, director;
Nepal, “Jhola,” Yadav Kumar Bhattarai, director;
Netherlands, “Accused,” Paula van der Oest, director;
New Zealand, “The Dead Lands,” Toa Fraser, director;
Norway, “1001 Grams,” Bent Hamer, director;
Pakistan, “Dukhtar,” Afia Nathaniel, director;
Palestine, “Eyes of a Thief,” Najwa Najjar, director;
Panama, “Invasion,” Abner Benaim, director;
Peru, “The Gospel of the Flesh,” Eduardo Mendoza, director;
Philippines, “Norte, the End of History,” Lav Diaz, director;
Poland, “Ida,” Paweł Pawlikowski, director;
Portugal, “What Now? Remind Me,” Joaquim Pinto, director;
Romania, “The Japanese Dog,” Tudor Cristian Jurgiu, director;
Russia, “Leviathan,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, director;
Serbia, “See You in Montevideo,” Dragan Bjelogrlić, director;
Singapore, “Sayang Disayang,” Sanif Olek, director;
Slovakia, “A Step into the Dark,” Miloslav Luther, director;
Slovenia, “Seduce Me,” Marko Šantić, director;
South Africa, “Elelwani,” Ntshavheni Wa Luruli, director;
South Korea, “Haemoo,” Shim Sung-bo, director;
Spain, “Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed,” David Trueba, director;
Sweden, “Force Majeure,” Ruben Östlund, director;
Switzerland, “The Circle,” Stefan Haupt, director;
Taiwan, “Ice Poison,” Midi Z, director;
Thailand, “The Teacher’s Diary,” Nithiwat Tharathorn, director;
Turkey, “Winter Sleep,” Nuri Bilge Ceylan, director;
Ukraine, “The Guide,” Oles Sanin, director;
United Kingdom, “Little Happiness,” Nihat Seven, director;
Uruguay, “Mr. Kaplan,” Álvaro Brechner, director;
Venezuela, “The Liberator,” Alberto Arvelo, director.

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

The Oscars® will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live by the ABC Television Network. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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.

credit: Darren Decker / ©A.M.P.A.S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 022013
 

OSCAR® NOMINATIONS VOTING OPENS MONDAY TO 5,856 ACADEMY VOTERS

Oscar Nominations Voting Opens Monday

Nominations voting for the 85th Academy Awards® will open at 8 a.m. PT, Monday, December 17, for the 5,856 voting members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Members will have until 5 p.m. PT, Thursday, January 3, 2013, to vote electronically or mail in a paper ballot. Any paper ballots received after the deadline will not be counted.

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.

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

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 172012
 

7 FEATURES ADVANCE IN RACE FOR MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING OSCAR®

7 Features Advance in Race for Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 85th Academy Awards®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

     “Hitchcock”
     “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
     “Les Misérables”
     “Lincoln”
     “Looper”
     “Men in Black 3”
     “Snow White and the Huntsman”

On Saturday, January 5, all members of the Academy’s Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch will be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the seven shortlisted films. Following the screenings, members will vote to nominate three films for final Oscar consideration.

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.

 

Dec 132012
 

75 ORIGINAL SONGS TUNE UP FOR 2012 OSCAR

75 ORIGINAL SONGS TUNE UP FOR 2012 OSCAR

Seventy-five songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 85th Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today.

The original songs, along with the motion picture in which each song is featured, are listed below in alphabetical order by film and song title:

       “For You” from “Act of Valor”
       “Metaphorical Blanket” from “Any Day Now”
       “Let It Rain” from “Being Flynn”
       “Learn Me Right” from “Brave”
       “Touch the Sky” from “Brave”
       “Airport” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Come on Girl” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Someday” from “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”
       “Protect the King” from “Brooklyn Castle”
       “California Solo” from “California Solo”
       “Casa De Mi Padre” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “Del Cielo” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “Yo No Se” from “Casa De Mi Padre”
       “No Other Plans” from “Celeste and Jesse Forever”
       “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
       “By the Light of the Moon” from “Crossroad”
       “The Sambola! International Dance Craze” from “Damsels in Distress”
       “When You Comin’ Home” from “Darling Companion”
       “Death by China” from “Death by China”
       “Delhi Safari” from “Delhi Safari”
       “Ancora Qui” from “Django Unchained”
       “Freedom” from “Django Unchained”
       “100 Black Coffins” from “Django Unchained”
       “Who Did That to You?” from “Django Unchained”
       “How Bad Can I Be?” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Let It Grow” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Thneedville” from “Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax”
       “Ain’t No Train” from “Downtown Express”
       “You Don’t Have to Be a Star” from “Fame High”
       “Jose’s Martyrdom” from “For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada”
       “Strange Love” from “Frankenweenie”
       “Voodoo” from “Halloween Party”
       “Luna Nascosta” from “Hidden Moon”
       “Song of the Lonely Mountain” from “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
       “Abraham’s Daughter” from “The Hunger Games”
       “Master of the Seas” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
       “We Are” from “Ice Age Continental Drift”
       “Looking for a Sign” from “Jeff, Who Lives at Home”
       “From Here to the Moon and Back” from “Joyful Noise”
       “He’s Everything” from “Joyful Noise”
       “I’m Yours” from “Joyful Noise”
       “Wide Awake” from “Katy Perry: Part of Me”
       “Cosmonaut” from “Lawless”
       “Beaten Up and Broken Down” from “Least among Saints”
       “Suddenly” from “Les Misérables”
       “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
       “When I Grow Up” from “Losing Control”
       “Love Always Comes as a Surprise” from “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted”
       “Ladies of Tampa” from “Magic Mike”
       “The Baddest Man Alive” from “The Man with the Iron Fists”
       “This Gift” from “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”
       “Still Alive” from “Paul Williams Still Alive”
       “Dotted Line” from “People Like Us”
       “Snake Eyes” from “Promised Land”
       “Razors.Out” from “The Raid: Redemption”
       “I’m Not Leaving” from “Re:Generation”
       “Still Dream” from “Rise of the Guardians”
       “Undercover Love” from “Rock of Ages”
       “Big Machine” from “Safety Not Guaranteed”
       “I Be Here” from “Saint Dracula”
       “I Have Secrets” from “Saint Dracula”
       “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
       “Breath of Life” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
       “Gone” from “Snow White and the Huntsman”
       “One Wing” from “Sparkle”
       “Not Running Anymore” from “Stand Up Guys”
       “Feel Love” from “Struck by Lightning”
       “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
       “Never Had” from “10 Years”
       “Dull Tool” from “This Is 40”
       “She Won’t Let Go” from “Until They Are Home”
       “Kiss Me Goodbye” from “Virginia”
       “Anything Made of Paper” from “West of Memphis”
       “Hashishet Albi” from “Where Do We Go Now?”
       “When Can I See You Again?” from “Wreck-It Ralph”

During the nominations process, all voting members of the Music Branch will receive a Reminder List of works submitted in the category and a DVD copy of the song clips. Members will be asked to watch the clips and then vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements in the category. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award.

To be eligible, a song must consist of words and music, both of which are original and written specifically for the film. A clearly audible, intelligible, substantive rendition of both lyric and melody must be used in the body of the film or as the first music cue in the end credits.

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.

 

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.