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 072017
 

Leonardo DiCaprio And Fellow 2016 Oscar® Winners To Present Oscars®

OSCAR® WINNERS LEONARDO DICAPRIO, BRIE LARSON, MARK RYLANCE AND ALICIA VIKANDER RETURN TO THE OSCARS® STAGE

Academy Award® winners Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Mark Rylance and Alicia Vikander will present at the 89th Oscars, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today. All return to the Oscars stage after winning last year in their respective acting categories. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.

DiCaprio won last year for Actor in a Leading Role for “The Revenant.” He was previously nominated for his performances in “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013), for which he also received a Best Picture nomination, “Blood Diamond” (2006), “The Aviator” (2004) and “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” (1993). His film credits also include “The Great Gatsby” (2013), “Django Unchained” (2012) and “J. Edgar” (2011).

Larson’s performance in “Room” earned her an Oscar for Actress in a Leading Role. She has also appeared in “Trainwreck” (2015) and “Short Term 12” (2013). Her upcoming films include “Captain Marvel,” “Kong: Skull Island,” “The Glass Castle” and “Unicorn Store.”

Rylance won for Actor in a Supporting Role for “Bridge of Spies.” His other film credits include “The BFG” (2016) and the upcoming features “Dunkirk” and “Ready Player One.” A prolific stage actor, he earned Tony Awards for his performances in “Twelfth Night,” “Jerusalem” and “Boeing-Boeing.”

Vikander won for Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Danish Girl.” Her recent film credits include “The Light between Oceans” (2016), “Jason Bourne” (2016), “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” (2015) and “Ex Machina” (2015). Her upcoming films include “Euphoria,” “Submergence” and “Tomb Raider.”

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 De Luca and Todd and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, also will be televised 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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Aug 032016
 
Wind Earth And Fire

Wind Earth And Fire

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences brings film music and restored music movies to Los Angeles in August.

Much anticipated special screenings of “Purple Rain” and “King of Jazz,” plus the return of The Black Movie Soundtrack at the Hollywood Bowl are coming to Los Angeles, soon.

Learn more on Restored Classic Music Movie Screenings In L.A. and other events’ schedules on our sister Site, Cultural Events In Los Angeles.

 

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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.

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Apr 182013
 

THE ACADEMY SHOWCASES RARE FILM GEMS WITH
“THE REAL INDIES: A CLOSE LOOK AT ORPHAN FILMS”The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with New York University and the Orphan Film Symposium, will present “The Real Indies: A Close Look at Orphan Films,” a two-day screening series on Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11, at the Academy’s Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood. The series, honoring orphan films – rarely- seen, previously neglected works deserving preservation and revival – will open on Friday at 8 p.m. with the West Coast premiere of the restoration of “Portrait of Jason,” the groundbreaking 1967 documentary feature about a gay African American by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Shirley Clarke.

Shot at New York’s Hotel Chelsea, “Portrait of Jason” is a hybrid performance/verité documentary that profiles Jason Holliday, an engaging, self-described hustler. Academy Governor Rob Epstein and fellow documentarian Jeffrey Friedman will host the evening’s screening and take part in a post-screening onstage panel with Robert Fiore, the film’s assistant to the director, and Dennis Doros, co-founder of the independent releasing company Milestone Films, which recently restored the film in partnership with the Academy Film Archive. The evening’s panel will be moderated by film critic Elvis Mitchell.

Saturday’s program will be presented in five sessions, starting at 10:30 a.m. with films ranging from rare home movies and unique promotional films to silent rediscoveries and experimental shorts. Highlights include a screening of the unseen student film “Shit,” by director Penelope Spheeris, a presentation by Rick Prelinger, with a sneak peek at his work-in-progress “No More Road Trips?”, screenings of rarely-seen works by Saul Bass and Satyajit Ray, and premieres of restorations of Academy-Award® nominated “Exploratorium”, Jim Hoberman’s “Mission to Mongo”, and Academy-Award winning cinematographer Ray Rennahan’s “The Love Charm.”

“The Real Indies” brings together filmmakers, archivists, scholars, curators and preservationists to screen and celebrate dozens of orphan films that have lacked theatrical distribution, been rediscovered and preserved.

Tickets for Fridays screening of “Portrait of Jason” are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and includes a reception before the event. Doors open at 7 p.m.
All-day passes for Saturday’s sessions are $15 for the general public and $10 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. The passes include lunch (vegetarian options will be available) if purchased in advance. Tickets for individual sessions are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.
Tickets and passes may be purchased beginning April 18 online at oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, or by mail.

The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.
A detailed listing of all screenings in “The Real Indies” is available at www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2013/05/real-indies.html. For more information on NYU’s Orphan Film Symposium please visit www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm. For more information on “Portrait of Jason,” please visit http://projectshirley.com/press/portraitofjason.pdf.

Nov 132012
 

10 ANIMATED SHORTS MOVE AHEAD IN 2012 OSCAR® RACE

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 85th Academy Awards®. Fifty-six pictures had originally qualified in the category.

The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:

Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films)

“Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.)

“Dripped,” Léo Verrier, director (ChezEddy)

“The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal College of Art)

“The Fall of the House of Usher,” Raul Garcia, director, and Stephan Roelants, producer (Melusine Productions, R&R Communications Inc., Les Armateurs, The Big Farm)

“Fresh Guacamole,” PES, director (PES)

“Head over Heels,” Timothy Reckart, director, and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly, producer (National Film and Television School)

“Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”,” David Silverman, director (Gracie Films)

“Paperman,” John Kahrs, director (Disney Animation Studios)

“Tram,” Michaela Pavlátová, director, and Ron Dyens, producer (Sacrebleu Productions)

The Short Films and Feature Animation Branch Reviewing Committee viewed all the eligible entries for the preliminary round of voting at screenings held in New York and Los Angeles.

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch members will now select three to five nominees from among the 10 titles on the shortlist. Branch screenings will be held in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco in December.

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 102012
 

THE ACADEMY SCREENS COPPOLA’S “BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA” AND HITCHCOCK’S “THE RING”AND HITCHCOCK’S “THE RING”

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents following events in the month of November:

“Bram Stoker’s Dracula” (1992)         The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents                                        

Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a 20th anniversary screening of director Francis Ford Coppola’s “Bram Stoker’s Dracula.” Hosted by Variety tech columnist David S. Cohen, the evening features the premiere of a newly struck print courtesy of Sony Pictures and the Academy Film Archive and an onstage discussion with members of the film’s crew, including Academy Award®-winning makeup artists Greg Cannom, Michèle Burke and Matthew W. Mungle, and Academy Award-winning sound effects editors Tom C. McCarthy and David E. Stone.

Largely set in London during the waning years of the Victorian Era, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” follows the conflicted vampire, played by Gary Oldman, as he searches for the reincarnation of his long-lost love and leaves behind a trail of victims. The creative team’s visual and sound integration efforts were rewarded Oscars® for Costume Design, Makeup and Sound Effects Editing, as well as a nomination for Art Direction.

http://www.oscars.org/events/dracula

Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Ring” (1927) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents

Thursday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m.

Samuel Goldwyn Theater

8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the U.S. premiere of Alfred Hitchcock’s silent feature “The Ring,” restored by the British Film Institute National Archive in association with STUDIOCANAL. “The Ring” is Hitchcock’s only original screenplay, although he worked extensively with other writers throughout his career. This restoration of Hitchcock’s sixth film as a director premiered at Cannes this year and played at the London 2012 Festival, 12 weeks of events programmed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is part of the BFI’s larger restoration project “Rescue the Hitchcock 9,” a major campaign to restore all nine surviving silent films by the legendary director. The Academy screening will be from a digital cinema package (DCP) and features a newly composed and performed score by British jazz and hip hop musician Soweto Kinch and the Soweto Kinch Septet.

“The Ring” is a love triangle melodrama set in the world of boxing, a milieu that fascinated Hitchcock. The title of the film refers not just to the boxing ring, but to the wedding ring that unites up-and-coming contender Jack “One Round” Sander (Carl Brisson) and his girlfriend Mabel (Lilian Hall Davis), and to the threat to their relationship symbolized by an arm bracelet given to Mabel by a rival boxer.

http://www.oscars.org/events/thering

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID, and may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, in person at the Academy box office, or by mail. Ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

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.

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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

Aug 032012
 
ACADEMY PAYS TRIBUTE TO JOHN AND FAITH HUBLEY

ACADEMY PAYS TRIBUTE TO
INDEPENDENT ANIMATORS
JOHN AND FAITH HUBLEY

The husband-and-wife team of John and Faith Hubley, who brought a humanistic perspective and a distinctly modern style to postwar American animation, will be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Oscar®-winning animator and renowned animation historian John Canemaker will host this in-depth look at these two iconoclastic artists. The films the Hubleys made, together and independently, earned seven Academy Award® nominations and two Oscars®. The Hubleys took home Oscars for “The Hole” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1962) and “Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass Double Feature”(Cartoon Short Subject, 1966) and were nominated for”Windy Day” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1968),”Of Men and Demons” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1969),”Voyage to Next” (Animated Short Film, 1974)and “The Doonesbury Special”(Animated Short Film, 1977, with Garry Trudeau). John Hubley also earned an Oscar for “Moonbird” (Cartoon Short Subject, 1959), and Faith served as producer on the film.At the time of their marriage in 1955, John Hubley had been in the industry for 20 years, first at Disney, then Columbia / Screen Gems, and later as creative director and production chief at UPA. Faith Elliott had worked in Hollywood since the early 1940s as a music and film editor and script supervisor at Columbia and Republic Pictures. After John’s careers in Hollywood were derailed by the blacklist, they decided to marry and relocated to New York and embarked on a personal and professional partnership that revolutionized independent animation and influenced a generation of filmmakers.

The Hubleys resolutely maintained their artistic freedom, taking on commercial projects in order to fund their personal films. They tackled controversial themes such as environmental pollution, race relations, war and overpopulation, as well as celebrated the joy of children at play and young people in love. Following John’s death in 1977, Faith continued making films until her death in 2001.

Canemaker will showcase four of John Hubley’s UPA shorts and a selection of TV commercials; Faith’s favorite of her solo shorts; and six shorts produced by John and Faith Hubley together, including a newly discovered fragment of animation from Façade, William Walton’s musical setting of poems by Edith Sitwell.

Tickets for “An Academy Salute to John and Faith Hubley” will go on sale Monday, July 30.  Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid ID.  They may be purchased online at Oscars.org, by mail, or in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the program when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.Oscars.org.

Jul 032012
 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 176 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitation will be the only additions in 2012 to the Academy’s roster of members.

“These film professionals represent some of the most talented, most passionate contributors to our industry,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “I’m glad to recognize that by calling each of them a fellow Academy member.”

Voting membership in the organization has now held steady at just under 6,000 members since 2003.

The 2012 invitees are:

Actors

  • Simon Baker – “Margin Call,” “L.A. Confidential”
  • Sean Bean – “Flightplan,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring”
  • Bérénice Bejo – “The Artist,” “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”
  • Tom Berenger – “Inception,” “Platoon”
  • Demián Bichir – “A Better Life,” “Che”
  • Jessica Chastain – “The Help,” “The Tree of Life”
  • Clifton Collins, Jr. – “Star Trek,” “Traffic”
  • Bryan Cranston – “Contagion,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • Jean Dujardin – “Les infidèls, “The Artist”
  • Richard E. Grant – “The Iron Lady,” “Withnail & I”
  • Jonah Hill – “Moneyball,” “Superbad”
  • Ken Howard – “J. Edgar,” “In Her Shoes”
  • Diego Luna – “Milk,” “Y Tu Mamá También”
  • Margo Martindale – “Secretariat,” “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Melissa McCarthy – “Bridesmaids,” “The Back-Up Plan”
  • Matthew McConaughey – “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “A Time to Kill”
  • Janet McTeer – “Albert Nobbs,” “Tumbleweeds”
  • S. Epatha Merkerson – “Mother and Child,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”
  • Sam Rockwell – “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Noon”
  • Andy Serkis – “The Prestige,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
  • Octavia Spencer – “The Help,” “The Soloist”
  • Lili Taylor – “Being Flynn,” “High Fidelity”
  • Nia Vardalos – “For a Good Time, Call…,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”
  • Kerry Washington – “Django Unchained,” “Ray”
  • Michelle Yeoh – “The Lady,” “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”
  • Designers Laurence Bennett – “The Artist,” “Crash”
  • David Brisbin – “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Dead Presidents”
  • Scott Chambliss – “Cowboys & Aliens,” “Mission: Impossible III”
  • Wendy Chuck – “The Descendants,” “Sideways”
  • Maria Djurkovic – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Hours”
  • Sanja Milkovic Hays – “Battle: Los Angeles,” “Mission to Mars”
  • Mayes Rubeo – “Avatar,” “Apocalypto”
  • Anne Seibel – “Midnight in Paris,” “The Devil Wears Prada”
  • Sharon Seymour – “The Ides of March,” “Friday Night Lights”
  • Sammy Sheldon – “X-Men: First Class,” “V for Vendetta”

Cinematographers

  • Florian Ballhaus – “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” “The Devil Wears Prada”
  • Oliver Bokelberg – “Win Win,” “The Station Agent”
  • Anna J. Foerster – “Anonymous”
  • Larry Fong – “Super 8,” “300”
  • Alwin Kuchler – “Hanna,” “Proof”
  • Toyomichi Kurita – “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “Waiting to Exhale”
  • George Mooradian – “Crazy as Hell,” “Nemesis”
  • Guillaume Schiffman – “The Artist,” “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies”
  • Terry Stacey – “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen,” “Friends with Money”

Directors

  • Joseph Cedar – “Footnote (Hearat Shulayim),” “Beaufort”
  • Jean-Pierre Dardenne – “The Kid with a Bike (Le gamin au vélo),” “The Child (L’enfant)”
  • Luc Dardenne – “Lorna’s Silence (Le silence de Lorna),” “The Son (Le fils)”
  • Philippe Falardeau – “Monsieur Lazhar,” “It’s Not Me, I Swear! (C’est pas moi, je le jure!)”
  • Asghar Farhadi* – “A Separation (Jodaieye Nadar az Simin),” “About Elly (Darbareye Elly)      (also invited to the Writers Branch)
  • Rodrigo Garcia – “Albert Nobbs,” “Mother and Child”
  • Michel Hazanavicius* – “Les infidèles (The Players),” “The Artist” (also invited to the Writers Branch)
  • Kasi Lemmons – “Talk to Me,” “Eve’s Bayou”
  • Terrence Malick – “The Tree of Life,” “The Thin Red Line”
  • Michaël R. Roskam – “Bullhead (Rundskop)” Wong Kar Wai – “My Blueberry Nights,” “In the Mood for Love”

Documentary

  • John Battsek – “The Tillman Story,” “One Day in September”
  • Amy Berg – “Bhutto,” “Deliver Us from Evil”
  • Simon Chinn – “Project Nim,” “Man on Wire”
  • Marshall Curry – “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front,” “Street Fight”
  • Johanna Demetrakas – “Crazy Wisdom: The Life and Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche,” “Bus Riders Union”
  • Daniel Junge – “Saving Face,” “The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner”
  • Mary Lampson – “Kimjongilia,” “Harlan County, USA”
  • Sam Pollard – “Gerrymandering,” “4 Little Girls”
  • Glenn Silber – “El Salvador: Another Vietnam,” “The War at Home”
  • Lucy Walker – “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom,” “Waste Land”

Executives

  • James Amos
  • Michael Bostick
  • Richard Brener
  • Howard Mark Cohen
  • David C. Glasser
  • Jeffrey B. Goldstein
  • Frederick Huntsberry
  • Jon Jashni
  • Michael Marshall
  • Tony Safford
  • Gregory Silverman
  • Nigel Sinclair

Film Editors

  • Kirk Baxter – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network”
  • Nicolas De Toth – “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Sum of All Fears”
  • Scott Hill – “Zookeeper,” “Bruce Almighty”
  • Dan Lebental – “Iron Man 2,” “Elf”
  • Glen Scantlebury – “Transformers,” “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”

Makeup Artists and Hairstylists

  • Mark Coulier – “The Iron Lady,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2”
  • Linda Flowers – “The Hunger Games,” “The Social Network”
  • Toni G – “Salt,” “Monster”
  • Amanda Knight – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “Mission: Impossible”
  • Tami Lane – “Superman Returns” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”

Members-at-Large

  • Wendy Aylsworth
  • Kyle Cooper
  • Patrick Crowley
  • Bud Davis
  • Chris deFaria
  • Sarah Katzman
  • John Kilkenny
  • Heidi Levitt
  • Kerry Lyn McKissick
  • Elizabeth Sayre
  • Michael Tadross
  • Mary Vernieu

Music

  • Ludovic Bource – “The Artist,” “OSS 117: Lost In Rio”
  • Alberto Iglesias – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Constant Gardener”
  • Conrad Pope – “My Week with Marilyn,” “The Rising Place”
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto – “Love Is the Devil,” “The Last Emperor”
  • Theodore Shapiro – “The Big Year,” “I Love You, Man”

Producers

  • Letty Aronson – “Midnight in Paris,” “Match Point”
  • Michael Barnathan – “The Help,” “Rent”
  • Jean Bréhat – “London River,” “Days of Glory (Indigènes)”
  • Susan Cartsonis – “Beastly,” “What Women Want”
  • Tracey Edmonds – “Jumping the Broom,” “Soul Food”
  • Dede Gardner – “The Tree of Life,” “Running with Scissors”
  • Grant Heslov* – “The Ides of March,” “Good Night, and Good Luck.” (also invited to the Writers Branch)
  • Thomas Langmann – “The Artist,” “Mesrine: Public Enemy #1”
  • William Packer – “Think Like a Man,” “This Christmas”
  • Aaron Ryder – “The Raven,” “The Prestige”
  • Peter Saraf – “Our Idiot Brother,” “Little Miss Sunshine”
  • Mary Jane Skalski – “Win Win,” “The Station Agent”

Public Relations

  • Larry Baldauf
  • Cindi Berger
  • Matthew P. Brubaker
  • Brian Daly
  • Rebecca Kearey
  • Adam Keen
  • Katie Martin Kelley
  • Eric Kops
  • Derek McLay
  • Michelle Sewell
  • Mark Woollen

Short Films and Feature Animation

  • Paul Cichocki – “Brave,” “WALL-E”
  • Eric Daniels – “Tangled,” “Meet the Robinsons”
  • Amanda Forbis – “Wild Life,” “When the Day Breaks”
  • Emily Hubley – “The Toe Tactic,” “Pigeon Within”
  • William Joyce – “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” “Meet the Robinsons”
  • Marv Newland – “CMYK,” “Tête à Tête à Tête”
  • Floyd Norman – “Waking Sleeping Beauty,” “Mulan”
  • Jonas Rivera – “Up,” “Cars” Michelle Steffes – “The Interview,” “Day Labor”
  • David Verrall – “Dimanche/Sunday,” “Madame Tutli-Putli”
  • Jennifer Yuh Nelson – “Kung Fu Panda 2,” “Madagascar”

Sound

  • Erik Aadahl – “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Monsters vs Aliens”
  • Deb Adair – “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance,” “Moneyball”
  • Stephen M. Bartkowicz – “Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds,” “Red State”
  • John T. Cucci – “Snow White & the Huntsman,” “Prometheus”
  • Chuck Garsha – “Misery,” “Die Hard”
  • Mildred Iatrou – “The Green Hornet,” “The Tree of Life”
  • Tim LeBlanc – “For Greater Glory,” “Something Borrowed”
  • Bo Persson – “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Fanny & Alexander”
  • Gary L.G. Simpson – “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Bourne Ultimatum”
  • Philip Stockton – “Hugo,” “Brokeback Mountain”

Visual Effects

  • Scott Benza – “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” “Iron Man”
  • Greg Butler – “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”
  • Sheena Duggal – “The Hunger Games,” “Spider-Man 3”
  • Christopher Evans – “Hugo,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”
  • Ben Grossmann – “Hugo,” “The Italian Job”
  • Dan Lemmon – “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “King Kong”
  • John Rosengrant – “Real Steel,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines”
  • Eric Saindon – “Avatar,” “X-Men The Last Stand”
  • R. Christopher White – “The Lovely Bones,” “Jurassic Park III”
  • Guy Williams – “Marvel’s The Avengers,” “Avatar”
  • Joss Williams – “Hugo,” “Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”

Writers

  • J.C. Chandor – “Margin Call”
  • Asghar Farhadi* – “A Separation (Jodaieye Nadar az Simin),” “Beautiful City (Shahr-e ziba)” (also invited to the Directors Branch)
  • Michel Hazanavicius* – “The Artist,” “OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies” (also invited to the Directors Branch)
  • Grant Heslov* – “The Ides of March,” “Good Night, and Good Luck.” (also invited to the Producers Branch)
  • Stephen King – “Pet Sematary,” “Creepshow”
  • Oren Moverman – “The Messenger,” “I’m Not There”
  • Annie Mumolo – “Bridesmaids”
  • Nicholas Stoller – “The Muppets,” “Get Him to the Greek”
  • Peter Straughan – “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” “The Men Who Stare at Goats”
  • Kristen Wiig – “Bridesmaids”

Additionally, the Academy invited

  • Fritz Gabriel Bauer
  • Lee S. Berger
  • Ronald Bernstein
  • Ariel Emanuel
  • Jean-Marie Lavalou
  • Bryan Lourd
  • Dale Oliver
  • Jeremy Plager

John B. Quinn and Steve Weinstein to Associate membership.  Associate members are not represented on the Board and do not have Academy Awards® voting privileges.

Three individuals (noted above by an asterisk) have been invited to join the Academy by multiple branches. These individuals must select one branch upon accepting membership.

New members will be welcomed into the Academy at an invitation-only reception in September.

The Academy’s Board of Governors also approved a recommendation from the Art Directors Branch; moving forward, the branch will be known as the Designers Branch. The branch includes production designers, art directors, set decorators and costume designers.

Jun 272012
 

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present  the 1963 ensemble comedy “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” as the inaugural film in its series “The Last 70mm Film Festival” on Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Directed by nine-time Oscar® nominee Stanley Kramer, “It’s a Mad, Mad,

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the 1963 ensemble comedy “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” as the inaugural film in its series “The Last 70mm Film Festival” on Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

Mad, Mad World” earned six Academy Award® nominations, including Cinematography (Ernest Laszlo), Film Editing (Frederic Knudtson, Robert C. Jones, Gene Fowler, Jr.), Music – Music Score, substantially original (Ernest Gold), Music – Song (Gold, Mack David), Sound (Samuel Goldwyn Studio Sound Department, Gordon E. Sawyer, Sound Director), and took home the Oscar for Sound Effects (Walter G. Elliott).

Prior to the screening, there will be a panel discussion with actors Carl Reiner, Mickey Rooney, Jonathan Winters, Marvin Kaplan, Stan Freberg and Barrie Chase, as well as script supervisor Marshall Schlom, casting director Lynn Stalmaster, and Stanley Kramer’s widow, Karen Kramer.

The 70mm short “The Miracle of Todd-AO” (1954) will be screened before the film.  This live action short highlights the innovation of the Todd-AO wide-angle lens with an optical journey from the Grand Teton
National Park to the streets of San Francisco.

“The Last 70mm Film Festival,” a six-film series, will run Mondays through August 13, showcasing 70mm classics from different genres as well as rarely screened 70mm short subjects.

The remaining screenings in the series are:

  • July 16 “Sleeping Beauty” (1959)
  • July 23 “Grand Prix” (1966)
  • July 30 “The Sound of Music” (1965)
  • August 6 “2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968)
  • August 13 “Spartacus” (1960)

Series passes for “The Last 70mm Film Festival” are on sale now.  Passes are $20 for the general public and $15 for Academy members and students with valid ID.  Tickets to individual evenings, if still available, will go on sale Friday, June 29.  Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with valid ID.  Passes and tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org, by mail, in person at the Academy during regular business hours or, depending on availability, on the night of the screening when the doors open at 6:30 p.m.  The Samuel Goldwyn Theater is located at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  For the latest pre-show details call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.