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2017 Oscars: 145 Original Score Eligible for the Oscar: Arrival, Silence, Manchester by the Sea No Shows

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 145 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 89th Academy Awards®. Some glaring omissions include Arrival (which was high, if not #1 on most lists), Manchester by the Sea and Silence. Interestingly, the score for Hidden ...

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2017 Oscars: 91 Original Songs Vie for the Academy Award

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 91 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2016 are in contention for nominations in the Original Song category for the 89th Academy Awards®. While most films played it smart by only submitting two or three entries (only two songs can be nominated from ...

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How the National Board of Review can pave the way to Oscar

The National Board of Review is the traditional kick-off of awards season. It starts to put to rest all of the early (and super early) predictions we’ve been making since, well, the day after the last Oscars ceremony. But the NBR isn’t some great bellwether for Best Picture, be it winner or nominees. Quite often the barely match up. What ...

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2017 Oscars: 10 Animated Shorts Advance to Oscar Contention

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Sixty-nine pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Blind Vaysha,” Theodore Ushev, director (National Film Board of Canada) “Borrowed ...

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2017 Oscars: 10 Live Action Shorts Advance to Oscar Contention

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 89th Academy Awards®.  One hundred thirty-seven pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: “Bon Voyage,” Marc Wilkins, director, and Joël Jent, ...

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2017 Oscars: For Your Consideration Awards Pages for Films of 2016

Want to know who’s been submitted in what category? Who’s been mysteriously left off? Here is a list of all major 2016 films in the Oscar race this year and their FYC/awards pages. Keep checking back for additions and updates throughout the season! 13TH 20TH CENTURY WOMEN A MONSTER CALLS ALLIED AMANDA KNOX AMERICAN HONEY AMERICAN PASTORAL THE ANGRY BIRDS ...

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10 Documentary Short Subject contenders on Oscar’s shortlist

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 89th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations. Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 61 eligible entries and submitted their ballots to PricewaterhouseCoopers for tabulation. The ...

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David Rubin to Produce Academy’s 2016 Governor’s Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – Casting director and producer David Rubin will produce the 8th Annual Governors Awards for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. Honorary Awards will be presented to actor Jackie Chan, film editor Anne V. Coates, casting director Lynn Stalmaster and documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman on Saturday, November 12, ...

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43rd Student Academy Awards® Winners Unveiled

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented its 43rd Annual Student Academy Awards® on Thursday, September 22, in Beverly Hills. Pictured (left to right): gold medal winners Ahmad Saleh, Jimmy Keyrouz, Alicja Jasina, Maya Sarfaty, David Henry Gerson, Daphne Matziaraki and Alex Schaad.   LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight honored ...

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