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2017 Oscars: New Format to be Used for Oscar Nomination Announcement

When the Oscar nominations are announced on January 24th, there will be a dramatic departure from the format that we’ve been used to. The nominations announcement will still take place in the early AM hours and is set to begin at5:18am PST. But instead of being at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater with press present for live reactions, it will now ...

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2017 Oscars: 18 Scientific and Technical Achievements to be Honored with Academy Awards

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that 18 scientific and technical achievements represented by 34 individual award recipients, as well as five organizations, will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. “This year we are particularly pleased ...

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2017 Oscars: How Many Votes Does it Take to Get a Nomination?

After the addition of a massive 683 new members to the Academy this summer (an additional 10% of the existing total) that pushed the number of members to nearly 7000 (6687, to be exact), the amount of votes needed to get a nomination in any category, be it Best Picture, Best Actress or Best Animated Short, just got a little ...

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2017 Oscars: 336 Feature Films Eligible for the Best Picture Oscar

From Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie to Zootopia, this year’s list of eligible films is up from last year’s 305, 323 in 2014 and 289 in 2013. LOS ANGELES, CA – Three hundred thirty-six feature films are eligible for the 2016 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 89th Academy Awards consideration, feature ...

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2017 Oscars: A Man Called Ove, Suicide Squad Among 7 Films Advance in Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar Race

LOS ANGELES, CA –The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 89th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Deadpool” “The Dressmaker” “Florence Foster Jenkins” “Hail, Caesar!” “A Man Called Ove” “Star Trek Beyond” “Suicide Squad” On Saturday, January 7, 2017, ...

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Oscar Shocker: Moonlight and Loving Ruled Adapted by the Academy

In a huge shakeup that will impact both of Oscar’s screenplay categories, the scripts for Moonlight and Loving have both been moved to Adapted Screenplay as per the Academy. Both films earned Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations this week. Both screenplays are competing in Original Screenplay with the Writers Guild of America and Moonlight has already won a ...

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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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