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Oscars: Shortlists to be revealed in nine categories on the same day

For the first time since 1979 we’ll have shortlists in Original Score and Original Song The Academy announced yesterday that instead of dropping shortlists in categories like Foreign Language Film, Makeup & Hairstyling and Documentary Feature on separate days, they will join six other categories for a single-day reveal in mid-December. Last year, as in previous years, these shortlists began …

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87 Countries to Compete for Foreign Language Film Oscar

The final list is in and 87 countries have qualified to compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar.  Afghanistan’s entry, Rona, Azim’s Mother, was not on the final list. No reason was given for its omission. This year features two countries entering for the first time; Malawi and Niger.  60 of the 87 selections come from directors having their films submitted …

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Academy reveals Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting winners

Scripts to be performed at live read in November Three individuals and one writing team have been selected as winners of the 2018 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition.  The fellows will each receive a $35,000 prize, the first installment of which will be distributed at the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Awards Presentation & Live Read on Thursday, November 8, …

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Oscar Podcast #67: Academy Drops Bombshell New Category; Shortens Telecast, Moves Some Awards to Commercial Breaks with guest Daniel Joyaux

There are some major changes coming to the very next Oscars ceremony…and they’re not good. Yesterday, the Academy, in a bombshell announcement, revealed that they would be creating a new category: Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film. After yet another year of dropping ratings, this attempt to secure viewership from audiences that have shelled out their money to the year’s blockbusters …

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Academy Invites Record 928 New Members

Quvenzhané Wallis, Chloé Zhao, Justin Simien, Timothée Chalamet among the Academy’s invites AMPAS, the Motion Picture Academy of Arts and Sciences, has invited a record 928 new members to their ranks, more than any single year in their history. This follows two years of extraordinary growth (774 in 2017 and 683 in 2016 – compared to 322 in 2015) in the Academy’s …

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