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Cinematographer John Bailey Elected Academy President

In a shocking surprise, cinematographer John Bailey was elected president of the Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences late Tuesday night. He succeeds Cheryl Boone Isaacs, only the third woman ever elected to the post and the first person of color. Isaacs leaves behind a legacy that, while at times may have been rocky, also put forth massive pushes for diversity ...

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2017 Oscars: John Cho and Leslie Mann To Host Scientific and Technical Awards

Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.  They will present 18 awards to 34 individual recipients, as well as five organizations, during the evening. “We’re so excited to have John and Leslie join us as ...

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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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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: 85 Countries Will Compete for the Foreign Language Film Oscar

  LOS ANGELES, CA – Eighty-five countries have submitted films for consideration in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards®.  Yemen is a first-time entrant. This marks the 60th anniversary of the Foreign Language Film category. You can hop over to our Foreign Language Film submission watch list for more details like trivia, Oscar history per country, distributor ...

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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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2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Shortlist

Winners to be announced in late September   LOS ANGELES, CA – Eleven individual screenwriters and one writing team have been shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.  The Academy Nicholl Fellowships Committee will meet later this month to select up to five winners to receive year-long fellowships.  A total of 6,915 scripts were submitted for this year’s competition. ...

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The Academy: Steven Spielberg, Laura Dern, Sharen K. Davis Among Board of Governors Selections

THE ACADEMY ELECTS 2016–17 BOARD OF GOVERNORS Runoff election required for Film Editors Branch LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced its newly elected 2016–17 Board of Governors.  A runoff election is required for the Film Editors Branch. “I’m honored and privileged to welcome the Academy’s new Board,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone ...

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The Academy Announced Key Dates for 89th Oscars®

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars®.  The Academy Awards® presentation will air live on ABC on Oscar® Sunday, February 26, 2017. Academy key dates for the 2016 Awards season are: Saturday, November 12, 2016                    Governors Awards Thursday, January 5, 2017                ...

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