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2018-2019 Guild-Industry-Televised Awards: Where We Stand

We now have the Golden Globes and the Critics’ Choice winners with PGA, DGA, SAG and BAFTA to come. Here is where the Best Picture, Director and acting races look in terms of nominations and wins. A Star Is Born still leads in terms of nominations (with a perfect track record) but ROMA and Alfonso Cuarón are pulling out ahead …

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2019 Oscars: 347 Films Eligible for Best Picture Oscar

347 feature films are eligible for the 91st Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. To be eligible for 91st Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by December 31, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days. Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion …

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2019 Oscar Shortlists: The Snubs (Paddington 2, Incredibles 2) and the Surprises (Ayka, Annihilation)

 The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced shortlists in consideration for the 91st Oscars® in nine categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects.  To download shortlists by category, visit Oscars.org/91st-oscars-shortlists. Check updated Oscar predictions, including December charts, starting …

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9 Scientific and Technical Achievements Honored with Academy Awards

Curtis Clark to receive John A. Bonner Award The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that nine scientific and technical achievements represented by 27 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 9, 2019, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. In addition, cinematographer Curtis Clark will receive the John …

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20 Advance in Visual Effects Oscar Race: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Isle of Dogs,’ ‘Mary Poppins,’ more

Isle of DogsMary Poppins Returns 20 films will compete for a Visual Effects Oscar nomination, the Academy announced today. They include Black Panther, Isle of Dogs, Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place.  Curiously missing from the list was Annihilation. Alex Garland’s previous film, Ex Machina, was a surprise Oscar winner in this category for 2015. Also missing was high …

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Oscars: Marvin Levy, Lalo Schifrin, Cicely Tyson honored at the 10th Annual Governors Awards

Honorary Award recipient Cicely Tyson accepts the award at the 2018 Governors Awards in The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, November 18, 2018.(credit: Michael Yada / ©A.M.P.A.S.) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hosted its 10th annual Governors Awards which honored publicist Marvin Levy, composer Lalo Schifrin and actress Cicely Tyson, and …

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2019 Oscars: 166 Documentary Features Submitted for Academy Award Consideration

A near-record 166 documentary feature films have officially been submitted for the 91st Academy Awards. Last year saw 170 submissions. 2018 has been a blockbuster year for documentaries with RBG, Three Identical Strangers, Won’t You By My Neighbor? and Free Solo all certified box office hits.  Netflix, which won Documentary Feature last year with Icarus, is in the race again …

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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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Student Academy Award Winners Announced

All Winning Films Now Eligible for Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject Oscars  The Academy has voted 19 students as winners of the Student Academy Awards®45th competition.  This year, the Student Academy Awards competition received a total of 1,582 entries from 278 domestic and 122 international colleges and universities, which were voted upon by a record …

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Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project Among 2018-19 Academy FilmCraft and FilmWatch Grant Recipients

Additional Support Awarded to Film Archives Impacted by Natural Disasters: Cinemateca de Cuba, Permanencia Voluntaria and Archivo de Imagenes en Movimiento LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today recipients of its 2018 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants.  In addition to the 51 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants awarded, the grants committee set aside $15,000 to …

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