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Oscars: The Academy launches Student Academy Awards competition

Winners will be eligible for Oscars® LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy is now accepting entries for its 2019 Student Academy Awards® competition.  All Student Academy Award® winners become eligible for Oscars® consideration.  The entry deadline for submissions is June 1, 2019. The U.S. competition is open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students whose films are made within the curricular structure of an eligible …

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91st Oscars: The Stats, Trivia and History

Ruth E. Carter (Getty Images)Hannah Beachler (Getty Images) It was a banner year for breaking records, setting new ones and trivia that we’ll put to use in coming years. We saw the strength of the Telluride Film Festival fall (one of the last solid stats we had), the SAG Cast nomination not matter for a second year in a row …

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Live or livestream: How to watch the 91st Oscars

The Academy Awards, with its yearly dwindling ratings, has been behind the curve in how it gets the show in front of viewers in the ever-changing landscape of television watching. For the first time, you’ll be able to livestream the Oscars telecast through services like Hulu and YouTubeTV. Link here. https://www.oscars.org/how-to-watch/index.html You can also find out how to watch via …

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2019 Oscars: Academy Reverses Decision After Industry Protest; All 24 Categories Will Be Broadcast Live

After a truly wild week of social media uproar and industry backlash from actors, directors and editors, cinematographers and makeup & hairstylists guilds, the Academy and Oscars producers have relented. All 24 categories will be presented in the live Oscars broadcast. Industry Open Letter to Academy Reaches 550+ This decision breaks from Academy protocol that would have required the 54-member …

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Can the Academy Save Itself From Itself?

It was one thing that film fans and Oscar fans alike joined forces to decry the Academy’s decision to move four categories – Cinematography, Film Editing, Live-Action Short and Makeup & Hairstyling – to commercial breaks (to be edited into the show later) I don’t know if they were expected the level of anger and even vitriol that came their …

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Academy Reveals the Four Categories Being Presented During Commercial Breaks

The Academy today revealed the categories that the viewing audiences will not see and will instead be presented during commercial breaks and edited into the show later. They are: Film Editing, Cinematography, Makeup & Hairstyling and Live Action Short. While four is fewer than the “6-9” rumors that were floating around since the initial announcement was made last August, it’s …

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Alexander Valley Film Society’s Oscar Red Carpet Fundraiser

Living in a small town, away from LA and the glitz and glam of Hollywood, I’m always supportive of my local film festivals, be it the long and well-known Mill Valley Film Festival or San Francisco International Film Festival to the young upstarts like the Alexander Valley Film Festival put on by the Alexander Valley Film Society up in Sonoma …

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