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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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2019/2020 Awards Calendar

The 2019/2020 awards calendar will be updated throughout the year as new dates for film’s biggest and best awards are announced. With the Oscars moved up two weeks, guilds and critics groups will be scrambling for high priority weekends and venues. Film festivals like Sundance, Santa Barbara and Palm Springs will suddenly be smashed up against more than they’re used …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: VISUAL EFFECTS

Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios / Disney) This will be between Avengers: Infinity War, which won the Visual Effects Society’s top prize and First Man, which took the group’s supporting visual effects win – it’s definitely a contender and the only film with other nominations. Both BAFTA and Critics’ Choice went for Black Panther, which did not earn a nomination …

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FINAL 2019 Oscar Predictions: DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Free Solo (NatGeo) A complicated category in a banner year for documentaries with precursor wins going to films not even nominated. PGA and DGA went to Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and Three Identical Strangers, respectively, but Free Solo came out on top at BAFTA. I can see RBG getting a lot of votes for its topicality and as a …

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Interview: ‘Widows’ film composer, Oscar winner Hans Zimmer

With over 150 films to his name, Hans Zimmer is one of the most prolific and most recognizable name in film composing. From his Oscar and Grammy-winning score for The Lion King to the often used pieces from The Thin Red Line and of course, the ‘BRAAMM’ from Inception, Zimmer’s scores are a cultural touchstone, a zeitgeist that reaches beyond …

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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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