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LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today will honor 18 student winners from colleges and universities around the world at the 47th Student Academy Awards® ceremony, to be held virtually for the first time.  The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal awards will be announced and presented by experimental filmmaker Shunsaku […]

Halle Berry, Jamie Dornan, Chris Evans, Gael García Bernal, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Dakota Johnson, Shirley MacLaine, Kate McKinnon and Hailee Steinfeld Presenters on Oscar Stage

LOS ANGELES, CA – Producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd  announced the second slate of presenters for the 89th Oscars® telecast.  Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 26, on the ABC Television Network.  “These actors are why we love to go to the movies,” said De Luca and Todd.  “From blockbusters to art house films, these artists deliver […]

Academy Relaunches Grants Program

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy announced today the relaunch of its grants program, which provides financial support to qualifying film festivals, educational institutions and film scholars. Online applications are now being accepted for the 2016 FilmWatch, FilmCraft and Academy Film Scholars programs. FilmWatch grants support curated screening programs at North America-based film festivals, film societies and […]

134 Documentary Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar® Race

134 Documentary Features Submitted For 2014 Oscar® Race One hundred thirty-four features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 87th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq” “Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case” “Algorithms” “Alive Inside” “All You Need Is Love” […]

Awards Rules Approved For 87th Oscars

  BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved rules for the 87th Academy Awards® at their most recent Board meeting.  For the complete rules for the 87th Academy Awards, visit In the Acting categories, studios and production companies must now limit eligibility to a maximum of 10 actors and 10 […]

Academy Invites 271 To Membership

  LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy’s membership in 2014. “This year’s class of invitees represents […]

The 86th Annual Academy Awards

  Hollywood’s biggest award show came to end with some expected wins; as predicted Matthew Mc Conaughey won for Best Actor for his portrayal of  Ron Woodroof  in “Dallas Buyers Club.” On stage besides thanking the Academy for the honor, he also thanked God saying; “There’s a few things, about three things to my account […]

Academy Rescinds Original Song Nomination For “Alone Yet Not Alone.”

  ACADEMY RESCINDS ORIGINAL SONG NOMINATION FOR “ALONE YET NOT ALONE” BEVERLY HILLS, CA — On Tuesday night, the Academy’s Board of Governors voted to rescind the Original Song nomination for “Alone Yet Not Alone,” music by Bruce Broughton and lyric by Dennis Spiegel. The decision was prompted by the discovery that Broughton, a former Governor and current Music […]

The Academy Commemorates JFK Anniversary W

  BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will present a special screening of the documentary “John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums,” on Friday, November 22, the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Oscar®-winning writer Aaron Sorkin will introduce the commemorative screening, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy’s Linwood […]

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