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The Academy Announces 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                          Nominations voting […]

Hollywood Street Closures For 2016 OSCAR® Week

  To ensure public safety, support security strategies and facilitate the production of this year’s Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the City of Los Angeles have finalized street closure plans around the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood. To accommodate the construction of press risers, fan bleachers […]

Oscar® Nominees To be Honored At Academy Luncheon

More than 150 Oscar® nominees will come together at noon on Monday, February 8, at the Beverly Hilton when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences honors this year’s Oscar contenders at its annual Nominees Luncheon.   Among the Lead Actor and Actress nominees, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brie Larson, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlotte […]

Academy Takes Historic Action To Increase Diversity

    LOS ANGELES – In a unanimous vote Thursday night (1/21), the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences approved a sweeping series of substantive changes designed to make the Academy’s membership, its governing bodies, and its voting members significantly more diverse.  The Board’s goal is to commit to […]

112 Original Scores In 2015 Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 112 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 88th Academy Awards®.   The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below, in alphabetical order by film title: “Adult Beginners,” […]

10 Live Action Shorts Advance In 2015 Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 live action short films will advance in the voting process for the 88th Academy Awards®.  One hundred forty-four pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies:  “Ave Maria,” Basil Khalil, director, and Eric Dupont, producer (Incognito Films) “Bad Hunter,” Sahim […]

7 Features Advance In Race For Makeup And Hairstyling Oscar

   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that seven films remain in competition in the Makeup and Hairstyling category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The films are listed below in alphabetical order: “Black Mass” “Concussion” “Legend” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “Mr. Holmes” “The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and […]

16 Animated Features Submitted For 2015 OSCAR® Race

16 ANIMATED FEATURES SUBMITTED FOR 2015 OSCAR® RACE  Sixteen features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 88th Academy Awards®. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: “Anomalisa” “The Boy and the Beast” “Boy and the World” “The Good Dinosaur” “Home” “Hotel Transylvania 2” “Inside Out” “Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet” “The […]

Chris Rock Returns To Host The Oscars®

       LOS ANGELES, CA – Multi-hyphenate artist and filmmaker Chris Rock will return to host the Oscars® for a second time, producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced.  The 88th Academy Awards®will be broadcast live on Oscar® Sunday, February 28, 2016, on the ABC Television Network.  Rock previously hosted the 77th Oscars telecast in 2005. “Chris Rock is truly the MVP of the entertainment industry,” said Hill and […]

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