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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 92nd Academy Awards®.
The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
“Alita: Battle Angel”...
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
One hundred fifty-nine features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 92nd Academy Awards®.
Several of the films have not yet had their required Los Angeles and New York qualifying releases. Submitted features must fulfill the theatrical...
Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Inequality in the film industry got a high-profile spotlight at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' 11th annual Governors Awards, where Cherokee actor Wes Studi, Italian director Lina Wertmüller and filmmaker David Lynch all received honorary Oscars on Sunday.
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
In 1977, Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller became the first woman to ever be nominated for best director at the Academy Awards. Although she didn't win that year — "Rocky" director John G. Avildsen did — the 91-year-old with the famous white glasses will finally get an Oscar of her own Sunday at...
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
When Geena Davis got a message on a Saturday morning that the president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences needed to speak to her urgently, she thought "I hope I'm not in trouble."
It was quite the opposite. The call was to inform Davis that she had been selected to...
Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
Ninety-three countries have submitted films for consideration in the International Feature Film category for the 92nd Academy Awards®. An international feature film is defined as a feature-length motion picture (more than 40 minutes) produced outside the United States with a predominantly non-...
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019
With a new awards season underway, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosted a luncheon Wednesday supporting female filmmakers and celebrating the women behind Greta Gerwig’s upcoming “Little Women.”
The event, held at Rockefeller Center’s Rainbow Room, drew much of New York...
Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019
The new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been on the job for less than a day, but already has more than enough on his plate.
Casting director David Rubin has ascended to the post as the head of the organization that puts on the Oscars after a turbulent year...
Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019
David Rubin was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Tuesday night (8/6) by the organization’s Board of Governors.
Rubin is beginning his first term as president and his seventh year as a governor representing the Casting Directors Branch. He succeeds...
Monday, Jul. 1, 2019
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences on Monday invited 842 members from 59 countries to the Oscars organization and, for the first time, reached gender parity in its new class of inductees.
Half of the new invitees to the film academy are women. In 10 of the 17 branches —...