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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 15 films in the Documentary Feature category will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. One hundred seventy films were originally submitted in the category.
The 15 films are listed below in...
Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that the field of Documentary Short Subject contenders for the 90th Academy Awards® has been narrowed to 10 films, of which 5 will earn Oscar® nominations.
Voters from the Academy’s Documentary Branch viewed this year’s 77...
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films are in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards®.
The films are listed below in alphabetical order:
- “Alien: Covenant”
- “Beauty and the Beast”
- “Blade ...
Monday, Dec. 4, 2017
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards®. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category.
The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with...
Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017
Filmmaker Agnes Varda danced with Angelina Jolie. Donald Sutherland wanted to thank the characters he's played. Writer-director Charles Burnett said getting an Oscar eases the sting of a teacher's heartless words decades ago. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu dedicated his award to immigrants...
Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
Charles Burnett expected filmmaking to be a hobby, a way for him to tell the stories of the people he knew growing up in south central Los Angeles.
They weren't stories Hollywood told, Burnett said in a recent interview, and for most of his four decade filmmaking career, they've been...
Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Agnes Varda, the 89-year-old Belgian-born filmmaker, estimates that she receives a lifetime honor every three months.
"I'm old so they don't know what to do with me," she says with a smile.
On Saturday, Varda will receive one of the highest of such awards: an honorary Oscar, to be...
Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017
For every era of film in the last half-century, there's a memorable Donald Sutherland role.
Whether it's his breakthrough performance in "The Dirty Dozen," his portrayal of demented arsonist in "Backdraft" or playing a ruthless president in "The Hunger Games" films, Sutherland's career...
Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017
Academy Awards and digital cameras eluded cinematographer Owen Roizman during his Hollywood career. But in retirement, he's found both.
Roizman is among four recipients of honorary Oscar statuettes being celebrated Saturday at the film academy's ninth annual Governors Awards ceremony....
Friday, Oct. 27, 2017
The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to present a Special Award--an Oscar® statuette--to director Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s virtual reality installation, “CARNE y ARENA (Virtually Present, Physically Invisible),” in recognition of a visionary and...