In Their Own Words

Learn more about the extraordinary men and women who make up the Academy as they discuss pivotal moments in their lives and careers in a series of relaxed, informal video interviews.

Sidney Poitier

Sidney Poitier

Actors Branch

Member Since: 1965

Nominations

1958: Actor – "The Defiant Ones" (Noah Cullen)

Academy Award wins

1963: Actor – "Lilies of the Field" (Homer Smith)

2001: Honorary Award in recognition of his remarkable accomplishments as an artist and as a human being.

Sidney Poitier on Denzel Washington's Oscar win for "Training Day"

Cameron Crowe

Cameron Crowe

Directors Branch

Member Since: 1994

Nominations

1996: Best Picture – "Jerry Maguire"

1996: Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) – "Jerry Maguire"

Academy Award win

2000: Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen) – "Almost Famous"

Cameron Crowe on winning an Oscar

Lynzee Klingman

Lynzee Klingman

Film Editors Branch

Member Since: 1976

Nominations

1975: Film Editing – "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest"

Lynzee Klingman on what it's like to be nominated

Andrew Jimenez

Andrew Jimenez

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch

Member Since: 2006

Nominations

2005: Short Film (Animated) – "One Man Band"

Andrew Jimenez discusses watching movies and voting

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